Giovannis

4.8
1240 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since 1976 Giovanni's continues to serve Cleveland outstanding Italian cuisine & a unique dining experience. Giovanni's has been awarded the Di Rona, AAA & Wine Spectator Award, Cleveland Magazine "Silver Spoon" Award (Best Italian Restaurant & Best Italian Restaurant in Northern Ohio) several times over the years. The wine cellar, classified as one of the country's finest with over 800 selections, earned Wine Spectator's Grand Award.
Giovanni's recent renovation brings the atmosphere more in tune to today's feelings. The Picasso Room with wood paneling, distinctive artwork, fireplace & elegant French doors, seating up to 30, is ideal for corporate & social functions.
The imaginative cuisine offers surprising variations of classic recipes including handmade pastas, seafood, veal, lamb, beef & game. Elegance & first class service are an experience not to be missed. The more casual lounge & bar areas are excellent alternatives serving the same menu as the main dining room.
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Cjh31
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and beautifully decorated for the holidays. Oysters Rockefeller - Delicious! Scallop entrée and halibut entree were amazing! Bananas Foster for dessert is a must have ending to a great dinner.

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ChristineF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Service was wonderful. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovannis’s never disappoints. We’ve been going there for 20 years. Everyone and everything is outstanding!

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KeithR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni's is consistently a great night out. It is a bit of a step back in time. The bar staff remembers your name after your first visit, and the kitchen does everything to make it a memorable meal. I'm always impressed that everything comes out hot and delicious. It's not inexpensive, but it is one of the few places where I feel the food matches the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was great. great time!

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NancyKnows
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni's is a classy, sophisticated dining experience. Excellent presentation of food, cocktails, wine and wait staff is very attentive. We will be back soon!

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NicoleB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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Mike
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our first but not our last visit. Overall we had very good experience. Only complaint was my veal scallopini was tough, not tender and pasta side dish was lukewarm. The halibut was outstanding.

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Marker88
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Giovanni’s! Lunch meeting - halibut amazing, thx again for an impressive and stress reducing meal.

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LindaE
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, outstanding presentations, perfect service....not too little, not too much. Special occasions are made even more special.

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viprodentop
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They’ve put up a tent due to Covid which is very nice and looks pretty.

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vipPaulaK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were fine. Unfortunately the owner was walking around talking to guests with no mask in sight. Idiotic!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays. The atmosphere and food were fabulous. We were well taken care of and the service was prompt and professional. Thank you so much. I will recommend you to our friends. Thanks for the ice cream.

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ChrisS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and always something new and special. These days it is nice to expect exceptionalism and not be disappointed.

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vipMoshe
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Carl and his team do a great job.

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vipSolon
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Always wonderful. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious. Great spot.

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redrev1
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal and service. I wish every meal out was this good!

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vipWilliamN
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni’s never fails. It’s always a pleasure to eat there. The food and service were excellent.

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vipMogag
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special place, Joseph our server was great

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EricB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was able to get right in and get a table… Which was very impressive even though the place was very busy. The maître d’ was so nice and friendly. The service was outstanding and the sommelier suggested a wine even though mine wine was sold out he was able to suggest a great wine and we even order two bottles. Once we finished our food we moved to the bar for a couple more drinks and dessert… And couldn’t have enjoyed the night any better.

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JoyfulLiving
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dreamy Birthday evening with friends!! As always, the finest Service and wonderful food. We plan on working our way through the entire menu!

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JeannieC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner, service and atmosphere at Giovanni’s was absolutely wonderful! Me and my husband will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! So fresh and tasty. We had requested the patio but it was raining but they put us in a corner in a smaller room which worked out well and was safe with Covid. We really liked our server, Nick. He was very personable and knowledgeable about the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful !

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vipVince3618
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding

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KevinU
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter thoughtfully asked the speed/tempo we wanted for our meal and both remembered and executed per our wishes (we wanted to have a relaxed, less time sensitive experience). If not for COVID, not sure this would typically be an option. Our food was excellent. We started with salads and each had an entree - pasta for one and cioppino for the other. They have an excellent selection of wines by the glass as well as plenty of bottles from which to choose for those desiring full bottles.

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Marker88
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal and experience as always.

We enjoy sitting in the bar at a table - a great menu with nice assortment of specials.

Impeccable service-thanks again

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redrev1
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had anything from here that wasn't great. The service, which is greatly impacted by the high level of experienced staffing, is always spot on. They always make you feel welcomed.

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vipRickR
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Love the remodeling. Great modern look. The consistency has kept this restaurant at the top of their game for over decades!!

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Taildust
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were impeccable. I loved the wine as well.

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vipIrving
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar services is excellent!

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vipthompke1
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There's no question that the food and service are outstanding here. We sat at the bar which is quite a different experience than sitting in the restaurant. There are regulars here who bark at the bartender - it doesn't matter if he's in the middle of something or not - and expect immediate service. They literally yell to him across the bar for whatever - a drink, their food order, etc. He did his very best to accommodate everyone. I felt kind of bad for him. It just seemed very disrespectful. And it's discourteous to the other customers. This is clearly not the restaurant's fault. Our meal was incredible. Veal cannelloni, wedding soup, beet and goat cheese salad, shrimp in a garlic butter sauce with gnocchi - was delicious! If you are coming for a special meal, definitely sit in the restaurant. The bar offers a more vibrant experience.

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Eric
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was good although the tables were spaced too close together under the Covid circumstances.

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Love this restaurant. Great food and service.

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vipTerriL
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beyond fantastic. Although it was a bit chilly Monday evening, we were the only ones outside. The heat lamp was excellent. The service was beyond reproach. And of course the food was excellent!

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vipCindyU
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!!

MJ
vipMJRinOH
Cleveland
81 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience - food was outstanding service was attentive not hovering the wine selections were exemplary and reasonably priced!!!

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GeorgeB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service and meal were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

CS
vipCharlesS
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the evening was terrific. Especially the food and service.

FAQs

Giovannis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 831-8625.

Giovannis is rated 4.8 stars by 1240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.