Giovannis

4.8
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1192 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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MAVi
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place for a romantic dinner. Food is excellent and service impeccable. A must go for a special occasion.

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Armivet
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had emailed a few days prior asking about dress code and never got a response. No signs outside of building so it was hard to find. Seated right away but then a long time to take order and took about 30 minutes to even get drinks. Service was extremely slow throughout the restaurant. Had made a note on reservation that we were celebrating my birthday and they made no acknowledgement of this. When we got dessert menu, it did not match the website menu which was one of the main reasons we chose this restaurant was due to the unique desserts listed online, so we didn't even order dessert. The clam chowder was amazing. The manager or owner was seen out on the floor trying to help with service. We are from out of town but we probably wouldn't visit a second time.

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vipBethJ
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing is better than having dinner with friends at Giovanni's!
We were there Saturday night- food was delicious, service was excellent and welcoming upbeat atmosphere!!

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vipDelicious
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience yet again! Everything was outstanding!

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RickM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived right on time and were immediately taken to our table. The server came immediately to our table to see if we wanted drinks, deliver an extensive wine list on an iPad and was friendly and quite helpful.
My wife is gluten free and they were able to make almost anything on the menu gluten free. They did not have gluten free bread but did have gluten free pasta.
We had the deviled egg appetizer, it was very good. The entrees came out right away and were great. We took home cheesecake for dessert and it was a very good night.
Price was quite reasonable for the value.

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therads
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut was outstanding! My husband enjoyed his mussels/clams/ lobster seafood pasta dish too.

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vipGrannyL
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Joe was a terrific server. We’ve been going to Giovanni’s for forty years and it never fails to impress.

JL
JoyfulLiving
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our inaugural visit to Giovanni's...and we loved it!! Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Our Waiter was joyful, helpful and just plan fun! We were entertaining dear friends from out-of-town, who were delighted by dinner. We can't wait to go back!

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vipSolon
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, very good. Staff and management very friendly, and very accommodating. This is one of our favorite Dinning spots.

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LeslieM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, outstanding food &
excellent service. A new favorite!

LI
vipLInda
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way to much butter in the halibut broth. Almost inedible

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vipVpam
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful lunch at Giovanni's! Always such wonderful food and service.

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MikeC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, very attentive staff and the food was exceptional. We enjoyed our lunch very much!

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MT2112
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Pierre made the night special.

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vipthom
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I’ve been to Giovannis dozens of times over the years and have always had a stellar experience until last week.

We were seated promptly, our drinks came out quickly, and then our waiter disappeared for 20 minutes. I had to find Carl to ask if we could have service. Our orders were taken and we were back on track. The food presentation and quality have clearly slipped. My entree looked like it was a mush of baby food. The salad was so overly dressed that the lettuce wilted. I was so disappointed and remain so. Giovannis was my favorite fine dining restaurant in Cleveland.

I wish them well but I cannot see going back again.

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DonaldB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal there. Service impeccable as always.

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ArlineN
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since Covid19 put a stop to a party, we celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary with one of our daughters at Giovannis. It was a perfect evening.

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vipPeterW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and good service. Large portions always

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service

ER
vipEricR
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, still the best in Cleveland!

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KimG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Giovannis always delivers when it comes to providing excellent food and service! We enjoyed our anniversary celebration there and it was our first time out to a restaurant since mid-March. Can’t wait to return.

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JohnS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we loved it. Everything we ordered was outstanding and the service was friendly, helpful and attentive. We will definitely be back,

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vipMichelle
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waiters not wearing masks and not disinfecting menus in between people

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio is lovely, food is always delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar. Wonderful ambiance. Fabulous food. Great service.

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vipSolon
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, and the staff, as always attentive. Really enjoy this gem. Outside dinning was very comfortable.
Only comment, a couple walked in with no mask. Feel the management should have addressed it.
Other then that, great place, and will be back.

WC
vipWendyC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful... consistent and yummy!! The patio is cover so it’s always good for warm raining days!

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vipPaulaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

ServIce Was slow. Tables on patio were no where near six feet apart They have added many more Tables to patio. Staff did wear masks. Menus were not paper. Used by all. Didn’t see them sanitized between guests. Would not go back unless the6 improved their Covid standards.

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vipVineyarder
Cleveland
86 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time for dinner on the outdoor patio was a memorable experience. Even in this outdoor setting everything was just as you would expect at Giovanni's. Excellent, attentive and polite service with outstanding food and drink at a perfectly set table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Halibut and scallops were excellent.

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vipdebbiet
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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duffyg
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

43 years still excellent food service atmosphere classy

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vipDavid316
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything the restaurant could control was great, but we were seated near a loud, vulgar diner who sadly made us want to leave.

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vipGGGG
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was very good and the waitress great.

The seating was nowhere near 6’ apart, the busboys’ masks were below the nose and gloves were worn. This was not the clean, socially distanced COVID-era experience I would expect from Giovanni’s.

The website states “jackets required”, yet we saw most without, and several wearing jeans and T-shirts. Either require proper dress as stated or remove the requirement from the website.

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Solane
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful fine dining as usual.

JL
vipJoeL
Cleveland
105 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! We sat in the patio and it was delight!

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Ohio
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening for husband’s 65th bday! Service was outstanding, patio was lovely and food delicious! My pet peeve is being rushed and we had none of that! Best of all they practiced safe Covid dining. We will go again for sure!

JS
vipJillS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Food, service are top notch!

DA
DennisA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable experience! We've been there many times and will definitely return.

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

Giovannis is rated 4.8 stars by 1192 OpenTable diners.

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