About Giovannis

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.

25550 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 44122
Cleveland, OH 44122
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Richmond Road

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 831-8625

Website:
http://www.giovanniscleveland.com/

Parking Details:
Complementary valet parking available in addition to ample off-street parking.

Executive Chef:
Zach Ladner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
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Pre/post Theatre (4)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 18 hours ago

Still one of the best restaraunts in clevela.d and their BBQ place Smokin Qs is outstanding as well.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Pierre is always the best waiter who pays attention to every detail. the other wait staff are amazing. Thanks for always making the event an extraordinary one!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

The best after all these years. Maintains the ambiance. The cuisine. The service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Perfection! Dinner was delicious. Service - excellent. Will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

The service and food was excellent and I would definitely return

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful,thoughtful service and best crusted Halibut I have had in a long time

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great venue and menu....although difficult to find for first time visitors and out-of-town guests, especially during rush hour!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As usual, an excellent meal. I had the Lasagna with lamb meat and it's a great change from the traditional entree. The Veal Scallopini also is an excellent choice. Service very good . Will return for sure. Cocktails reasonable and well made.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Service started off iffy ordering wine from an Ipad? We were sat awhile before we received menus and the server, who never introduced himself asked what we wanted? The appetizer was decent but the entree was much better (halibut). Can't go wrong with the banana foster for dessert. Pricey but it is an upscale place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Caprice salad tomatoes were over riped and pasta was too doughy

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dinner was awesome just little bit high prices but we enjoy our dinner very much

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome food a real upscale place and a good value highly recommend will go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were driving from Chicago to Boston and spent th night nearby. We will stop there again just to go to Giovanni’s! My husband knows wines and said the wine list was excellent and ar reasonable prices! It is a hidden gem. You have to know the address to find it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything about Giovannis is just perfect!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was a special occasion and the staff was very helpful. Great evening was had by all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I am not from the Cleveland area and chose Giovanni's mainly based on location and online menu. Although it is not easy to find being in the lower level of an office building, it was well worth the search! Everything was excellent--service, ambiance, food, everything. I would highly recommend it for a business dinner or a special occasion. It is a classy establishment!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Phenomenal food and presentation, highly recommend for elegant dining!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It had been a while since I've been to visit Giovonni's. The last time I visited, the food was amazing. I will say that the new decor is fabulous! The service was good, nothing to complain or be excited about, except for the greeters at the door...they were extremely welcoming and nice. Wine list is extensive and fairly priced. The food was mixed. Great tasting items were the fried stuffed mushrooms, ham & eggs special menu app, 5 cheese mac special menu side, and the coffee was very tasty. Items that lacked flavor were both our steaks (bone in filet & strip), lobster bisque from special menu app (very fishy tasting, unpleasant after taste), and our desserts were just OK. The presentation of our steaks on a live edge wood cutting board was FABULOUS. Too bad the flavor was lacking to match. For the price, we have many more options in the area to choose from that offer a more overall great tasting dinner, especially steaks.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The waitress was not familiar with the menu. The rib steak for 2 was not prepared the way we requested. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary....had we not ordered dessert this occasion would not have been addressed by the restaurant. Really a candle in the dessert...for the amount of money we spent a complimentary dessert should have been sent to the table. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

THIS WAS FUN PLACE TO CELEBRATE birthday
they graciously gave us a birthday dessert with a candle.
it was good.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Worth every penny! Staff and food are exceptional.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

A little more attention than I'd like, but the food was an incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Still just the best. Not cheap but worth it.
Just fantastic

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It is one of the best in Cleveland. Excellent food and professional service. Outstanding wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our experience dining at Giovanni's about a week ago was terrific. It was on the occasion of a couple of birthdays among a group of women and as Giovanni's has such excellent quality food and drinks, it was perfect. The group was seated at a large central table and all the ladies enjoyed their meals. Our server was super efficient, attentive and considerate. It was a pleasure to have her be the one to help us that evening. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent food and menu options. Very good wine list. Prices are high, but food is very good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Enjoyable evening. Waitress brought wrong meal but was very good so did not bring up

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great meal. Definitely will be coming again! Everything was perfect

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Disappointed that the wine I ordered was on the menu, but was not available.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I'd say our first experience at Giovanni's was mixed. The food was excellent - all four of us ordered fish/seafood and each dish was fresh and flavorful. A real stand-out was the seafood pasta - fresh linguini with scallops, clams, mussels and lobster. Succulent! The creme brulee was perfect and came with a happy birthday message written in raspberry coulis. We would have loved to try the tiramisu as well, but they were sold out. When booking, we had requested a quiet table and appreciated being seated in a small room away from the lively bar area.
A few areas where our visit fell short - with the extensive wine list they have, I had expected my Premier Cru burgundy to be poured into a burgundy/pinot noir wine glass NOT a generic red wine glass. Yeah fussy, I know, but if you're really into fine wine the type of glass makes a serious difference. If you have $1K bottles of wine in your cellar, invest in some Riedel. Our wait person was pleasant enough and did help one of our guests with ensuring their dish did not contain a particular allergen. However she did seem inexperienced and somewhat scattered. Prior to the other guests arriving, I had given her my credit card with instructions that I'd pay for the wine. She kept the card only to return it at the end with the total amount of the entire meal charged. The situation was corrected and she was apologetic.
We will try the restaurant again at some point as the food was wonderful. Hopefully my concerns on this visit could be chalked-up to an "off night."

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We haven't visited Giovanni's in many years but because of special occasion we wanted to see if it was as good as before. We were not disappointed. The food was great. Choices were plentiful and service impeccable. If you want to go to a high end restaurant and be assured your are getting what you are paying for, Giovanni's will not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Like to recognize our server, Shahan, for excellent attention and service. First class establishment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Delicious food and incredible service. My wife and I stopped in for lunch on our anniversary.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Giovanni's never disappoints. Come during lunch hours when it's not so busy and the prices are reasonable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was fabulous, the service was great and we enjoyed our experience very much!! We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

It's been a few years since I've been to Giovanni's. I don't have a desire to go back. Service was fair at best!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Second time I've been there for lunch in two weeks! Took guests there both times. It was lovely, relaxing & special.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great little restaurant in a non de script office building. Don't let it fool you. The food, service and ambience is great!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always amazing food and service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Fantastic food, service and ambience

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