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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Giovannis Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.6

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4.6

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4.3

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Business Meals (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Authentic (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

The Maitre’D Pierre is what makes Giovannis special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great service! Great food!!! Will be back again

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

it was not my first time in this place, overrated. It was severely overbooked for the Valentine date, and we start eating 2 hours after our reservation time. Appetizers were just ok, not exceptional, but the main course were very tasty, and it was comforting overall.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Giovanni's is an annual tradition on Valentine's Day for me and my wife. This was the first time (in over 20 visits) that I would say I was disappointed in the service. The food was excellent, as usual, but what typically sets Giovanni's apart from other restaurants in its class is the impeccable service. On this evening, our waiter was unfamiliar with the specials, couldn't answer questions about the menu, and failed to properly debit the gift card we had before charging our CC for the balance owed. When his error was pointed out, he was unapologetic and shrugged his shoulders while saying "the check is already closed, you can use the rest of the gift card next time." Really rubbed us the wrong way, as it seemed like a mistake that could have been corrected easily. Now we are left to keep track of a gift card with a small balance (<$20) until next year.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Giovanni’s has absolutely outstanding food. The wine list is excellent, and includes whites and reds from the US, Italy, and France. The wait staff was attentive, and service was excellent. The restaurant is large but not noisy. Reservations are recommended. Giovanni’s is upscale and relatively pricey, but very much worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

While we dine at Giovanni's on a regular basis. This night we were greeted by owner Carl Q. himself and led to our table by Matre'd Pierre. Our veal entrees and salads were superior. Bartender made a perfect JW Black Rob Roy and we had an excellent French Bordeaux recommended by Pierre. The highlight of the dinner was the Zabaione dessert made table side by Pierre. This classic Italian cuisine restaurant has been a 5-Star hallmark in the Cleveland area for decades and every time we dine here the quality of service and food reminds us why.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and ambiance can’t be beat. I ordered the veal parmesan, and my husband ordered the pork chop. Everything was delicious and the portion size is huge. The chocolate gelato for dessert is a must. It was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Tonya was our server. She was friendly, kind, and very attentive. Everything was fantastic. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Giovanni's was better than expected. Everyone was professional, friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. The tastes on my complex salmon dish were wonderfully distinctive. The marinara sauce was fresh yet steeped with flavor.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

The food here is always top notch. Great selection and presentation. Highly recommend coming here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our second visit in 2 days! Giovanni's was recommended to us and it certainly is a great place!! We will return and will recommend to all our friends. Our meals were fantastic, service excellent, and atmosphere is welcoming.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The lounge at Giovanni's has a fun atmosphere and the food, as always, was wonderful. The service is attentive and the lounge menu has options for dinner a less expensive prices than the main dining room menu. I always request a table in the lounge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Brought a friend here who had a negative impression of Giovanni's from many years ago. He was very impressed and I was able to convince him of Giovanni's excellence.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took my daughter before the daddy daughter dance and they were fantastic with her!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was delicious. It was my first time dining there and it won’t be my last.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always delicious! Classic fine dining. If you want a special meal this is your spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had made a reservation that happened to coincide with a snow storm. We were able to go earlier than expected and due to weather conditions, the restaurant was quieter than expected. Tonja was our server and she did a wonderful job of being attentive without being intrusive. She made sure my food allergies were accommodated. Food was fantastic. Ordered more menu items than usual as this was our first time and had heard their menu items were wonderful . We brought leftovers home which were just as delicious as the first time. It was a lovely quiet evening with good food and great conversation with my husband.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The service was outstanding at Giovanni’s during my recent visit (lunch with a friend). Our server was perfectly attentive but not hovering. The atmosphere is elegant and the tables are well spaced to allow for conversation without having to overhear neighboring tables’. The food is excellent, fresh and nicely plated. The menu might be a little predictable, not terrifically innovative, but exceptionally well executed dishes. I would definitely recommend Giovannis for a great meal, elegant atmosphere and wonderful service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. Will dine there again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My girlfriend and I went for New Years Eve. Before we even could reach for our bread, our orders were out in front of us. Great service and fancy setting. Loved it!!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic food and service for New Years Eve. Considering the restaurant was wall-to-wall patrons on a holiday evening, everything went smoothly. Food was outstanding. Service was great! Couldn't ask for more on a holiday. The oysters were fresh, served with two pipettes of mignonette and hot sauce, horseradish snow, fried capers, fresh lemon, and fresh celery - outstanding. For a second course we had a white truffle risotto which was to die for. The risotto was fresh, hot, and perfectly creamy and it was covered with a snow of fresh truffle ground at the table. The third course was a shrimp Genovese with house made gnocchi - with a butter garlic sauce which was light, flavorful, and perfectly balanced. The Shrimp were huge.

We're not dessert eaters per se, but the server brought house made biscotti to accompany our cappuccino and espresso. We topped off the evening with a glass of Fortificato - Italian fortified wine - "port-like" which was smooth and capped a perfect evening for New Years.

We highly recommend Giovanni's for both special occasions and when you want a quiet place for a romantic meal, or want special service for a business lunch or dinner. If they have the ingredients, they'll make it for you. Fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was outstanding!! Made the coming of the New Year very memorable!!!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were treated very poorly! First, getting a table- after 20 minutes, they attempted to seat us in the bar which was very noisy. Never asked for the bar and didn't accept it! It took another 15 minutes before a table was ready in the dining area. Once we were seated, we were ignored until we asked for help. After the waitperson finally took our drink order and brought the wine (not speedily I might add), no one came to take our food order. We had to ask the maître d'. The dover sole was good - as it always is - but the salad was nothing more than cherry tomatoes swimming in balsamic vinegar and olive oil with a glob of cheese. I have been to Giovanni's a number of times before and never had such a terrible experience. Not a nice way to spend New Year's Eve.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

For a $500 meal I expected hot food and to not sit in the bar. Very disappointing. I expected the top food, service and ambiance. I could have been at Longhorn Steakhouse based on where we were sitting. People were literally standing right up against my chair in the bar. I can't afford to go to Giovanni's regularly, I don't make that kind of money. This was supposed to be special and it was far from special.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is always first class as is the service. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined at Giovanni's for the second time on New Years Eve. Two years ago we had a lovely table and excellent service. This year, despite a very early reservation (5:30) we were squeezed into a tiny table in front of the fireplace. Tables were positioned so close together that we felt like we were dining with strangers. The food was good, but not worth the $125 prix fixe price tag with additional $15 supplements. Service was slow due in part to the obstacle course of tables the waiter had to negotiate to get to us. Giovanni's is still one of the best Cleveland restaurants, just not on New Years Eve.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always wonderful...
little disappointed
We like sitting in the lounge, we were not aware loung menu isn’t available in Saturday’s.
Still delicious..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was perfect!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service are always good!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I hadn't been to Giovanni's in over 15 years...Excellent Service, Food and Friendship ! They treat you like Family !

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were incredibly disappointed. After reading reviews and knowing this is a five star restaurant, we were looking forward to a fabulous dinner. We ordered one of the specials for the night. All of our food was cold - even the coffee. The rolls and breadsticks were ho hum. The restaurant was not busy so there is nothing that would explain the failures. We asked about a sweet shiraz wine but no one was able to help with this or offer a different suggestion available by the glass. Most of the wines are only available by the bottle. Definitely not the experience we had hoped for or expected.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Giovannis’s is just a great restaurant. The service is outstanding and so is the food. The wine is is excellent and reasonably priced. A must place to go for an exceptional culinary experience in Cleveland.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The service was excellent as always. A fine wine list with excellent wine steward support. Food was good but could have been warmer. We drove an hour to celebrate our anniversary at Giovanni’s and it was well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

After 17 years in Cleveland, this continues to be one of my favorite spots for a quite dinner or business lunch. My wife and I have also taken friends to "Movie Night." An absolutely great event with a wonderful buffet. Staff has remained consistent and well above par. Food is outstanding. Secretly glad it is hidden in the lower level of an office building so I can usually get a table when I want one.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Giovanni's continues to set the standard for classic fine dining and gracious, attentive service. The food is impeccable and perfectly prepared, the wine list is broad and all-encompassing, and the overall experience is fantastic. When you want to have a special and memorable evening out with "that certain someone" Giovanni's is absolutely THE place to go. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Giovanni's is one of our favorite restaurants. The food, service and ambiance is almost always impeccable. Friday evening was a home run! Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Slow. Just seemed like they were in the weeds and understaffed. Lunch took over an hour and a half for two people (not by choice).

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was exceptional. I had the cioppino (sp.?) which was like an Italian bouillabase - absolutely excellent. Also the restaurant was very accomodating to changes that had o be made to the reservation.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very disappointed in what once was a fine dining experience. I literally had to ask 4 times for a black napkin. The service was slow and not the attentiveness that this restaurant once displayed. $28 for a kids pasta and a meatball leaves a
It to be desired.
This is a has been place in my opinion. Many new paces to try and dine. I did not end
Joy that when you send food back not cooked as requested they actually bring the hunk of meat back out for you to hear their opinion. Not acceptable.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always a great dining experience with great food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have never received such great service at a restaurant!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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