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Giovannis

4.7
815 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(216) 831-8625
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Zach Ladner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Richmond Road
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Parking details
Complementary valet parking available in addition to ample off-street parking.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 815 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The Maitre’D Pierre is what makes Giovannis special.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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JohnR (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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AJNC (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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SaraS (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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!

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vipClancy (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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vipNanSab (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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.

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quintessa (Cleveland)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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