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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.
Cleveland, OH 44122
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complementary valet parking available in addition to ample off-street parking.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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."
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.
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