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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Romantic (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Business Meals (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Authentic (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 29, 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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·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 !

Tags: Good for Groups
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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 9, 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 3, 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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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always the best!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Waiter forgot we were celebrating a birthday and did not bring out dessert with candle. Dessert was mediocre- the apple crumble but salads and entrees were outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Giovanni's is consistently reliable. Food is well prepared and presented imaginatively.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Giovanni's has old-school service-- many entrees are prepared tableside--and the room has a collection of Cubist paintings. Going there is an event. We had shrimp Genovese and cannelloni, well presented and with understated flavors. It can afford to be expensive; don't be surprised.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I love the food at Giovannis. It seems to have got busier over the last few years, or maybe it's because there are more tables crammed in, but some of the ambience has been lost. We were in a corner, but were very close to a loud person at the next table and towards the end of the evening, a louder group further away. The service was fine, although not as personable as it used to be.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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