Giovanni's Kitchen

4.5
859 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Great Italian cuisine in a casual, comfortable setting. This is the third restaurant from the Gabriele family, including Giovanni's on the Hill and Il Bel Lago in Creve Coeur. Giovanni's sons Frank and Carmelo bring this taste of Italy to Ladue.
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MonikaD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Table of 7 to celebrate a dear friend's birthday. Lovely evening. Great food. Good service. Definitely recommend.

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LenoraC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Our experience was very nice. Celebrating my husbands birthday

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CHRIS
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

SECOND TIME HERE AND AGAIN GREAT. WE HAVE HAD THE MEATBALL, CHICKEN MARSALA, SEAFOOD PASTA, SEAFOOD STUFFED RAVIOLI AND LAMB. ALL WAS GREAT WITH GREAT SERVICE. THIS IS OUR NEW NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE. JUST AS GOOD WHEN IT WAS IN THE CITY.

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vipNancyG
St. Louis
48 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant for lunch with a selection of appetizer, salad, entree, sandwich or pasta.
Consistently good quality and well prepared food.

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KeithA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful evening! Staff are extremely efficient and responsive to all our questions and request.

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Stabes
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Reagan pasta was as good as ever as was the caprese salad but the special fish of the day, grouper was bad.

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CHRIS
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

GREAT EXPERIENCE. Just like Giovanni's on the hill but more casual but still the great food and service. I think we have a new neighborhood favorite place.

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WhitneyS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. The house made pasta is delicious as well as the bolongnese sauce.

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DavidS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good. Tuna was outstanding. Calamari, a little oily. Overall a great meal.

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vipTK719
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place to eat in Clayton, and am so glad that I found Giovanni's Kitchen. The restaurant is beautiful and the tables are nice and spread out. They also have great outdoor seating. I started with the butternut squash ravioli, which was just heavenly. I then had the special sea bass with spinach, which was cooked to perfection. I finished with the tiramisu, which was amazing. My server Simona was fantastic - fast, friendly and efficient. She and the entire staff helped make my experience there absolutely perfect.

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SeanW
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very tasty meal served by a knowledgeable and very polite and effective server.

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vipSusanH
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch at Giovanni’s Kitchen...always delish!

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vipMichaelS
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great food. Tenderloin was amazing.

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AmberS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The servers were quick and friendly. Only thing I would recommend is adding a few more vegetarian options.

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vipGailF
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as usual!

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vipLizT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was great to be outside and the service was great and so was the food. If I were them I would add some pretty planters to the patio area.

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vipmichaelg
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Unfortunately it is simple. The good was not good. We were very disappointed.

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DAllan
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a returning customer, we continue to enjoy this neighborhood gem. Food, service, and atmosphere are top notch and worth multiple visits!

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oldstldomer
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Good value as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, very good food!

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vipLeahM
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance, wait staff and the food was fantastic. Perfect spot to celebrate my best friends birthday. Will definitely be back soon!!!!

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Clamorgan
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, friendly and welcoming staff, quiet and well-spaced dining area. What's not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome food as always. Had new waiter. He had too many tables to handle. Other staff helped out.

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vipLeahM
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is just not a better place to have lunch in my opinion. The service is superb the portions are absolutely generous and the food is exquisitely cooked and perfectly seasoned. Run don’t walk there

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food and wine were spot on!

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CptA
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Enjoyed dining on the patio...

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vipScott
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Order of events...

Excellent service, excellent cocktails, excellent starters, excellent entrees, excellent desserts, and excellent cocktails.

I took a party of 6. Ages ranged from 21-50. Everybody loved it.

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vipSuzyW
St. Louis
59 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Giovanni’s Kitchen to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Meeting current restrictions due to COVID 19, the tables were nicely spaced, the servers and Maitre D were all wearing masks. Our salads were fresh, crisp and delicious. We both had pasta entree’s which were hot, flavorful, and equally delicious. The “Presidential Pasta” is truly a favorite of mine, and Giovanni’s did not disappoint.
They serve an incredible eggplant salad that we were looking forward to, but, unfortunately, they were out of eggplant, and we learned it is an item on the lunch menu only. A bit of a disappointment, but it did not ruin our celebration.
We will definitely return.

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vipDavidH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff was great, atmosphere understandably awkward, kitchen rusty I guess.

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seldom2review
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

31st Anniversary Dinner. Missouri opened up to inside dinning. We enjoyed everything. Plan to invite our Dinner to club to check it out.

Custom Martini Very Good.

Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to see they survived the Pandemic.
Plenty of space between tables and we ate in the patio.
Food was excellent and service was good.

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Emmy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Fair price. Comfortable dining experience.

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vipjulieh
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Carlin was amazing! Friendly, professional. We ate out on the patio, very comfortable chairs. It was a very warm evening, during dinner, Carlin offered additional ice for our drinks. Our food arrived hot & delicious. We will return.

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vipLeahM
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb. Everything was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food

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vipJonathanP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, we loved the ambiance, very unexpected from judging the outside of the restaurant. The only downside was there was about 5 minutes between the time we were seated and the time we had menus. After eating our entrees it took about 10 mins to get the check. Other than that great experience will be back for sure

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vipElizabethD
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there Friday evening, March 13. The virus situation was in full swing, so there were very few diners there. We received extensive personal attention from our server, although it was not overly in our face. The food was excellent, they had off the menu items, and they were up to their usual standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was sadly disappointed in our experience, Giovanni’s has been one of my favorites and our dinner last night was definitely not typical. My husband ordered lamb chops med rare and they were served quite well done. I really love the risotto and when I ordered the server told me they were “out” I’m not sure how you run out of rice by 6:45 on a Friday night? I ordered a cosmo and what was served was a sickening sweet “Italian Cosmo” which Apparently was a special but not what I ordered. My husband ordered an old fashion which tasted like it was missing something, and for an Italian restaurant I would have expected Luxardo or similar cherries and what was served were the electric red candy type. Likely won’t be returning any time soon.

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Giovanni's Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 859 OpenTable diners.

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