Giovanni's Kitchen

4.6
696 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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MB
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giovanni's Kitchen was superb, as usual. I love it!

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C
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giovanni’s is a great restaurant that is hidden in Clayton. Food is fantastic....love their pasta and fish entrees. Service is great and not over-bearing. Our waiter was “Joe” and he was amazing.

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t
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a college graduation and had a large group. Everything was great! We all enjoyed our meals, wine, bread. The servers were on top of it and the manager was friendly and helpful. We were able to get seated early, the food came out in a timely manner and the dishes were excellent. The portions were plenty and some of us took home leftovers.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the sea bass oh my!! You must try it the price is really really worth it.

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BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We were seated at our table, it took some time before we were even acknowledged by a server who then asked us our drink order and we had no idea what was even offered to drink there. We asked for a drink list and were told they don’t really have one. I asked the server to recommend a red wine, he didn’t know. My date asked about whiskeys or scotch and he was unsure about what they offered and couldn’t give an answer there either. After ordering drinks Twice we were brought glasses that were either dirty or something was floating in the drink, we ordered appetizers one was good, the other had smoked salmon on it which was tough and could Barely be cut through it with a fork or knife. We ordered salads at the same time as our appetizers and waited about an hour before we finally decided to cancel our order, request the tab and leave.

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JG
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and wine were all excellent. Waiter was very accommodating and helpful in suggesting entrees.

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v
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious, but service was very slow. The staff seemed challenged, especially as the tables started filling up.

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G
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice neighborhood restaurant with consistently good food. By today's standards, prices are in line with food quality.

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BT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another positive experience. Can count on the friendliness of the servers and quality of food.

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S
St. Louis
73 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Matt our favorite server always allows us to set the pace of the meal. Went for fish instead of pasta and it was excellent. Best value in town.

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TB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The lettuce for the salad was tuff and old, was not impressed with the seafood spaghetti dish as did not seem fresh seafood which was over cooked with under done pasta. Friends dish was good.

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C
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff. Very attentive to a larger group. Made good menu suggestions without pushing the expense acct items to pad the bill. Pasta tasting was incredible. And don’t miss Nona’s Meatballs!!

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RS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A pleasant Wednesday evening. The food was excellent. The Lamb Chops were uniquely prepared and delicious. Service was efficient and comfortable. Worthy of the label, "Fine Dining"

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CV
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service very good, ate outside, so can't comment on inside ambiance.

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant dining experience, with great food including options of smaller portions for the smaller appetite, and a great wine list. We often eat here before heading downtown for the Fox, and they are always able to accommodate us when we have a limited time for dinner.

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JD
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sempre delizioso!

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SB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to catch up with an old friend. Quiet enough to hear each other talk, friendly and attentive waitress who didn’t make us feel rushed (it was a weeknight which helped), and the food was delicious.

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Very good food; service was very slow - sat for 15 minutes before waiter came

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JY
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent, we will be sure and go back soon.

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D
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great family get together. My mom doesn't hear so well and won't get hearing aids so it is important that it not be noisy. This restaurant was not noisy. Thank you, Matthew, for the excellent service. And for knowing that we were not in a rush and making sure the courses came out at the correct pace. A real professional.
Great balance of quality and price.

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AF
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty Italian food each time that I have eaten there.

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V
St. Louis
56 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I rarely give 5 stars to a restaurant...has to be over-the-top outstanding but we really enjoyed our meal here. It's real Italian cooking, sometimes with a twist like the veal in cognac...tender & very tasty! The salads were nice...more than just lettuce & tomato....the eggplant/mozzarella was very good but wished for those homegrown beauties & fresh mozzarella. The waiter was knowledgable & prompt & seemed truly to care about us which is always a plus. We'll definitely be back!

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, location, waitress, food, perfect for after work casual and well priced, upscale dinning!

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m
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Server was the best. Seating was not ideal but the service made up for that. Food was good.

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C
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I found the nice level perfect. Food and service also perfect.

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JT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. They do fish better than most seafood restaurants.

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S
St. Louis
73 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service 1st rate. Our server Matt was great. This place is so reasonable compared to other restaurants in the area. We appreciate the smaller portion options.

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b
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. It was cold in the dining room.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent, pasta portions a little small for the price. Will go back again because the flavors were great!

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c
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hard to know your rating for noise
we went there for quiet and found it

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CE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family loves this restaurant!! Besides the amazing food, everyone that works there is not only very professional, but also friendly and kind. Fabulous!!!

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JA
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time when I bring my family..thanks so much for letting us enjoy your hospitality

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality and taste of the food was excellent. Very allergy friendly restaurant. Can modify some menu items to satisfy dietary issues....and still make the food tasty. This was our first visit of many more to come.

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D
St. Louis
97 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time at Giovanni's Kitchen, and it will go on my list of favorite places. We were welcomed heartily and the food and service were very good.

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service & food.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious food and truly exceptional service

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S
St. Louis
73 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giovanni's Kitchen in Ladue is consistently outstanding. Matt was our server. He was excellent as was our food. My wife enjoyed the Presidential Pasta (bowtie w/ salmon in light cream sauce). I had the Mahi Mahi special. Always a great evening meal. Love dining here anytime.

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N
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy our dining experiences at Giovanni's Kitchen. Consistently good food, great service and nice menu. A perfect place for a casual dinner with friends, family or couples.

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EP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a dear friend out for birthday dinner and everything was perfect! Great place to celebrate a special event.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect night :)

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