Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

4.8
1098 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Giovanni's you will experience creative Italian cuisine in a multi level, chic and relaxed atmosphere.
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great, ambience was nice as well. However, the food is overpriced for what it is. It is good, but not spectacular.

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vipglyniss
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipMaryJean
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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Sixgriffins
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! Early dinner to discuss details for our Daughter’s wedding with the DJ! Enjoyed having the whole restaurant to ourselves and a dedicated waiter that was spot on with the service. Ambiance with background music, but not too loud that you can’t enjoy your conversation at the table! We will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Direi cibo di ottimo livello, ma sicuramente caro

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Guym
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. All around great place

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LeonardC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a great time.

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vipjeffp
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Knowing this was a date the staff set the table so as the two of us were side to side not looking across. I thought that was a nice touch. Also, the bartender was excellent

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WayneE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

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Timmy
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Easter lunch here, food and seevice are excellent! Would definitely visit again next time we stop by Nashville.
May need more spacing between tables and/or cleaning measures during COVID time, but at least staffs are wearing mask.

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Jeff
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Authentic Italian restaurant with nice selection of entrees. I had pasta and my wife had salmon. Both were delicious. The service was so-so. Had to ask for oil for the bread, parmesan for the pasta, and drink refills. Would have expected better service at given the prices. Ambience was nice, once the waiter at the bar finished their conversation on speaker phone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambiance! Great food! The waiter and staff new good wines to suggest! Also have gluten free pasta

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vipRobertC
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always. Chris is always incredible as a host...we love our experience every time we go to Gio's.

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jason
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was average. Our individual server was very pleasant and attentive but the manager was preoccupied with a few patrons in the bar while the floor staff needed his help.

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TNFoodie
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The ambiance and service were on par with what you would expect from a fancy Italian restaurant located in the Midtown area, but my meal was one of the most disappointing that I have ever had from such an upscale venue. I went specifically for the Risotto and it pretty much tasted like it came out of a box. The rice was neither tender nor creamy, and the flavor was rather bland. I pretty much ate the grilled chicken and mushrooms out of it and left the rice. Shockingly the server never asked if there was a problem with it considering I left practically the entire plate of rice. Cannot see myself risking another visit at that price for such a disappointing meal.

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Cowlyn
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still by far the best authentic Italian restaurant in greater Nashville!
The BEST!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Dinner

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vipJoker13
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as always, we love coming to Giovanni's when visiting Nashville as our son goes to college here. Had something to celebrate so went here, food was delicious especially the lobster ravioli special.

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Dana
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food quality was poor and when talking to management about it he put down his own staff.

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vipShannonG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. The absolute best authentic Italian food you will ever enjoy, along with an excellent wine list. The atmosphere is set in a house that is warm and inviting. Perfect for a date with someone special or an outing with friends and/or family. Impeccable service as always.
Thank you Giovanni!

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vipGreggA
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner...food was really good! Our waiter was attentive, but a bit slow. Very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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Cowlyn
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni Ristorante is, in my opinion, by FAR the best Italian Restaurant in Nashville. Great ownership, management and chef. Great food. Lovely place.
Most highly recommended.
Robin Cowlyn

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JasmineP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent. Everything was fine to perfection. The space is beautiful and special and the service expert.

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vipHappytraveler
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Servers more worried about complaining about each other and some of the customers than they were worried about serving. Food decent but one dish like a salt lick....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Great for gluten free options!

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Cassidy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful second visit to Giovanni’s! The fresh pasta truly cannot be beat. Our table ordered 2 of the specials, a burrata and the mahi, and we were pleased with both. We had to grab the attention of servers a couple times during our meal, but once we had it, our needs were quickly met. I look forward to future visits anytime I’m in town!

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BradleyS
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and everything was wonderful. We plan on regular visits and bringing our family and friends who haven't been yet. The calamari was perfect. We had the gnocchi and pappardelle main courses. Absolutely delicious! The staff was great and the wine/drink selection was outstanding. Highly recommended!

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vipnurutas
Nashville
52 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience of this mid town Italian treasure. The Lamb Chops are to die for. The grilled octopus will change your mind about this dish. Lasagna is excellent and Pappardelle a house specialty. Supplement your dining experience with the Carpaccio ala Harry's Bar and Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe for the table to share!

Wine is pricey and a $30 corking fee is charged per bottle if you bring your own.

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MaddieS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dinner and service. Had a great birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when we are in Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service to compliment amazing food!

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sharkman
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni's is a rare restaurant in Nashville, it is not afraid to be what it is. It is a elegant oasis, serving wonderfully prepared Northern Italian Cuisine, in a sophisticated atmosphere with impeccable service. I patronized Giovanni's when he was in New York , before the both of us had sense to move to Nashville 20 years ago. Bring your taste buds, dress appropriately and be prepared to order something you might not try as a rule, you won't be disappointed.

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RobL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We arrived and the place was empty, yet we got sat next to the kitchen. Kitchen has a window, which is fine, but if you’re going to have a window and portray fine dining, the kitchen better be impeccable. We saw busboys in t-shirts cutting prosciutto, so not great at this price point. The wine was unbelievable though. I’d go there 3 days a week just for that 2019 Chianti.
Appetizer was good, as was the dessert. The main course though was forgettable. My wife’s lasagna was lava. I understand how ovens work, but people want to eat when food comes out. Just wish it would have been served in a different dish from which it was baked to help facilitate cooling, as well as presentation. It looked akin to a lasagna at any other restaurant, which is disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally, wasnt ready for the special menu as it wasnt mentioned when booking, like many of the other restaurants mentioned, but the pricing was well worth it. The atmosphere set the mood, the staff was very courteous and helpful and they made our special occasion delightful. Inspite of the weather being what it was, it was a very nice dining experience.

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StevenZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I have never been ripped off more than at this place. They charged $100 per person for a fixed menu that entailed an appetizer of an insanely small portion, a main course of also a very small portion, and a dessert that was likely bought at a local shop for less than $5. This was inexcusable. They took advantage of Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to raise prices by 300% and offer 1/3 of the food. This place sucks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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TimY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service-The manager that evening watched my girlfriend and I like a hawk, constantly “checking in on us to see if everything was alright”, and multiple times watching us from across the bar. We couldn’t truly have a conversation because he would come up to check in on us, it was ridiculous. Absolutely terrible experience, and if I could get my money back and could have walked out, I would have. I think if you are a younger couple, especially from out of town, I’d avoid.

Food-small portions, and the food lacked seasoning, and lacked depth.

Overall experience: Terrible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it

Worth everything

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

25 wedding anniversary and Valentine’s Night

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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town is rated 4.8 stars by 1098 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.