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About Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

At Giovanni's you will experience creative Italian cuisine in a multi level, chic and relaxed atmosphere.

909 20th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 760-5932

Website:
http://www.giovanninashville.com/

Executive Chef:
Giovanni Pinato

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thu - Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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Private Dining

Private room upstairs can acommodate from 15 to 75 guests seated and 200 for a cocktail reception with private bar.

Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (29)
Notable Wine List (24)
Romantic (21)
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Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice evening out with friends. Sunday evening dinner was delicious, the pasta special was very good and the salads were fresh. The veal picatta was tender and the mashed potatoes are heavenly. We had tiramisu for dessert.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice restaurant. Food portion was did not equal price. Very good service. Waiters were very polite and helpful and knowledgeable about menu.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a great place! The ambiance in there was beautiful and the serv ice was outstanding. You can tell the staff really works like a team. The food was fantastic and fresh! We will be back!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner. Nice and quiet so we could talk and service, food, and drinks were first rate.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Giovanni's Ristorante. It is a quiet restaurant with a nice ambiance. The tagliatelle alla Bolognese was delicious! It was al dante and the sauce was wonderful. I would not recommend the lasagna, however. It sounded delicious on the menu, but it was definitely overcooked and a very small portion for the price. I would say, overall, that based on earlier reviews we were disappointed in the overall experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious food with super friendly and accommodating waitstaff! Great service has a family feel to it.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went to to Giovanni Ristorante last night for the fourth or fifth time. It is by far the best Italian restaurant in Nashville and one of my favourites anywhere. I live in Italy and travel the world on business. The food is amazing and authentic, the wine list is superb and the service is professional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

True to Italian Trattoria tradition in every respect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, excellent service in a relaxing atmosphere. The BEST Italian dining in Nashville. The veal piccatta is wonderful and the mashed potatoes are the BEST ever.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was superb. The wine list was more than adequate. The menu was wonderful and the meals were all consumed with enthusiasm and vigor.

We were dining with clients and wanted a high end experience but easy to converse and with top end cuisine.

You delivered!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food here. In the vibrant nashville food scene this holds its own. Nice wine selection, great ambiance, and very very very friendly staff. Will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been going to G's for several months now and it has been consistently excellent. Genuine Italian cuisine, super service, and a warm, friendly management staff. Molto Bene!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Loved the ambiance, and the food was spectacular. We had the filet, pappardelle, and ravioli dishes - all wonderful and SO fresh. The service was WONDERFUL. I couldn't find a babysitter for my friend's birthday outing, so my 10 month old came along. This is not the type of place I would suggest bringing an infant, however, the staff took it in stride. They were very kind and accommodating - and it turned out to be a wonderful experience!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous dinner and great service from the attentive staff. They really make everyone feel important. Veal, fish, pasta all wonderful! Tiramisu like being in Rome. Can't find a better Italian restaurant in Nashville.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love everything about Giovanni's...
Upon arrival we were greeted by name and offered a lovely table. The wine Christian recommended was perfect and our dinners were exceptional - bolognese and the veal entree.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Authentic. Remarkable. Affected.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful restaurant !!!! Chris and Nick were very attentive. I had the menu fish (a type of redfish) which was prepared outstandingly well. My wife had the lasagna. It had a great meat sauce and authentic thin Italian pasta. The wine list had a great selection. Be prepared, it's a little pricey. But overall one of my favorite Italian restaurants.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything from the greeting, service, ambience, and food was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Best Italian food in Nashville. Service is great. We love the veal picctta. The artichoke appetizer is very good. The service is very good.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We found Giovanni's on OpenTable, I'd never heard of it before and that's unfortunate because the food was wonderful. I had the soup of the day, the veal and a chocolate mouse cake and my wife had the lasagna and a creme brulee. The food was excellent. The soup was simple, yet very flavorful, the veal was some of the best I've had and that cake was ridiculous, they should serve it with a pitcher of cold milk. I tried a couple of bites of the lasagna, the pasta was fantastic, it melted in your mouth and the overall flavor of the lasagna was really great as well.

The service was perfect. The server was friendly and made recommendations, the service was always prompt, but never overbearing. Our glasses always seemed to stay full, almost without even noticing the refill.

The wine list had a great selection, unfortunately we didn't have the time to sample it. Next time for sure.

If you like Italian food, you should give Giovanni's a shot, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was outanding! Service was excellent! You definitely get what you pay for. Delicious!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Best authentic Italian meal of my life! Friendly and welcoming service, scratch made pasta, sauces and bread, and the most rich and decadent dark chocolate cake.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Best Italian food in Nashville. We love the artichoke appetizer and the veal piccatta is terrific, the pasta dishes are always good. Service is impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always Outstanding! Mr. Danny is great and always creates a fabulous dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Thank you again, for your special experience y'all provide at Giovanni's. Y'all have the best chandelier yet!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Giovanni's is our favorite restaurant in Nashville. The food is always delicious and the entire staff looks after us wonderfully!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Overpriced, small portions with an unimpressive presentaion. We odered a tomato salad with gouda cheese for a starter which cost $16.75. It was barely one full beef steak tomato with a few gouda shavings. The waite staff didn't seem to know what was going on. The entire meal was a disappoinment.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Best Italian in Nashville. Love the veal picatta and the angel hair pasta with marinara. The artichokes are a great starter. The home made bread sticks are a great start to a fine dining experience. Service is attentive. Great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was professional and paced really well given it was a busy night. Pasta was fresh and delicious. Gnocchi and risotto were both outstanding. A great place near campus to sit back, relax and enjoy a great Italian meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Get the pasta bolognese every time. Best in town. Best ever.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great time at Giovanni's! The food was amazing- especially the risotto of the day - the service was top notch and you have to end the night with grandma's limoncello!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 14, 2017

AMAZING Italian food. Seriously the best I have ever had, and I have been to Italy. Giovanni made a point to meet us, and present the specials to each table personally. It had a very authentic feel. A little pricier than imagined, but great for a special occasion!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Service is wonderful. Best Italian food in Nashville. Love the veal picatta and angel hair pasta with marinara sauce. The roasted artichokes are a great start to dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful dinner, the home made bread sticks are a great way to start. We love the artichoke hearts. The pasta is fantastic, we had the angel hair with marinara with the veal piccatta which is delicious. We are always to full for dessert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything was outstanding! Service, food and ambience!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food and service were very good. It was not crowded (Monday night), everyting was first class

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Cozy, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Special place. Authentic Italian food. Must try in Nashville, Tn.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent as always.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent - all the way around. Off the menu request for a cream clam sauce that was killer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wonderful dinner lasagna was very good, veal piccatta was tender and delicious the side pasta, angel hair with marinara, made me feel like I was in Rome! Excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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