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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

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (28)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good for a Date (20)
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Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding!

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Giovanni’s is the best authentic northern Italian restaurant in Nashville. Expensive, but worth every penny of it .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Really wonderfully accommodating- food and service fabulous- will be back again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The chef is excellent, the food could not be better. Service is attentive and the waiters are knowledgeable about the menu. We love the veal piccatta, tender and delicious. The pasta is excellent. The home made bread sticks are a superb. We rarely have room for dessert, but the Tiramisu is excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Quality restaurant - high quality service, setting, and food. Waiters have just a slight attitude of arrogance -- enough to keep you on your toes and remind you that you are lucky to be there! Very responsive, and efficient. Food presentation and taste as highly satisfying as any place in Nashville. Well worth a visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Cozy
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food5
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value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Giovanni’s is our go to choice for a special occasion. Lovely ambiance, attentive service and reliable quality. Every dish we tried so far was outstanding!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time visit, secured a Thanksgiving Day reservation since my family and I were in town. We chose the Thanksgiving meal instead of their standard Italian cuisine offerings. Portion on each plate was small, lukewarm and just unsubstantial for the cost . Felt like I was dining out on New Years Eve, where it is typical for restaurants to attach a high price for their entrees and under deliver in quality and service. Very disappointing, nice ambiance and location, but would be reluctant to return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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food2
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful meal and atmosphere! Loved the piano. Wonderful food! Will go back soon! The service was top notch as well!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our dinner was good but not great, it was lacking seasoning and my husband filet Mignon came well when we asked for medium. The desserts were very good though. I had creme brûlée and he had an apple cobbler. Both were delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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food3
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service5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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food5
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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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food3
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

G is hands down my favorite dining experience in the city. Costly, yes, but we've been there numerous times and have NEVER been disappointed. Top of the line prepared Italian; service impeccable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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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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