Jianna

4.8
1844 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nestled in the heart of downtown Greenville, SC, Jianna exudes the traditions of a modern Italian Osteria with a bustling open kitchen and an unpretentious and approachable style. Renowned chef Michael Kramer draws his inspiration from classic Italian cuisine, using only the best and freshest seasonal ingredients from farmers, artisans and friends throughout the region. He takes it one step further by adding an innovative twist to each dish and giving it that “wow” factor that turns a meal into an unforgettable dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1844 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrianB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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viptonib
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch. Manager assisted us in our choice of wine. Spot in! Espresso could have been served with the lemon and espresso beans in the sambucca. Overall a great find!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Covid -19 relief. Needing to do something different.

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vipAlanaW
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't think of a better experience. Even with a busy shift, my friend and I still felt prioritized and attended to. Even with weird dietary restrictions, we were treated like queens. I've been many times, but it was my friends first and she was really impressed. Can't wait to visit again!

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KaceyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jianna is one of the best restaurants in Greenville. The food is outstanding, the service is great, and the wine keeps flowing! Highly recommend.

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ValerieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine program, wonderful patio. Service was perfect -- our server perfectly read our table's desire for a leisurely long catch up lunch, never rushed us and always was around when we needed something.

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vipMichaelC
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Celebrated my birthday, excellent variety during restaurant week. Good wine pairing as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Tina for an awesome dining experience!

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BethH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Jianna! Menu options for restaurant week were excellent. Great value, generous plates and delicious!

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RGCS
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband, grown son and I dined at Jianna during restaurant week in Greenville. We have been several times before and have not been disappointed. Our most recent visit only added to our appreciation of this restaurant. We were seated with a nice view of the downtown, which is always a plus. For starters, I ordered the winter soup (winter vegetables, goat cheese and pumpkin seed) to try something different from the wonderful ricotta crostini appetizer we normally share - delicious! Hubs and I both ordered the scallops for our entree while son ordered the rigatoni Bolognese - happiness all around. We all ordered the dark chocolate tart dessert - great ending. This year Jianna did a wine pairing with choice of 2 wines and an aperitif for an extra $20, which was great. Service was a delight. I am not a fan of the background music; it was not terrible, just not my taste so that is the -1 star for ambiance. We will be back!

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ChrisC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love lunch here! Best oysters in town!! Plus they’re half price!! Joanna’ sis the best!!
Thank you!

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Brian
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to in Greenville area. Personalized birthday menus. Prosciutto was amazing. The pasta is all made in house and was delicious. The chocolate ricotta cookies are a definite must try. Will gladly dine here again.

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AlexisD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding for my husband's birthday! We booked an early time because we had two little ones with us (ages 6 ad 9). Our daughter devoured over a dozen oysters and we all loved the fresh made pasta, lamb shank and scallops. It was such a wonderful "date night" for our family!

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viplovecuisine
Charleston
91 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrea (GM) always greeting u at the front desk and checking all is going well. Carmen (I think) great service and the rigatoni with chicken is off the charts yummy. San Daniele outstanding, paired with ciabatta and truffle honey is wonderful. Great wine list. Very consistent. Don’t miss dining here. U will love it. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came out for a date night (and because Jianna was participating in restaurant week!). As usual, the food was fantastic, the drinks are great, and the views of Main Street can’t be beat.

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vipChristopherB
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always personable, efficient, and expert. The food is great. The balcony overlooking Main St. and Fall's Park is a lovely setting for an afternoon, but we always enjoy Jianna, inside or out. Excellent, thoughtful wine list!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had reservations. Got seated immediately but the table was located in a tight space so we could only be seated beside each other instead of across. The service was great and the food was great. Highly recommend

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vipBbrock4
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first ‘day date’ at Jianna. We usually go in the early evening. Everything was perfect! Great lunch specials. They offer half priced oysters during weekend brunch/lunch. The Italian grilled cheese panini was delicious as well as the soup and chicken marsala. Great birthday lunch :)

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barryb
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and seating were excellent. The scallops were delicious along with the appetizer and dessert. This restaurant is in our top five for downtown GVL.

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MirandaL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Jianna for the first time for restaurant week. There were plenty of choices on the restaurant week menu; we LOVED everything we ordered!! My favorite course was the ravioli appetizer, it was to die for. The steak was perfectly cooked, my husband loved his scallops. The desserts were a fun treat. The wine pairing with the meal was also fantastic. Overall, we loved it and it was a quiet atmosphere. Our waitress was knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommend!!

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JohnH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot for date night. Excellent food, service, and experience.

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CarlyB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went during restaurant week and took advantage of the great deal Jianna was offering. Our appetizers were delicious (burrata + agnolotti), and we enjoyed the steak and scallops as well. The Cheer Wi-Negroni my husband ordered wasn't good. Our server was pleasant but slow, doing her sidework rolling silverware while we waited 15 minutes for her to bring the check.

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TerriF
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Jianna is the most consistent “splurge” restaurant I go to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to end, a truly amazing dining experience. Top 3 best restaurants in Greenville.

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WillG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on a great meal & experience at Jianna

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined at Jianna for NYE with my friend. They had originally seated us inside toward the back of the restaurant near the kitchen. It was a bit hot back there, and we wanted a better view, so they moved us outside. It was a beautiful view! The food was excellent, but I had the NYE special- Grouper. It was accompanied by olives, but it really was a bit too salty. Our waiter was excellent and very personable. My friend did not like her cocktail.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very nice experience, especially considering restrictions nowadays. This was more than New Years Eve for us, it was also our anniversary! It was a terrific evening!

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vipJeffreyB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant great Italian food.

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epmjhm
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food was great but too pricey for just an entree with no sides. We wouldn’t go back.

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AshleyC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Jianna for date nights! Awesome service and even better food!

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vipStevenS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service followed by a great pasta dinner. Michael and tram never disappoint.

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viplovecuisine
Charleston
92 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Andrea, GM at the front door and everywhere else. All masked and very good spacing. The cuisine is simply delicious. The rigatoni with chicken ragu, mistake and truffle ricotta is off the charts yummy. Wine list is top notch. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. Brennan - great service and Drew also assisted on the wine. 😀😀😃😃

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Excellent
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service

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DAVIDC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Sunday lunch with two friends from work and my wife and I. Had a great table right next to the window so the view was awesome. We had drinks, appetizers and entrees and everything was fantastic. Our waiter Patrick was very attentive to us constantly filling our water glasses and bringing fresh drinks. All in all a great place to dine in downtown Greenville. Authentic Italian cuisine made from scratch (unlike a few other Italian restaurants in downtown).

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vipBbrock4
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jianna is our favorite restaurant for date night! It was the obvious choice to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. My husband had the swordfish special which he thoroughly enjoyed. He said that the veggie side that came with it was wonderful. I had my usual Spaghetti TBG which was delicious as always. Our server was attentive and acknowledged our anniversary. The managers also wished us a happy anniversary.

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CampbellM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch to celebrate my daughter's 25th birthday - the opening touch was the menu was personalized to mark her birthday. Our server was super friendly, helpful, and directive. We had oysters, olives, the salmon salad, and the pasta with clams! All was delicious and wonderful. We had two different cocktails and both were tasty and fun!! We love this restaurant!!!

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MoVel
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous food! We had a wonderful experience!

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TomS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of food, apps, and wine. Service was impeccable. Oysters rocked.

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Andrea
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a disappointing meal from here - ever. Everything is amazingly delicious and the staff is always friendly, attentive, but still respects your space. Favorite place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food!

FAQs

Jianna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 720-2200.

Jianna is rated 4.8 stars by 1844 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.