Jianna

4.8
2081 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 2081 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for son. Food was delicious as always!! It is definitely a family favorite!

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KaylaS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a wonderful job at acknowledging and helping us celebrate our wedding anniversary! It made our dinner and date feel so special. They even accommodated my husbands flower delivery to our table. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Perfect for a special night out

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Jayne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast, food was delicious, and the patio is a perfect place for people watching. It's imperative that you order the Dark Chocolate Mousse cake for dessert.

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AshleyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The potato gnocchi was incredible!! Very flavorful!!

JK
JayK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is among the best you’ll find in Greenville.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍 The lamb chops were phenomenal!!!

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SallyH
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. They have a QR code on the table to see the menu. I wouldn’t call the menu expansive but the choices all look wonderful. Our server was friendly and attentive. My only complaint is the elevator to this second floor restaurant wasn’t turned on for their floor at 5pm until my friend climbed the stairs to ask them to turn it on. As a handicapped person who couldn’t climb the stairs I needed the elevator. And as someone who is claustrophobic, getting in an elevator and having it not go anywhere was very disconcerting. But the food made up for that little hiccup.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

JB
JustinB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pasta dishes were good, desert was terrible.

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GeraS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great afternoon at Jianna!!

JB
JimB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the food was outstanding. Haven't had a bad meal yet.
East Coast oysters were amazing. Try the About Effen Thyme!

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Cait
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Alex recommended all of the dishes and wine for our meal - it was the top 3 meal of my life. The ambiance of the patio was great. Loved every minute of our evening at Jianna. Highly recommend.

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KaylaS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was DELICIOUS! Very modern decor and ambiance. We ate pretty early so it was quiet and private, but started filling up by the time we left. The bar area was always full and the whole restaurant overlooks downtown Greenville, just beautiful. The service was so fast, overall we had a wonderful dinner and really enjoyed Jianna!

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JoeC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the waygu beef carpaccio and half-dozen raw oysters from the West Coast. Both were a great way to start our meals. The homemade pasta was delicious and the meatballs were very good. The marinara sauce was very tasty. The pasta with rock shrimp and mushrooms was excellent as well. We washed it down with a smooth Italian Chardonnay and capped the meal with tiramisu panna cotta. We will be back!

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vipBBaker
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We brought two friends of ours who have never been to Greenville to celebrate the wife’s mile stone 50th birthday. This restaurant is one of our all-time favorites and every time we visit Greenville we go. I hate that they have discontinued their little birthday special gift. They used to give you a cute wooden spoon wrapped in a menu with ribbon I actually think of the restaurant every time I use my spoon from two years ago.

The food was delicious as ever but next time I’ll ask to be seated in the front of the restaurant because sitting right in front of the kitchen is super noisy.

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AnnaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jianna and try to go every chance we get! This time of course did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rigatoni was outstanding. Atmosphere was great, service was amazing.

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Forde
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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JessicaM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was great, and gave great recommendations. It was a busy Sunday evening, and the food was fabulous. My one big complaint would be that it was too warm in the restaurant, and I was hot the whole time even though we were inside. But I guess that’s harder to control in July.
This was my third visit and I’ll definitely be back again!

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Fingers
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good service. Excellent food. Nice atmosphere

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Foster
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jianna was absolutely amazing. The food was perfect. Drinks were stunning. Service was prompt and laidback. Would visit any time!

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Billy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, downtown near the walking bridge. Service is great too.

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ClarissaW
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon salad was delcious! Veal cutlet sandwich needed more sauce. Service was attentive!

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TrentG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seared Tuna was perfectly prepared. My wife and daughter enjoyed their pasta dishes. Connor, our waiter, was the perfect host.

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vipBmerck
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jianna never fails! We love coming here weekly! They are very ac

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JohnL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu, food quality and service were all excellent.

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Andy
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It might be a helpful observation that from a food critic perspective the star of the show at Jianna’s isn’t the waiter, the bar scene or the Main Street terrace. It’s the chef. Everything else are window dressings, and sometimes when the noise level reaches the red zone, unwanted distractions.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love

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Meghan
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food from the starters to our entrees there was not a single thing we didn’t like.

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Shotronnie
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gianna is a step above all the rest in Greenville and….. there are many really great restaurants in town. This is just a cut above. The homemade was pasta cooked just perfectly. The sauce is light, understated and powerful in it’s finish. Very complete and delicious wine list for every taste bud. This is as good as any big city Italian restaurant we have eaten. If you want to know what the food taste like in Italy make a stop in Greenville, South Carolina @ Gianna.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the best pasta I have had in a long rime! The service was quick and the atmosphere was relaxing. I will be coming back.

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Flyboy
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The angnolotti is amazing. Great food. Enjoyable setting. Great staff.

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AlexC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and especially tasty up-style Italian food. Great service — friendly and professional.

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JohnnyA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was knowledgeable in both the food menu and the wines and suggested very favorably. She was truly professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent! Price was fantastic! Definitely would eat there again.

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Wonderful
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for vegans looking for several vegan options!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated wife's 60th birthday. They printed a menu for her wishing her a happy 60th. Our first time there and it was a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. The noise level from the street could be a little much for some but I liked being part of the city. 10/10 would recommend.

FAQs

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

Jianna is rated 4.8 stars by 2081 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.