Jianna

4.8
2175 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 2175 people are saying
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vipLaceyM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Scallop dish was not good. It was very warm and humid inside. The floor was also very slippery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Jianna’s. Excellent service and great tasting food. We had a couple of pasta dishes that were cooked to perfection. The arugula salad was tasty and sizable.

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SandyT
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jianna is one of our favorites in Greenville. We enjoyed a lovely evening - outside seating on a pleasant evening. We didn't feel rushed, though all of our food came out in a timely way. Jianna is the only place I eat spaghetti anymore, because I love it. Fresh and perfect.

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Logan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here is always a delight. The Service is always top quality alongside the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose outside dining since it was a pleasant evening. Unfortunately, the noise level from loud music was quite annoying at times.
Everything else from Jianna’s was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bread and shrimps were overly burnt

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were with friends celebrating my husbands 50th birthday. They gave us a quiet table as requested and the staff was ready with happy birthday greetings on our menu. The food and service were perfect. I’ve always loved Jianna but I can’t wait to get back after such a nice evening.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Oysters not worth time or money.Noise level to high to have conversation. Pasta dish was best.

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vipACC02
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Greenville!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! I had just a simple spaghetti, but with the pasta being made in house, it was literally the best I’ve had in a long time. Very flavorful!

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was exciting and the food was wonderful. Excellent wine menus as well.

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CJohnson
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us menus with a birthday wish with her name on it!!

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vipPtval
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent.

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Seth
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had our anniversary dinner here, and for the two of us spent well over $100 with a multi-coursed dinner and drinks. However, we ultimately waited for about 20 minutes to order our main dishes and the service was generally rather poor. The food was "good" but we've had better Italian in Greenville. The ambience was nice and modern. I'm not planning to come back.

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Alex
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Tasty food and very service! Nice ambiance and clean restrooms.

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blondechick90703
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a Date night! Few things on the dinner entree I'd not get but over all great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta was very good, ask for red sauce on the side to add, very good. I was not crazy about the burnt stripes on the bread. Ordered Olives & ciabatta with olive oil to start. Very good. Ask for the balcony when you make reservations. Good bourbon selection.

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vipHeidiB
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to people watch on the patio

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AmandaP
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made the reservation I input a note saying that it was for my mother's birthday. They printed out menus that said "Happy Birthday" to help commemorate it. The staff were great, the food was spectacular, and we had a wonderful time. This was our second time coming to Jianna, but it will not be the last.

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SCoutdoors
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was OK nothing special for the price. My pasta was lacking a lot of the fish that was supposed to be in it.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. From the food to the view. Our server went above and beyond and his recommendations were 100% perfect!

Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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KaitlynS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about Jianna. The food is outstanding every time I go; the best pasta in town. We went to celebrate my friends birthday and they had Happy Birthday Hannah printed on the menus, it was a very special little touch that elevated our whole experience. Service was great as well, our server took great care of us and made my friends birthday very special.

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KrissyK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The restaurant is so beautiful and clean. The food was delicious! Our server, Michael, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and pasta and explained how things were cooked. I was very impressed by him. We will definitely be back!

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vipBbrock4
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect as always. My husband had the oysters. I had the grilled ciabatta bread and Spaghetti TBG. I added peas as I usually do in the summer. Perfect dish!

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vipSusanS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening. Food and service perfect!
So happy to see servers without masks!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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vipAlanaW
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the things I will most when I move is this restaurant. The service is always impeccable, cocktails and wine are consistently perfect, and the food at any point in time is flawless and beautifully presented, but no match for the taste. Thank you for so many years of perfection!

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TiaF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic balcony table. Octopus. Gnocchi, ricotta toast. Everything was amazing. Definitely do tiramisu

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LauraM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a birthday, we had a wonderful time. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about all of the menu items, including the cocktails and after dinner drinks.

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vipScottH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You know you’ll get a great meal every time. It’s one of our go to places for seafood that we won’t make at home. Love this place.

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vipDeanT
Charleston
125 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Return visit. Overall Okay. The BEST was the agnolotti! This dish brings Greenville up a notch. Brought me back to Parma.
Carmen was thoughtful and attentive. When a bottle is purchased, please continue an attentive eye after the first pour however.
Spaghetti came off the stove early, prior to the other items served and suffered in temperature. Octopus was fine. Please keep the oysters COLD and FRESH. a little training chef will go a long way on this station.
In time we will return once again. Grazie.
Keep Cooking!

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was great at changing reservation as we requested, waitress was excellent, atmosphere was nice. All around good experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and was one of our best experiences during our trip to Greenville.

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LouC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jianna’s remains our favorite restaurant in Greenville for many reasons - the innovative dishes, the great views from the balcony, and the lively atmosphere just to name a few.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We had requested outside seating but there wasn't anything available we knew that it wasn't guaranteed, but it was a slight disappointment. We were seated by a window instead. It was so hot inside that we were sweating profusely through the whole meal. We did mention it to our server and she said that the a/c couldn't keep up because there was a large glass door that was open to the outside seating. There was a glass door beside our table but it was not opened. We ordered the octopus which was very tender and well cooked, I would have preferred a lighter accompaniment skip the potatoes and add something with tomatoes or a citrus sauce to the fennel and arugula. The Nero pasta and shrimp was very good. The pork Ragu was really good as well but much too heavy to enjoy while I was sitting there sweating. Our server recommended a very nice wine for me. So, overall I feel that what would have been a much more memorable meal was ruined by the restaurant's inattention to the guests' comfort level. We probably will dine somewhere else on our next trip to Greenville.

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PaigeL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a wonderful night with friends, great wine, and delicious food! We were so thankful to get an outside table, as noted in our Open Table notes/requests. The potato gnocchi and mozzarella ravioli were our favorites; although everything was great! We did a little "Italian Tapas" and shared several appetizers between the four friends. It was perfect!
We would've felt even more comfortable and enjoyed our experience even more if the staff would have worn masks since Covid is on the rise right now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening. Our food was excellent and our server, Jennifer added to a great evening.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is my go-to Italian restaurant here in Greenville. The food is always great! Would highly recommend making a reservation at least three weeks in advance if you are dining Friday through Sunday.

FAQs

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

Jianna is rated 4.8 stars by 2175 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.