Jianna

4.7
1075 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service for my first time at Jianna’s. Looking forward to the next time!

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Charleston
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Megan did an outstanding job with recommendations. Pasta was.sooooo good. Great wine selection,
We went to Halls the next night and it was a disappointing experience.
We will be back

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HJ
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Beautiful views from the balcony and fabulous food!

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CF
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our Jianna experiences was top-notch and awesome! Food was impeccably delicious!!!

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LG
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary. The sommelier was extremely helpful in choosing the perfect wine! The food was outstanding as always. Not overly seasoned and just cooked perfectly!
Thank you for making our anniversary that much more special!

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Portions perfect and great location out on the deck above the street. The ricotta and toast was amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great! Delicious food, great service. Will definitely be going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Jianna. Staff was great and the cuisine was exceptional. We can’t wait to come back

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service was awesome. They oysters were out of this world

Jianna
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! We appreciate your loyalty and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to reach out. Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Waited a little while for our entrees but everything was delicious!

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was disturbingly satisfying.
The cocktailswere a bit small .

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CL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Greenville . The service is good and the food is spot on. The balcony is a wonderful place to eat, relax and people-watch down on Main Street.

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Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Location and venue are both great! Service is excellent but food is pretty average. Had a chicken/spinach panini which was not very tasty. Little spinach and a lot of bread served with an average pasta salad. Co diners weren’t terribly impressed with their meals either. But again, service is great and location is as well.

Jianna
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the feedback. I am so sorry you did not enjoy your lunch entrees as much as we would have hoped. Hopefully in the future we will be able to go above and beyond and this was just and "off" experience. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the service though. If you ever need anything in the future please do not hesitate to reach out. Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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JV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Jianna has such a good atmosphere. There food is delicious, but i definitely go to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view of the moving city!

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JH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food.

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VR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 3rd time the 4 of us have eaten at Jianna. The last two times where Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day. Both times we sat outside which was very pleasant and Sarah took care of us . She is Fantastic The food wonderful. Plan on going again in June.
Victoria Rappe Atlanta Ga

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Victoria, Thank you for being so kind and taking the time to write a review. I moved from Atlanta and Jianna was my favorite restaurant as well before I started working there! I am so glad Sarah took care of you. She is fantastic! We look forward to seeing you in June. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out. Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go there everyto e I am downtown Greenville. It was Mother’s Day and very busy. Yet, they handled it. Great service. Food was fantastic. We were party of 4 and everybody loved their selection. Will go back as often as possible.

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating Mother's Day with us Robert! We appreciate your loyalty and feedback and hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jianna is my favorite Italian restaurant. We have been coming to the Restaurant now for years and have never had a bad experience. This is the best Restaurant in Greenville on all levels. I particularly love the freshly shucked oysters and home made pasta. The bar is a great area to meet friends and to just enjoy the indoor/outdoor views of the Park. Will definitely be back!

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! We appreciate your loyalty and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to reach out. Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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KW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit and it’s now officially my favorite restaurant in Greenville! Our server, Hannah, was incredible and truly enhanced our experience in every way!

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TA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Greenville for our son’s graduation from Furman and had a wonderful late lunch. Our oldest son surprised us by flying in for the event and the staff was more than accommodating. The restaurant was full but they happily found us a beautiful table by the window for our now table of 5! Jianna’s is always one of our stops whenever we have come to Greenville over the past four years and we will sorely miss the fabulous oysters, pasta dishes, ambiance and outstanding service!! 5 stars every time.

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your loyalty and support! I am glad to hear we could accommodate your son's graduation party and you enjoyed your dining experience for lunch! We hope to see you even though your son has graduated from Furman. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to reach out. Congrats again to your son! Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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BD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

poor, slow food service. Waitress was nice, but kid's food was inedible, way too much salt. probably 5th or 6th time we have eaten at Jianna's. food can be very good, but served barely warm 3 times for all but 1 person of 4. Unfriendly staff, other than nice waitress.

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Bob, I apologize we did not meet your expectations and I would like to discuss further your recent dining experience. Please feel free to reach out to me at the restaurant or on my cell phone at 678.549.9591 Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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CS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible/quality food, atmosphere, views. Server was knowledgeable on the menu and her recommendations were on point. I am definitely going back!

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Chelsea, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and the service was enjoyable as well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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TA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding.

We had tomatoes and burrata cheese for appetizer and fusilli pasta with sausage for main course.

Both were exceptional!

Great waitress had a wonder view of street.

All around great experience.

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Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My only problem was with the oysters... they were so small ! Definitely not worth the $14 they charged.

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Sorry to hear about the oysters. We do switch them out daily so they can range in size. I hope you will continue to give us another try. Feel free to reach out to me the next time you are in and I will send out some oysters on us! Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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EA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Awesome location, but not the best food for your money in Greenville. Definitely a bit overpriced and overhyped. I’ve heard the cocktails are great, but I was underwhelmed with the food.

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

We appreciate your feedback, I apologize that we did not meet your expectations. I would love to discuss your dining experience further. Please feel to reach out to me on my cell 678.549.9591 Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was delicious! We tried the specials and they were outstanding. Our server was great too! He didn’t rush us and was very knowledgeable. Still our favorite spot in Greenville!

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects from greeting through service. Highly recommend.

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RC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a birthday celebration. Great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food with a great atmosphere on patio area.

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to having you in again soon. Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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HP
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, and Noah our waiter - was exceptional. He was aware that we had tickets for a show that night and ensured everything was served on a timely basis, without being rushed. An outstanding evening - Thank you!

Jianna
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you so much! We are so glad Noah took care of all! We cannot wait to see you again soon! Best regards, Andrea Ciavardini General Manager

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good as usual!

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TB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at Jianna on Sunday! We were there early and took advantage of the outdoor seating. The homemade pasta was amazing, our server was fantastic, and a great atmosphere. We are planning on coming back during graduation week! Thank you!

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! Hands down the best restaurant in Greenville. Pricing is on par for high-end dining, but portions are small. Our server was extremely attentive without being over bearing. Our server was excellent in selecting the perfect wine for our meal, and was extremely descriptive. I can't wait to return!

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CS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall a nice experience. Our waitress may have been new or had other important matters to deal with. We noticed the other wait staff reciting daily specials for example, and when we asked about them we were told there weren't any.

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Charleston
61 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely all around dining experience. Octopus, oysters, agnolotti, and buratta were all perfect. Great service too.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, especially the outside area and good service. The food is good, but could be somewhat more varied, especially over the course of the year.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner by myself, excellent food, good service and perfect weather to sit outside.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the squid ink pasta but asked to hold crab and add extra shrimp and I received 3 shrimp total which was disappointing given the cost. The taste was very good but felt I should have been given more shrimp. The gnocchi appetizer was very good.

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G
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice and welcoming staff. Food is excellent, skilfully prepared with fresh quality ingredients. Pasta is award winning!

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow....ten minutes before first contact from server. Had seafood appetizer and sever asked me to keep the dirty fork for the next course! Food was OK....but nothing special.

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