Giovanni's Bistro & Bar
Award winner With Open Table in Many Categories
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Will Be serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast with Turkey and all the fixings. We will also have some items for our guest that don't like Turkey. We are also offering Togo Turkey dinners for guest that just don't want to cook or clean up.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
couldn't have been more helpful from the reservation to the service at the bar and the table. food was very good.
We've loved Giovanni's since they opened! The food is always delicious, and they are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions or requests without sacrificing any flavor. We will continue to keep coming, and keep bringing our friends and family!
Love their expanded restaurant. Food and service was great
Very enjoyable meal. food and service were both great. a little pricey especially the small eggplant appetizer. meatball app was great and big enough to share. ordered house pinot which was fine, but they tried hard to up sell to santa margarehta
We've always enjoyed Giovanni's for a good meal--excellent choices of meat, fish, poultry, pasta--with an Italian flourish. Preparations are delicious, sides plentiful. The physical space was small and intimate, but the noise level always remained low. We were concerned when they expanded in size as restaurants frequently lose their footing when they get bigger, but not necessarily better. In fact, some friends visited when their new, larger dining space opened, and found while the food remained very good, the service was very slow and inattentive. Well, happy to report that they listened to their customers, have added a lot of very attentive and friendly staff, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal (food is still well-prepared and delish) and the service. I enthusiastically recommend Giovanni's Bistro.
Good food and good service are a mainstay. Of the two dining areas, i prefer the original area, more comfortable - less noisy. But the service and food are the same in both areas.
Giovanni's Bistro & Bar is always my go-to place!!!!
Great food, wonderful drinks, lovely service!
Superlative meal. Service was attentive and professional. The food lived up to and exceeded our expectations. Well worth the trip. Can be loud when busy.
Great meal. First time there. Had dinner with friends. Took a chance. Service was wonderful and the food awesome. Will be returning.
Loved the food!! Everything was amazing! The owner is awesome and so attentive and accommodating.
second trip to this restaurant, but first to it's extended quarters. Sw were seated in the extended part, and unlike our first experience, this part of the restaurant was extremely loud, and hard to carry a conversation, although the food was excellent
Excellent, friendly service. Truly outstanding food.
New dining room same great experience! Food is delicious, service professional and friendly.
Very friendly hosts who do their best to accommodate your needs. Bit haphazard to beginwith such as wrong water given out, wrong entree. But this was all easily fixed and the friendly atmosphere and amazing food more than made up for it.
This evening we were celebrating a friend's 50th birthday and thought that Giovanni's was the place to take him. The service were was thoughtful, the staff seemed to be adjusting to the newly added dining room and larger capacity seating. We had a great dinner, enjoyed our favorite wine and mixed drinks, had a lot of laughs and made great memories. Thank you, Greg and staff for making our celebration a success.
Excellent service and food. Warm, inviting space and staff. Will return soon.
FIRST Time really loved the place will return especially for HAPPY HOUR Cocktail
Friends raved about this place, so our book club met there on a Thursday evening. We were treated like we'd been eating there all of our lives. Wine recommendations were spot on. Everyone pleased with their meal choices. The entire experience was fun and filling.
Giovanni's is outstanding - with the expanded dining room and bar - you can enjoy a wonderful meal and have a fabulous martini! This is a not to be missed restaurant in NJ!
Greg was friendly and made you feel comfortable. Food was outstanding. Had the sausage escarole and bean to start, large portion and excellent. We will be back.
The food is fresh and authentic Italian cuisine. The portions are larger than what I expected. The wait staff are extremely friendly and accommodating.
The food was outstanding and presentation delightful. The Limoncello Tartufo was amazing.
We will return for another gourmet experience.
We had another great time! Great food, good service and a fun place to hang out
A great manager- one that works hard to make everyone feel welcome- reopened this week after expanding - some things still in the works as far as construction- food is good - enjoy!!!
We are regulars here, service from Xavier and host Greg are always over the top. Neighborhood friendly but sophisticated food. Creative menu without being ridiculous. Locally sourced products. Menu is somewhat Italian but not a red sauce and pasta only place. Chef is great. Just took over the space next door so it will be easier to get a rez going forward.
Never disappoints. An adult restaurant! Great food and bar, along with great service!
I love this restaurant. The food is so fresh and the service, friendly and efficient. My friend wanted to take me out for my Birthday and I suggested Giovanni ‘s. She had never been and loved the experience.
This evening our visit to Giovanni's was the usual experience, a friendly greeting from Greg and we were immediately seated. Greg was a one man band this evening, mixing drinks, taking wine orders and insuring that everyone had a great dining experience. He always amazes me with his ability to make guests feel special while his wait staff go about serving the amuse bouche, wonderful bread, wine and water. The kitchen turns out spectacular food, nicely presented and seasoned well. We look forward to dining at Giovanni's because we know there will be great food in store, with no surprises.
Greg and his crew do a fantastic job. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Greg caters to special requirements or desires with a positive attitude. The food is great.
Always great! Giovanni's serves five-star cuisine. Ambience, Value and Creativity are the watch words here. You are part of the family the minute you walk in the door. Thank you Manager Greg, Xavier, Scott and Eric! Inventive cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and a first-rate staff all make for a sensational dining experience. Special note: Giovanni's will be expanding, at the same location, at the beginning of September to better serve their customers and growing fan base.
Try it for yourself and you will delight in the experience of this neighborhood gem!
I was so happy to finally go here! I've heard great things about Giovanni's but have never been able to get a table. Now I know why. The food is fabulous and the wait staff enchanting. If you are locked out for dinner like we have been often, try it for lunch. With a detailed, inventive lunch available on a Wednesday at noon, I can only imagine what is available on a Saturday night.
Innovative and interesting menu with excellent specials. Service was friendly and efficient.
Our first visit but we will definitely be back.
Excellent restaurant. Personal service, custom cocktails, unique menu and delicious food. Small and intimate. Highly recommended
Excellent food fresh and seasonal. No preservative. Taste and presentation very good. Good wine list
We met friends for dinner and we had been there before. We thought they might enjoy it and they loved it. Great food and terrific service. One of our favorite places to go for dinner.
Giovanni’s never disappoints! The service is impeccable, the food is first rate. You will not be disappointed!
What can I say about a restaurant that surpasses expectations? Everything. The food is prepared with love, every appetizer and entree we have experienced was spot on wonderful, even the amuse bouche, different at each visit, lets you know you are in for a real dining experience. Each dish is eye appealing and a delight to the palate. The wines offered are thoughtfully selected and the tiny gem of a bar whips up some fabulous cocktails. The service is prompt and courteous. The wait staff, like in a well choreographed dance, arrives on cue, to serve bread, pour wine and water, present your food and clear the table. The atmosphere at Giovanni's is also very warm and inviting. This is a foodie alert. Don't pass up an opportunity to dine at Giovanni's.
The food and service was excellent. The bartender was very accommodating along with the wine solmonier. They are in the middle of expanding and it should really improve the experience.
Food? Delicious! Drinks? Delicious! SERVICE? Fabulous both front and back server! (Actually 5/5 for front server, 10/5 back waiter!)
The only comment is UPDATE THE DECOR! Can not wait for the addition to be complete!