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Giano

4.8
4.8
1333 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Please call us if you are running later than 10 minutes after your reservation time. We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.
Please know that our grace period (10 min) and turn times have been adjusted due to the latest Covid-19 regulations. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
All of our outdoor seating have heaters for your dining comfort but we ask that you dress accordingly for a New York winter.
This is the story of Paolo and Matteo, two guys from Milano who had an idea. Let's take the heart of our tradition and fuse it with the exciting innovations happening in Italian cooking, they said. Inspired by the Roman deity Janus who looked to the future as well as the past, Giano respects tradition and embraces the future. We like to think of our little corner in the east village as quite special, and hope you will too

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 673-7200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matteo Niccoli

  • Private party facilities

    Giano can host your private event seating 64 or up to 120 people for a non seated event. Our garden is available during seasonal months. We host showers, weddings, birthday and corporate parties. We welcome your special needs and can cater a menu based on your event.

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    1st Ave & Ave A

  • Parking details

    6 train to Astor Place. F or V to Second Avenue. L to 1st Avenue 14th Street station.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 1,333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Best Value

  • Manhattan

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTableFan990

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at Giano's. Had dinner and from the moment we walked in we felt welcome and like we walked into an authentic Italian restaurant. The food was excellent, service was attentive and friendly and we loved every moment. We are notoriously picky when it comes to authentic Italian food, so were thrilled that this lived up to our expectations and will be back. Wish it were in our neighborhood--we would go every week.
  2. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! We will def be back. Can’t go wrong with the food
  3. RP

    RandP

    New York Area

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful homemade pasta, terrific wine choices, pleasant covered backyard & outstanding informed service make this East Village spot great for multiple occasions. We were a business dinner group, and Gianni was able to accomodate vegetarian & meat eaters, tender stomachs & hearty appetites ! So good when then waitstaff is attentive to needs & knowledgable of the kitchen. Excellent bar service too. Indoor dining looked cozy & romantic, filling up as we left. Very Highly Recommended !
  4. MM

    MadandaM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We ordered a salad, a risotto, chicken and a dessert. Everything was excellent and we really enjoyed the meal.
  5. MD

    MarkDH

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a terrible experience with both service and food. Service was rushed and they seemed overwhelmed when asked any questions. They food was poorly prepared. The meatballs were completely over cooked and were like rocks. The bolognese was splattered around the plate with drippings, just simply poorly displayed. I question the quality of their reviews. Very disappointed!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was slow. Food was bland. Outdoor garden seating was uncomfortable and there was no music.
  7. N

    Nicole

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly Recommend! Absolutely delicious food, beautiful ambiance and incredible service. Paolo made us feel so welcome and special. He made excellent recommendations and kept us laughing throughout the meal. We loved the pasta bolognese, rigatoni ragu, arugula salad, grilled octopus appetizer, tiramisu & Chianti Classico. We are so glad we chose to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary at Giano and can't wait until our return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service here is EXCELLENT with many employees clearly being native Italian speakers, they made the experience great and really added to the ambiance. Not to mention the food was excellent and came out very quickly
  9. JS

    JoanSosa

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    servicio excelente, muy antentos. las porciones son generosas y todas las comidas estaban muy ricas.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional. Great find in that neighborhood. Just try it and you will be very happy. Not your regular Italian food restaurant, this place is special.
  11. DC

    DC23

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinner experiences I've had in a long time. Both the food and the service were truly exceptional.
  12. JV

    JonathanV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food was very authentic Italian at an affordable price.
  13. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place might have taken the top spot as my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. The experience as a whole was incredible and the flavors within the pasta dishes were to die for. Would highly recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great owners, really enjoyed it.
  15. K

    Kelly

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently the best Italian in the east village. The owners are SO amazing as well as all of the restaurant staff. Food is incredible and prices are so great.
  16. TV

    TaylorV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian in the city! Our favorite spot and we always get the specials.
  17. L

    Laura

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So authentic, the pasta is handmade and amazing, and the waiters were so friendly and attentive. And everything is SO reasonably priced! A hidden gem of a restaurant for sure.
  18. ST

    StuyTownmom

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the back patio. Great service and food! It was very enjoyable.
  19. m

    marcya

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic, delicious homemade pasta and Italian food. Excellent wine list with spot-on recommendations from owner. Leave room for dessert- they are not to be missed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food for a decent price. The pasta was all homemade. The ravioli in a butter sage sauce was incredible… I could drink that sauce. The server was funny and friendly. Highly recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Food was overpriced and average. Baked ravioli was over cooked, spaghetti was crunchy and burrata was okay, disappointed because it was highly rated online.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Giano is one of my favorite restaurants in East Village. All of the pasta options are great, but especially the rigatoni. The hosts are warm and atmosphere is nice.
  23. SM

    SteveM

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from the time you enter, followed by great food in a small setting. Perfect for a date night out.
  24. CS

    ChristineS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent!
  25. S

    Skip

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, good array of pasta dishes reasonably valued.
  26. SK

    SamanthaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top 5 restaurant I’ve been to so far in NYC. Authentic food. Incredible service. Felt like we were part of the family. Paolo was so kind and gave us great suggestions! Will be back many many times!
  27. NA

    NateA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute favorite Italian in the East Village. The owners and chef are always in the front of the house talking to people an create such a welcoming experience. Food is amazing and fresh.
  28. MM

    MadandaM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service. Very helpful owners who are a delight to interact with. Food was terrific, and our wine was excellent
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious pasta and fast service!
  30. DM

    DanielMc

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING, UNIQUE AND TASTY. MATEO, THE WAITER/CHEF WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HOSPITABLE.
  31. CA

    CaesarA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the specials were to die for. The ambiance the service and the quality of the food are all worth it. I will totally be back. It was an unforgettable experience.
  32. RS

    RitaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely staff. Food was delicious and very kind to this mom traveling alone with two kids.
  33. PL

    PetyaL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Cozy place, and excellent pasta with nice and friendly staff and welcoming host
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was so personable and made it an awesome experience
  35. DC

    DanielC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and ownership. Beautiful inside and pasta is delicious
  36. L

    Lisaaa

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Great food. Very friendly staff. Would go again.
  37. DM

    DanielMc

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I HAVE BEEN TO GIANO PERHAPS HALF A DOZEN TIMES. THE FOOD HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN EXCELLENT, THE SERVICE EXTREMELY GOOD, THE AMBIENCE COMFORTABLE. MY ONLY SUGGESTION IS NOT TO BE SO CHINTZY WITH THE OLIVE OIL FOR BREAD.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we came with a toddler, staff was exceptionally kind and attentive!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    One of my favorite local spots I return to every time I’m in NYC. Authentic Italian food and hands down the best tiramisu ever!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service!

FAQs

Giano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Giano is rated 4.8 stars by 1333 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Giano

126 E 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st Ave & Ave A

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    6 train to Astor Place. F or V to Second Avenue. L to 1st Avenue 14th Street station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matteo Niccoli

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 673-7200

  • Private party facilities

    Giano can host your private event seating 64 or up to 120 people for a non seated event. Our garden is available during seasonal months. We host showers, weddings, birthday and corporate parties. We welcome your special needs and can cater a menu based on your event.

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