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About Ristorante Gioia
From the moment you enter Ristorante Gioia, you will experience unique and enjoyable dining in a Authentic Italian setting. In Italy, every meal is a journey; the same is true at Ristorante Gioia. Start with appetizers featuring a selection of Bruschetta and antipasto, then move to a traditional Italian dinner, Insalata (salad), to primi piatto (pasta), to secondi piatto (main course), finally a delicious dolce (dessert) and cappuccino. Discover the true feeling of Italy over dinner with family and friends, making conversation with the most famous Italian music in the air, and enjoying savory wine in a setting that is very relaxing in a casual atmosphere surrounded by attentive servers.
Salem, MA 01970
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public Parking and on-street parking
Washington St @ New Derby St (426/455, 450, 451, 455, 456, 459, 465, 468)
New Derby St @ Klopp Alley (426/455, 451, 455, 459)
New Derby St Opp Klop Alley (426/455, 451, 455, 459)
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining and event space in Downtown Historic Salem, Massachusetts for business, pleasure or both. Ristorante Gioia's eventful space is perfect for your special occasion of up to 45 guests. Our staff will present a menu of authentic regional Italian cooking, from homemade pastas and breads, to delicious antipasti and entrees, delectable desserts and an award-winning selection of Italian wines.
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ristorante Gioia Ratings and Reviews
We totally enjoyed our delicious dinners at Ristorante Gioia on Mother's Day. Each meal ordered was different, cooked to order, and all were served piping hot at the same time. Our waitress was very cheerful and efficient. It was a very relaxing atmosphere complemented by soft background music, allowing easy conversation among our party of 5. We definitely will return.
We went here for my son's 14th birthday because he wanted veal. The restaurant has a large selection of veal, pasta and fish. We all enjoyed our meals. This restaurant is a more traditional "old school" italian menu that everyone liked. My only complaint is that they could have a better selection of wines by the glass.
We booked through OpenTable a few hours before we arrived but they had no record of our reservation and no available tables so they seated us at some small bistro sets they have near the front door. They seemed short-handed with servers as there were only 2 and the restaurant was fully booked. They did the best they could and we weren't kept waiting too long. The bread was underbaked and raw in the middle. We pointed it out, they brought a fresh loaf over and it too was raw in the middle - not a good sign. The food itself - pesto gnocchi and lasagna - were not any better than we could have made at home. Dessert (Chocolate Mousse Cake) was good and wine list was good too, but there are better options in the area. We will not be returning.
Went on an off night and were the only ones there. The service was terrific, the menu was great and our selections were wonderful. The super cheesy garlic bread was delis. We had the gnocchi pesto and eggplant pram...both really good, piping hot with plenty to take home. Nice wine selection too. Will go back!
Open table said this place had availability, after making a reservation I was called by the restaurant to be told they do reservation on their own website and that they were totally booked.
Clearly a breakdown in communication and agreement between open table and this restaurant .
And then to get a follow up survey from open table asking about my experience. Well if you must know it stunk!
We found this restaurant by accident, and happy that we did. The menu is extensive, the service was attentive without overbearing,
and the dining room reminded me of a bistro in Italy. The minestrone soup was hot and filled with lots of vegetables. I had a
veal/eggplant dish which was generous in portion and very tasty. Definitely will return, and highly recommend this North Shore
I've walked by the place often and we finally went in. The service was the best we have had in a long time anywhere, and the server was well informed and guided us in a pleasant dining experience. he was attentive yet not distracting. We each had a veal dish and it was the most tender veal we have ever eaten, and we've eaten out a lot. We started with the Caprese Salad and it was so fresh and crisp, it was delectable. Even his wine selection was spot on. We will return with an appetite, I cant wait to try dessert!
This our second time here. The food is very good, my daughter ordered Lobster Ravioli. I have never seen Lobster Ravioli actually have a big chunk of Lobster in the Ravioli, most of the time it is all Ricotta with a sliver of Lobster. Great recipe here! We will definately go back.
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