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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

4.8
4.8
1272 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Giovanni's you will experience creative Italian cuisine in a multi level, chic and relaxed atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 760-5932

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Giovanni Pinato

  • Private party facilities

    Private room upstairs can acommodate from 15 to 75 guests seated and 200 for a cocktail reception with private bar.

  • Private party contact

    Giovanni Francescotti/Cristian Barz: (615) 760-5932

  • Neighbourhood

    West End

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking is complimentary for our guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,272 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Romance

  • Nashville

    Italian

  • Nashville

    Romance

  • Nashville

    Italian

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  1. B

    Bing

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    This was our first time traveling in Nashville. The host silently led us to a table where we sat with no menu, no water, and no attention for at least 10 minutes. There were service people walking all around us without acknowledging that we were sitting at a table with nothing. We were baffled and seriously considered going next door to Love Language and having pizza on the patio! Just as we were deciding to leave, someone came and asked if we would like "regular" or sparkling water. We asked for still water and lemon. I had to ask 3 times for lemon before I finally got them myself from the bar. The food....we split a Greek salad and I was looking forward so some leafy greens and veggies...we each got, no lie, 2 tiny pieces of lettuce, some cucumber, 2 cherry tomatoes and 2 olives and a spattering of feta. This was disappointing especially because it was $16, but I do have to say, it was very fresh and delicious. My husband ordered cacio de pepe and I ordered the spinach ravioli in sage butter sauce. The cacio de pepe is my husband's favorite, but what he received was not what he has received at other authentic Italian restaurants. It was basically spaghetti with butter and pepper. Something we could make at home for one dollar and not the $30 we paid. My ravioli was basically flavorless and overcooked...I have had better from the refrigerator section of our local grocery store for $7 instead of the $33 we paid. We split the chocolate mousse cake...another disappointment in flavor. All in all, I wish we had left and gone next door for pizza and al fresco ambiance instead of paying $162 for mediocre food and subpar service. Giovanni is putting on airs to appear as though they are a 5 star restaurant, but they sorely and completely missed the mark.
  2. MP

    MatthewPipkinsongwriter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around was a good experience. Really enjoyed the vibe and the food was impressive.
  3. VH

    VicH

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate at the bar, food was fantastic. Great ambience to the place. Very professional staff.
  4. C

    Crazydana

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We were visiting Nashville and had already experienced BBQ and prime steak so we were hoping for a nice local Italian restaurant. The majority of the lead staff was inconvenienced by our presence and rude. The service was poor. The food was just ok.
  5. BL

    BenL

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian in Nashville! Traditional favorites or daily specials - you just can't go wrong!
  6. U

    Ukgirl

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad I found this gem on OpenTable! Service was impeccable and food delicious! Don’t miss in Nashville!
  7. BG

    BrianG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gnocchi; they melt in you mouth. Some of the best I have had.
  8. RH

    RayH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Food was perfectly cooked and flavorful.
  9. J

    Judi

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Service was wonderful and professional. Food was terrific!
  10. JP

    JoeP

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Our server, Ron, was excellent!
  11. JM

    JulieM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. The best eggplant parmigiana I have ever had. Amazing desserts as well. Truly a fantastic dining experience. Run, don’t walk to this place!
  12. L

    Linda

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have a great experience . We got the calamari, Burrata with arugula salad /sun dried Tomoto and lasagna. Outstanding The only problem was $7 dollars each for a soda!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ron our sever was super friendly, professional and very knowledgeable about the menu.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience!!
  15. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an awesome restaurant - amazing food and fantastic service! A real gem!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother daughter dinner. Food was delicious. Waitstaff friendly and helpful. Patiently answered our questions explaining specials and describing dishes. Would go back in a heartbeat.
  17. MP

    MarkP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent appetizer. Grilled octopus was delicious. It was presented on a bed of chilled chick peas. Entrée was lamb chops and roasted potatoes. The lamb chops were cooked perfect. There were 4 large lamb chops. The roasted potatoes were also delicious. The waiter was very friendly and helpful My daughter asked from fettuccini al fredo and even though it wasn’t on the menu, they had no problem making it for her. She said it was delicious.
  18. AC

    ACG2018

    Nashville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No other Italian restaurant in Nashville comes close. Exceptional food and service. Branzino, veal and homemade pasta with an authentic pomodoro sauce…it is truly the best. Excellent wine selection as well.
  19. f

    foodforthought

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was not sure what to think when entering this restaurant. It seemed like a throwback from the 1990s. The staff was extremely professional with the food World Class! I was blown away with all courses, the food was authentic Italian made by an Italian who displayed his years perfecting his recipes.
  20. r

    reviewvo

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great; service was a bit aloof; pricing seemed off. Place was pretty dark making it difficult to see the menu. Good wine list and excellent desserts.
  21. TB

    TomBKHarris

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was decent but not blown away. Service was a little slow considering how busy it was. Overall an okay experience.
  22. PP

    PickyPolly

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great wine recommendation. Top-notch service. Always a fantastic experience here.
  23. AH

    AlexH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent atmosphere! The pasta was fantastic!
  24. BG

    BrianG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best gnocchi!
  25. ML

    MadisonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Giovanni is one of the best restaurants in Nashville. Giovanni, the chef, brings authentic Italian to the south and doesn’t sacrifice a bit of tradition and culture. My partner and I go here for every single celebration.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beat veal dishes and pasta ever! Lived all over the USA-you food is excellent.
  27. PS

    PoppaSpin

    Memphis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have asked for a better impromptu Father's Day lunch with my little man and wife. They treated us like family, truly. Everyone was patient and friendly, and I felt as though the owner himself was focused on our experience and utmost satisfaction. Can't wait come back! Thank you all that played a part; from the servers to the cooks, and all in between.
  28. LB

    LauraB

    Nashville

    515 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    515 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only authentic Italian Fine dining in Nashville. Great service and the specials are always delicious.
  29. b

    bryanm

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a great experience except they forgot that it was a birthday celebration which was notated on open table when I reserved the table.
  30. KS

    KristenS

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was better than we had expected. The calamari was outstanding and of course the in house made pasta was also exceptional.
  31. g

    georgew

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and everything excellent as always.
  32. WF

    WildFire

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our visit to Giovanni’s Ristorante! Our head waiter Ron was excellent and the food was amazing!
  33. LM

    LisaM

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. It is a small dining room, so it is a little noisy.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Seemed to be understaffed the night we dined, so service was sporadic and slower.
  35. M

    Mike

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great setting.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was awesome, perfect for our firs visit in Nashville!
  37. JL

    JulietL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best meal in town!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was phenomenal. We had no real plans while downtown. All of our drinks were primo, from wine to mixed drinks. They brought out my plate as a pork chop instead of my requested strip steak. It tooksome time to correct, but they gave us the accidental pork chop (which was absolutely amazing) and then sent the correct strip steak. Then gave my wife another glass of comp wine for the wait. Food is 10 out of 10 in every aspect. We will definently be back.
  39. d

    debbie

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian Restaurant in Nashville! The tagliatelle with bolognese was so silky and luxurious. My husbands Veal Scaloppine Marsala was the best we have ever had. Paired with the perfect bottle a wine, wonderful service, and a very talented pianist, we could not have asked for a more lovely evening.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The ambiance was nice. The food took forever. Other tables around us that arrived after us got the food well before ours. The waiter never addressed anything and it wasn’t until we said something the food finally showed up. Still never addressed anything. Did not appreciate the service.

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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town is rated 4.8 stars by 1272 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 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

909 20th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    West End

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking is complimentary for our guests.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Giovanni Pinato

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 760-5932

  • Private party facilities

    Private room upstairs can acommodate from 15 to 75 guests seated and 200 for a cocktail reception with private bar.

  • Private party contact

    Giovanni Francescotti/Cristian Barz: (615) 760-5932

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