Giovanni's Ristorante

4.7
27 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion

Giovanni�s Ristorante, which you can find in Ottawa, Ontario, is proud of its reputation for serving some of the finest Italian cuisine in the surrounding area. The staff insists upon only the finest ingredients like AAA steaks and seafood taken fresh from the sea. Guests will also enjoy the lovely d�cor, which is filled with gleaming crystal, in addition to the food at Giovanni�s Ristorante.

One great way to start your meal at Giovanni�s Ristorante is with one of the excellent soups, such as the minestrone or the stracciatella. When you make it to the main meal, you might try one of the veal dishes. The veal marsala, with mushrooms and a wine sauce, is just one of many options.

What 27 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.7
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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great dining experience if you like higher intensity environment

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed everything! The appetizers (some kind of cheese only from Italy) and the Italian sausage just about the best things I ever tasted. Staff was great!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

food was great but if looking to have easy conversation, found it too loud.

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b
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, very tentative servers and free valet is a nice touch.

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P
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb! Great for celebrating a special occasion as it is not inexpensive. One of the best Italian restaurants in Ottawa.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience at Giovanni’s! We had just left another restaurant which had not taken my boyfriend’s nut allergy seriously and had brought nuts out to the table, when they assured us that the kitchen was aware. Honestly going to Giovanni’s totally turned our night around! The food was delicious, service outstanding (free valet was a very nice touch), and they took the nut allergy seriously and made sure to do everything they could to make us feel comfortable and trusting! We were celebrating my mom’s birthday and they brought out a lovely birthday dessert for her, a nice touch! Highly recommend and we will definitely be coming back!

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PS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Podrían habernos regalado el postre, dada la cena romántica

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations. Will return and highly recommended.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My husband and my combined birthday dinner was incredibly delicious and the service was amazing. I would have given 5 stars for service but the hostess who greated us at the front was not very welcoming and made me feel a little judged. Other than that, food and atmosphere was amazing.

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P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent food quality. Fast service.

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TP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Recent menu changes were not to our liking. Saturday evening was busy and loud compared to previous mid-week visit that was more enjoyable.

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p
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although the food was very good, the men in our group thought their portions were on the small side - veal marsella, pasta special. Our waiter, Louis, was outstanding both in quality service and personality

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FT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent except my meal. I chose the veal parmagiana but unfortunately the meat was very tough and the pasta overcooked. It's the first time that I've ever had a complaint. I love your restaurant and will continue going. I guess it was just a glitch that night. Everything else was perfect.

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Come hungry! You will be well looked after.

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RM
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful as usual. Waiter explaining menu 3 table away was a fairly loud

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Q
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Old school Italian restaurant. Traditional food and service.

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LB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Giovanni's is a wonderful place, if you love delicious food and great service. Our beef was superb, the pasta was perfect, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Thank you very much for an enjoyable evening.

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d
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian food I have had in years!!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best server! I didn’t get a chance to grab his name but he went above and beyond to get whatever we wanted. We’ll definitely be coming back soon!

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect ... my favourite Ottawa restaurant

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GL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently excellent service and the free valet parking is always a handy thing

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MR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All 6 in our party really enjoyed their meals and the experience. The service was top notch. The food was delicious. Very relaxing atmosphere. Unanimous that Giovanni's is on our group short list of favorite restaurants to revisit.

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DL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Karsten was our waiter and he was outstanding! Very friendly and made sure everything was looked after to ensure a perfect evening!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Felt like i got gouged for valentines day.

I had looked at the wine list when i sat. My GF looked so uncomfortable after i ordered the wine. I then glimpsed at the menu & knew why( special menu for the evening. They should of informed my when i made the reservations a week ago) I was then to uncomfortable to leave since i ordered the wine. She begged me to leave and was uncomfortable. I saw two other tables leave once they saw the price hike of the menu. Im sure there was many more couples that did the same thing during the evening.
Long story short 400$ for chicken and steak.

Very disappointed. And a very uncomfortable evening unfortunately.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Enjoyed the date with my wife. Parking is tight during the snowy months, but well worth the trouble.

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SP
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thanks for great experience

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q
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great location in Little Italy with great food and service. The place can be a bit on the louder side so if you are looking for a romantic dinner with quiet time, you will have to find a table in a corner for that.

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