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Giovanni's Ristorante, Ottawa, ON
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Giovanni's Ristorante

4.6
4.6
189 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 234-3156

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    For information on a Catered event, please contact Jon at jon@giovannis-restaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Event information, please contact Jon at jon@giovannis-restaurant.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Aberdeen

  • Parking Details

    Free Valet Parking available.

  • Public Transit

    85 to Carling Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Italian

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

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  1. GS

    GarryS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Giovanni's many times for special occasions and am never disappointed. Fast, professional service, excellent food. Our only complaint is the very high noise level as there are many tables in a fairly small room.
  2. AB

    AdamB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another special evening at Giovanni’s. Food was delicious, cocktails were delivered quickly constructed beautifully. Service was elite. Great bday celebration for my brother Mike.
  3. c

    carolynm

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    stephano is the best charming and witty and provides exceptional service
  4. NB

    NatalieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The hostess was great and they took our coats when we came ine and seated us right away. The waiter was very nice but a little too quick on getting us to order. The food was ok for the price, I had the Piatto Assortito and the Manicotti was dry, no sauce, lasagna and veal were good. My friends took the Manicotti and the Cannelloni and there was not much sauce either. For the price I don't think we will be return for a while.
  5. GA

    GregA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was what you would expect from eating at Giovanni’s. Excellent quality and impeccable service.
  6. VM

    VinceM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Waiter was really ignorant. Waiter was upset about the 15 percent tip we left him and asked us for more money. Caused a scene after our meal and ruined our night. Would not recommend going here
  7. SM

    SeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always superior in every way. Amazing food, best service hands down and beautiful surroundings. Always a great experience
  8. DD

    DwayneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Couldn’t have been better. Nice to see that top quality restaurant service still exists.
  9. CC

    CatherineC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in Ottawa! Always amazing food, great service with a nice ambiance. Can't wait to go back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The staff are amazing, but the food was a little flat. My chaser salad was over dressed and the Chicken Marsala was bland, no flavour pop. My friend had the lasagna and really like it and the serving size was massive.
  11. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Just what we expected. Never disappoints. Will go again as soon as we can.
  12. K

    Karend

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The “special” of the day was ravioli with lobster and it was $80 per plate and we weren’t informed prior to ordering. I love the restaurant and it’s one of my favourites but I was shocked at the price of that. The ravioli wasn’t stuffed with lobster it was in the sauce and in my opinion we should have been told the cost given it was so pricey.
  13. BM

    BobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming host and accommodating survey. We were made to feel special and not just another set of paying customers.
  14. LD

    LeslieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lasagna good but have had better at Giovanni’s. One of the better Caesars.scallop appetizer wonderful. Service over the top.
  15. A

    Akash

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great food and service. enjoyed every minute of it
  16. MM

    MMcG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were AMAZING. Our waiter (I believe his name was Jared) was excellent and answered all of our questions. Could not recommend this restaurant enough. Absolutely worth the price
  17. MM

    MichelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great: the three of us had different main courses and all were great. Marino's service was perfect. Great evening
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to spot when I’m in Ottawa.
  19. TG

    TheGhostWriter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was alright . Pricey . Good wine though . Good service .
  20. LJ

    LynneJ

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Probably a strategy but asked for tap water and they brought me bottled water at 7.95$/ bottle. Rushed to leave but I get it! Love the valet parking
  21. EL

    EstelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service; tasty pasta de mare; desserts were very sweet but harmonized well with limoncello.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there first time to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It was awesome. Food was really good . Service was incredible.
  23. C

    Chloe

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Your ultimate Italian mafia style food experience choice. Full of energy, statement food and full Italian mode.
  24. p

    peterk

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An excellent upscale restaurant well worth a visit for dining
  25. JG

    JimmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been a loyal diner at Giovanni’s for over 23 years and it just keeps getting better.
  26. CC

    CraigC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always, best Restaurant in Ottawa IMO
  27. S

    Sally

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was just 2 of us. We had an outstanding time. The food was just amazing. When making the reservation I mentioned it was for my 50th birthday. And at the end of dinner without saying or asking for anything the server brought me an amazing desert with a sparkling candle. Really nice of them to have highlighted it. Thank you again !
  28. DF

    DaveF

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The smelts [as appetizer] were very crsip and tasty, if a bit dry. My main course of Pollo Portofino was good, but not OMG-I-must come-back good. The chef and I would likely disagree on how much spice belongs in the sauce [where I prefer more]. I enjoyed a glass of their (California) Cabernet Sauvignion with my meal.
  29. B

    Birthdayparty

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Maître D was fantastic. Our waiter seemed uninterested and the service felt rushed. Food was good
  30. CW

    ChadW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food, decor was extremely tacky and outdated, mirrors and hanging chandeliers everywhere.. Chair felt like I was sitting in a hole. Window frames inside the restaurant were in need of paint. Good service.
  31. LL

    LucLS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at this restaurant. Was highly recommended by our son. Best italian restaurant so far in Ottawa. Valet service appreciated. We were warmly welcomed by Lino. Great. Service was perfect. If I recall the service was assured by a German-native charming person...not sure about his name, maybe Péter?
  32. A

    Amazon

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Excellent service. The food was very overpriced. 24 dollars for a salad. 32 for tasteless pasta. The women's bathroom was a mess. So much garbage overflowing the bin and on floor. Also, the place is so noisy we could not easily converse. I will say that the staff were lovely but I will not be back.
  33. FI

    FoodieInOttawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The service was subpar. The food was poorly spiced, spent over $125 for an app and 2 pastas so I was expecting a bit more flavour and seasoning. I wouldn’t recommend the restaurant as they’re other Italian restaurants that are far more worth the buck.
  34. k

    kahi

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Soooo freaking good. Staff was amazing too.
  35. R

    Riccardia

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Food is authentic and excellent. Superb ambiance.
  36. DS

    DomS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous food -enjoyed. Very noisy, took away from the experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a office Christmas lunch and everything was great. The staff are always so attentive and nice. The food was delicious like usual. Would highly recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the best service!! Looking forward to returning in the near future.
  39. AP

    AlexandreP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as per usual - never disappoints 5 stars all around
  40. L

    Lovetodine

    Montreal

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Giovanni's! Everything is consistently excellent-food, wine, service and ambiance!!

FAQs

Giovanni's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 234-3156.

Giovanni's Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 189 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 10 times today
Google Map for Giovanni's Ristorante

362 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Aberdeen

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Free Valet Parking available.

  • Public Transit

    85 to Carling Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 234-3156

  • Catering

    For information on a Catered event, please contact Jon at jon@giovannis-restaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Event information, please contact Jon at jon@giovannis-restaurant.com

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