Giovanni's Ristorante

4.7
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144 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valet parking was very nice. Staff were very friendly and new a lot about the wines which made it helpful when choosing. The tour of the wine cellar at the end was a nice treat too. We will be back!

G
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Nice restaurant with good food and service but I think they packed in more tables for Saturday night and it was too noisy to talk to friends during dinner.

FP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time here. Wow. They did not disappoint and they lived up to their excellent reputation. The service was top notch; the food was fantastic (veal was melt in your mouth and tender- best I have ever had). Great menu selection and the cannoli... wow. Will go again!! Highly recommend.

S
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience4

It was okay experience , love the service though . He was nice

A
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing! Highly recommend. I had another fabulous time.

J
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What can I say... you want to feel special, this is the restaurant for you. The atmosphere is very hip, even at 9 it was packed. From the moment we walk in, to our departure it was an amazing visit. The food is phenomenal - we are Italian and we don’t waste our time nor money at sub rate Italian restos - we go directly to Giovanni - and Nino, the owner, is hands on. Kind, accommodating, attentive. Perfect balance. The waiters are all exceptional. They know what it means to “waiter”. It’s more than taking your order and interrupting you to ask if it’s good as soon as your mouth is full. Thank you for such a great evening. We will be going back. Make reservations. They are usually fully booked.

HT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food in Ottawa price value and ambiance for the money is the best always greeted and served by the best servers in Ottawa

RL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Burata, foie gras, duck, veal and risotto all magnificent!! Loved it

A
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! Will definitely return in the future!

BS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent meal.Pricy win list and food but excellent quality

M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food3Service1Ambience5

They don’t understand the meaning of well done, smallest portions ever for really expensive

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

The Valentines Day menu was extremely expensive for what we got. The quality of the food was good but the bill exceeded 400$. We will definitely need to try going again in a regular date to see the true price/value

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing place! I got proposed there, but besides that, the food and atmosphere and the service is amazing and we will be back!

DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not too happy bring given a table in a high traffic area. Also felt the tables were to close to each other.

ID
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable good and service. Always a treat!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon restaurant italien, sûrement le meilleur de la ville. Je recommande pour une occasion spéciale. Le serveur était très professionnel en nous donnant des conseils sur les plats. Nous avons passé un excellent moment.

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SB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal as per usual our server was helpful and made great suggestions

OT
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food.! Valet parking was a nice surprise.

CM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always amazing food and ambience

KB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Giovanni's is an amazing restaurant. The food is high quality and they spare no expense! The manager always comes and says hello. Our waiter Karsten is amazing! The service is excellent and you never run out of water! We always go for birthdays and they put a big sparkler on the dessert. I highly recommend this place!

LD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a burrata so awesome and the prosciutto, incredible!

F
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You have to go at least once in a lifetime. It’s a great experience, great staff, served like princesses and prince. It’s a great place to go for any kind of event! Loved it!

G
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent traditional Italian. Homemade pastas. Plenty of great wines. Always great food. A bit loud sometimes but overall a good dining environment.

JR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! The food is excellent and the service impeccable!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday Memorable

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Prix beaucoup trop élevé pour de la nourriture somme toute correcte. Serveurs onctueux qui oublie que mon épouse fête son anniversaire de naissance. Ambiance agréable mais beaucoup trop bruyant. On peut trouver beaucoup mieux pour bien meilleur prix.

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic meal. Great service. We will be back.

C
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful decor. Food was good but pricey. Would recommend for a special dinner out.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I went there on New Year's Eve. My first time and on the recommendation of a friend. Very noisy but it was New Years so that was to be expected.

The food was exceptional (lamb and steak) but the serving temp was a little on the just warm side but it wasn't a big deal for us. I'm sure the kitchen was a mad scramble all night.

The one negative thing I'll say was that the service was very rushed. I even asked the server to slow down mid-meal but to no avail. When we were done the bill was presented (unasked for) only 5 minutes after the last bite. I know it was New Year's eve, VERY busy and they want to turn over the tables but it was disappointing just the same.

All in all, I'll definately go back on a quieter night. The food was that good.

JM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

We were seated with a lunch menu but were charged at diner prices. When we pointed out an $8 difference the manager on duty told us it was our fault because we did not order before 3pm. Sadly that cost our waiter his tip. Hopefully the management will reconsider their response fir future guests.

MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is not just a restaurant outing it is an experience!! Service and food are over the top. The ambiance is very classy.

M
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable! Food was amazing! I would definitely go back.

HT
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal in Ottawa as far as service and food is great would highly recommend this place

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time! Our waiter was amazing!!

SB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Karsten was so pleasant and chatty, definitely helped make our departmental Christmas dinner extra enjoyable. He was very efficient and helpful. He wasn't our server, he was our buddy for the night! Thank you :)

SW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Giovanni’s is a must if you are in Ottawa! We make a point of going every trip. The food is always 100%. The staff is the most amazing. Very attentive and a pleasure to talk to!
It does not matter the day of the week it is always full!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food AS USUAL

AS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, fresh& tasty. Great portions too which is nice to see in an exclusive restaurant. The service was great, plenty of attention and managers checking on your satisfaction. The decor is rich, the atmosphere is warm. The prices are very high though so it's not an every day kind of a restaurant.