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.
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!
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.
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.
It was okay experience , love the service though . He was nice
This place is amazing! Highly recommend. I had another fabulous time.
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.
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
Everything was excellent. Burata, foie gras, duck, veal and risotto all magnificent!! Loved it
Amazing service! Will definitely return in the future!
Excellent meal.Pricy win list and food but excellent quality
They don’t understand the meaning of well done, smallest portions ever for really expensive
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
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!
Not too happy bring given a table in a high traffic area. Also felt the tables were to close to each other.
Impeccable good and service. Always a treat!
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.
Excellent meal as per usual our server was helpful and made great suggestions
Amazing service and delicious food.! Valet parking was a nice surprise.
Always amazing food and ambience
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!
Never had a burrata so awesome and the prosciutto, incredible!
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!
Excellent traditional Italian. Homemade pastas. Plenty of great wines. Always great food. A bit loud sometimes but overall a good dining environment.
Love this place! The food is excellent and the service impeccable!
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.
We enjoyed a fantastic meal. Great service. We will be back.
Excellent service and beautiful decor. Food was good but pricey. Would recommend for a special dinner out.
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.
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.
This is not just a restaurant outing it is an experience!! Service and food are over the top. The ambiance is very classy.
Service was impeccable! Food was amazing! I would definitely go back.
Best meal in Ottawa as far as service and food is great would highly recommend this place
Great time! Our waiter was amazing!!
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 :)
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!
Great food AS USUAL
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.
Giovanni's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 234-3156.
Giovanni's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.