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Giovanni's Ristorante, Ottawa, ON

Giovanni's Ristorante

4.8
4.8
455 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    For information on a Catered event, please contact Lisa at Lisa@giovannis-restaurant.com
  • Private party facilities
    For Private Event information, please contact Lisa at Lisa@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 455 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Italian

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Italian

455 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing date night thank you so much! Definitely coming back.

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  2. Champagnelover

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    White glove service and hospitality from a restaurant with delicious food and a top notch wine list (inclusive of verticals of well known producers at reasonable prices). Highly recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my wife and my 10th anniversary and we chose Giovanni's because they have such excellent service and cuisine. They make an evening special. We were not disappointed. Very attentive staff, superb beet salad and 12 oz lobster - melt in her mouth according to my wife. Everything else was good! I was also guided to a lovely mid-range Italian red wine which I truly enjoyed. This was one of the nicest evenings out we've had in a long time! Bravo!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We felt like we were being rushed the entire time, not likely to return. It was as though they expected us to eat and be out in 30 minutes. If you’re in a hurry to go to a show or something, I guess it’s good to go, but otherwise I don’t enjoy dining and feeling rushed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall AMAZING experience. We went for a graduation celebratory late lunch/early dinner, we were one of the only tables in the restaurant. We even called to move the reservation earlier and they were extremely accommodating. The server was extremely kind and personable and made sure to make it feel like a celebration. The food was PHENOMENAL and they even accommodated some food allergies. Overall an absolutely AMAZING meal I’d highly recommend if you want a fancy place for a meal and delicious food with excellent service. They also JUST released a new menu and we were the first to try… and I’d highly recommend the desserts that were off-menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience yesterday at Giovanni’s was amazing. From the moment we stepped into the door, we knew the service was going to be great. The staff knew that it was our anniversary and they made it extra special for us. Our server was Tony and he did fantastic. He knew exactly what to recommend and he took care of us the whole time. The food was very flavourful and perfectly cooked. Loved my experience thank you again to all the staff!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and it reminded me of my Nonna's cooking! Our waiter Angelo was great, very attentive and make excellent recommendations. I'm already looking forward to going back.

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  8. SWickware

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely extraordinary!!! Exceptional service and food. Tony was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I chose this restaurant while visiting Ottawa because of the reviews and the menu seemed appealing and the prices made me believe that it will be reflecting quality. But not so much. I don’t mind paying for good food and experience. The service was amazing. Very attentive. The atmosphere was nice but unfortunately the area we were seated in was quite tight for our family. We spent a lot of time moving the table back and forth for comfort and to get out of the booth. The food. AWFUL!!!! I’m writing this review because I felt ripped off. Our bill was close to 500$ for our family of 4 with two kids under the age of 10. Like I said I don’t mind paying for an experience and good food but not this. First off we ordered mussels for appetizers and they had a horrible smell and fishy taste. We ate them cause it was spicy enough to drown the taste and we were starving. The other app was good no complaints. My husband orders linguine pescatore. (Fish pasta) which said it would be linguine pasta but we got spaghetti and in it was only the stinky mussels and two size shrimps which he didn’t eat the mussels at this point our stomach was turned. But menu stated the pasta would be filled with clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops. The dish was missing quite the fish for the price. Tomato sauce seemed more like a tomato paste, thick and very sweet. Not very Italian like. I ordered sea bass filet. Which was good but the sides were just terrible. Boiled veggies. Gross. Just wanted to share this review to warn the real Italians that know what food is not to eat here. Cause the food does not reflect the price!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    very good food. seafood linguine was outstanding. service from the server was below average. seems like he didnt really want to be there.. other personel were outstanding overall we really liked our diner

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FAQs

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

Giovanni's Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 455 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business 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 Lisa at Lisa@giovannis-restaurant.com
  • Private party facilities
    For Private Event information, please contact Lisa at Lisa@giovannis-restaurant.com
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