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Giovanni's Ristorante, Ottawa, ON

Giovanni's Ristorante

4.8
4.8
442 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 6 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 442 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Best Service

  • 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

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Romantic

  • Ottawa

    Good for special occasions

  • Ottawa

    Italian

442 Reviews
  1. ChrisL

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey but excellent food. Service was outstanding!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Toni - food and drinks were amazing!

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  3. KrishR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent Italian restaurant that offered amazing service and delicious food.

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  4. TaraK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were treated like royalty at Giovanni’s. Everything was exceptional, from the Oysters Rockefeller to the homemade gnocchi. Our server Mike was awesome, and the rest of the staff were so friendly and welcoming to us newcomers. Clearly they had a lot of repeat clientele as the place was HOPPING with guests who they knew by name. We will definitely go back to this gem of a restaurant on our next visit to Ottawa!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First of all, you pay for the service and quality of food you receive. So, cost was not an issue. The service was impeccable as was the food. The ribeye steak we ordered was the best we’ve ever had. Every bite was tender and juicy. And everything else was awesome. But, the overall service was an experience to never forget. Awesome.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari Fritti - portion was great but a little heavy on salt. Filette di Mazon - was pure joy Paperdelle - top notch, loved it Service - Amazing!! defo will go back just for that Ambience - Beautiful

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  7. PaulineB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my 50th birthday, celebrating with my 2 kids. Meal and service were excellent. I was asked by the waiter if I wanted dessert, I said no. He insisted and said he would bring me something special, with a sparkler and he would sing. I obviously assumed that this was on the house, as usual for birthdays. Upon checking the bill at home, I realized I had paid for the dessert offered to me for my own birthday. I was also charged full price for a glass of wine I had asked to be only filled halfway.

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  8. Overdraft

    Toronto

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter made the meal...fast, friendly with a lovely sense of humor....and some of the food was very good and some of it excellent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic The service is very good the environment is noisy but due to the lively conversations of consumers We enjoyed everything

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been years since we last dined at Giovanni's. We decided to return for Mother's Day and we were not disappointed. The ambiance, the food, the service is top notch. We greatly recommend Giovanni's !

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! We would highly recommend!

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  12. JC613

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service and wonderful hosts. Classy vibe, excellent food.

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  13. LorraineL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an iconic Italian restaurant with unpretentious white glove service by people who care about the quality of foot and service!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, annual dinner was a special time.

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  15. Banditx

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From arrival to paying the cheque, outstanding service. And, of course, the food is the best in the city.

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  16. JohnO

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently reliable, enjoyable and memorable. A must visit.

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  17. Lovetodine

    Montreal

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every way! Warmest greeting on entering followed by outstanding service with excellent cooking! A truly great experience!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good, the disappointment was the squid ink pasta (tagliatelle nero), it was store bought black pasta, no fresh squid ink cooked pasta, no proper squid ink sauce or flavor! I just took a few bites and stopped.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing! Prices are high but you do get quality food. Did find it a little on the loud side

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, great food and overall excellent experience. Our waiter was very nice and efficient. Valet parking was quick and people were welcoming.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, good sized portions, delicious food. Calamari was some the best we’ve ever had, fennel salad light and refreshing, veal involtini were tender and flavourful.

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  22. barbaraf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been to Giovanni's for many years. We were there to celebrate our friends' 25th wedding anniversary. Could not have been more pleased with our experience, from the time we were greeted at the door until the end of our meal. Felt very welcomed and appreciated. Thank you, Giovanni's, for a great memory.

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  23. Marie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish we had a baby sitter available more often, so we could go on a regular basis! This is our favorite restaurant, my husband and I. Fantastic menu. We feel like king and queen. They made a delicious mocktail for me. Scallops were perfect. I want to go there more often!

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  24. SallyB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was amazing and the service was impeccable! We were initially seated in the first room, which we found a bit noisy, so our greeter happily moved us to the room next door and the noise level was perfect. Our server went the extra mile in so many ways! Will definitely be back.

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  25. HeatherD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great in every way .Extremely enjoyable ! Definitely will recommend and go back

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  26. BrianP

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were excellent. However, we were shocked once we got home to find out that we were charged $9.50 for 2 glasses of flat water. For a meal costing $290 for 2 people with only 1 glass of wine each, you would think that the water would be free. We will never return.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience, the food is very tasty $33 Alfredo pasta with a surprise extra fee of $12 for chicken making the one dish $45. Lasagna also $33 extremely delicious would definitely order again. The service was great all the staff were great. -Tasty -Great service -Nice atmosphere

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  28. AndreL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was great, service was as well. Will definitely come back for another visit.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my sister’s birthday the service and food were amazing. My favourite Italian restaurant in Ottawa.

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  30. MarcG

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended Giovanni’s for my daughter’s birthday! The staff were extremely friendly and welcomed us with open arms! Outstanding food and Excellent service from Tony! We will go again! Again Merci pour tout!

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  31. Mrsduker

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were warmly welcomed as soon as we arrived and it only got better. The service and the food were amazing. It was a wonderful evening!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and overall experience! Would highly recommend.

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  33. SherylS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great meal at Giovanni’s! Love the service and ambiance.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!! The food and service was incredible! Highly recommend.

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  35. SoraN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, amazing service and nice vibe. This restaurant is good for romantic dinners and celebrations. Highly recommend!

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  36. Fishing

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, our lunch at Giovanni’s was superb. The meals were excellent. A minor comment would be that it would be appropriate when the daily specials, not on the printed menu, have their prices identified at the time they are described, particularly when they are considerably more that other plates.

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  37. AlecF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicest restaurant I’ve ever been to. You need to check out Giovanni’s in Ottawa

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  38. ShellyM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, I recommend it to everyone!

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  39. ClaudeM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant evening. Tony, our server, was extremely professional, knowing his menu, gave excellent advice on meal and wine. Will go back certainly.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! I highly recommend Giovanni’s

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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 442 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 6 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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