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Giovanni's Ristorante
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25550 Chagrin Blvd Cleveland, OH 44122
25550 Chagrin BoulevardUSOhioCleveland44122
$$$Italian Restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Established in 1976, Ristorante Giovanni’s is the sophisticated creation of Carl Quagliata. In 2012, Ristorante Giovanni’s was ranked by Zagat, as one of the top 120 restaurants in the country. The cuisine is truly imaginative with surprising avante gard variations of classic recipes which include handmade pastas, seafood from around the world and the finest prime veal, lamb, beef and game. Ristorante Giovanni’s is proud to hold the coveted 4 Diamond Award from AAA and the Dirona Award.
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Upscale restaurant presenting classic, refined Italian dishes in a sophisticated setting.- Google
"We had a private room and were served cocktails, appetizers and then dinner."
"A bit overpriced, but good Italian food nevertheless."
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Alicia Salloum
9 months ago
WOW, and I mean wow was my experience here perfect. Every aspect of the atmosphere, decor and service right down to bussing was on point. We were seated promptly but the restaurant wasn't all that crowded when we arrived at 8:00PM on a Thursday night. Dress code is definitely business casual/formal and includes a trendier/modern bar/wine cellar/lounge and business dining section. This restaurant is very ethnic Italian in theme and the owner went out of his way to make sure that everything was taken care of at our table.The menu here is beyond diverse and creative. In fact, I was rather impressed by the menu itself as many of the items appealed to me and featured highly unique choices. I ordered the Seared Verlasso Salmon (fennel, spinach, grapes, white beans, mustard-lemon broth) of which was aesthetically delightful! The way that this dish was crafted blew my mind for a restaurant outside of Cleveland. A+ Taste was fresh, flavorful and featured quality ingredients. I would recommend this restaurant for family gatherings and business meetings more specifically. It's also the perfect location for an anniversary dinner or date night. I received a very intimate vibe from this location and was made to feel as if I were at home. My experience here was very refreshing and I left feeling highly satisfied.
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Melanie B
2 months ago
Called regarding dress code and was rudely asked what I was wearing. When I said jeans, shirt and shoes, she said I could eat in the bar. Not sure why jeans are unacceptable especially if I was wearing a nice blouse and shoes - my money spends the same. It wouldn't have been so reprehensible if she wasn't so rude and pretentious.
Edward Silver
a year ago
20 of us had dinner last evening,September 27, 2013. We had a private room and were served cocktails, appetizers and then dinner. The staff, headed by Pierre, could not be more attentave. The food, service and ambiance was excellant. All of our group was delighted. It was truly a great evening. Thank you Giovanni's.
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Ira Cooperman
5 years ago
italiano with charm!
Lynn Rubin
a year ago
We have loved this place for years. It has had its ups and downs, but now it is really up! The food is creative, the staff is always attentive, and the dining experience is surely one of the best in Cleveland. If you haven't been there for a while, try it again. It is superb.
Natural shopper from around
a year ago
Dined here on Valentines Day. The service was the worst I have ever experienced. The server, Jackie, was short of rolling her eyes at us. I do not know why. We were seated at the bar lounge and not the dining room. I asked why and Jackie rudely barked that when I made reservation I did not specify I wanted to be in the dining room. I guess I should have specified. We tried to order appetizers, she would not take our order because she wanted to come back and take "the whole order" at one time. My husband ordered filet medium-well, repeating himself 3 times, she still brought medium-rare. Aside from having the worst dining experience ever, the food was sub-par. As we were exiting the hostess was laughing at the manager, Pier, with the coat check person. How inappropriate. I cannot believe a server would allow herself to be SO rude to guests. The attitude was unbelievable.
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Michael Alfonso
3 years ago
Dirty menus, terrible food. I don't know what is going on at the restaurant , been there before and it was great but now it is really bad
A Google User
3 years ago
Went there for a wine dinner, so ate items not on menu. The location is a little stodgy and 1980s formal, but the chef is young and very creative. My meal's 1st course was a parmesan custard served in egg shell propped up on a bed of salt paired with Osetra caviar and anchovy crostini. The Chilean Sea Bass belly pieces cooked sous vide and then crusted with horseradish paired with heirloom cauliflower was one of the best fish dishes I've had. Veal cheeks with sweet breads and OH sirloin with foie gras also amazingly good. Finished the night with chocolate pot de creme. I was also impressed with how well the chef paired the food with the wine. The chef is very talented, creative, and is using good and, when possible, local ingredients. The service is exceptional, especially from the host. The wine list is probably the best in Cleveland (definitely top 3). If you want Olive Garden or Macaroni grill food or prices, it's not for you.
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