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1725 Market Street | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
902-425-1987
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This restaurant is at Prince George Hotel
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Chorus of Yums!!!

We dined at Gio last evening to celebrate a special birthday for an out of town relative! and visit with him and his wife to Halifax. What an evening it was! From start to finish everything was first rate. The special touches were much appreciated ending with the Happy Birthday chocolate drizzle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
PBMaritimer
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Halifax
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Halifax
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We dined at Gio last evening to celebrate a special birthday for an out of town relative! and visit with him and his wife to Halifax. What an evening it was! From start to finish everything was first rate. The special touches were much appreciated ending with the Happy Birthday chocolate drizzle on the dessert plate! The appetizers were large... More 

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Ottawa
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went there for a supper and the next day for lunch. Food is wonderful, looks and tastes great. Great selection for just about anyone, without being overwhelming in choices. Relaxed dining, nice atmosphere.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Waiting staff excellent and very attentive. Food is of a reasonably high quality but we felt that the chef over complicated the main dishes which somewhat detracted from the evening. Starters were excellent, especially the sea food chowder. The main courses however we're bit of a disappointment. The scallop dish had so many other accompaniments on the plate they overwhelmed... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It has been a few years since we last visited Gio, so we thought it was about time we returned with a daughter and her 11-year old son visiting from Atlanta. We had asked for an early sitting at 5pm as we were going to the Tattoo afterwards. Christy, who took our reservation and met us at the reception desk... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. We were there for Administrative Professionals Day. Service was quick and we could not have asked for any better service from the staff. The fish cakes were amazing! We had Chocolate Comes from a Plant dessert! Highly recommend everyone try this one!

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Pauline F, it's nice to hear you've been able to spend time at Gio for lunch and dinner, as they are two different settings and their own experiences. The staff that you mention are the ones that make it so special. It makes me very proud each time I hear they have made someone else happy. We hope to see... More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Halifax for consistently excellent food quality and presentation combined with staff who are passionate about ensuring you have an amazing experience. The decor is vibrant and inviting. The catfish tostadas are an incredible appetizer and our waitress surprised us with a "chef bite" on a spoon that was a perfectly cooked and seasoned bite... More 

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

And we can't wait to have you back, Greg C! We certainly do have a group of staff that is one of a kind. They are passionate and care as much about your experience as you do! Thanks again for the kind words and make sure you get back for more tostadas! More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After a few visits, I can only proclaim how delicious the food is at Gio. It is a favorite for my colleagues and I during the lunch hour. Even with the occasional menu change, it is never disappointing. The staff are wonderfully inviting and they are tremendously accommodating to my Gluten allergy. I certainly would recommend it, just as much... More 

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Hey Genevieve B, thank you for the nice comments and I'm happy those feelings are shared by your colleagues. We look forward to having you back! And you may have to come back soon because I can't promise we won't change the menu again, so if you have a favourite, I hope we'll see you soon! More 

Winnipeg
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When do rain and late arrival spell good experience? When they combine to cause you to pick this restaurant. We had arrived in town fairly late with no preconceived idea for dinner, and no reservations. We were staying in the hotel and decided to eat here instead of venturing out in the rain. We were welcomed and seated immediately in... More 

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

NotLostFound, sometimes the best things are right under your nose, and I'm glad Gio turned out that way for you! I remember taking your phone call that evening and it makes me very happy you were so well taken care of. Terri is a very welcoming person and our guests love her. Hopefully you get to visit us again soon,... More 

Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

What a great atmosphere and experience! Was there a couple of nights ago and it did not disappoint. Jessica our server was phenomenal. From providing excellent service to great recommendations. The SeaBass was a delight. A definite visit when in Halifax. One of the best meals I have had.

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

I'm so glad that we served one of your most memorable meals Venutoos! It never gets old hearing about experiences like this and I'll pass on the kind words you said about Jessica. Please come see us again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went with another couple and were amazed from beginning the service and food was incredible the butter poached lobster was cooked perfectly and prefer shelled so no mess. The catfish tostadas left me wanting more. My elk tenderloin was to say we'll worth the money. I definitely know why this is so highly rated

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Mike B! We are very proud of our rating and are very happy that so many people have had such great food and experiences at Gio. We look forward to having you back! More 

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Additional Information about Gio

Address: 1725 Market Street | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
Phone Number: 902-425-1987
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1725 Market Street | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: 902-425-1987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?