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Gio

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1725 Market Street | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
19024251987
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This restaurant is at Prince George Hotel
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    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
I think my new favorite restaurant in Halifax

Everything about this restaurant is great. The service is great (friendly, helpful, unobtrusive), they mix a good martini, the wine selection is good, and the menu delicious. The calamari appetizer was spectacular. The lamb shank entre also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
David W
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about this restaurant is great. The service is great (friendly, helpful, unobtrusive), they mix a good martini, the wine selection is good, and the menu delicious. The calamari appetizer was spectacular. The lamb shank entre also.

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Thank David W
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Everything about your review is great too David W! The lamb shank is very popular right now, among guests and staff, and the calamari has been a staple dish for a couple years now... and we change our menu every 3-4 months! Glad to hear you have found your new favorite spot and we look forward to seeing you more... More 

Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This has to be the top restaurant in Halifax. We were there for lunch and ordered from the lunch menu. The restaurant was cozy and even though it is in a Hotel; this is not a Hotel restaurant. Food was superb! I had the tempura cauliflower appetizer and scallops. Every one in our large group was impressed with every morsel.... More 

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1 Thank mich434
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

It can be very hard to please everyone, mich434... but I'm glad we have done so, for you, and all of your friends! The experience at Gio, comes from an amazing team of people who are always looking for new ways to make it special, and I am happy to be a part of it! I hope you get in... More 

Suffolk, Virginia
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

you have got to eat at this place when visiting Halifax. The atmosphere the menu and the service are great

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Thank Johnny G
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Johnny G, menu, service & atmosphere is the food and beverage trifecta, and it makes me very happy to know you think we're great, in all aspects! It does take a lot of work and dedication to nail them all, and I'm proud to be on a team that strives to be great every day. Makes the time pass quickly... More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food...presentation....service all superb....price reasonable....location is central in Halifax....decor is well done..what more can I say ?

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Thank peter g
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Enough said if you ask me! Simple and straight to the punch gets the point across pretty quick. Thank you for the review, peter g! More 

Halifax Region, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I booked a yearly family dinner at Gio in July for November 28th and confirmed our reservation for 16 on the 16th of November. Many arrived early to have a drink in the bar and headed over to the restaurant for our 6 o'clock reservation. They had lost our reservation. We were not happy. After much conversation, they checked with... More 

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2 Thank Patricia R
Nova Scotia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We hadn't eaten here in about 18 months and went for early dinner several nights ago. Wonderful service, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful drinks, wonderful food. Excellent all 'round. The lobby has been remodelled and is very stylish. The lobby bar is also highly recommended. Comfortable, quiet, relaxing, very cosmopolitan. Probably the best hotel and restaurant in Halifax to provide the big-city... More 

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1 Thank BluenoseQueen
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

I hope you come visit us more often BluenoseQueen! Once every 18 months, just isn't enough. Especially since we seem to hit all the right notes with you! To have you call us the best, is extremely flattering and I'm happy we can give you that big-city feeling! It is a great way to get out and have a mini-getaway.... More 

Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I get to GIO several times a year, usually in a work related setting. The Food and Service is always professional.

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Thank Winelover8674
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Winelover8674, Short and sweet comment, but that's all you need to say when you consistently have a good time! Thank you for taking the time to visit us when you're in town and I hope you get the chance to come in when you're off the clock. Take care! More 

Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It has been a couple of years since we last visited this terrific restaurant but we will be back much sooner this time around. My wife and I were there on Halloween and as a result the restaurant was less busy than a normal Saturday. However everyone was on top of their game. The food was excellent with Calamari and... More 

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1 Thank Ken R
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Ken R, thanks for coming to visit us again! Terri is definitely a star when it comes to customer service and loves what she does. It never gets old for me to hear compliments about her and I am lucky to have her! The duck is also one of the staff favourites, so I am glad you got to try... More 

Mount Pearl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The upscale feel and approach from a business perspective is amazing and middle price range but is tucked away in a busy fantastic hotel but feels like a little oasis - unwind, connect and relax. Try their poutine - it is like nothing you have ever tasted!

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Thank 346leahh
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review 346leahh! I never really thought about defining Gio as a little oasis, but I think that's perfect. We certainly aren't a normal hotel restaurant and when you enter the room, it is sort of an "escape." Also, the poutine has become such a staple with our customers, I fear what will happen if we... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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422 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Comprehensive breakfast buffet 7 days a week. Can't speak to value as it was included in our group travel package. But many more items that you get in a "normal" hotel spread.

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Thank Spoonball
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Spoonball thank you for your rating, but I think you may be talking about the Prince George Hotel, where Gio is located. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed their buffet and I hope you can join us the next time you're in town! More 

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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: 19024251987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 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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