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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
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
still number one for us

My husband and I recently celebrated his birthday at Gio, and it was a remarkable experience. As it was a special occasion, our server Teri recommended a 5 course chef's menu. Each of the five courses and the paired wines was exceptional. Just so much thought was put into everything. We'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
desacadienserrants
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently celebrated his birthday at Gio, and it was a remarkable experience. As it was a special occasion, our server Teri recommended a 5 course chef's menu. Each of the five courses and the paired wines was exceptional. Just so much thought was put into everything. We'll definitely keep coming back!

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Northwest Territories, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Honestly, this was not our first choice as we didn't know much about the restaurant - but all the other choices were fully booked. Sort of reluctantly booked this place as we were a large party. WOW! At first blush I wasn't sure there was going to be something on the menu that appealed, but every person completely enjoyed everything... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Gio was one of my very first finer dining experiences for a date night with a boyfriend several years ago. It still brings great memories of a fantastic waiter, and cucumber/cantaloupe infused water that I thought was just fantastic. While I was there they had sorbet in between meals to cleanse the palate, The foie gras was remarkable and delicious... More 

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

sguthrie1317 thank you very much for the kind words! I am very happy that Gio inspired your love of fine food and I hope you get a chance to visit again and create some more great memories! More 

St. Stephen, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stayed at the Hotel for work and had breakfast at the restaurant in the lobby, Gio. There was a nice selection in the breakfast buffet but I opted for the Oatmeal and muesli. Good sized portion and was very tasty. Waitress was pleasant and efficient. I would definitely come back again, their dining menu sounded great.

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Hey Ryan N K, Sounds like you enjoyed a great breakfast at our little sister restaurant, The Terrace, in the Prince George! I will be happy to pass on those compliments for you. The dining menu you looked at was definitely for Gio and we look forward to having you try us out! More 

Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My co-workers brought me to Gio for my farewell lunch before I moved on to another job and I was apprehensive at first. I'm not the biggest fan of fine dining (mostly because of the price) but I was pleasantly surprised with Gio. I took a poutine as a shared starter and loved the different tasks the ingredients brought together.... More 

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Hi Lallie11, I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your farewell lunch with us! The haddock dish is exactly how you describe it... to die for. We hope to see you try us for dinner, I think you'll be even more surprised! Take care! More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fine dining at its finest . If you are looking for a great meal , do not go anywhere else . One of the best restaurants in Halifax ,

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

John T, thank you very much for the shining review! Our team is one we're very proud of and we look forward to having you back with us soon! More 

Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a must for everyone for a special night. The chef is amazing and has created divine meals that will surprise your palate. I am a really picky eater and I love love love this place. It is crazy expensive ($190 for two starters. Entrees and desserts and wine) but it is worth it for a special night. A... More 

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Hey Jen B, we love, love, love your review! And you're right, our culinary team is amazing and regularly leaves us speechless with each new dish. Now that you know what our dinner menu is like, you should try us for lunch! Hope to see you soon! More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love their chowder and the desert taster is perfect end to a great meal. Good service and beautifu ambience. A hidden gem we well worth the trip. Valer parking available.

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Hi Allan C, thank you for the review! Our chowder is definitely a favourite and we've left the recipe alone since opening in April 2006. Choosing a dessert taster is a great way to end the meal... there are too many to pick from! That being said, the dessert menu has just changed and there's a taster with your name... More 

Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had breakfast there and the service was wonderful and the food was even better. We will be going back again.

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Hello SweetiePie0099, we really appreciate the kinds words! We look forward to seeing you when you visit us again! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The atmosphere was lovely and the wait staff attentive and very friendly, they had the right blend of accommodating and allowing privacy. The menu was complex, several flavor going on in each dish with pumpkin being repetitive. I had the gnocchi and it was light but a bit sticky for my taste. My entree was sea bass that was a... More 

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Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Hi LionsKeep, thanks very much for taking the time to post a review about us! We are so glad to hear our service staff took good care of you, we are very proud of them. Our cocktail and dessert menus have recently changed, so hopefully we get to see you soon and you can try some new items! 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: 902-425-1987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?