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Gio's Italian Ristorante

36 Anne Street North, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 705 721 4513
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Ranked #48 of 398 Restaurants in Barrie
Price range: $8 - $30
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: For a memorable evening please relax and enjoy our traditional Italian cuisine. Using much of our local harvest, Gio’s Ristorante has created a menu that’s not so much bound to Italian traditions, but inspired by them. Gio’s will make your visit one to remember. Anyone who has spent time dining around Italy knows how hard it is to transport true Italian character of food to anywhere else. So here at Gio’s Ristorante much of the texture and flavor is tied to the freshness and vibrancy of the ingredients that you almost have to be there to get it. Gio’s captures that essence when cooking Italian food from the heart.
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Heard about Gio's so I took my GF last night for dinner. Upon arrival the restaurant is small and nicely appointed with black linens and Frank Sinatra esque tunes playing in the background. This is where the positive experience stopped. Our server was horrible! She gave us the type of service you expect in a truck stop not a higher... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As an artist and having spent two very busy days as part of the Innisfil Studio tour... which I invite all to next year ... my wife suggested we try a restaurant she had heard good reports on.... Gio's . On arrival we were warmly greeted and ushered to a table for two in this cozy, (small) dinning area. The... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the best meals my family and I have ever had in a restaurant. We had a variety of dishes off of the menu and each one was delicious, filling and left us wanting more! The staff were very kind and personable, willing to explain portions of the menu in which we did not fully understand. I will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Excellent service and fabulous tastes. Wine selections balanced perfectly with all flavours throughout meal. Closed with perfect cappuccino. Great place for cozy casual dinner with superior food quality, presentation and quantity.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Terrible! I could tell the was tortellini had been previously frozen, you can't mistake that frozen taste. All I could taste was flour and nothing else. Couldn't even tell you what was inside the tortellini. I had high expectation given all the reviews and was extremely let down. They only charged me 1/2 price but then again I only ate... More 

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Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There isn't anything I cannot say negative about this great restaurant, only maybe its location and size.....needs more seating and parking. The food is amazing and the staff are wonderful. The best calamari around town.....

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate at Gio's with my sister and brother in law last weekend to celebrate our birthdays and upcoming Anniversary. The food was great, everyone enjoyed their individual selections from either the menu or the Chef's specials. It was also nice to know it is open for Sunday Dinner - which many restaurants are not. We will definitely be back.... More 

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Barrie, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Been to Gio's twice. On the first occasion my wife and I had one of the best meal that we ever had. We order the chef special and were truly amazed. We decided to take my parents and we hoping to enjoy the same amazing experience we had the first time but were a little disappointed, The food good but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I ate at Gio's this past week. Every morsel of food was to die for ( fried boccacini, amazing beef carpaccio, veal marsala, seafood linguini, and a delightful raspberry white chocolate gelatto for dessert). I wish I could remember the servers name, for he was very knowledgable and attentive. We will definately return and recommend to our... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Date night with my wife and I took us here for the first time. We were astonished at how good this small restaurant was…from the cozy european style seating, through the excellent attentive service (Wagner the seasoned waiter) and of course to the amazing food. Beef carpaccio was perfect , caprese salad was wonderfully flavourful, and our entrees seafood linguine... More 

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Additional Information about Gio's Italian Ristorante

Address: 36 Anne Street North, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 1 705 721 4513
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30

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