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Gio's Italian Ristorante

36 Anne Street North, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 705 721 4513
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Ranked #17 of 385 restaurants in Barrie
Price range: $8 - $30
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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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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the food, the service and the atmosphere!!! The owner is a super guy and knows how to treat his customers! The food is spectacular! My favourite restaurant in Barrie!!!!!

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Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A tiny little place but the food is delicious and its my go to place for italian in Barrie. Order the mussel appetizer...it is to die for!

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Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This is a wonderful little Italian restaurant that serves an excellent meal. Our favorite is the four course Chef's Special. It's a surprise of delights every time we go to enjoy it.

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Barrie, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We planned a night out with friends and heard good things about this restaurant. Our dining experience was excellent. The food and service were both of a very high standard. We would return here again without hesitation.

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Barrie, ONT
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20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We've been here many times to eat and always enjoy it. The ambiance inside the restaurant is small, low light and intimate. It's never too loud which makes for nice conversation, something that can't be said for a lot of restaurants. On our last visit we decided to try the patio as it was a nice night. While a little... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

At Gio's Italian Ristorante, expect delicious homemade Italian cuisine and attentive service in a very cozy atmosphere. A big shout-out goes to the owner, John, who goes out of his way to make sure you are having a great time and enjoying your meal. Gio's has become one of my favourite places to dine in Barrie. My husband and I... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My wife and I went to Gio's for our anniversary and would not return. The location and the decor leaves much to be desired. As far as service goes, or should I say lack of, unless you are attract the attention of one of two servers then good luck! The food was very tasty yet extremely overpriced. I am sorry... More

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Barrie
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46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This little Italian restaurant has very good food and the portions are very filling. The price is very reasonable.

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