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36 Anne Street North, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 705 721 4513
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: For a memorable evening please relax and enjoy our traditional Italian...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great meal, food and atmosphere

Cozy atmosphere, professional and warm server was very attentive. We had a table in the corner that was quite romantic. The chairs are Spartan Cafe style with small cushion area and wired back. Not the best for a couple of hours of leisurely dining. The food had great layers of flavour and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Traveling for business and decided to check out what was near my accommodation - Gio's popped up and I clicked through to see the restaurant's offerings. After reading the menu - particularly the summer "Barrielicious" menu I decided to head there for my dinner meal. So glad I did. While the restaurant itself is of humble decor and located in... More 

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Minesing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What an incredible experience. Food....wow....to die for. Service and attention first rate and perfectly paced. I cannot wait to return. You must make a reservation as it is quite small. We learned our lesson the first time when we stopped by on a Wednesday and it was very busy. I called a few days later and made reservations for the... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food as always at Gio's is fantastic.... their attention to detail and food combinations is always a pleasurable experience. Love the service we get - feels like home. Bon Apetit! You won't find better Italian cuisine with better staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you want to know everything about the people sitti g next to you you can..tables so close together you can hardly move. Food overpriced but acceptable to the pallet

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Sudbury, Canada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Although we did not have a reservation they squeezed us in. What a treat, the chicken parmesan was like no other I've ever eaten. My mouth still waters just thinking about it.Quaint, very small, busy. Not your typical chain restaurant. Probably a well kept secret for the locals....but we found it.

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Manitoulin Island
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were travelling and found this unique restaurant close to the hotel circuit. The food was great as well as the wine. I decided to try the bread pudding (something I have not had in years) and that was the only disappointment as it was dry and cold and needed to be warmed up and decorated with a more tasty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cozy atmosphere, professional and warm server was very attentive. We had a table in the corner that was quite romantic. The chairs are Spartan Cafe style with small cushion area and wired back. Not the best for a couple of hours of leisurely dining. The food had great layers of flavour and the server was quite proud of the quality... More 

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Barrie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Anne Street North, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: 1 705 721 4513

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

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.
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

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