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Gio's Italian Ristorante

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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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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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English first
Sudbury, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Barrie
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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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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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