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Janito

St Johns Close, Knowle, Solihull, England
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Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Knowle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: At Janito restaurant, we aim to provide, fresh and affordable modern contemporary food, by creating dishes with British, and other international influences in a welcoming, warm and relaxed environment.Janito restaurant is the birth child of a local family with a strong Italian heritage, in partnership with a very well acclaimed Michelin experienced local head chef who has a passion for producing well balanced flavours with only fresh ingredients, using high quality local suppliers. Our passion is in developing dishes unique to Janito restaurant and to include traditional dishes from home and around the globe. so we invite you to come and experience our exciting menu.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: At Janito restaurant, we aim to provide, fresh and affordable modern contemporary food, by creating dishes with British, and other international influences in a welcoming, warm and relaxed environment.Janito restaurant is the birth child of a local family with a strong Italian heritage, in partnership with a very well acclaimed Michelin experienced local head chef who has a passion for producing well balanced flavours with only fresh ingredients, using high quality local suppliers. Our passion is in developing dishes unique to Janito restaurant and to include traditional dishes from home and around the globe. so we invite you to come and experience our exciting menu.
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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I went here on Friday with a customer who I wanted to take out for lunch . We were driving round and ended up in Knowle , we parked in the centre and this was the first place we found. It looked lovely with a great menu and we were not disappointed. The menu was massive and if anything too... More

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Solihull, England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have been regulars at this friendly, family run restaurant for many years but last night was a bit of a let down due, in the main, to the rather offhanded approach by our waitress Alicia. She was rather slapdash and incommunicative although of a pleasant nature and with a lovely smile. She just needs a little of Janitos training... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have visited Janito's a couple of times for dinner and cannot recommend it enough. The place has a real friendly vibe and the food on both occasions has been excellent. I will definitely be visiting again soon!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Go here for our breakfast every week and it's allways lovely. Good quality ingredients and allways friendly staff.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I regularly visit this restaurant usually for the excellent breakfast which I very much enjoy. I have also spent many good evenings there. However tonight's visit was a disappointment. We all opted for the set menu. All starters were well received. My main course, the chargrilled vegetable gnocchi was a little bland with only aubergine and courgette in which didn't... More

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myopiniontioli, Owner at Janito, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you left feeling like this, I'm glad we have had the opportunity to discuss this afterwards face to face. I'm very glad that you will be returning to us again after our discussion, and as we agreed that the mentioned problems could have been resolved quickly and simply with a little more communication on both... More

Hockley Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were looking for a place to have breakfast and we came across this little place just off Knowle High Street. We managed to grab the last table! Though it was busy the service was attentive, friendly & professional. There was a good selection of appetizing food on the menu & specials board and at a reasonable price. Looking forward... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I dined here yesterday evening with a friend of mine and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Having been recommended to go to Janito by one of my colleagues I must say they recommended well. Reaosnably priced, good food, great customer service. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again. Chef popped out of the kitchen when we were... More

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Shirley, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Poor service, very dull. Poor quality of food and over priced, and a cramped atmosphere. Was expecting a lot more.

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myopiniontioli, Owner at Janito, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, we are a small family run business and our restaurant is very much in our hearts so we are very sad so see you were not satisfied with what we have to offer, and it is a surprise as we have not received any complaints from any of our guests for a long time anyway... More

Inkpen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Excellent sea trout and wine. Good selection a la carte including special boards.The staff were youg but professional and we would return again.

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Wallasey
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48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We happened on Janito by chance. We were looking for breakfast and walked around town , not finding anything that grabbed us. Janito is not on the main road but down a side road into a car park. We just found it by accident . It was brilliant! Could not recommend it highly enough. EXACTLY what we wanted, great quality,... More

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