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St Johns Close, Knowle, Solihull, England
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Ranked #3 of 19 Restaurants in Knowle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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
West Midlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I would like to say a very big thank you to the staff at Janito, Knowle, West Midlands for a fabulous night on 16th January 2015. Not only was the food fabulous but the staff were lovely. They completely joined in with helping us surprise our friend on her birthday by greeting her at the door and pretending to take... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A restaurant that deserves to do well. The menu is varied and the food and service is very good. Its location is a little bit off the beaten track near to Tesco's car park, however the restaurant is worth a try.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A new years eve meal with 6 friends at a new place for me and my husband.I started with a smoked haddock,spinach and gruyere pancake which was a delight followed by a beautifully cooked duck breast atop a potato cake with a wonderful jus.Nobody was disappointed with any of the courses.A small restaurant with an excellent and very pleasant serving... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and currently the best food in Knowle. Freshly made food not mass produced and at a reasonable price. Highly recommended. Really enjoyed the pâté.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were taking my mother to the LG arena and were looking for somewhere close to have a nice meal whilst we waited for her. After reading the reviews we decided to book a table at Janito as it was handy for us with getting back to the LG. The traffic on the motorway was awful so we were running... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Amazing food. Best burger I have ever had. Sweet potato fries to die for. Excellent service. Friendly and very helpful. Able to see the chef serve up the food through the hatch made it difficult to decide what to choose as all the food was of excellent standard.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice and simple layout.Very quiet when we arrived early midweek evening. Nice welcome. The set menu had enough to tempt us. The risotto to start was really very good indeed. The beef bourguinon was also good, with nicely judged accompanying vegetables (at extra cost). Not an expensive meal and not too far off the M42 to make a detour. We... More 

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Midlands, England
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84 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We called in on a Saturday morning for breakfast. The young man was friendly enough but just didn't quite get the whole experience correct. He didn't ask what type of eggs or toast we wanted, and the bacon when it arrived wasn't crispy (as described all over the menu). The whole full English breakfast was disappointing, lacking in flavour and... More 

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myopiniontioli, Owner at Janito, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business, though we wish you had expressed your problems with us at the time of your visit which you failed to do and what is confusing for us is that you paid your bill without a problem. The young man you mentioned was the newest member of our team and is... More 

Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Small restaurant in the centre of Knowle. Simple decor and friendly staff. The service was good and the menu choice was just enough for all 4 of us to get different things. The menu is on the 'blackboard' premise of when they have ran out that's it, and as we ate quite late some items had already gone. I personally... More 

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myopiniontioli, Owner at Janito, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. bottom line we do have a full menu which is in print which includes our alacarte and set menus, we also have our specials menu which is on a blackboard and unfortunately we can only have a limited amount in stock of the items on this menu. this is an exclusive menu for... More 

Antigua and Barbuda
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We eat at Janitos regularly and always enjoy what's on offer. Service good and a relaxing atmosphere. It's easy to see chefs preparing in the kitchen adding to the experience.

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Additional Information about Janito

Address: St Johns Close, Knowle, Solihull, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Knowle
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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