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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
219-836-6220
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Italian Food

Delicious fine dining. I love their dinner rolls. I recommend the gnocchi and veal marsala. I also love their fried calamari. I have been coming here for years and never left unhappy. They make wonderful soups as well. Wait til you try their desserts!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Daybreak42
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Chicago, Illinois
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Munster, Indiana
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend gave me a certificate to eat here. They advertise the restaurant as elegant dining on their sign. That leaves a lot to be desired. This place is soooo outdated it's kinda pitifully. They could really use a makeover. Not a window in the place. No tablecloths on tables. Come on. Elegant and no table cloths? Serice was just... More 

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Thank Checkpleaser
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Delicious fine dining. I love their dinner rolls. I recommend the gnocchi and veal marsala. I also love their fried calamari. I have been coming here for years and never left unhappy. They make wonderful soups as well. Wait til you try their desserts!

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Thank Daybreak42
Munster
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have eaten here for over 25 years. The staff is friendly and remembers their repeat guests. The garlic rolls are wonderful with the olive oil. The daily specials are unique but I love the regular menu items. The piano player is there on the weekends. Book a reservation for the weekends.

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Thank Lucille D
Hammond
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friends and I prefer a table in the small area just off the bar. It's more intimate than the larger dining room in the rear of the restaurant. There is piano music on the weekend. The food and drinks are consistently good as is the service. Management is always present and friendly, assuring patrons are enjoying themselves. The fresh... More 

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Thank Julia K
Munster, Indiana
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Among all the chains, this is real Italian at an unbeatable price. I have never been disappointed by the service and food. The servers give great advise and seem to enjoy their jobs. The staff are friendly. I had my bridal shower there, and I have nothing but compliments from my guests on the service and... More 

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1 Thank CAIT R
Munster, Indiana
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have eaten here on and off for more than 25 years. The food quality has declined noticeably over the past few years The pasta dishes are generally good and I still love the garlic rolls........but the other entrees are "hit or miss" with a real lack of consistency. Service quality also fluctuates. During my last two visits (both for... More 

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Thank Tula K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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287 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is traditional Italian. We had a large group and everyone liked their food. We loved the garlic rolls! The price of the food was very good. The service was phenomenal. Jamie, our server was very fast and attentive. It is an old establishment, but was comfortable.

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Thank CRMays
Munster, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This restaurant is horrific! Fish was was old and smelly. Veal was tough and salty. Decor was old, dirty and dated. Service was fair.

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Thank Jack A
Lansing, Illinois
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Long time establishment in Munster. Always great food, normally great service, but tonight, we waited well over an hour for our dinner to be brought to the table. Seriously....did they have to slaughter the veal that my sister ordered? All I had was manicotti. I don't even remember waiting this long for a dinner to be brought to me. They... More 

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Thank Disneynut1958
Munster, Indiana
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Took few family who were visiting and thought the food choices were limited and no one in our group liked the food. Late service and some what expensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Munster
  • Phone Number: 219-836-6220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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