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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
219-836-6220
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Ranked #11 of 60 restaurants in Munster
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jun 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Willington, CT, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice restaurant with good atmosphere borders on romantic food was quite nice; very seriously prepared I would eat here again in the Munster area in a minute. no regret

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have been coming here for OVER 14 years. Our kuds beg us to come here ever year on their birthday! This is were my husband and I go for oyr romantic date night dinners. The food is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! NEVER EVER had a bad meal here!! Their meat sauce is the best!! Love the beef sandwich too!! Chicken parmesan... More

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Lemont, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

After a great play at Theatre at the Center on Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana just down the street is a great Italian restaurant, Giovanni's. The decor is very cozy, the lighting is dim, but not too dim and the middle dining room has nice booths, rather private like and perfect for the enjoyment of a very good Italian meal... More

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Munster, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have been going to Giovanni's for many years with family, with friends and with business associates. I think that the minestrone soup is yummy! My husband really likes the calamari. My favorite dinner item is the grilled pork medallions. And for dessert you cannot go wrong with the tiramisu. We have always had wait staff who are friendly and... More

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Munster, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I had not been to Giovanni's in many years and we wanted to have a great meal there. We visited Giovanni's on a Saturday night at 7:00pm with a group of another 14 people. We were escorted to the back room where there was one long table for the 16 of us. There was also about 10... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are dinner here a year ago and thoroughly enjoyed our evening out even though we heard about watching someone die after an assassination at the next table(gross!). Last night, the bartender who was about 300# wouldn't even say hello to us and it took a while to get a waitress to order some appetizers. She was... More

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Lansing, Illinois
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145 reviews 145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Never been disappointed here. On our most recent visit we had the Veal Scaloppini Picatta, Dover Sole and a few different pasta entrees The salads are huge and the soups are always very good. They even offer pizza which is delicious. There is entertainment on the weekends.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I think that there has been a huge turnover of talent in the kitchen. The menu is extensive and the portions are still generous at a reasonable price, but the authentic homemade taste has diminished. The quality of the food 5 years ago was much, much better.

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Brandon, Florida, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I grew up in Munster, and this has been the go-to upscale dining place for locals for decades. Always a solid meal with emphasis on quality Italian menu items. For a real surprise, however, try their duck which is remarkably tasty! Pizza is always an excellent choice and you won't find a better cocktail mixed south of The Loop.

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Portage, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My wife and I have dinner here 2-3 times a month. The servers here are well trained and generally very friendly and attentive. I always enjoy the Penne with meat sauce and meatball with Minestrone soup. My wife enjoys the Seafood Risotto. We are always made to feel welcome here and the meals have been consistently good. I have told... More

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