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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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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: Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 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
Good food and excellent service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
CRMays
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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187 reviews 187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Munster, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Lansing, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Munster, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Beijing
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Food is amazing, decoration is old and smelly, overall dark and not too inviting but the food? amazing, will go back anytime.

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chicagoland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We are a regular here and just love the atmosphere. The calamari is excellent and the Alfredo is amazing. I love the fish dishes also. My new favorite drink is the lemon drop martini. My husband and I like to go to the bar on the weekend and listen to the guy playing piano and enjoy some martinis. Great food... More 

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Lansing, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It has been years since I visited Giovanni's. Went for lunch with a few friends. The place is the same as it was 20 years ago. Food was good. Salmon, crab cakes, pork medallions, scallops on a bed of pasta with sun dried tomato, mushroom and butter oil combo. The place was very busy and service was good. Sat in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We don't visit here often because of the higher price, but every time we have visited has been fantastic. I love their cheese ravioli. Very good cheese and sauce flavors.

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Munster, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been going to Giovonni for over 30 years on and off. Started going there when we were dating. Nice cozy romantic atmosphere. But the last time we went they seemed understaffed, lasagna was underpar-saucy without much meat or many noodles, hard to find the lasagna in the sauce, same complaint with husbands ravioli dinner. Rolls used to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lunch is really good here! Big variety, good salad with the house dressing, and awesome bread rolls. Nice quiet atmosphere.

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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
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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