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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
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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, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    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 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Daybreak42
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Lucille D
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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 

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 

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 21, 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 

Thank Tula K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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269 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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.

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.

Thank Jack A
Lansing, Illinois
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank Disneynut1958
Munster, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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

1 Thank Venkat V
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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.

Thank FridaKahloFan

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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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