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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

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  • 24
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    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
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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Munster, Indiana
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Munster, Indiana
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 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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Lansing, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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Additional Information about Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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

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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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