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Giovanni's Ristorante

25550 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 831-8625
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Ranked #6 of 57 restaurants in Beachwood
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Richmond Road
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74% Recommend
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It surprises me when a reviewer down grades Giovanni's food. Our experience is that the kitchen is expemplary for the most part. Our recent visits sampled, soft shell crab, beef tartare, veal chops bothregular and mianase, penne pasta witha tomato cream and bits of sausage, seared scallops and strangely titled Wreck fish. All were either outstanding or very good. And... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We celebrated a very special occasion by returning to one of the Cleveland area's top restaurants for the first time in 20 years. We remembered it as exceptional food and outstanding service, so we expected both. Unfortunately, the food was disappointing---- a B- instead of the A+ we had expected. It started with the lobster bisque, which was excellent, but... More

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Gulf Coast
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Opting for appetizers instead of a full meal, I chose the Salmon Carpaccio to start. Lovely combination of two kinds of salmon....a stack of diced salmon in the center, surrounded by thinly sliced salmon carpaccio, finished with diced red onion, cream cheese, capers and toast points. Also nice selection of breads served with soft butter. Second course I chose was... More

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Beachwood, Ohio, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I was overcharged for drinks. I was disrespected when I returned a dish. The maître de told me the drink price was not incorrect as it was the charge on the new menu that had not been introduced. The offer of a free dinner drink did not make up for a ruined holiday.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

My only minor complaint is when I need to listen to nearby conversations because of proximity. Granted, it was New Years' Eve, and the restaurant was lively, but I prefer a bit more 'space'.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I was in a party of four ladies for a holiday lunch at Giovanni's. We had a beautiful table in the main dining room. The tables are very nicely spaced so that you can enjoy your conversation. The restaurant has been remodeled since I was last a visitor, it is more modern but definitely an upscale, formal feeling. I had... More

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Greenwich, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have dined at this restaurant several times and each time has been spectacular. Upon arrival you will notice that it is located it in a office building, but once inside you feel miles away. The decor and the staff makes you feel comfortable and welcome. The dishes are elegant and delicious. We live two hours away so we make... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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229 reviews 229 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I had the opportunity to go here as part as a dinner for work. A place that is delicious! I will say, getting there was a bit of a challenge as you can see the sign from the street, however, the restaurant is in some awkward looking old building that you wouldn't expect a higher end restaurant in Beechwood. Our... More

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Indian wells
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44 reviews 44 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Odd fancy restaurant in the bottom of an office building. Fine dining but just an odd mix of stuff here...menu had No chicken. I expected various options for chicken in a classic Italian restaurant. Zero. Ended up with a short rib which is not what I wanted but the only thing I could find on an odd menu mix. Short... More

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This was my first time to Giovanni's, and I was not disappointed. It was for a business dinner, and everyone could not say enough good things. The building in which it is located is not very appealing, but don't let that dissuade you. The wine list was fabulous, with everything from a reasonably priced wines to special occasion selections. The... More

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