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Giovanni's Ristorante

25550 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 831-8625
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Ranked #9 of 59 Restaurants in Beachwood
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Price range: $41 - $80
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Overpriced, stuffy place. My last visit was true disappointment. Heavy food, poor service and high prices. Did not like atmosphere either. Never again.

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Niles, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ended up in Beachwood area due to construction detour. Giovanni's on Chagrin Blvd. was a very impressive and elegant establishment. Dinner was outstanding, starting with Pasta Fagioli like my mom used to make. Dinner consisted of Cappellini with capers and a fine salad with beets and assorted greens. A higher priced Italian eatery but portions were generous. The waiter checked... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've dined at Giovanni's on and off since 2005, and I must say it's gone from a more formal traditional Italian place (excellent food no doubt) to a keeping up with the times with well prepared Italian. The calamari always excels. The pasta are wonderfully well done, prepared at table side. And of course, the irrepressible Pier - I always... More

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Top Contributor
362 reviews 362 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have known about Giovanni's for many years and never had time on our visits to the Cleveland area to dine their. Well, our expectations were far exceeded. The starters, mussels,calamari were perfect. The shining star of the veining were the scallops.Large,moist and tasty, probably the best we have ever had. The pork parmesan with pasta baked on top was... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to go someplace special for our wedding anniversary. Like many people, we dine out frequently, so this was a tough call. Then we remembered Giovanni's! It turned out to be a perfect evening. The dining room is classic and elegantly understated. Our comfy table for two afforded us a great view of one of the wine rooms there.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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58 reviews 58 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 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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