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Giovanni's Ristorante

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25550 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122 (Richmond Road)
(216) 831-8625
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine tuning the wait staff

Giovanni's Ristorante has always scored high in Cleveland. It is a special occasion restaurant for most people and therefore there is usually a high expectation by the clientele. One is looking for indulgent and yet polished service because on the food front the eatery always scores high. While... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
sawhny6999
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was a frequent diner and was excited to share the restaurant with my friends; so we came for NYE. We made reservations but our table was not ready (not a big deal). Once we were seated we ordered a bottle of wine, and the wine took about 45 minutes. My friends cocktails had also run dry. The service was... More 

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Thank Chelsea C
Marco Island, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not as expected, used to have dinner there with my husband, restaurant has changed a great deal. The place plate was chipped, plates were well worn, not the polish and style it used to have!

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Thank Susan R
Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I first discovered Giovanni's as a special occasion restaurant over 30 years ago while still a poor graduate student. Back then they really made me feel pampered whenever I could scrape together some extra cash for a splurge. Now, with all the other great dining options around Cleveland, I hadn't visited for several years. Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, however,... More 

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Thank pattyh129
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Giovanni's Ristorante has always scored high in Cleveland. It is a special occasion restaurant for most people and therefore there is usually a high expectation by the clientele. One is looking for indulgent and yet polished service because on the food front the eatery always scores high. While service is rarely an issue there, our last visit a week ago... More 

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Thank sawhny6999
Fort Myers, Florida
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Overall, Maggiano's is a pretty good restaurant but they did not meet the high expectations conveyed to me by others. While I give them a 3 star rating, I give them two star as far as value. The food was very well prepared along with the presentation and table side service. However, the wine service lacked what is to be... More 

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Thank marco333jcu
Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This restaurant is a destination restaurant. Giovanni's stands up among the best restaurants, anywhere--period. Food is excellent. Steak tartar with with marrow bone and seafood plank are among my favorite appetizers. Pasta and salads are great, but so are the steaks and veal. Service is friendly and excellent without being overbearing. Have been there a dozen times over the past... More 

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Thank Bajack45
Northeast USA
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

While here on business, was looking for a good Italian restaurant. I'm from the northeast/NYC area, and I tend to believe that it's difficult to find good Italian food once I'm outside that area. I was wrong! Because I was traveling alone, I tend to eat at the bar, so I ate at their bar. Sue the bartender is very... More 

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pmast
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Having been to Giovanni's many times, I was again pleased with this past visit. One of their special summer events on their patio; Spanish Paella night, and watching The Legend of Zorro. As always, the service was excellent...I enjoy not always being rushed through a meal so the table can be turned, a huge plus from me on this, the... More 

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Thank pmast
granville
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is excellent, and the patio is very nice, is a bit pricey, and when we were there a family with children made the dining experience not so pleasant. That is not always the case, though. Unfortunately families with small children should not be placed int eh middle of the the restaurant

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Thank jua c
Beachwood, Ohio
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fine dining at its best. Overall food is wonderful and the wine list is the best. Service is excellent. An old world charming restaurant in the neighborhood. Never had a mean that wasn't excellent with excellent service and always a warm welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25550 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood, OH 44122
    (Richmond Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Beachwood
  • Phone Number: (216) 831-8625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?