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1725 Market St | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
+1 902-425-1987
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Halifax, NS
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a group of 4 couples, most started with the calamari, it was a little dry, needs more sauce and less salt. Mains were good, elk, tenderloin, scallops, halibut. All beautifully presented and tasted great as well. Tenderloin was particularly excellent. Desserts were the stand out, pumpkin, chocolate, the best deal was the nibble and bit, if you are... More 

Thank kingswood1
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258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great lunch here today. This was my first time , just had to try the top rated restaurant in Halifax,,,I see why it's Number One. The food was excellent, nice focaccia with olive oil to start, excellent Ceasar salads and my smoky club sandwich was wonderful . My husband loved his seafood pasta. Huge portions and great service.

Thank easterntreker
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your first time, easterntreker. Hope to see you back soon to try out our supper menu! More 

Nova Scotia
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are reading this now (January) set a reminder in your phone for late November to make a reservation for the brunch buffet at Gio in the Prince George Hotel in Halifax on a Sunday morning leading up to Christmas. Great for larger family or friend groups as well as couples. Decked with all your seasonal favourite foods plus... More 

Thank Martha37_13
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Truer words can not be said about the Prince George Hotel's brunch, Martha37_13. And reservations are definitely recommended as space does run out fast, so thank you for letting everyone know! Make sure to stop by the restaurant for lunch or dinner some time! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words cannot describe what an incredible meal we had at Gio on new years eve. All four of us ordered a different dish so we could switch plates 1/4 of the way through ;) (it's okay, we're family) Well done Gio chef (s) and I will not have dinner in another Halifax restaurant. You are my religion hahaha Great service... More 

Thank Alison M
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Sounds like 2017 was rung in pretty well, Alison M. And you don't need anymore words when you say something like "Words cannot describe what an incredible meal we had at Gio"... that comment alone, goes a long way. Thank you for taking the time to post this review and hopefully we'll see you soon! More 

Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner on NYE, also our Anniversary. Professional, courteous service with bang on recommendations from Christie (thank-you!). Food was beyond delicious. Lovely ambiance. Enjoyed every moment. We will return.

Thank Annie H
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

We'll look forward to your return, Annie H! I'm not surprised at all to hear that Christy ensured you had a great experience. She is great at what she does and so are our chefs. Hope to see you very soon! More 

Playa Coronado, Panama
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two meals here during 3-day stay. Located in the Prince George Hotel, this little restaurant has a verve and range that one might encounter in much more metropolitan cities. Presentation, flavor, service and ambience all combine for a relaxing and tasty experience.

1 Thank zoffcorp
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments, zoffcorp. And even more thanks to you for dining with us twice during your 3-day stay! It is very humbling to know we impressed you enough the first time, to return so quickly. Please come visit us again the next time you're in town! More 

Pictou, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gio hits all the marks! the atmosphere allows you to choose casual or dress attire. the service is spot on. The food and drinks offer exciting options and always delivers on execution. We've been several times now and from start to finish we have been very impressed!

1 Thank Marie L
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

it's always nice to hear from a repeat visitor, Marie L! Even more so when it sounds like it's been a great experience for you, each time you've came in. Don't be a stranger! More 

New Glasgow, Canada
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182 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Ahhh, to feast on high quality food, served beautifully in lovely surroundings. Prepared correctly including special requirements of one of our party. I could not drink wine at this event, but, I'm told the wine the rest of the group ordered was excellent. My drink for this evening was water and the servers discretely kept filling my water glass while... More 

2 Thank TheQuietTravellerToo
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

What a nicely described evening, TheQuietTravellerToo! If I was reading this about somewhere I didn't work, it would definitely make me want to go there. Service is always the cherry on top of any dining experience, so I'm very happy to hear we delivered on all fronts. Thanks for the time you took to write us this review, and I... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

The meal was wonderful and the menu is rather upscale with a good selection of wines, service was excellent in a nice locale. Not exactly a fan of hotel restaurants but this is one of the exceptions we made and it was a good choice. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Niels L
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

I appreciate the recommendation, Niels L. Sometimes it is hard for potential customers to see past the stigma that some hotel restaurants do carry. We're very happy that we have been able to shatter expectations and give all our guests great experiences. We hope to see you again! More 

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249 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The starter of wild boar was delicious, the elk for mains just perfect only the stodgy coconut cake let them down a bit. Service friendly and efficient. Very popular at weekends so book.

1 Thank ColchesterSleeper
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, ColchesterSleeper. It's very nice to know that you had a great meal and the comment about pre-booking tables on the weekend, is a great recommendation for potential guests, so thank you for that too! Please come see us again anytime! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Market St | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-425-1987
  • This restaurant is at Prince George Hotel

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