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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
“manicotti” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was looking for a good Italian restaurant during a recent visit to Ottawa. We chose Giovanni’s based on high TA rating as well as a strong recommendation from friends! We were not disappointed. Giovanni’s is located in the Little Italy section of Ottawa—easy to find...More

Thank VaBeneSRQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. I cannot rave about this restaurant enough. We did not have a reservation but we were greeted promptly and immediately felt welcomed. The bartender was also our server. Sarah was her name I think. She told us about the features, including a wine feature!...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the privelage of dining twice at Giovanni's this past week, once to celebrate Father's Day and the other to celebrate a graduation. Both visits were marked by friendly and helpful service and excellent food served in an old Italian atmosphere. I sampled a...More

Thank OttawaBri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4th time here. I have been served by Angelo and Costa at different times. Impeccable service ... kind friendly and most of all ... timely with the food. Never rushed. Tonight I had an apetitizer scallops and shrimps on a bed of spinach. Absolute perfection....More

Thank David P
Reviewed May 28, 2017

This place has excellent service and friendly attentive staff. The food was amazing, some of the best Italian food I've had.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed May 28, 2017

We went there for our 50th wedding anniversary on a Saturday night, the wait staff were very polite, curtious and helpful,my husband and I both had veal dishes. His was stuffed with prosciutto and other things. And mine was a filet of veal Don Giovanni,...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

I brought out of town business associates to Giovanni's to give a great impression of our city's offerings, and they were really impressed with everything that was offered. Our main Server Gus was, as always, amazing with his efficient and knowledgeable service. He just seems...More

Thank LeaHB333
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing meal and stupendous service! This is a great place to dine. For dessert I had a Nutella cheesecake that was just to die for!

Thank Liveelou
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We just had the night of our lives; food, wine, service and more. This restaurant knows how to make a night that much more wonderful. I spoke with Sarah and she arranged for a limousine to pick us up so we did not have to...More

Thank faith101
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by several locals and we were not disappointed. They had one table for two left and Sarah was our server. She was extremely attentive even though she had to look after the bar as well. She tool the time to explain...More

Thank Darla D
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Rita H
January 31, 2017|
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Response from BR613 | Reviewed this property |
Food: expensive. Valet parking: priceless. Main course prices April, 2017: Involtini vitello $34.95, Veal Chef $35.95, Sea Bass $46.95.
May 27, 2016|
Response from Angelica C | Reviewed this property |
I'm going to guess that they change their menu regularly based on seasonal availability. Lots of good quality restaurants do this.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-3156
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