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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is fantastic, great atmosphere, the staff are very professional, and the valet parking very conveniant.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly popular restaurant for people with large pockets and healthy appetites. Appetisers were generally poor quality : the Zucchinis Fritta were overbreaded and overcooked; the squid were chewy; the bruschetta was plain and tasteless; the warmed olives were soft. The smelts, however, were the star...More

1  Thank nolikewinter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love everything about this restaurant. It is comfortable, the service is friendly and professional, and most importantly, the food is wonderful. The prices are reasonable given the quality, and there is a nice elaborate wine list.

Thank Louise V
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Honestly, not super impressed with this place. I really wanted to like it, but the restaurant is so small that where we were seated felt a bit claustrophobic and the chairs were uncomfortable. The food was good, but I didn't feel it really matched up...More

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

This is an Ottawa icon in my opinion. I frequented Giovanni’s for years and went there the first night I arrived back in Ottawa. All of the service staff was still there and the owner, Nino still at the front door to greet you. The...More

Thank 606KennyG
Reviewed November 23, 2017

food ,service, atmosphere, all top ten, 5 star for sure , very clean kitchen and staff is well mannered and trained well, all dishes are made in house, traditional sauces are as close as you can get to mamas kitchen

Thank Blaine T
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I had been to Giovanni's in the past and was not impressed then and despite the beautiful décor, the food leaves a lot to be desired and is very expensive. I was there last night for dinner with a friend and it was so noisy,...More

2  Thank Francine D
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Large group easily accommodated in back room. However second large group in same room raised the noise level. Wonderful appetizers with calamari, sausage, fried zucchini, shrimp. Chef's choice. Veal Marsala was a bit cold for me but rest of the diners loved their meal! The...More

Thank gorlinjay
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

We can only praise this restaurante. We walk in on for a Sunday lunch and the restaurant seemed closed for a private party, however, they immediately dismiss the fact and seated us in the main dinning room. We were very promptly served by extremely friendly...More

Thank viagensanasantos
Reviewed October 16, 2017

I always enjoying going to this place. The service is really good, atmosphere is nice. Very loud most times with people having a good time and conversations everywhere. Went with 2 other couples. The food is ok, not the best Italian in town, but they...More

Thank Barry H
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Shane B
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
You need to call the restaurant.
Rita H
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Thriftyboy1974 | Reviewed this property |
We found initial pricing on their website. Prices are in the mid to high range, but well worth the money. Bon appetite!
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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