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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

#39 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here twice now and will return. The service is simply amongts the best I have seen. They are so attentive and spot on! You can relax as soon as you step foot outside the car (they have a valet!). You are taken care of and feel so special. The wines are the best and if you don't... More 

Thank GaGaMeHarley
Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family have been going to Giovani's for over 20 years now. I worked in the Oil business and this was a spot we met for lunch on a regular basis. The "greeter" is warm and makes you feel wanted. Valet parking ( Free) is available since parking on Preston Street is limited My family celebrated our daughter's engagement at... More 

Thank GarnettOttawa_Canada
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Ottawa. Nice ambiance and good food. It is however a bit crowded and noisy. Also on an expensive side. Good selection of meat dishes and wines. Pasta is a bit on a chewy side (at least raviolis that I got with veal shank). Nice interior decoration and a valet service when... More 

Thank Marek Z
Timmins, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing from the appy to the dessert. Service is second to none. Highly recommended. Very popular & busy early reservation needed.

Thank Tracy W
Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the setting, atmosphere, and mostly important the food is excellent, this place is WAY too overpriced. I gave it two other chances and still didn't understand why it's so overpriced. It was a beautiful dining experience and the service was great. Everyone was very friendly accommodating to any dietary needs you may have. However, less money could be spent... More 

Thank M N
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is mediocre...was there on the weekend with friends..had the veal..it was chewy.. Out of 7 at the table no one was totally happy with the quality of their food for the price. Don't mind paying for a good meal, but the prices don't match the quality. I would recommend anywhere else on Preston before this place. The staff is... More 

Thank clarisse589
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got together with friends tonight for dinner at Giovanni's on Preston Street. I was really looking forward to this dining experience given that I had heard good things about this restaurant. Upon arrival was greeted by the owner/manager and seated at a reserved table for eight. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful building and the ambiance in the restaurant... More 

Thank Guy O
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giovanni's maintains a consistent standard for its food and service. This is my third visit in 12 months. You are well looked after from the time you enter to the time you leave the restaurant. For lunch, we had antipasto to share (seasonal cured meats, cheese, pickled vegetables), seafood fettuccini (special) which comes with soup of the day (meat, potato... More 

Thank Colin Y
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Great food, had veal and it was awesome, the best place in Ottawa for this, same for their sea bass. The service is great, the servers have been working there for years, and they are very professional. It is important to note that It is a little quieter during the week, so it doesn't get as loud as on week-ends... More 

Thank elisem707
Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The food was fabulous. Martinis were wonderful. Service, especially Tony, was second to none. Highly recommend. Nice family owned restaurant experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?