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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
219-836-6220
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Lansing, Illinois
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Celebrating 3 birthdays. Everyone likes to go Italian and my suggestion was here. A party of six with a variety of lunches. Salmon with honey glaze and spinach, Chicken Marsala and pork tenderloin Marsala. Gnocchi with marinara and lamb shank. Every body enjoyed their meal and gave thumbs up. I had fettucine alfredo which I thought was okay. I remember... More 

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Munster, Indiana
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266 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I keep going back hoping to get a great meal like you did back several years, but it's changed and it's not for the better. The Chicken Vesuvio was the worse I ever had the other night. The chicken and gravy was dry the rolls seem old, and the pizza was blah. Last time I went I got the white... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My husband and I went to Giovanni's for a date night last week and had a wonderful time. First we sat at the bar and ordered cocktails, an old fashioned for myself and a Manhattan for my husband. The bartender made the drinks perfectly. Everything was fresh and hot. The calamari was crisp and tender and we both had the... More 

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Munster In
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Enjoyed dinner at this classic Italian restaurant. Bruschetta was very good and perfectly toasted. I had Gnocchi with vodka sauce which was delicious. Partner had Eggplant parmesan but wasn't as happy with it--just okay. Service was excellent. Booths offer some privacy which I like.

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Thank Mary W
Highland, Indiana
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I went with my parents, brother, and boyfriend on a Saturday evening. We had reservations, so we were seated quickly. It took nearly 15 minutes for our waitress to come to our table. The restaurant was not packed like I would have expected, so for this amount of time to go by was baffling. When we told her we were... More 

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Highland, IN
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a small, intimate Italian restaurant kind of hidden on Ridge Road in Munster, IN. The food was excellent, and can be fixed according to your preferences. Salad was fabulous! After a few tables filled up, it tended to feel a little crowded but still okay. We went early so it was ok.

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Thank SandAndSunny
Denver, Colorado
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170 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty but the atmosphere and service were subpar. This restaurant needs a facelift and attention to detail! Definitely time to either put some money into this place or sell to an owner that can clean it up!

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Thank Michael O
Munster, Indiana
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

A friend gave me a certificate to eat here. They advertise the restaurant as elegant dining on their sign. That leaves a lot to be desired. This place is soooo outdated it's kinda pitifully. They could really use a makeover. Not a window in the place. No tablecloths on tables. Come on. Elegant and no table cloths? Serice was just... More 

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Thank Checkpleaser
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Delicious fine dining. I love their dinner rolls. I recommend the gnocchi and veal marsala. I also love their fried calamari. I have been coming here for years and never left unhappy. They make wonderful soups as well. Wait til you try their desserts!

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Thank Daybreak42
Munster
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have eaten here for over 25 years. The staff is friendly and remembers their repeat guests. The garlic rolls are wonderful with the olive oil. The daily specials are unique but I love the regular menu items. The piano player is there on the weekends. Book a reservation for the weekends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Munster
  • Phone Number: 219-836-6220

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