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Gio's Villa Vancheri

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2890 E Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448-3502
+1 985-624-2597
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We love Geo's. He personally prepares each dish, so don't be in a hurry. No kids, please! We went again recently and it's as good as always! Treat yourself. My favorite dishes are the Gio Eggplant appetizer, the appetizer clams, and for the main course the Veal Scaloppini Salvatory (named after his Dad).

Thank Motahari76
New Orleans
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176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We continue to frequent this restaurant and are continually awed by the food. New customers we bring there are delighted by the cuisine and atmosphere. The hospitality is superb. Recently arranged to have Chef prepare his Rabbit Cacciatore for 6 of us and it was outstanding. It is truly an escape into old Italy!

Thank blue72jay
Mandeville, Louisiana
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194 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Ate there last night with my wife and another couple. Awesome authentic restaurant. The wine was affordable and the food was awesome. We started with calamari and my wife and I split a Ceasar salad. I had the veal elephante (spelled wrong) which is a veal chop pounded to the size of an elephant ear. My wife had the eggplant... More 

Thank DiamondDoug44
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Stopped for dinner with friends on a week night completely by random chance. Wow, what a pleasant surprise. Cozy ambiance, limited seating and some of the best southern Italian / Sicilian cuisine I have ever tasted. Everything from scratch. Excellent wine list. Veal cooked to perfection & and a really tasty calamari appetizer. Oh, and homemade cannelloni! Since our visit,... More 

Thank CVX_travlr
New Orleans
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you want to taste some amazing authentic Italian flavors you need to try Gio's.When you walk in this dining establishment the flavor smells wrap around you like a warm blanket.If you weren't hungry on the way there you will be once you are seated and get a wiff of cooking.Gio is the owner and only chef.He makes everything fresh... More 

Thank ahart504
Mandeville, Louisiana
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352 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016

From the outside the restaurant looks nice, but not as upscale as inside, and is smaller than I expected. Parking lot is not large, but large enough to handle the available seating inside. Staff was very friendly, and menus have a very nice selection. The lighting is low, and several of us had to use our cell phones to read... More 

Thank jabberwockies
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Always the very best! The best Italian experience without getting on a plane. Everything on the menu is superb, hey we have driven over fifty miles for lunch.

Thank FNW53
Mandeville, Louisiana, Usa
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121 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016

SLOW-PACED ITALIAN Dining at its best. Food was real Italian, although different from typical American Italian fare. As in my experience from traveling Italy, food was slow because it is prepared fresh as you order. Sit back and drink a nice glass of Italian wine (or 2) while the food is being prepared with love by a real Italian cook,... More 

2 Thank Sal M
San Sebastian
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193 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2016

Love this place. Gio does traditional, authentic Italian food, and he does it well. Although slightly off the beaten path, it is worth finding. The service and food selection is top notch. I always get the "elephant" veal chop - outstanding. A bit pricey but worth it. Make a reservation, then take your time to enjoy the service and food.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

I've dined here four times and haven't been dissatisfied with anything, food, service and the ambiance are all good. Very interesting when the owners daughter entertains singing opera, beautiful voice. Nothing like a family run operation.

1 Thank wpv3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2890 E Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Mandeville
  • Phone Number: +1 985-624-2597

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?