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Giano

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126 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-6128 (1st Ave & Ave A)
+1 212-673-7200
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner at a great italian restaurant in the east village in NYC, nice ambiance, reasonable price for NYC, owners and staff very friendly and service is very good, food is excellent, Bolognese is one of the best I ever had and my wife had the raviolis and is still talking about how good they were,the buffalo mozzarella and cured... More 

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Thank Richard D
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thanks again, Richard! It's lovely hearing from you here and on Yelp! Once again, we're thrilled you had a lovely evening with us, and we look forward to the next time you stop by. Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

New York
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I met up with friends at Giano's for dinner and found it to be a good option in the East Village when craving Italian food. Since it was a cool evening, we chose to sit in the back patio where the atmosphere was intimate with the tables amply spaced apart. Our server, most likely the owner, was... More 

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Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming by! We're thrilled you had a chance to sit out on the back patio and enjoy your meal -- those are always lovely evenings. And it really sounds like your party knew what to order! Those were all delicious choices, and especially topping it all off with some tiramisu. You can never go wrong with... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We heard this was a great little Italian restaurant to try so we went and now agree. Our server was Paolo, whose animated descriptions of the food seemed unbelievable until we ate it and believed every word. Just delicious! We went early so it was quiet and the service was excellent and attentive.

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Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

So glad you decided to give us a try, Leonard! We appreciate your compliments on the service and the food. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Windsor, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

So many places in NYC to eat! We found this little gem and it was outstanding! The service was good, food and portions reasonable, and the price was great! Try the asparagus appetizer and the gnocchi!

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Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

So many places and you chose us. Thanks for coming by! We're glad you came and enjoyed the meal. Next time you're in the vicinity, drop in and say hi! We'd love to see you. Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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175 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

The manager took good care of us throughout dinner, always checking on us. The food was great. We got some prosciutto with melon, risotto, and some beef pasta and they were all great even after we took home our leftovers and reheated the next day. Yum yum. Will definitely go back.

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Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

We'd definitely love to have you back! Thank you for the kind words, Rina. We're happy to know that your prosciutto kept you satisfied even the next day. Come and see us again the next time you're in New York! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

New York
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253 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Room is cozy; service friendly and attentive; excellent Italian food...even better tiramisu...also LOVED their lava cake (wish it could be a bigger slice....)

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Thank MK330
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Glad to hear we're cozy. Thanks for checking us out! We're happy to hear that your meal was great. And the tiramisu -- can't forget about dessert. Anyway, hope to see you again soon! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

brooklyn
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Giano is a cozy hidden gem tucked into restaurant row on 7th street. The owners make you feel at home and the food is simply amazing. I bring Italians yearning for food just as good as they left back home and over and over they say it's better than what they eat back in Milano or Rome. The pasta is... More 

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Thank brooklynmamma
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Wow, this review has really made our day. We might be a cozy hidden gem, but we sure do hope to serve those big, bold Italian flavors that we all love -- we're so happy to know that you enjoyed every bite! Hope to see you soon! All the best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

New York City, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Absolutely fabulous food in every respect, from the asparagus appetizer to the chocolate souflee desert, and every dish in between, everything was delicious. We shared four dishes, the Amatriciana -- a spicy rigatone dish, to the mushroom and parmesean risotto special to the tagliatelle, a nice beef dish, all the pasta is homemade and just melts in your mouth. It's... More 

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Thank Steven H
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thank you for the marvelous review, Steven! From the appetizer to the wine, it looks like you had a great time with us. And we couldn't ask for anything more. Hope to have you back soon! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Hamburg, Germany
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We went here to redeem our groupon. The place is quiet cozy and in a nice area of Manhattan with lots of bars around. The service at Giano's was nice, attentive and friendly. The food and the red wine included in the groupon were VERY good in quality, I was dying for the medieval thick spaghetti with lamb ragout, walnuts... More 

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Thank Spanien_Urlauber_13
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

We love this review! Thanks for taking a chance on us, and thanks for this amazing review. Hope to have you back the next time you're in the area! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Suttons Bay, Michigan
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I love Giano, always a fun time with good food, outdoor dining, friendly atmosphere! It is a nice walk from Midtown and take a cab back after sharing a bottle of wine.

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Thank Haystacks-Brand
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thank you! That's what we want for our customers: fun! We're happy that you're such a fan, and we hope we get to see you again soon! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-6128
    (1st Ave & Ave A)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-673-7200
Description
Rustic and Modern blend together in a magic atmosphere at Giano Restaurant in New York City's East Village. We use only fresh and seasonal ingredients in each of the handcrafted dishes on our traditional and contemporary menus. From a classic American brunch with a twist of Italy to indulgent desserts that are sure to delight, our one love for our customers and our food always shines through at Giano Restaurant.

The Art of Food is tradition and innovation. Tradition because it is tied to culture, to history, to place, to a timeless art much like the world itself. Innovation because this involves research and experimentation and, at the same time, a bit of provocation. It's like the history of man: a look towards the future, to progress, without forgetting the experience of the past. To experiment requires knowledge; to innovate requires possession of the techniques from the past. Innovation and tradition are two sides of the same face. The face of Giano.

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