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“Madhouse”

Gianni's Ristorante
Ranked #3 of 357 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Madhouse”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Went for dinner Saturday night with friends. The food is good basic Italian fare - large portions all covered in the same red sauce. But, this place is like a senior citizens home where no one has ever been fed!!!When you fight your way to the reservations stand, your standing with your rear end in diners faces! People fighting for tables. Reservations are worthless - they just get you on a shorter line. We had to wait for a 1/2 hour for our table with the only place to stand was between the wait station and the rest rooms!! And of course you had to keep moving to let all the dinners using their walkers get by. People were jammed in, the noise was cacophonous and the service was just OK. If you must go - wait for the off season.

  • Visited January 2012
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New York City, New York
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34 restaurant reviews
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“Seriously Good Italian Food”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

I went there on a Monday night and much to my surprise it was packed, good thing I had reservations. The service was excellent & the garlic knots that our waitress brought to the table were the best I ever had. We also ordered a stuffed artichoke (which is not easy to find on most menus) as an appetizer and it was fantastic. I ordered a special which was chicken stuffed w/spinach & mozzarella in a mushroom sauce and it was excellent. My partner ordered the meat lasagna which was good but not great and a friend ordered the cheese ravioli which was also good. Overall this is a very safe bet if you are in the mood for real Italian food. They also have an excellent wine list and the entire bill was pretty reasonable considering the quality and the portions. We will be back to eat there again.

  • Visited January 2012
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US
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

This is an exception restaurant. The food the best; the atmosphere was exceptional. There are garlic rolls (yum), a rare romaine leaf salad, and a plentiful entree. We ordered Gianni Chicken (excellent) and Ossobucco (veal with pasta). Both were wonderful. We had plenty to take home.

Gianni's takes pride in their business. It shows. It's a good place to go for a special occassion. Cloth table linens, good service, great menu, exception food.

The Christmas decorations were tastefully done- festive wtihout being gaudy.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank UStravelmaxx
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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“Garlic Rolls are amazing!!!!”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

We ate lunch at this restaurant at the beginning of our trip , it was so good we went back at the end of the week. The garlic rolls are to die for... The veal marsala was excellent, the homemade manicotti and stuffed shells were also very good. I would strongly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area and if not inthe area, it is worth the drive!

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Brett1208
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York, SC
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“THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Loved this place!! Not only is this my favorite all-time Italian Restaurant, it may be my favorite restaurant of all-time! The food and service was THE BEST!! Ask for Linda to be your Server.....I am sure the others are also very good, but she made the experience wonderful. I can't wait to go back! Great atmosphere, great food and reasonable price.

  • Visited October 2011
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3 Thank Tarheel1233
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