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Ranked #38 of 922 Restaurants in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: New Garden Road and Battleground Avenue
Description: Gia is a 19th century modern restaurant, featuring a variety of unique spaces. The main dining room is a vibrant space with high top tables cozied between the Drinking bar and Chef's bar. The Library and Parlor are tucked away in the back corners of the restaurant. The Library has an intimate feel and is ideal for dates, anniversaries, and parties for up to 14 guests. The Parlor has large floor to ceiling windows with a grand chandelier, private bar, and faux fireplace. This larger space is great for parties up to 40 guests or private sales meetings. The Lounge is nestled in the front corner. This space is unique with comfortable seating and a private bar. A perfect space for cocktail parties, viewing sporting events, or after dinner drinks. All of our rooms are A/V compatible for presentations. Finally, there is an outdoor balcony that overlooks New Garden Road, perfect for grabbing a cocktail with a friend. We offer our guests a unique menu that includes a variety of small plates that are sauteed or baked in a wood fire oven. We call our dishes "small plates" because we want all of our guests to try multiple items and share them with each other. We feature a Staples Menu including our "favorites" and our rotating Chef's Menu featuring seasonal flavors. We offer a wide variety of libations including an array of wines, craft beers and interpretations of vintage and handcrafted cocktails. We look forward to seeing you, Ciao!
Reviewed August 28, 2014

We love small plate restaurants and this one does it exceptionally well. We thought the menu was interesting (loved the baked okra, the eggplant, the shrimp and the lamb), and the service was very good as well. All in all a very nice evening and we will definitely go back again.

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1  Thank NorthCarolina2014
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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Very good. Service was great. Kim took good care of us and we had never tried small plate menu she explained it very well. We liked atmosphere. Will definitely be back. All staff so friendly.

Thank Sharon60845
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We all loved the ambiance here...lively and classy! This was our first time dining in the "parlor" and I highly recommend this room. Our server Carrie was attentive and terrific!
It's fun to share several small plates, and this way get to try many delicious dishes. Some of our favorites were: flatbread pizza, white bean crostini, garlic frites with truffle aioli, flash fried artichoke, broccoli rage with spicy sausage, and tasty cocktails to accompany them! A chocolate cake and a lemon cake were amazing for dessert!

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1  Thank MaryEllen22
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

This relatively new addition to the thin Greensboro restaurant scene is the polar opposite of the man cave concept - in nearly every imaginable way - but especially in decor and menu. This is a place many ladies will fall in love with - and they have a full service bar, so men will make do, though the bar drinks are a very, very lite pour for the price, and the service is rather unfocused.

The decor is modern, stylish, if a little cold - high tables and chairs dominate the main area centered between the long granite-topped bar, and the food bar with a view of the inter-working's of the kitchen, if you like such views. There is a smaller dining area, the Library - low tables and chairs, dim lighting, and large windows provide a view of New Garden Road and beyond, toward town - not all that much of a view, but a view, nonetheless. The tables and chairs here are not the most comfortable.

The menu here is limited to small plates - not actually tapas, in the true sense, but generally well done, attractively plated, and flavorful. Our party tried the Meat and Cheese Plates (4 selections for $8) - we ordered 2 - 4 meats & 4 cheeses served with mustard and crackers. Nice sized servings, generally pretty good, though the "Imported Ham" was not bursting with flavor - everything else was fine.

We also ordered the Slow-Roasted Beef Sliders ($7) and this was disappointing on several levels - first there was just 1 slider, and for $7 this is simply over-priced. Flavor was ok, but the Oil Preserved Tomatoes made the whole thing greasy. Would not order again. We also tried a flatbread item - The Spicy Chunky Sausage and Red Peppers ($9) was very, very nice, and I would definitely get this again.

All in all, more pluses than minuses here, but this place did not blow me away - value is a question in drinks, and some menu items (Beef Slider), and the service was spotty. The question for this place, I think, will be can it bring customers back in consistently - it will be popular with the "Restaurant Of The Month" for a while, and then we'll see.

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1  Thank Fred B
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stopped in early on a Tuesday just after opening. Had a really good meal. I tried the chef's daily special. Would do it again. Looking forward to another visit. I understand it gets really busy on the weekend nights so will have to try it on a Friday/Saturday to see the difference.

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Thank Sharon M S
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