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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

#64 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, ON
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I brought out of town business associates to Giovanni's to give a great impression of our city's offerings, and they were really impressed with everything that was offered. Our main Server Gus was, as always, amazing with his efficient and knowledgeable service. He just seems to know what you want and when you want it, thanks Gus! The menu and... More 

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Thank LeaHB333
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing meal and stupendous service! This is a great place to dine. For dessert I had a Nutella cheesecake that was just to die for!

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Thank Liveelou
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had the night of our lives; food, wine, service and more. This restaurant knows how to make a night that much more wonderful. I spoke with Sarah and she arranged for a limousine to pick us up so we did not have to worry about our guests enjoying themselves. Then we chose our personal menu to show our... More 

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Thank faith101
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by several locals and we were not disappointed. They had one table for two left and Sarah was our server. She was extremely attentive even though she had to look after the bar as well. She tool the time to explain the menu to us and made great suggestions. Even though they were very busy, they... More 

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Thank Darla D
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be my partner's favorite restaurant when he lived in Ottawa, and on a recent trip he brought me here for dinner. It was everything I look for in a traditional Italian meal. Great waitstaff who take pride in their service and the food, and who are so very charming...they make you feel pampered and well cared for... More 

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Thank CalgaryTraveller5
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been in business for many years, but our recent visit has left us disappointed. The menu on their website does not list prices and there is a good reason why. Simply put, their prices are much too high for the quality of food that they serve. My Bietola, a roasted yellow beet salad with goat cheese was... More 

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3 Thank Carmen W
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good but a little over priced, the service however was horrendous! Because of where we were sitting the wait staff kept of hitting my daughter as they passed by and never apologized. It was very annoying. Our waiter also dropped the heavy menu on my head without even acknowledging it. Seriously not impressed!

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3 Thank Louise L
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

no better pasta in town. A bit pricy but higher quality service. You're definitely getting what you paid for.

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Thank buchanelinda
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The service was fine but it was extremely over-priced for what was, at best, mediocre food for our group of 6. Food is the one thing in life I spend money on, so as such a $150 dinner for two is fair game and happens often. The $15 appetizer salad was a mound of greens piled on top of 4... More 

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4 Thank removeyourself2013
Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This Italian restaurant is allegedly one of the best in Ottawa, however, everyone in our group was actually disappointed after eating here in February. While the menu selection is very good, the taste of the main menu items is nothing to write home about and the pastas dishes are all VERY expensive. All 6 of us tried a different item,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-3156

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