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Giovanni's Restaurant

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2101 Pulaski Hwy, Edgewood, MD 21040-1615
+1 410-676-8100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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North East, Maryland
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180 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy dining here because the food is so consistently superb in taste, quality and presentation. We always request Heather as our server because she is professional, pleasant and accommodating. We started with the Giovanni house salad and legendary dressing. It was cold, fresh and on target delicious. Tonight I ordered the lasagna which came in a huge boat... More 

Thank Jack D
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, Jack! We are so happy to hear that you and your partner enjoy your meals when you come to Giovanni's! We pride ourselves on making sure all customers have the best food possible and we are so happy that is the case when you visit! We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Bel Air, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Never had a bad meal, hostess, Donna is very pleasant and tries hard to make you feel welcomed. Our server, Paul, is friendly and one of the best along with Heather! I have to tell you we have been going there since they opened and love it. I always have plenty to eat. Their homemade salad dressing to awesome.

Thank Darlene M
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, Darlene! Our homemade salad dressing is just one way we try to make your experience at Giovanni's stand out from the rest! We love hearing that the service and food met and exceeded your expectations! More 

Abingdon, Maryland
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

As always never disappointed with our dining experience at Giovanni's. Always greeted with a smile. Service is always great and the food is great. They are one of the main reason's we never have to go down to Little Italy for great Italian food. We've had Julie a few times and she always is happy and engaging. John never minds... More 

Thank Joseph H
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Joseph. It is our goal at Giovanni's Restaurant to provide exceptional service and outstanding food to our guests and it is wonderful to hear that that is what we have been consistently providing. Come back to see us soon, thank you! More 

Bel Air, Maryland
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaurant has been in the same location for decades and is a go-to place for wonderful Italian food. If you go on a Saturday night, they have a small band that plays music from the 50's. They cater to all ages, but you'll find a great group of elderly people there all dressed up to dance the night away... More 

Thank igo4dgold
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased that Giovanni's Restaurant is your go-to spot! Our authentic Italian cuisine will make your mouth water and your tastebuds dance in happiness. We have a warm welcoming environment that you can't help but love. We hope to see you again soon, thank you. More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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249 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stayed overnight in Edgewood and were looking for a place for dinner, and our Internet search brought us here. We were not disappointed. The service was very good, as was the food. My husband had the stuffed eggplant and I had the manicotti, both came with a generous salad. The portions were very substantial and we were able to... More 

Thank VAlovetotravel2
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you loved the Stuffed Eggplant and Manicotti! Generous portions, delicious food, and friendly service are what we pride ourselves on here at Giovanni's Restaurant. Whether you're looking for a casual night out, or something a little fancier, we've got you covered. Keep us in mind the next time you're in need of a great meal, we'll be... More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Remembered going here in high school, locally owned place with great real italian food. Took family their over holiday while in town for lunch... as yummy as I remember.... business was slow, as we were there at 2p during a week day.... sever was great towards our girls, talking and playing with them... He was amazing... as was the food,... More 

Thank John W
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are honored that you took the time to leave us a five star review, John! Here at Giovanni's Restaurant, we like to make all our customers feel like they're at home. It's wonderful to hear you loved the Gnocchi, and that your experience with us was so pleasant. We hope to see you soon to for more of that... More 

New Delhi, India
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice place but preferably for old people. When I visited for dinner on the suggestion of my hotel's front desk staff, it was full of old couples dancing and enjoying the night. The best part is that the food was good!!

Thank NS30071984
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of Giovanni's Restaurant! It means the world to us to hear feedback from our customers; it helps us stay at the top of our game. We aim to provide only the best in delicious food and prompt, friendly service. Whatever your needs are, we do strive to meet them! The next... More 

Kingsville, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food is not very good for the price. The ambience is poor and caters to an older crowd. The bartenders are seasoned and have the attitude that you are there for their convenience. They are short and condescending with their answers. They do not include alcohol with their Restaurant.com certificate and when asked they act like everyone should know... More 

Thank dal290la
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're very sorry if we failed to meet your expectations or treat you with respect. Our customers mean the world to us and should never be mistreated in any way. We invite you to call us at (410) 676-8100, so we can address all of the matters outlined in your review in more detail. We... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

So fun. Old school Italian food. Tons of choices and good service. Nothing trendy here, but that's what makes it great. Live music and dancing when we were there.

Thank Carrie C
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you had a blast while at Giovanni's Restaurant, Carrie. The menu has an array of bona fide Italian dishes that are created the old school way - with love. The scrumptious food, excellent service, topped off with live music, well that just sounds like a night full of fun! Make sure to check out... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by the desk person at an area motel where we were staying but double checked with TA to confirm. The minute you walk in its apparent you are in, what I refer to as a "traditional" Italian restaurant, it has the right "feel". We were seated immediately and greeted by a very pleasant server (Heather) who provided... More 

Thank Art B
giovannis1980, Manager at Giovanni's Restaurant, responded to this review

As an unexpected "find", we are pleased that we were able to impress upon you and your wife, Art. Giovanni's Restaurant is a true Italian restaurant, offering traditional meals with authentic flavors. We appreciate the recommendation and please do come back to see us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 Pulaski Hwy, Edgewood, MD 21040-1615
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Edgewood
  • Phone Number: +1 410-676-8100

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