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Cafe Giovanni

117 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
+1 504-529-2154
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“voodoo shrimp” (24 reviews)
“spaghetti” (24 reviews)
“caprese” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
117 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
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1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant that I was heading to had closed down. So, I thought I would try Giovanni's . I order Chicken Marsala. It was awful. The brown sauce was thick and bland. The chicken was service with penne pasta and grated cheese. It was hardly...More

Thank boops700
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is our third visit to Cafe Giovanni. We had been there 2 years ago. We were delighted that the food was as delicious as we remembered it. Their eggplant appetizer is a MUST! We have recommended this restaurant to friends visiting NOLA and they...More

Thank josephine m
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I had the fire-roasted drum fish with crab, artichokes, and mushroom over risotto. It was absolutely marvelous. My husband had the voodoo shrimp with grits and loved it. We also had the pancetta-wrapped asparagus appetizer which was good. Our waitress was excellent - knew the...More

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We really loved it. Such good service. Last night of our trip and we went out in style. Three opera singers, all amazing, and a pianist. Walked thru the tables as they sang. The kids loved it!

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Best kept secret in New Orleans. Stumbled upon it because we had a taste for Italian. We were totally not disappointed!

Thank Jann300
Reviewed 27 March 2017

When we arrived they seated us exactly where my husband had requested and the service was very attentive. They had just changed their menu from winter to spring thus did not have a dish I wanted but when the chef came by the table I...More

Thank neverstaysahome
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Food was very good, I had the Fehttuchini Alfredo, one person in our group had the seafood salad (way to big to eat all of) and I don't remember what everyone else ordered but it was all great. I loved Kevin and his magnificent voice

Thank MissBonnie310
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had a nice meal. Just wanted something that wasn't creole or Cajun. I had spaghetti and meatballs. It was OK. Surprised that they didn't make their own pasta and that they cooked boxed pasta too long... the opposite of al dente. The meatball needed some...More

Thank CampHiker
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced and tasteless!!! Many other great restaraunts in nola. Fried green tomatoes had no flavor, Bolognese tasted fishy, spaghetti was soft, and forget about the duck.

Thank JenO813
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Cafe Giovanni on a Friday evening for dinner. We had reservations and got a window seat so we could people watch on Decatur street. Our server, Shaile, was excellent. We had a nice bottle of Italian Pino Grigio that was...More

Thank Phillip092674
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ChipNewton
They used to have a very thick pork chop dish and was wondering if it was still on the menu?
25 February 2017|
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Response from Laura W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
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douggetsnaked
dress code for saturday nights
2 September 2016|
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Response from LA Realtor | Reviewed this property |
I like to dress so I always am wearing a dress, and most people you see will be dressed nicely. This is not a shorts and flip flop place. It is not stuffy, so a jacket is not required, but if you wish to wear it do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
    (Canal St)
  • Public Transportation: Street Car – Canal St. and Decatur St.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-529-2154
  • E-mail
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