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1725 Market St | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
+1 902-425-1987
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Kentville, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

always excellent decor, choice, staff. Very interesting imaginative choices on the menu. Served with flair and grace

Thank X2265XIalanc
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been there for a long time, but still the same Fabulous experience. I have a dietary issue so got a dish by dish tour with one of the chefs so I knew I could choose food with confidence. Serving staff were attentive and thoughtful. The food, of course, was as expected - great flavours, variety, and presentation. Still a... More 

Thank L.P. Suzanne A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've dined at Gio a number of times over the years. It's one of my husband's favourite restaurants, so I chose it to celebrate his birthday with our friends. The evening started off in an awkward fashion - we couldn't get the attention of the staff for quite some time. Eventually one of the staff noticed and took our coats... More 

Thank SocStudiesRocks
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear about this experience, SocStudiesRocks. Try as we might to always have a perfect service, sometimes we do fail, and I'd like to apologize for ruining your expectations of us. This is something that we take very serious and is far from normal for us, so I hope you'll be back so we can prove it... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my girlfriend for supper based upon the reviews of the place, wanting something fancy, and close to our hotel. Intial impressions confirmed what was said in the reviews, the decor was very nice and well laid out. Service started out pretty good, not exactly fast, but not too instrusive either which was nice. I had the scallops, mine were... More 

Thank Brad B
Halifax, NS
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went with a group of 4 couples, most started with the calamari, it was a little dry, needs more sauce and less salt. Mains were good, elk, tenderloin, scallops, halibut. All beautifully presented and tasted great as well. Tenderloin was particularly excellent. Desserts were the stand out, pumpkin, chocolate, the best deal was the nibble and bit, if you are... More 

Thank kingswood1
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866 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great lunch here today. This was my first time , just had to try the top rated restaurant in Halifax,,,I see why it's Number One. The food was excellent, nice focaccia with olive oil to start, excellent Ceasar salads and my smoky club sandwich was wonderful . My husband loved his seafood pasta. Huge portions and great service.

Thank easterntreker
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your first time, easterntreker. Hope to see you back soon to try out our supper menu! More 

Nova Scotia
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you are reading this now (January) set a reminder in your phone for late November to make a reservation for the brunch buffet at Gio in the Prince George Hotel in Halifax on a Sunday morning leading up to Christmas. Great for larger family or friend groups as well as couples. Decked with all your seasonal favourite foods plus... More 

Thank Martha37_13
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Truer words can not be said about the Prince George Hotel's brunch, Martha37_13. And reservations are definitely recommended as space does run out fast, so thank you for letting everyone know! Make sure to stop by the restaurant for lunch or dinner some time! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Words cannot describe what an incredible meal we had at Gio on new years eve. All four of us ordered a different dish so we could switch plates 1/4 of the way through ;) (it's okay, we're family) Well done Gio chef (s) and I will not have dinner in another Halifax restaurant. You are my religion hahaha Great service... More 

Thank Alison M
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Sounds like 2017 was rung in pretty well, Alison M. And you don't need anymore words when you say something like "Words cannot describe what an incredible meal we had at Gio"... that comment alone, goes a long way. Thank you for taking the time to post this review and hopefully we'll see you soon! More 

Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner on NYE, also our Anniversary. Professional, courteous service with bang on recommendations from Christie (thank-you!). Food was beyond delicious. Lovely ambiance. Enjoyed every moment. We will return.

Thank Annie H
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

We'll look forward to your return, Annie H! I'm not surprised at all to hear that Christy ensured you had a great experience. She is great at what she does and so are our chefs. Hope to see you very soon! More 

Playa Coronado, Panama
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Two meals here during 3-day stay. Located in the Prince George Hotel, this little restaurant has a verve and range that one might encounter in much more metropolitan cities. Presentation, flavor, service and ambience all combine for a relaxing and tasty experience.

1 Thank zoffcorp
Jared W, Manager at Gio, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments, zoffcorp. And even more thanks to you for dining with us twice during your 3-day stay! It is very humbling to know we impressed you enough the first time, to return so quickly. Please come visit us again the next time you're in town! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Market St | The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-425-1987
  • This restaurant is at Prince George Hotel

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