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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (44 reviews)
“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
“manicotti” (7 reviews)
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17:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just arrived into Ottawa for the first time and we hadn't eaten all day so we were very hungry and were in the mood for Italian. The concierge at our hotel recommended Giovanni's in Little Italy so we grabbed a cab and were there in...More

Thank Kindgoddess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last weekend my family came to town who are used to eating authentic Italian food. Of course, being many times at Giovanni's before I had made a reservation, requesting the best server in the restaurant - Tony. Tony provided exceptional service, assisting my little brother,...More

Thank V_Kozlova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I might be biased as I've grown up with authentic cooking but I wasn't impressed at all, I'd almost go to say that I didn't like it. 4 of us went as one of us loved a pasta dish they had which was OK when...More

1  Thank Tino L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giovanni’s in Ottawa’s Little Italy is a must for Italian food lovers. Where fine dining meets passion and unparalleled service in a stunning and intimate dining room setting. There is something really exquisite about being greeted and served by men. I go there by myself...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was looking for a good Italian restaurant during a recent visit to Ottawa. We chose Giovanni’s based on high TA rating as well as a strong recommendation from friends! We were not disappointed. Giovanni’s is located in the Little Italy section of Ottawa—easy to find...More

Thank VaBeneSRQ
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. I cannot rave about this restaurant enough. We did not have a reservation but we were greeted promptly and immediately felt welcomed. The bartender was also our server. Sarah was her name I think. She told us about the features, including a wine feature!...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I had the privelage of dining twice at Giovanni's this past week, once to celebrate Father's Day and the other to celebrate a graduation. Both visits were marked by friendly and helpful service and excellent food served in an old Italian atmosphere. I sampled a...More

Thank OttawaBri
Reviewed 19 June 2017

4th time here. I have been served by Angelo and Costa at different times. Impeccable service ... kind friendly and most of all ... timely with the food. Never rushed. Tonight I had an apetitizer scallops and shrimps on a bed of spinach. Absolute perfection....More

Thank David P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This place has excellent service and friendly attentive staff. The food was amazing, some of the best Italian food I've had.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We went there for our 50th wedding anniversary on a Saturday night, the wait staff were very polite, curtious and helpful,my husband and I both had veal dishes. His was stuffed with prosciutto and other things. And mine was a filet of veal Don Giovanni,...More

1  Thank GrandmaG2013
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Rita H
31 January 2017|
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Response from Thriftyboy1974 | Reviewed this property |
We found initial pricing on their website. Prices are in the mid to high range, but well worth the money. Bon appetite!
27 May 2016|
Response from Angelica C | Reviewed this property |
I'm going to guess that they change their menu regularly based on seasonal availability. Lots of good quality restaurants do this.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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