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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (38 reviews)
“bruschetta” (16 reviews)
“manicotti” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking down the street in Little Italy, noticed this beautiful restaurant. The menu looked great so we stopped in. The food was amazing! We had the veal parmesan, veal marsala, angel hair pasta with garlic oil, and salad. It was all amazing! It was one...More

Thank Makenzie1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing so many good things about this place, we were excited to try it for the first time. The dining room is cramped but ok. Nicely decorated. The intro plate of bruschetta was very good, and as it turned out, the best part of...More

Thank Hijinx1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time to Giovanni's here in Ottawa and to be honest cannot figure out why it took us so long. The welcome by host Nino and our waiter Angelo couldn't have been warmer as if we were family! Nino said his mother...More

Thank Skierlady1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for their Valentine's special. The restaurant has a fantastic ambiance with candlelight and luxury surroundings. Very pleasant staff too! The food was delicious. It's an expensive Italian experience but it's upmarket very high quality food. Highly recommended!

Thank RuMark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In celebration of our anniversary, we chose to ditch the kids and head out for a romantic dinner for two. This wasn’t our first visit to Giovanni’s, as our youngest daughter’s First Communion dinner was held there three years ago. I had the Mafalda Alla...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giovanni's is probably the best Italian restaurant I have ever eaten at. I always try to go for dinner at least one night when I am in Ottawa. The food is excellent. I usually order one of their veal dishes and, more times than not,...More

Thank itp1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were kindly accepted as walk-ins at Giovanni's on Father's Day, after being told at MeNa they could not accommodate the allergies and vegetarians (despite their menu simply stating to advise). Lucky us, for we had an excellent meal at Giovanni's. We were warmly greeted...More

Thank riksha4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giovanni's in Ottawa, Canada gives you the illusion of being in Rome, focussing on classic Italian dishes and attentive service.

Thank MAF17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had made a reservation for a dinner for two for my birthday and when we got there they told us our table wasn't ready it'll just be a couple minutes. After 20 minutes they told us it would be approx 15...More

Thank Kathi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for my son's grad so wanted something special. My son and I are carnivores when dining out and my husband is a committed vegan. They offered to 'veganize' any meal my husband desired and asked about his preferences for flavour, spiciness and tailored...More

Thank Dawn E
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Shane B
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
You need to call the restaurant.
Rita H
January 31, 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!
May 27, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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