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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Giovanni's is an excellent Italian restaurant situated in Little Italy. The food is made with love. Perfection!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank businessbro2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plastic pieces in food We just came back from a Christmas dinner of 24 people. I had high expectation of this restaurant given the good reviews. We had a set menu of $60, that includes: 1. Shared aperizer( bite size sausage, some fired thin cut...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ngatiger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Italian food! A bit on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. Well worth the price. So good!! Left with a big smile on my face and the service was great. :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Canadiangirl7649
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Think of a highly rated restaurant in Italy or the South of France. Lovely interior, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly service. An extensive menu and a wine list to die for. Lots of regional Italian wines with many from Piedmont and Tuscany. A stunning collection of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FoodnWine101
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is fine dining Italian style with impeccable service. It was busy so reservations recommended So many choices of dishes and specials. The gluten free pasta was available for me and they were able to offfer most dishes on the menu with adaptation. The clams...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peggy C
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Make a reservation! I was lucky to get a table due to a cancellation. Although the restaurant is a bit tight, meaning very little room to move, tables are close together, felt a bit stuffy, the food and service was over the top. I will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We decided to go for dinner at Giovanni's based on its reviews as well as proximity to the after-dinner entertainment we had tickets for. I am so glad we stopped here! Arrived just before 7pm without reservations on a Saturday night (silly of us, we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank melissabye
Reviewed November 5, 2018

The management of Giovanni's restaurant should be extremely proud of their staff. From the moment you walk in the door to when you leave the staff seem to take extra care - without being intrusive - that your dining experience is the best that it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BlackBear1959
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My group was there for a celebration. I will not return. The restaurant had too many tables and felt cramped. It was VERY noisy. Service was terrible!! We had an older, experienced server who should have been better. If you do go (but don't), ask...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CarlaTM2014
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Amazing food choices with great wine selection. Service was great and they went above and beyond to meet our satisfaction. I strongly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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