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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
+1 219-836-6220
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Munster, Indiana
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My neighbor absolutely loves this place and kept raving about it, so one day my husband and I decided to give it a try. We had the brushetta, and that was good. My alfredo at the restaurant wasn't as good as my own homemade version and much more expensive. My husband also had a pasta dish that was just "ok".... More 

Thank Angela S
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling from out of state.... We took a chance on Giovanni's for lunch and had a very nice experience. We were greeted by a pleasant maitre 'd and waitperson. The salad and chicken penne were quite tasty. The Chocolate Flourless Cake with Grand Marnier Mousse was decadent!!!

Thank choatex
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311 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Was the top place for fine dining in the area, not that there was a lot to choose from, but still the best. Has not kept up with the "fine" in fine dining....would call it "good" dining. The calamari salad was not very good...the grilled chicken was dry. Bread has maintained itself as delicious. The cheese dishes were better, but... More 

Thank eyeu
Boise, Idaho
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This Restaurant seem to be a local Icon. Place has seen better days, old, outdated, not very clean and not very elegant. I am sure it was great 15 years ago. Most of the clientele is 60+, and yes, I am too Service is not very good, slow and un attentive. Takes long to get attention and long before you... More 

Thank elpresidente_11
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Food is good albeit a little expensive, but the nice atmosphere, service, and tasty plates and dishes make up for it the end.

Thank Julia K
Lansing, Illinois
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160 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Celebrating 3 birthdays. Everyone likes to go Italian and my suggestion was here. A party of six with a variety of lunches. Salmon with honey glaze and spinach, Chicken Marsala and pork tenderloin Marsala. Gnocchi with marinara and lamb shank. Every body enjoyed their meal and gave thumbs up. I had fettucine alfredo which I thought was okay. I remember... More 

Thank Joy A
Munster, Indiana
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314 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I keep going back hoping to get a great meal like you did back several years, but it's changed and it's not for the better. The Chicken Vesuvio was the worse I ever had the other night. The chicken and gravy was dry the rolls seem old, and the pizza was blah. Last time I went I got the white... More 

Thank Barbara0414
Dyer, Indiana
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My husband and I went to Giovanni's for a date night last week and had a wonderful time. First we sat at the bar and ordered cocktails, an old fashioned for myself and a Manhattan for my husband. The bartender made the drinks perfectly. Everything was fresh and hot. The calamari was crisp and tender and we both had the... More 

Thank LizPip
Munster In
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Enjoyed dinner at this classic Italian restaurant. Bruschetta was very good and perfectly toasted. I had Gnocchi with vodka sauce which was delicious. Partner had Eggplant parmesan but wasn't as happy with it--just okay. Service was excellent. Booths offer some privacy which I like.

Thank Mary W
Highland, Indiana
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I went with my parents, brother, and boyfriend on a Saturday evening. We had reservations, so we were seated quickly. It took nearly 15 minutes for our waitress to come to our table. The restaurant was not packed like I would have expected, so for this amount of time to go by was baffling. When we told her we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
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: 603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Munster
  • Phone Number: +1 219-836-6220

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