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“A very satisfying meal and a very good wine list”
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Ranked #59 of 1,021 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

We went to Jianna for Greenville Restaurant Week. Due to the popularity of Jianna, we were not able to get reservations on a Friday evening, but we were able to sit at the bar on the side overlooking the street and be served. The restaurant is situated on the second floor and overlooks activity of the Main Street and Falls Park area, so it may take paying attention to find it. The dining area and bar are very inviting. The staff were very attentive, knowledgeable of the food and drinks / wine, and considerable added to the dining experience. There is a very good wine list with varietal and pricing options that should suit any wine drinker coming to a fine dining venue - this included varitals and regions not usually found on other wine lists. The menu is not standard American-Italian fare, but creative and varied. In addition to the Restaurant Week Menu, we had a carpaccio appetizer, that while a bit small, was very good and we would order again. There are a number of other appetizers listed we would return to try. For Restaurant Week, we found the Risotto Cacio e Pepe to be outstanding, and we hope they will add it to the regular menu - risotto is either very good or very bad, and this risotto was outstanding. The Rigatoni Bolognese, found on the current menu, was flavorful and went very well with our wine. The Tonarelli Carbonara, not found on the regular, menu was also a very flavorful and pleasurable dish that we hope might be added to the regular menu. The very good desserts completed the dinner with a chocolate tart that had qualities of flourless chocolate cake, and lemon panna cotta. This dinner was our first at Jianna, and we will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place for a progressive evening. Grilled octopus, charred ciabatta bread with delicious olive oil, sashimi tuna, and lobster ravioli are all delicious and worth the trip. You have to check this place out.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank stuartw476
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Was excited when I received the July edition of the Palm Beach Magazine and there was an article, traveling to Greenville with restaurants, things to do and places to stay. Jianna was recommended and since I was going to Greenville, it was a must try. The restaurant is on the second floor, with mostly indoor, and a little outdoor seating. Our server was very pleasant. We had the Grilled Chibatta, $3, which consisted of 4 slices of bread and some olive oil. Was it good? Yes. Should have it been complimentary? Yes. We also ordered the Marinated Olives, $5. A large portion of house marinated green and black olives. We also shared the Meatball Special. Unfortunately, both the meatballs and sauce were delivered room temperature. You could taste the pine nuts in the flavorful meatballs which would have been excellent had they been served hot. The restaurant comped the meat balls. The food runner then tried to serve us entrees that was for a different table. Not a good sign. We then waited quite a while for our entrees to be served. For entrees two of us ordered the Radiatori, $23, which was black pasta, cream sauce, with shrimp and crab meat. I enjoyed it more than my spouse. My friend had the Rigatoni, $22, which he thought was good. His wife had the Casarecce, $23, which was a pork and pasta dish, which she enjoyed. I would consider the food to be good, but the cold and mis-served food, really took it's toll on the meal. I would try the restaurant again, but would be in no rush to do so.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

very good place to have a drink with friends. We enjoyed the upstairs balcony. They have a great selection of drinks and you can have your drink while looking at the liberty bridge area of main street.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Joel W
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in between lunch and dinner. The piccolo menu is spectacular. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine and some of the best Italian delicacies I've ever had. Wait staff is attentive and well informed on all aspects of the menu. Fresh oysters are available too! Definitely recommend this wonderful experience.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DianePangal
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