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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

If you’re looking for good food, great service and a place to treat yourself or that special someone for lunch, try Gio! They have only a few options for Gluten Free, but the ones they have are very good. Make sure you ask the wait...staff for GF options. I had the Mushroom Penne Pasta dish after I asked whether they could do that in GF. The waitress checked with the chef and they had some GF pasta on hand that day. Food presentation is always top notch and service is excellent. Can’t beat it for a personal or business lunch if you’re looking to impress (and enjoy).More

Date of visit: February 2020
JaredNWall, Other at Gio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Thank you for all the love SF902Canada we hope to see you in again soon.

Reviewed 6 February 2020

I stayed at the hotel attached to Gio, the Prince George, and all my room service meals were from Gio and were delicious.

Date of visit: November 2019
GioRestaurant, Other at Gio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Rima are so glad you enjoyed your meals. Be sure to let us know next time you stay with us.

Reviewed 3 February 2020

Not disappointed at all Great meal Avocado toast tasty and Steak Frites cooked perfectly Gracious service Could not ask for a better meal worth the price

Date of visit: December 2019
GioRestaurant, Food & Beverage Manager at Gio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us RMC, thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

We live in Halifax and go to Gio 3-4 times a year. We have never been disappointed! The menu changes seasonally and is always fresh and interesting. Currently, the charcuterie board is massive, very generous portions, and could be a meal on its own. I...had the duck, and it was perfect. My friends had the lamb, the beef, and the vegetarian biryani. Everyone was pleased. The service was perfect. Always such a treat to go to Gio!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 20 November 2019

I always try to have at least one dinner at Gio when I'm visiting Halifax. The food is always exceptional, however, this last time I didn't find the seafood chowder was quite as good as it has been in the past. I hadn't eaten at...Gio in a couple of years. The chowder was still ok, but not as good. Overall, exceptional food and friendly service.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 5 November 2019

This restaurant never fails to impress. Food selection excellent whether for lunch or dinner , quality of food outstanding . For a restaurant in a downtown city hotel it is amazing. Nicely decorated, wonderful service and has a really good wine list. We have always...loved our dinners there .More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 15 October 2019

The food and service were both good at Gio. Not the best food I have had in Halifax. I got the sea scallops with risotto. The portion size was pretty good, came with 4 scallops which were cooked well. The risotto itself was a little...bit under cooked I would say. Overall a good experience and ambiance. I also had a blueberry is a superfood dessert which to me was less than memorable. I think it really lacked some flavor.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019

Our mains were local scallops with pea risotto. All so yummy and a beautiful set of flavours. The scallops were cooked perfectly and a very healthy number of them. Great Sancerre wine with the meal which paired superbly. The service was friendly and very attentive....Always a great meal here.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2019

We were really looking forwards to dinner here but we were disappointed by both the choice of menu and the cooking. Our server hurried us along and we got the feeling they were all waiting to go home. First of all we were given the...lunch menu which was obviously not available at 8pm in the evening. When the right menu appeared we were told there was no lobster. Saturday night and no lobster?! My husband started with the scallop cerviche which he said had little flavour and I had the chowder whcih was absolutely enormous. I sent over half of it back as it was far too big for a starter. My husband then had the halibut in dashi broth with pickled vegetables which he said was not particularly pleasant and I had the scallop and green risotto. I chose this because I love risotto but I'm sorry that was not a risotto by any stretch of the imagination. I know some restaurants play with words and create food to appear like other foods (cauliflower couscous for example) but this was not even a pleasant taste. All in all we were in the restaurant for under an hour and the experiene was very underwhelming. Sorry but not for usMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 7 October 2019

Gio is adjacent to the Prince George hotel, in fact you walk through the hotel right into the restaurant. The food was excellent as was the service. Everything was beautifully presented.

Date of visit: September 2019
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