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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (42 reviews)
“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
“manicotti” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the privelage of dining twice at Giovanni's this past week, once to celebrate Father's Day and the other to celebrate a graduation. Both visits were marked by friendly and helpful service and excellent food served in an old Italian atmosphere. I sampled a...More

Thank OttawaBri
Reviewed 1 week ago

4th time here. I have been served by Angelo and Costa at different times. Impeccable service ... kind friendly and most of all ... timely with the food. Never rushed. Tonight I had an apetitizer scallops and shrimps on a bed of spinach. Absolute perfection....More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has excellent service and friendly attentive staff. The food was amazing, some of the best Italian food I've had.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for our 50th wedding anniversary on a Saturday night, the wait staff were very polite, curtious and helpful,my husband and I both had veal dishes. His was stuffed with prosciutto and other things. And mine was a filet of veal Don Giovanni,...More

1  Thank GrandmaG2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought out of town business associates to Giovanni's to give a great impression of our city's offerings, and they were really impressed with everything that was offered. Our main Server Gus was, as always, amazing with his efficient and knowledgeable service. He just seems...More

Thank LeaHB333
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing meal and stupendous service! This is a great place to dine. For dessert I had a Nutella cheesecake that was just to die for!

Thank Liveelou
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We just had the night of our lives; food, wine, service and more. This restaurant knows how to make a night that much more wonderful. I spoke with Sarah and she arranged for a limousine to pick us up so we did not have to...More

Thank faith101
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This restaurant was recommended by several locals and we were not disappointed. They had one table for two left and Sarah was our server. She was extremely attentive even though she had to look after the bar as well. She tool the time to explain...More

Thank Darla D
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This used to be my partner's favorite restaurant when he lived in Ottawa, and on a recent trip he brought me here for dinner. It was everything I look for in a traditional Italian meal. Great waitstaff who take pride in their service and the...More

Thank CalgaryTraveller5
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been in business for many years, but our recent visit has left us disappointed. The menu on their website does not list prices and there is a good reason why. Simply put, their prices are much too high for the quality of...More

3  Thank Carmen W
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Rita H
How about prices? Didn't find any on the menu
31 January 2017|
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Response from BR613 | Reviewed this property |
Food: expensive. Valet parking: priceless. Main course prices April, 2017: Involtini vitello $34.95, Veal Chef $35.95, Sea Bass $46.95.
HI , I can't find a menu with the prices. Looking for a group for a 50th anniversary for 27 people. 2 children under 12 also coming plus 25 adults. This is for June 11th Dinner. Could you give me more info please. Thanks Bev
27 May 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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: 362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-3156
  • E-mail
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