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55 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1334
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible21%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
55 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Had the sardines with a fennel salad and delicious polenta chips. Well prepared and nicely presented. The Tiramisu was pretty lethal but tasted good and coffees reasonable. Staff were pleasant and efficient on a night where they weren't challenged by numbers. Good menu - not...More

Thank SusieQ22Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service. I don’t understand the negative reviews. We had garlic bread followed by Carne Mista pizza. Absolutely perfect. Staff were great. Attentive but not intrusive. We would definitely go back for more.

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it was busy on Saturday night 9th March (very noisy inside as well) ordered drinks which did not appear until we promped staff 45 mins after being seated, the oysters entree arrived promptly, but mains we waited nearly another hour without meals appearing and...More

Thank Annabel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally we had been going to another restaurant. However, it was very noisy so we left and went to Gianni’s and we were very glad we did. The wait staff were chatty but not intrusive and the food was lovely. The fish of the day,...More

2  Thank Meagan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first ever review! I want to thank the staff at GIANNIS for saving the night after The Galley Kitchen at the anchorage port Stephens totally F&$#ked up a birthday evening with their arrogance and incompetence at running a restaurant with efficiency, and...More

1  Thank chimeta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four friends visit Giannis each February, and it was excellent as usual. The swordfish was delicious from the specials board (2 of us had this) the other mains were also great, The dessert menu (OMG!) you Must try the pannacotta with honeycomb crumbs, the best...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The creamy pasta tastes strongly of chicken stock or something similar. the pizzas are also very average and asking the waitress which she recommends as a house specialty - meatlovers no thank you not at an italian restaurant

Thank NelsonBayFoodCritics
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Our party of 5 dined at Gianni's on a Saturday night and they were extremely busy, why wouldn't they be, the food was superb. We had oysters, pasta, fish and pizza. All the dishes served with very competent and attentive staff. We will always book...More

1  Thank KatieG0801
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We visited this restaurant in December. We were searching for somewhere to eat and this looked the best within walking distance of our campsite. I had lasagne, but my wife had Seafood Risotto and she thought that it was the best she'd ever had with...More

1  Thank ChrisGibbs
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Really impressed with this restaurant. I went with my son, a friend and her two kids as well as her mother. We came in off the street and told staff that we needed two high chairs and were pleasantly surprised when they also provided plastic...More

1  Thank pollymason
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Luke E
23 November 2016|
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Sorry can't remember- suggest calling restaurant
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Shoal Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 1334
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