We came with another couple for dinner and sat outside. The service was fast but not intrusive. The food was simple but good. As long as the weather cooperates, this is a fun place to dine al fresco.
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Courteous service. But food is not mediocre. Steak is too dry. I agree with other reviews here. food was better and more interesting years ago.
Givanni's used to have the best mozzarella sticks in Iowa City.Now have mozzarella in pastry. Utterly tasteless. Service still very good, though.
Our go-to restaurant in Iowa City! We've eaten there several times, both indoors and out, and have never been disappointed. Decor and menu are more contemporary and upscale than your typical Italian restaurant. Portions are slightly smaller - we typically can manage a shared appetizer...More
Excellent food. Definitely not the typical American-Italian fare. I'm even willing to overlook the coffee grinds due to a worn out press. Young lady waiting on us did a great job. Not cheap for Iowa City but a nice dining experience regardless.
From the time we arrived, until the time we left, the staff was courteous and on top of their game. The food looked good, and tasted excellent. I ordered the Baby Spinach Salad with grilled Chicken which was delicious. My wife ordered the Chicken Marsala...More
Our family of five stopped at Givanni's for dinner while walking down Ped Mall. The inside has a very chic and interesting atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. The food is very tasty and has a very classy presentation... I had the Margherita Flatbread...More
I enjoyed sitting outside on a pleasant summer evening. My pepper steak pasta dish was flavorful, colorful, and reasonably healthy but nothing exceptional. My wife enjoyed her shellfish-and-pasta dish, called La Jolla. Service was friendly and prompt.
We haven't been to Givanni's for over 15 years so we stopped there tonight for dinner. Had a very enjoyable meal. I had the salmon. It comes on a bed of vegetable and risotto. Very tasty. We sat outside, so I can't comment on the...More