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Giovanni Ristorante

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909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
+1 615-760-5932
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I love the bar of this place, in particular the wine list is very professional. A must is the Grappa. The menu has a long list and pasta is fantastic. Service is good.

Thank slyfly
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Went to eat at Giovanni's with a friend of mine. I had gnocchi and then a delicious fillet steak and cheese for dessert. Everything was delicious and we will return as soon as possible.

Thank bifinett
Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Giovanni is the traditional Italian, upscale Italian restaurant you remember from decades ago. No fools for fashion, the interior is elegant, proper, and fresh, yet it could have been built anytime in the last 50 years. Food is traditional Italian, service is impeccable, and the atmosphere tends to be quiet at lunch.

Thank G I
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My expectations were high and they delivered. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the atmosphere is spot on.

Thank Nextonthelist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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537 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Although this restaurant gets rave reviews, we found it to be so-so and on the expensive side. The selection of pasta, seafood, and meat is not extensive. The pasta is ok, as was the case with the seafood. A martini came to around $18.

Thank larryderm
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here with family, who were visiting from out of state, for thanksgiving. The food was delicious and, this is not a bad thing, portions were reasonable. I had the veal and was full, but not stuffed. Service was outstanding, but the prices are certainly inflated. That's my only issue with this place. Great food, great service, but Nashville... More 

Thank theycallmebuddy
Danville, Virginia
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146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our family group recently went here for dinner. The food and the service were good but not outstanding. The atmosphere was pleasant. Everyone seemed to have a good time but I wouldn't be in favor of returning. There are other places that serve at least equally good food and don't cost an arm and a leg.

Thank Dini35
Nashville, Tennessee
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389 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: We ordered the pumpkin ravioli and mushroom gnocchi. Both were awesome!! 5 stars for our entrees. Lots of vegetarian options. Seated on time per our reservation. Good bread basket. Nice ambiance. Easy valet. Cons: Someone was loudly yelling angry curse words from the kitchen. It wasn't just once, but multiple times. Definitely inappropriate, a mood killer, and I expect... More 

Thank JChaff12
Naples, Florida
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We made the reservation and were assured that their courtesy bus would pick us up and take us back to our hotel.. No need for taxi or searching for parking place!! The vegetables were too chunky and not diced as is our preference. Branzino and Pappardelle were both excellent. Spinach salad was very fresh. All these traditional entrees were well... More 

Thank Jeff M
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Asked the Concierge at our hotel for a good restaurant away from the tourists. Just a few mimutes from downtown Nashville and they have a shuttle that will pick you up and take you back after dinner. Very good service and the food was excellent. Even the shuttle driver was outstanding and had more interesting trivia on Nashville than some... More 

Thank MikeArchbald

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-760-5932

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?