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East Village
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126 East 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-6128 (1st Ave & Ave A)
+1 212-673-7200
17:30 - 23:30
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Mullumbimby, Australia
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162 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for dinner as we were staying just up the road & weren't disappointed. We had the lamb shanks & the filet mignon & they were absolutely delicious! Good quality restaurant food with good flavours all washed down with a nice bottle of wine & good service. Loved it, wish I lived closer!

Thank AWTYblogger
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

We wish you were closer, too, but we'll settle for the visit we did get -- although we do hope there will be more in the future. It's great that you liked both your steak and the lamb. Knowing that the service and wine hit the mark as well is awesome -- I'll tell the team! All the best, Matteo... More 

New York City, New York
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141 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my 2 toddlers and had a great time ! Food is delicious and they made sure all the food was altered to the kids liking ! The burrata was absolutely fabulous and the tiramisu is the best around ! Will be back !

Thank JetSetJessa
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Happy to see you and your family, Jessa! It's awesome that you and your kids both enjoyed your meals. Looking forward to serving you more tiramisu again! All the best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

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226 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I had dinner here with friends and it was delicious! We had caprese salad and burrata... both of which were very fresh and very delicious. I had a creamy mushroom and bacon pasta dish which was so so rich and delicious. My husband had the bolognese and that was delicious as well. We also had the tiramisu which was yummy.... More 

Thank Domfas
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

There's nothing like a caprese salad to start off a meal, so we're glad you enjoyed yours! It's great that you and your husband liked your orders -- sounds like the kitchen did a pretty good job all the way around. We'll be sure to tell them you said so! It'll definitely make their day. Hope to see you back... More 

New York City, New York
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202 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I ate here with my family over the holidays and the cuisine, service and atmosphere were top notch. Looking forward to returning soon.

Thank Brandon F
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words of support, Brandon! We're thrilled you stopped by, and we can't wait to see you and your family again. Take care! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very accomodating and warm restaurant! We were fitted in for dinner just before closing and the meals were prepared as if they had just opened with attention to detail and care! Worth the drive from midtown!

Thank MaxR123
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you here, Max! We're thrilled you loved the meals we prepared for you, and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks so much, and take care! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Rennes, France
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Let me tell you this story. When the moment came to leave after paying the bill and writing our tips on the ticket, our waiter and seemingly the boss of the restaurant caught us to talk to us about the tip. He was explaining to us that usually the tip is the double of the tax fee. We were first... More 

Thank sarahprsn
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Sarah, we know we reached out on Yelp already, but we want to touch base here as well. We're sorry if you didn't fully enjoy your experience when you stopped by. You should find a warm welcome and attentive service here, so it's disappointing if you didn't feel that was the case. While a tip is always appreciated, it remains... More 

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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Rocked up without a reservation but they got us in. Don't rely on that though. I'd book Really lovely fun staff and a simple menu using fresh produce. If the prosciutto wrapped asparagus is on the specials just order it. We ordered two it was that good. Mains we had the four cheese gnocchi and the tagliatelle bolognaise were divine.... More 

Thank jp0069
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

We're so glad we were able to get you a table! Thanks for coming by while you're visiting the area -- we hope you're having a pleasant time in the city. And good choices all around on dinner! Those are some awesome recommendations. We hope to see you again while you're here! Take care, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Simsbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The waiters here are what really makes it genuine Italian with their thick Italian accents and pure love for food. I always get the truffle spaghetti dish it is absolutely amazing. Really nice romantic atmosphere, good for date night and really reasonable prices.

Thank Kyra F
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thank you, Kyra! The truffle spaghetti dish is certainly a hard one to pass up, so we don't blame you for always ordering that one! We're always excited to see you here for a meal, and we're already looking forward to your next visit. Until then, take care. Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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451 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

There were 5 of us for dinner. We had a reservation at 7:30 pm on a Friday. The place was packed. Medium sized restaurant, gave us a comfortable and relaxing feel. Most of the pasta dishes are homemade (avg.$15). The arugula salad is enough for 3 people to share ($9.95) and was delicious! The risotto special was really good ($14.95).... More 

Thank Bobbie W
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

We are so happy you all came by, Bobbie! Thanks for leaving us these kind words -- we really appreciate it! It sounds like you had an awesome spread for dinner. You really can't go wrong with a salad, pasta, and risotto. Oh, and pairing it all with a delicious red? Sounds perfect. We hope to see you all again... More 

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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely menu, plenty of options to suit every taste. Specials fabulously explained. A lovely atmosphere, very relaxed. Wine was very nice - would definitely return

Thank margo m
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by, Margo! We're so glad you enjoyed everything you tried, and we can't wait to see you again soon. Until then, take care! Best wishes, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 East 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-6128
    (1st Ave & Ave A)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-673-7200
Rustic and Modern blend together in a magic atmosphere at Giano Restaurant in New York City's East Village. We use only fresh and seasonal ingredients in each of the handcrafted dishes on our traditional and contemporary menus. From a classic American brunch with a twist of Italy to indulgent desserts that are sure to delight, our one love for our customers and our food always shines through at Giano Restaurant.

The Art of Food is tradition and innovation. Tradition because it is tied to culture, to history, to place, to a timeless art much like the world itself. Innovation because this involves research and experimentation and, at the same time, a bit of provocation. It's like the history of man: a look towards the future, to progress, without forgetting the experience of the past. To experiment requires knowledge; to innovate requires possession of the techniques from the past. Innovation and tradition are two sides of the same face. The face of Giano.

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighbourhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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