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“Excellent”

Gian's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 1,269 Restaurants in Pattaya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$43
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Best service and friendly staff. Also food is very fantastic! Delicious.Good atmosphere and decoration.
Gian's is the most favorite restaurant in Pattaya and definitely come back again and again. Thank you Gian's to make us happy and memorable dinner.

Date of visit: April 2018
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butiki, Owner at Gian's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Puttinart, we are delighted that you had a waonderful experience in Gian's and thanks you very much for your gracious compliments for our ambience ,service and f ood.We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Thank you! Guido Vietri,Gian's

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely restaurant, excellent service, beautifully decorated. However my starter of clams in white wine was disappointing because the species of clams were tiny. I am used to larger 'meatier' clams The 200 g Wagu beef seemed to have been hung a tax too long and the outer edges near the fat had a slight gamey taste, vaguely rancid. The accompanying serving of tiny roast potatoes was too small and the rocket salad was just a heap of rocket with some sliced parmisean cheese. I am all for elegant simplicity in food but at this price I expect more effort. The pudding, a Pannacotta, was very nice, but tiny. After the whole meal I still felt hungry. Another problems was kids running wild in the place. A lovely place to which I will not be returning nor would I reccomend it

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank wahwah2017
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butiki, Owner at Gian's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Mr. WahWah, first of all i would like to apologize for the two running kids! We,sometimes have to accept them because of the parents our regular guests! And that day was Easter day,Family day!! Your complain for the clams size is personal,since every of my costumers like it! All the complains you made are base on the quantity ! If you where very hungry you can tell us and we will make bigger portion without extra charge. The price also a problem for you! but, we gave you our menu with the price on it! You made the choise to stay and not to leave !!Your wish not to come back is also your wish, but to not reccomand my place to others is not matching with your review. Thank you for your visit and your time on writing this review! Guido Vietri,Gian's

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

No doubt this place has come to stay! Run by lovely host Guido, it is just wonderful to see how they make everyone feel welcome and special. The food is authentic and excellent, the good selection of wines are carefully selected by the host, the vibe and atmosphere is so warm and friendly. It truly stands out in the jungle of restaurants in Pattaya. Guido has made this establishment in to a hugely popular neighborhood place to meet. It is on my top priority list.

Thank you Gian’s!

Date of visit: March 2018
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butiki, Owner at Gian's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Christian,thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice feedback following your visit at Gian's. It is an incredible pleasure to read that your experience was 'special' thanks to the fantastic ambience,service and Gian's cuisine. We will share your comments with our team members. We would be more happy to welcome you again soon. Yours sincerely, Guido Vietri, Gian's

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Beautiful, elegant & luxurious Italien Restaurant, I love it! Guido, the owner and his staff provide an excellent service. Im was recently there my friend from Singapore who is spoiled and is only eating in the very best restaurants, so it was a challenge to please him. Gian's completely met his expectations.

Date of visit: March 2018
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butiki, Owner at Gian's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Rolf, your beautifully eloquent review touched us all very much as it describes our highest aspiration for our guest, and affirms we are reaching our goal of providing a magnificent dining experience where you and your special friends feel cared for and pampered. It was a joy and privilege to serve you and thank you for your exquisite compliments for the food as well for the elegance of our dining room and the attentive service. we hope you return, and when you do, please be sure to ask for me , as i would enjoy welcoming you personally.Thank you,Guido Vietri,Gian's.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We do not visit too often, and we always wonder why after a delightful food and wine experience at Gian's. Guido is a first class host, his staff are very friendly and professional, victuals yummy and wine selection always offers something different, cost-effective and nice.

Having said that, we almost always seem to start with the NV Bellavista Franciacorta Alma Cuvée Brut. An absolutely adorable Italian bubble, made properly (not prosecco) and priced in a manner that ensures we always will buy despite the usual nonsensical wine prices in The Land of Smiles. Just a touch of yeast, smooth, fairly good shoulders. She is a winner.

Guido suggested we sip the 2007 Fattoria Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino. We were initially skeptical as, in our experience, the nearly 11 years for a "rosso" often results in unhappy noses and palates. Happily, this was not the case. Slightly leathery Sangiovese with just enough fruit and herbs on the nose. Smooth down the centre with a pleasant, light-bodied, short finish. A nice wine at the moment. We would not wait much beyond end of 2018 to sip this luvly.

Bronzino marinato con Perle di balsamico (marinated sea bass), as always, very nicely prepared, flavourful, smooth, light and just a great way to start an otherwise heavy dinner.

Vitello tonnato (veal) was tasty, but looked a little tired in the plate. Flavour was there. Texture was there. Just not as exciting a visual as we had hoped. We want/expect it all. This was a little lacking on the eye.

Pumpkin risotto with foie gras. OMYummyG!!! Awesome dish. Currently not on the menu, but we suggested with enthusiasm he rectify that error. So so happy Guido offered the dish for our pleasure!

Lasagna con Melanzane. Heavy, filling, yummy and, well, only once per month as we could eat until we popped. Just luscious at every bite! We born of Sicilian mamas just relish the childhood feeling of this huge, pasta dream!

Yes, we did have a chocolate brownie with two scoops of coconut ice cream. Brownie was good, albeit a touch try. The coconut ice cream was, well, coconut ice cream...which sits on the right hand side of the father.

Yet again, a winning evening from A to Z!!!

Date of visit: March 2018
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butiki, Owner at Gian's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you!! We are so happy to know how much pleasure you take in dining with us and thank you for sharing your magnificent review and compliments for all we do here at Gian's. It was truly our privilege to serve you and your lovely wife and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you, Guido Vietri,Gian's

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