Gianna's

4.7
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400 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
ATTENTION GIANNA’S CUSTOMERS: due to government regulations we will be open for to go business only from the hours of 11:30-7:30. Please call us at 201-460-7997 for your dining options.

Gianna's is an old world style Italian restaurant that serves very generous family style portions for two or more as well as single orders if desired. Specials change daily using the freshest ingredients available, and all desserts are made on premise daily. 1.9 miles from Met Life Stadium and the Meadowlands, New Jersey.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
Ambience
4.7
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vipcourtneyk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great, the food was very good with generous portions. The decor is authentic Northern Jersey Italian - very homey. We went early on a Monday night so was likely quieter than usual but the place filled up while we were there. The management was very hospitable. Would definitely go back.

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Lovethisplace
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go for any occasion. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The food is always good.

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vipbogie
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Once again, Gianna's outperforms all local eateries! Met up with friends and after a very nice cocktail at the bar, we were escorted to our window table. Appetizers were fantastic! A special request of papardelle w/mushroom & sausage in EVOO & garlic were made to perfection. This dish was not on the menu, yet there was no pushback when we ordered. Gianna's accommodates most "special requests". The evening was capped with a terrific coffee & after dinner drink. As always, a highly enjoyable evening.
See you later this month Gianna's!

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vipbogie
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Arrived to an overflowing dining room. All seats occupied yet our reserved table by the window was waiting for us. We were celebrating a birthday as were a number of other tables. Gianna's did not miss a beat. Food was prompt, hot, delicious. How they manage to accomplish this with such an overflow of people is a tribute to management and staff. Our veal and chicken dishes were exquisite. We ordered family style, which meant plenty of extra food for a substantial "doggie bag". two hours later, we left well satiated, "care packages at hand and as always, very content.
A special place with special people. Make it a point to visit once if you have not been here before! A real treat! Thank you!

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vipReviewman
New York Area
400 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great dining at Gianna's. Great food and service with a down home feel. It's a regular place for us.

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MarcelW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious, and everything was prepared well. I had the Straccatella Florentini. It was good, maybe a slight touch bland. I had the Valentine's weekend chicken special and my wife had the Linguini Alla Gianna. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. The desserts were also excellent.

It was a bit tight, but it was Saturday night on Valentine's weekend. The menu was a bit boring. It had all the standards, but there was nothing on there that jumped out at me. Perhaps another weekend without the Valentine's Day menu may be better, but I can only judge this on my one visit.

The decor is nice, but the tables are a little too close to each other for me. Also, it was very well lit, perhaps a little too bright for dinner.

As a result, it only gets a four star rating. I would certainly come back here again. You won't be disappointed in the food if you go.

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CarlG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The staff is very friendly. The mussels are amazing. The food is very tasty and well prepared. I thought the dinner portions were a little small for the price(my only complaint). The desserts are very good and a nice size.

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rmathis616
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gianna's is always excellent! The long hots and gnocchi are delicious. Love the ice cream cake dessert options. Service is always exceptional. We've gone to Gianna's for Valentine's Day for years, because we've always been pleased that they offer their full menu on the holiday.

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DianneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Food is great.

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Gregory
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a party of 13 and everyone was happy with all the food and the service was fast.

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vipKevinW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service nice people
My personal favorite restaurant

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vipReviewman
New York Area
400 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is consistently good at Gianna's. Been coming here for years. Always get the same thing too. Salad, chicken parm, penne a la vodka and Ghost Pines wine.

Yum Eee.

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vipRIvervale4
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Traditional old world Italian just like Mama.

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vipLovetravelling0820
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Exactly what a perfect, family Italian meal should be.
Terrific food, generously sized- to share, take home for another meal.

Superb in-hous desserts.

Not for dieters ;)

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esinnj
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The attention to detail from service to food and follow up on all requests was exceptional
Service was not rushed and servers top notch

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I searched for an Italian restaurant during my recent visit to the area. I never expected it to be so delicious!!!!!!! The good was amazing.... very authentic. The price was great! We shared a family sized eggplant parm, which each had a dinner salad, bread and penne. The cost was under $30!!!!!!! I highly recommend and will be Babi next time I’m in town

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vipFrankD
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional as always! It's hard to find a better red sauce then mine --- Gianna's could beat it!

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and services were great from start to finish. Although i had been there before, this visit was even more memorable than the last.

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RodyK
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was high quality, service and atmosphere were very good, but the prices were too high, unless you get your group's meal family-style.

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vipDoubleK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went with 5 people split 3 family style dishes and came home with another day's meals. Food is very good very reasonable prices for food and drinks, We really like enjoy coming here.

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vipbogie
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Requested a window table and upon arrival, received a warm greeting by staff and management. after a nice cocktail at bar, we were seated and ordered a very reasonably priced bottle of red wine. We shared a delightful, large plate of fried calamari as an appetizer. More than enough for two, probably three persons. Calamari were lightly battered, crisp yet not chewy. Delicious! Main course of penne Bolognese was splendid. Meat sauce was delicious, not overwhelming in quantity as is very common in most Italian restaurants. No, quantity does not mean quality! Enough food to take home a generous portion which made a great lunch the following day! Dessert was delicious. Home made by management! Home made folks! A delicious evening with friends, but that's now expected at Gianna's!

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RichM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great Italian food. Love the Eggplant Parm...so thinly sliced. Long hots are fantastic also.

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JoshuaA
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We really liked Gianna’s and will definitely come back. The Chicken Parm was outstanding. Really relaxed feel to the place. They were in no hurry to rush you in/out even on a busy Saturday.

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HungryTenor
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We are frequent diners at Gianna’s. The food is always good. The service is friendly and attentive. It’s like dining at Grandma’s house for Sunday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

I wouldn’t recommend the family style salmon. Overcooked and a small portion. Vegetable sides were over cooked also.

Chicken Parmigiana and Veal Saltimbocca were good.

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vipReviewman
New York Area
400 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We're regulars at Gianna's and always get the same dishes. Consistently wonderful. Try it...you'll love it.

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vipReviewman
New York Area
400 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gianna's is a regular stop for us and we get the same dish each time:

Bread
Salad
Chicken Parm
Penne a la Vodka
Penne in Marinara
Ghost Pines Pinot Noir

Consistently good!

Love it.

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vipAllysaC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place ! Great food , home town feel . Friendly service. It’s almost like you’re eating at your nonni’s house .
I would go back again and again !

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michaelj
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, it was a quiet evening and yet we still felt at home 😊

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vipKevinW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, Great Staff
Perfect place for regular dining or special events!

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Buttons
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

To close to other tables and no background music. Can hear everyones conversation.
Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My party was very happy with their meal and overall experience. It was clear all of the staff seemed invested in providing a good experience for their patrons.

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Lovethisplace
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family restaurant. Food and service is always great.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The seating was a little cramped, ,my son was sitting on a hump all night. But overall the food was good and so was the service Next time I would request better seating arrangements.

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vipJudiB
Greensboro
26 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The service was extremely slow. It took forever ro get drinks and salads. We were there for about 2 1/2 hours!

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vipBmkk
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I come to Gianna’s mostly for business meeting lunches and occasionally with my family. Great food and great people. Tastes like home Italian cooking. The Parma all are good, the veal is tender and perfectly cooked, and I enjoy their grilled salmon. I will keep coming back.

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vipbogie
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Another stellar evening at Gianna's. Joanne has a friendly, welcoming smile at the door every time I'm there. A well prepared drink awaits at the bar. We sat down for dinner on time, appetizers were brought promptly. Delicious, lightly breaded fried calamari. Our party of four, all had different dishes, from fresh fish to chicken prepared in different ways. Delicious, each one! Huge desserts topped off our delightful dinner. As always, a perfect meal with great friends at Gianna's. Our go to place in NJ! Stay perfect Gianna's!

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vipBobH
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food - Service excellent.Very accommodating.

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SheriG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Gianna's was a very pleasant surprise! Working in the area over the past 3 months and hadn't tried this gem until last week. The chicken special was delicious and the staff was very open and friendly. It is a nice place that you can feel comfortable being casual in.

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vipNedR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great place to eat family style. Love them all there!!!

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