Gianna's

4.7
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388 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
New York Area
394 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.

RI
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

e
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

MR
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

FD
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!

AP
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.

RK
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.

DK
New York Area
13 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.

b
New York Area
67 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!

RM
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.

JA
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.

HT
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!

OT
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.

R
New York Area
394 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.

R
New York Area
394 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.

AC
Philadelphia
10 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 !

m
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 😊

KW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

B
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
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.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family restaurant. Food and service is always great.

AL
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.

JB
Greensboro
23 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!

B
New York Area
9 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.

b
New York Area
68 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!

BH
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food - Service excellent.Very accommodating.

SG
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.

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

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

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came from Staten Island after seeing your web site. We wanted to try someplace new. You did not disappoint. Food, service and drinks were great. We will be back.

b
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Exceptional evening out with friends, thanks to Gianna's. Always greeted at the door with a friendly smile and a nice word! It's the beginning to a usually wonderful dining experience. The steamed asparagus I ordered for an appetizer were not on the menu, but Gianna's accommodates! decided to go with a nice veal dish as my main course and wow was I not disappointed. Excellent sauce with an ample portion of veal. The service was exceptional. We closed the evening with a nightcap at the bar. A perfect ending to a great night out. Take a trip to Gianna's in Carlstadt, an exquisite dining experience at more than reasonable prices!

JP
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My sons and I went to Gianna’s on a Sunday evening. It was a great experience all the way around. Very tasty dishes served family style. Super service. Pleasant informal atmosphere. Fairly priced. The gnocchi bolognese was to die for. We will definitely be back next time we visit this part of New Jersey.

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner with the best of friends absolutely love the long hot peppers outstanding 👍😊

SA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again another outstanding meal from start to finish. Food was absolutely amazing and staff makes you feel like you are home!

P
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I love this unexpected gem. Great home cooking and a great bar.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and service

VV
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Perfect location for dinner prior to an event at the Meadowlands. Nothing fancy; just very good food and service.

j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our go to restaurant

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SA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were absolutely amazed at the not only the quality and authenticity of our Italian meal, but everything was cooked perfectly and the service was impeccable. Did not disappoint!!!!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely wonderful dining experience! Service was terrific -- we even changed our order after putting it in (someone at a nearby table ordered something that looked AMAZING) and they were totally patient with us! The food was delicious and a terrific value! We are already planning another trip through the area, just to dine there again. Docked a slight point for "ambiance" but only because the air conditioning was very cold... they were kind enough to find us a table away from the vents. This place is wonderful!

JR
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is fantastic. From the Manager, JoAnne Kreeger to the lovely servers and of course, the kitchen crew. The food is fresh, delicious and very satisfying. We go here as often as we can for dinner. We had a large party upstairs and everyone was delighted. The chicken parmigiana and roasted vegetables are two of our favorites. Enjoy!