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Giovanni's

3.5
3.5
313 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

For over 20 years, Chef Robert Holden worked side-by-side with master chef Giovanni Carandola, perfecting his ability to create one-of-a-kind Italian dishes. Chef Robert prepares everything from scratch, and hand picks fresh vegetables, fish, and meat on a daily basis, ensuring that all of his cuisine is as fresh as possible. The recipes used at Giovanni’s come from regions of Sicily and Northern Italy, which makes for a truly authentic Italian menu.

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2 people

May 2022
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: Closed Tuesday and Sunday: 5:00pm -9:00pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (336) 852-8890

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Robert Holden

  • Area

    Greensboro

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Caprese ClassicsUSD 10.50

    Italian buffalo milk mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil, drizzled with olive oil

    • Salmon CarpaccioUSD 12.00

      Smoked salmon served with fresh baby lettuces, tomato, onion and capers, topped with balsamic vinegar

      • Beef CarpaccioUSD 12.00

        Classic Italian dish, made with thinly sliced beef tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, capers and artichokes

        • Steamed ClamsUSD 12.00

          A dozen fresh clams steamed with our crafted herb butter and garlic sauce

          • Mussels MarinaraUSD 13.50

            Hand-picked mussels steamed in a garlic, tomato and wine sauce

            • Calamari FrittiUSD 12.50

              Hand-selected squid breaded and fried to perfection served with our marinara

              • Oysters Rockefeller

                Baked oysters, topped with spinach and prosciutto. Served with lobster cream sauce

                • Servings of 4 oystersUSD 8.00
                • Servings of 8 oystersUSD 15.00
              • EscargotUSD 12.50

                Snails sauteed in an onion garlic wine sauce, topped with parmesan cheese

                • Bruschetta al PomodoroUSD 9.00

                  Italian flatbread with tomatoes, oregano, provolone, olive oil and garlic

                  • Mozzarella GiovanniUSD 11.00

                    Breaded and baked Mozzarella with our homemade tomato meat sauce

                    • Fried ZucchiniUSD 10.00

                      Served with our marinara sauce

                      • Lamb LollipopsUSD 15.00

                        Three lollipops of lamb grilled in a portobello mushroom wine sauce

                        Soups

                        • Pasta e FagioliUSD 8.00

                          Macaroni & bean soup

                          • MinestroneUSD 8.00

                            Italian vegetable soup

                            Salads

                            Add to any entree for $5

                            • CaesarUSD 10.00

                              Fresh parmesan cheese and croutons tossed with our in-house caesar dressing atop chopped romaine lettuce

                              • Chopped SaladUSD 11.00

                                Cucumbers, boiled eggs, olives, feta cheese, mushrooms and tomatoes, served atop chopped mixed greens, tossed in our homemade Italian dressing

                                • Wedge SaladUSD 11.00

                                  1/4 wedge of iceberg, topped with boiled eggs, bleu cheese, prosciutto bits and tomato

                                  • Gorgonzola SaladUSD 11.00

                                    Radicchio, endive and butter lettuces with walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese

                                    • Fried Oyster SaladUSD 13.00

                                      Romaine lettuce with artichokes, tomatoes and fried oysters with caesar dressing

                                      From the Grill

                                      Served with your choice of any premium side. Includes salad, bread, choice of pasta with meat sauce or vegetable medley

                                      • Veal ChopUSD 34.00

                                        Veal chop grilled with rosemary and olive oil, then finished off in the oven with a portobello wine sauce

                                        • SalmonUSD 26.00

                                          Salmon, grilled to perfection with a mix of mushrooms, pimentos and onions, in a garlic wine sauce

                                          • SwordfishUSD 28.00

                                            Swordfish, grilled and finished with our signature lemon peppercorn sauce

                                            • Filet Mignon

                                              Served with marsala mushroom wine sauce

                                              • 6 ounceUSD 28.00
                                              • 8 ounceUSD 32.00
                                            • Filet & LobsterUSD 48.00

                                              Baked lobster tail accompanied by a 6 oz. grilled filet

                                              • RibeyeUSD 32.00

                                                Tender black angus ribeye grilled to perfection

                                                • Grilled QuailUSD 28.00

                                                  Quail marinated with rosemary, olive oil and fresh Italian spices, grilled to perfection, topped with mushroom dry sherry wine sauce

                                                  Frutti di Mare | From the Sea

                                                  Includes salad, bread, choice of pasta with meat sauce or vegetable medley

                                                  • Shrimp ScampiUSD 24.00

                                                    Shrimp sauteed with garlic in butter, olive oil, and white wine

                                                    • Filet of SoleUSD 24.00

                                                      Pan seared in olive oil and baked in a lemon wine sauce

                                                      • Chilean Sea BassUSD 32.00

                                                        Baked in lemon white wine garlic sauce with fresh spices

                                                        • Lobster ParmigianaUSD 28.00

                                                          Lobster with meat sauce, topped with mozzarella and romano cheeses

                                                          • Shrimp ParmigianaUSD 24.00

                                                            Baked shrimp with meat sauce, topped with mozzarella and romano cheeses

                                                            • Zuppa di PesceUSD 32.00

                                                              Shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops, lobster and crab, in a peeled tomato sauce over linguine or risotto

                                                              • Lobster TailUSD 28.00

                                                                8oz. baked and served with drawn butter

                                                                • Linguine with ClamsUSD 24.00

                                                                  Served in a red or white wine sauce

                                                                  • Linguine with ShrimpUSD 24.00

                                                                    Jumbo shrimp served in a pomodoro tomato basil sauce, served over linguine

                                                                    • Lobster DiavoloUSD 32.00

                                                                      Lobster and clams in a spicy red sauce

                                                                      Veal

                                                                      Includes salad, bread, choice of pasta with meat sauce or vegetable medley

                                                                      • Veal alla GiovanniUSD 28.00

                                                                        Thinly pounded veal topped with ham, eggplant and mozzarella in a white wine sauce with mushrooms

                                                                        • Veal PiccataUSD 28.00

                                                                          Veal pounded thin in a lemon white wine sauce with mushrooms (capers optional)

                                                                          • Veal MilaneseUSD 26.00

                                                                            Thinly pounded veal pan seared in extra virgin olive oil with lemon and served with sliced tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese

                                                                            • Veal MarsalaUSD 28.00

                                                                              Veal with mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce

                                                                              • Salt-ImboccaUSD 24.00

                                                                                Veal topped with ham, mozzarella in a lightly spiced sauce with mushrooms

                                                                                • Veal alla ParmigianaUSD 28.00

                                                                                  Breaded veal baked with mozzarella and meat sauce

                                                                                  • Veal RollatiniUSD 28.00

                                                                                    Thinly pounded veal, rolled up with mozzarella, ricotta, prosciutto, sauteed in a white wine and mushroom sauce

                                                                                    • Veal LivorneseUSD 28.00

                                                                                      Veal lightly fried with peas, eggplant, and pimentos, topped with mozzarella in a dry sherry sauce

                                                                                      Chicken

                                                                                      Includes salad, bread, choice of pasta with meat sauce or vegetable medley

                                                                                      • Chicken PiccataUSD 24.00

                                                                                        Chicken sautéed with lemon and white wine served with mushrooms and spices

                                                                                        • Chicken and SausageUSD 24.00

                                                                                          Italian sausage, chicken and mushrooms in a spicy tomato wine sauce

                                                                                          • Chicken fra DiavoloUSD 24.00

                                                                                            Chicken breast with green peppers, mushrooms and onions in a spicy tomato sauce

                                                                                            • Chicken alla CacciatoraUSD 24.00

                                                                                              Chicken breast in a tomato-basil sauce with green olives and mushrooms

                                                                                              • Chicken ElizabettaUSD 24.00

                                                                                                Chicken sauteed in olive oil, pimentos, and mushrooms in a dry sherry sauce

                                                                                                • Chicken ParmigianaUSD 21.00

                                                                                                  Breaded chicken baked with mozzarella and meat sauce

                                                                                                  • Chicken FlorentineUSD 24.00

                                                                                                    Thinly pounded chicken topped with mozzarella, cooked in white wine mushroom sauce

                                                                                                    • Chicken MarsalaUSD 24.00

                                                                                                      Thinly pounded, sauteed with onions and mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce

                                                                                                      • Chicken FricasseeUSD 22.00

                                                                                                        Medallions of chicken, baked in a lemon white wine sauce with mushrooms

                                                                                                        • Chicken InvoltiniUSD 24.00

                                                                                                          Chicken breast, pounded thin, then stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, Prosciutto, and mushrooms in a lemon white wine sauce

                                                                                                          Pasta

                                                                                                          All pasta entrees come with a salad. Ada Chicken | $6; Add Shrimp | $7; Add Any Vegetable | $4. Gluten Free and Whole Wheat Pasta are Available in Linguine or Penne Pasta

                                                                                                          • Fettuccine AlfredoUSD 18.50

                                                                                                            The classic prepared in a creamy sauce

                                                                                                            • Fettuccine al SalmoneUSD 22.00

                                                                                                              Fettuccine, smoked salmon in a cream sauce

                                                                                                              • Gnocchi al RaguUSD 18.50

                                                                                                                Potato dumplings in a vodka sauce

                                                                                                                • Tortelloni all PannaUSD 18.50

                                                                                                                  Tri-colored pasta in a creamy cheese sauce

                                                                                                                  • Spaghetti CarbonaraUSD 20.00

                                                                                                                    Spaghetti cooked with Pancetta and spring onions in a creamy sauce

                                                                                                                    • Rigatoni alla RobertoUSD 18.50

                                                                                                                      Rigatoni with chopped Prosciutto in a tomato vodka sauce

                                                                                                                      • LasagnaUSD 18.50

                                                                                                                        Layers of pasta and cheese in meat sauce

                                                                                                                        • ManicottiUSD 18.50

                                                                                                                          Cheese stuffed pasta baked with meat sauce

                                                                                                                          • Lobster RavioliUSD 21.00

                                                                                                                            Lobster filled pasta in a light pink sauce

                                                                                                                            • Spaghetti and SausageUSD 18.50

                                                                                                                              Italian sausage, meat sauce, spaghetti

                                                                                                                              • Angel Hair PortabellaUSD 18.50

                                                                                                                                Portabella mushrooms served in a tomato basil sauce, served over angel hair pasta

                                                                                                                                • Linguini PrimaveraUSD 20.00

                                                                                                                                  Linguini with fresh vegetables in a light tomato sauce with basil and dry sherry

                                                                                                                                  • Baked Eggplant ParmigianaUSD 17.00

                                                                                                                                    Lightly fried eggplant layered with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese

                                                                                                                                    Pizza

                                                                                                                                    • PepperoniUSD 14.00

                                                                                                                                      The classic, with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni

                                                                                                                                      • MargheritaUSD 14.00

                                                                                                                                        Fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil, with a touch of garlic

                                                                                                                                        • Sausage & GorgonzolaUSD 16.00

                                                                                                                                          Italian sausage, gorgonzola and marinara, topped with fresh spinach

                                                                                                                                          • CustomUSD 16.00

                                                                                                                                            Baked to perfection! Choose your cheese and toppings

                                                                                                                                            A La Carte

                                                                                                                                            • AsparagusUSD 6.00

                                                                                                                                              Steamed with butter, lemon and topped with Parmesan

                                                                                                                                              • Roasted PotatoesUSD 6.00

                                                                                                                                                Roasted with black olives, olive oil, and fresh Italian seasoning

                                                                                                                                                • Sauteed SpinachUSD 6.00

                                                                                                                                                  Sauteed with white wine, splash of tomato, olive oil, and garlic

                                                                                                                                                  • Vegetable MedleyUSD 6.00

                                                                                                                                                    Sauteed seasonal vegetables, cooked in a white wine tomato sauce

                                                                                                                                                    • Any Style PastaUSD 6.00

                                                                                                                                                      Vodka sauce, Alfredo sauce, olive oil and garlic, marinara, or traditional meat

                                                                                                                                                      Kid's Menu

                                                                                                                                                      • Spaghetti with Meat SauceUSD 7.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Shrimp ParmigianaUSD 9.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Chicken ParmigianaUSD 8.00

                                                                                                                                                            Last updated: 4 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                            What 313 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            • 3.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                              wsfoodie

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

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                                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              The service was incredible -- the staff was kind and attentive. The food was a little overpriced for the quality but still an overall pleasant experience.

                                                                                                                                                            2. LP

                                                                                                                                                              LaylaP

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                                                                                                                                                              2.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              The food was okay the bread they providing was actually really good. My table ordered the zuppa de pesce. Swordfish, lobster tail, escargot, chicken parmigiana, house salad with ranch and pasta with meat sauce. Everything was alright besides the zuppa de pesce but even then that still had some problems, service was terrible I had a reservation for 8:15 and did not get seated until 8:27, the hostess was just going about talking to everyone. Once we actually got seated it took forever for someone to at least get us our drink order and about 5 minutes after we got our first order of bread with one about 3 slices in the basket.

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                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                              This was our second trip to Giovanni‘s, we returned the second time because our first trip was impeccably awesome. This trip not so much. Staffing issues are certainly evident in the dining room. The food was great, no issue there, and our waiter, who was apparently a fill-in, was also good too. But the overall atmosphere and presentation of the meal was off. We also found it interesting that an Italian restaurant was playing American pop music in the background. We will certainly return, the food is fantastic, but this trip was not a 100%

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                                                                                                                                                              Bill

                                                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                              We waited for over an hour after our reservation and never got seated. Totally unorganized and blamed open table for over booking. The problem is they did not know how to turn tables. Over 10 people waiting for tables and they had over 4 tables sitting there empty and never made up for 30 minutes. No one knew what was going on and after over an hour past our reservation we left and went across the street to Maripol. Had a wonderful meal and service. We were seated within minutes

                                                                                                                                                            5. JB

                                                                                                                                                              JimB

                                                                                                                                                              Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                              Made reservations through open table. No hostess. Couldn’t find my reservation. All empty tables stacked with dirty dishes. After waiting 1/2 hour and seeing no progress towards getting seated we left. They were short staffed as are so many restaurants. Owner was desperately needed but never showed up.

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                                                                                                                                                              Tommy

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                              We booked a reservation on open table. Upon our arrival, there was no host(ess) working. One of the two servers seated us after we waited for about 10 minutes. Part of our food came out cold, the filet came out burnt, I mean charred. We had to continuously remind our server for things we asked for such as refills, dressing, etc. They have a very limited menu that does not match the website. Finally I had to walk around to find someone to pay the bill. If they can’t staff the place, they need to close sections or just close for the evening. We were very disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                            7. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 4 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Set a reservation for 9:30p, commuted from Charlotte, NC (1hr30min drive) arrived promptly at 9:30 only to find out that the chef had left for the night and there was no one to prepare our food. Need less to say I was not pleased

                                                                                                                                                            8. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                              We went here for my son’s birthday and although the staff was very friendly, it was all down hill from there. One of the staff members daughter was in the restaurant yelling and screaming towards the end of the night. The Olive Garden would have been a much better option than this place. We were informed by manager that they just ended a big party of 60 people prior to our arrival and need a few minutes to get our table ready. I believe members of management were in the area on the other side of the room (no more than 6 people) and I’m sure they were louder than the party of 60 people that dined there earlier..

                                                                                                                                                            9. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Absolutely TERRIBLE. Quality of food was poor. Food had no taste. Took over an hour for food to come out and even the orders were WRONG! I was there 3 weeks ago with some friends and thought this would be perfect to celebrate my husbands birthday. Should have gone to Olive Garden (saying sarcastically). Won’t ever go back. And talking to the Manager is like talking to a brick wall. He could care less what the concerns were. Again won’t ever go back

                                                                                                                                                            10. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                              3.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 24 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Apparently multiple staff members called out, a manager had quit, and the AC was broken. While the young gentleman acting as the manager did his best it was a disappointing meal. The one waiter was completely overwhelmed, he had a table of 14 leave after receiving some of there food. We were the first there for the evening. Service was ok for us, forgot to bring our salads but we didn’t say anything as the waiter was dealing with the table of 14 who were extremely unhappy. The restaurant was warm and the setting reminded me of a Chinese food restaurant, not a Italian one. The online pictures of this restaurant are misleading. My 17 year old daughter did they really should have just closed for the day if they were that short staffed, and she was right! We were very understanding of the situation and felt bad for the employees as I know they were doing there best. That being said I would not go there again.

                                                                                                                                                            11. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Birthday dinner. Was great all around Def would go back for another special occasion or celebration

                                                                                                                                                            12. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              My wife ordered a medium rare filet. It came out very rare. Cold in the center. And was very fatty for a filet. Not sure if it was the right cut of meat. I ordered a veal chop. It was a a very small cut that had very little flavor. My wife also had a side of linguine with a garlic wine sauce that had no taste. We will not return.

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                                                                                                                                                              EdieW

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              John, our waiter was wonderful!! The food, like always, was sensational!!

                                                                                                                                                            14. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              From the minute we arrived we were promptly seated, ordered appetizers and drinks, reviewed the menu. Appetizers arrived and were absolutely delicious. We ordered our meal and were greatly pleased with the quality and taste of our entrees. Our server was always available when needed and made us feel as if we were in a five star restaurant. The price was reasonable and well worth the value! Our expectations were very much exceeded in every way.

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                                                                                                                                                              MillardS

                                                                                                                                                              Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Only critique was louder noise than I would have liked. We were a party of 7 and it was hard to hear when others spoke. But food, service, was great. Bartender does need a new espresso martini recipe, mine had zero sweetness to it. I asked for more baileys to perk it up.

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                                                                                                                                                              BMo24

                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                              1.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                              Not a good experience. The host was kind and polite and wanted to make things right but from start to finish, we could tell things were not running smoothly and the restaurant seems to be barely functioning. Wait staff were fumbling over one another, yelling, shouting at each other and nothing was seamless. We orders soup and salad figuring it would come quickly but it took forever. Our waitress continuously brought food to the wrong tables and couldn’t get orders straight. On top of the poor service, the food was not good. I literally had to cut up my soup. How is that possible?? There was half a head of broccoli in there, huge chunks of squash and wedges of tomato! Such a strange and disappointing experience.

                                                                                                                                                            17. MR

                                                                                                                                                              MikeR

                                                                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                              Service took forever. Food took forever and came cold. Bones still in fish. Too loud to carry on a conversation. Very disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                            18. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Charleston

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              1.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 2 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              DISAPPOINTED. I was unaware, until the waiter informed me, that it was Furniture Market week and many of my favorite entrées were not on the menu for the night. I believe the waiter really wanted to accommodate me. It was early (around 5pm) and the restaurant was not busy. I ordered chicken piccata & my friend wanted lasagna (which had been removed from the menu for the night) but the waiter, after speaking with the chef, advised that they could take a manicotti dish and convert it into somewhat of a lasagna dish served with meat sauce. Since I was ordering a chicken dish with a white wine sauce, I requested a basic pasta without red sauce on the side. The waiter advised that the only pasta available for the night was “whatever the chef had in the back”. I further inquired if the chef could take a plain noodle and add herbs and butter and garlic just to make me a basic pasta to accompany my meal and the waiter agreed. I also requested a side of asparagus, which wasn’t on the menu for the night but the waiter said the chef with accommodate that request as well. When the waiter returned with our food, our jaws dropped. My pasta and asparagus were both swimming in oil & without seasoning. My friend’s “lasagna creation” was an absolute mess and appeared to be stuffed manicotti, scattered with onions and peppers with a can of diced tomatoes dumped on top. Everything was horrible except for the bread and butter which were delicious. I really hate to provide a negative review as I have enjoyed Giovanni’s for years. Perhaps the chef was having a bad night and I shouldn’t have ordered items that were not on the menu. But the meal I received wasn’t worth the the $50 tab that I paid (without drinks nor dessert). I didn’t bother to take photos of my meal but should have. Again, I am really DISAPPOINTED.

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                                                                                                                                                              jeffw

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                              This used to be a great restaurant. The food was served cold and even one veal dish raw. It took forever to be served. There was no visible management in the restaurant. on top of all that the prices are way too high for the quality of the food and service.

                                                                                                                                                            20. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              The Chilean SeaBass was excellent. Our overall experience was full of laughter, great food and drinks.

                                                                                                                                                            21. CJ

                                                                                                                                                              CJC1

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              Food choices and preparation were excellent. Service was truly impressive, very much improved from last visit. Seating for six was somewhat crowded and noise level was a little uncomfortable but overall experience was very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                            22. SS

                                                                                                                                                              SharonS

                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 22 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Service was top notch! Food was good Clam Linguini was on the salty side. Otherwise, all was enjoyed.

                                                                                                                                                            23. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              It was a good experience and I really enjoyed it.

                                                                                                                                                            24. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              The staff was attentive and professional. The food was very good. Prices were reasonable

                                                                                                                                                            25. j

                                                                                                                                                              janb

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 10 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              the food was good but for the prices we paid we expected it to be great. the sides were minimal and lacked the level of the main course.

                                                                                                                                                            26. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                              Server didn’t even want to wait on us. He passed by our table like we weren’t even there and didn’t acknowledge us at all. The hostess came to our table twice and another gentleman, may have been a manager came to the table apologizing because we sat there for 40+ minutes before the hostess even Brought us bread and water. After the manager took our order, he came back after 30+ minutes and said they had 2 parties of 25 or more people. Well that was disheartening because last time I checked, everyone’s money spend the same. I like to pride myself as an excellent tipper. I even tip the cable installer or HVAC technician that comes to service my house. So generally I tip around 50% at restaurants. Anyway the manager said that it would be a while before we ate. So we decided that we would leave. He didn’t apologize or say please come back and we can do better next time, he just said ok. WOW! So from now on whatever platform that listens to this story, I’ll be glad to tell because I’ve never had service so bad. This rating/survey number 3 and counting! Good luck Giovanni’s.

                                                                                                                                                            27. SB

                                                                                                                                                              StephenB

                                                                                                                                                              Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Overall a good restaurant, but it needs to look at the basics. I ordered three bottles of wine before they had one I selected. They had one menu for the two of us due to a menu shortage. They had 5 different types of silverware on the table. The (manager?) needs to learn how to open and present a bottle of wine. It was kind of painful to watch. The wine glasses were cheap banquet types glasses which are inappropriate for this type of establishment. The food was good and we had a good time, but this restaurant really needs to improve on the basics.

                                                                                                                                                            28. DK

                                                                                                                                                              DKHGreensboro

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              I hadn't been to Giovanni's in years and will definitely put it back in the rotation! Great night to sit on the patio, great food, attentive service, very nice evening.

                                                                                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 4 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Tiramisu was very very good Everything else was kind of average It was still a positive experience, I just probably won’t go back

                                                                                                                                                            30. D

                                                                                                                                                              Dhayes

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 1 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Giovanni's was a great experience. The food and service was exceptional!

                                                                                                                                                            31. JP

                                                                                                                                                              JanetP

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Great food and service.

                                                                                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Orlando

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall1food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              The frustrating thing was the delay, we had to wait 50' and no one came to offer us even a glass of water. When we arrived there were many people waiting with reservations made. You should check well how the system is because after this experience this application does not give me confidence to make a reservation at a restaurant. It's a shame but it's the truth

                                                                                                                                                              Giovanni'sResponded on 2 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              Hello, we’re sorry that you had to wait and weren’t quickly seated with a reservation, feel free to call us at 336-852-8890 to make future reservations.

                                                                                                                                                            33. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              Last minute reservation and they was able to get us right in. The food and service was great. Only issue is that it too dark and I needed more light. We will be going back and totally enjoyed it!!!

                                                                                                                                                            34. MA

                                                                                                                                                              MichaelA

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 25 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              My group found this place while we were in town. It was so good that we went back the second night we were in town. There were 10 of us and everyone’s order was excellent. Outstanding Italian food, hands down. And you won’t leave there hungry. Portions are extremely generous. We will be frequent customers when in town.

                                                                                                                                                            35. BB

                                                                                                                                                              BruceB

                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 19 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Very delicious. The soup was terrific and thicker than most others.

                                                                                                                                                            36. DB

                                                                                                                                                              DrewB

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 19 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Great food, great service. Will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                                            37. CT

                                                                                                                                                              ChipTheMan

                                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                                              40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                              40 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              Three stars on yelp; 3 1/2 stars on TripAdvisor; 3 1/2 stars on open table. Obviously there is a reason why this place has these types of reviews. You will also notice that when they receive a bad review, the restaurant doesn’t even think to respond to a review or to try and make amends to a customer that was disappointed. Tells you a lot about the ownership and management of this restaurant. They don’t care! I am so sorry I helped my daughter in recommending this restaurant for dinner with her friends. Save yourself the trouble and take it from me, as a restaurant owner, stay away from this place. They made a reservation on open table and arrived on time and yet they were required to wait 40 minutes for an open table reservation. How is this possible? And during their weight of 40 minutes they weren’t even given the courtesy of, “can I offer some appetizers to you?“ “Can I buy a round of drinks?“ Clearly they are not concerned for customer service. To make matters worse this was a first time visit to this establishment. So, you know what they say, first impressions are lasting impressions. It’s unfortunate when you have restaurant owners and managers who operate this way think that they can just slap some food on a plate and get by with poor management. One day it’ll catch up to them.

                                                                                                                                                              Giovanni'sResponded on 2 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              We are very sorry to hear about your daughter and her friends experience. While it may have been busier than usual and we are working on staffing up, we always want to give our guests the best experience. Please contact us at mikonismitchell@gmail or call us at 336-852-8890 so that we could remedy the situation. We want to be great and appreciate your feedback.

                                                                                                                                                            38. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 15 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              I realize it was Valentines Day, but, a reservation did absolutely no good. A 7:45pm reservation was finally seated at 8:30pm…but in the bar. I just don’t think the restaurant was prepared to honor all of the commitments they had made. The normal menu was not available and a special “ limited selection” menu was used. The one dish we both wanted was sold out by the time our order was taken. That was disappointing, but, the food we settled for was very good, service was very sub par. I’m sure we will give them another shot on a non-holiday night when we can take advantage of a full menu.

                                                                                                                                                            39. DL

                                                                                                                                                              DickL

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              We've been to Giovanni's multiple times and always had great experiences. This was an exception (though it was Valentine's Day and we should cut them some slack). Oysters Rockefeller went back (gritty oysters), salads went back (wrong salads). But they made up by providing off-menu escargot to replace the oysters.

                                                                                                                                                              Giovanni'sResponded on 2 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                              Thank you for your feedback we appreciate our guests Input and use it to continue to improve.

                                                                                                                                                            40. D

                                                                                                                                                              Douglasw

                                                                                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall2food1service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              The food was simply not good. The lobster ravioli had not taste of lobster, there was a sauce on it that simply makes me ask the question... why, it did not go with the ravioli at all. The shrimp my wife had, was breaded and soggy and was supposed to be like scampi in lemon and butter, and they put just enough pasta on the plate to say... there is pasta. But more than anything the taste was bad!

                                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                                            Giovanni's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (336) 852-8890.

                                                                                                                                                            Giovanni's is rated 3.5 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                            Google Map for Giovanni's

                                                                                                                                                            5831 W Gate City Blvd Greensboro, NC 27407

                                                                                                                                                            Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                                            • Area

                                                                                                                                                              Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                              Monday: Closed Tuesday and Sunday: 5:00pm -9:00pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                              Italian

                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                              Fine Dining

                                                                                                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                              Public Parking

                                                                                                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                                                              Robert Holden

                                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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