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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
+1 613-234-3156
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant and have dined there numerous times with both family and friends. The service is truly exceptional. I can't say enough good things about the lasagna. I also recommend the Frutti di Mare, the Penne Arrabiata, the Spaghetti con Polpette (excellent meatballs),...More

Thank HVDS12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and i came here for dinner,as an Italian you're always skeptical about Italian cooking cause nothing is better than Nonna's and you're Mom's cooking.....But i have to admit this place was impeccable serviced by Tony which was incredible this guy was amazing the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently organized a surprise party for my wife's 50th birthday. I chose Giovanni's based on a recommendation from an Ottawa native. We were visiting for the weekend from Montreal. From the first call to make reservations, I knew that I had made a good...More

Thank ergonlogic
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

First of all our server- Fernando- best service ever. He was so kind, sweet, and brought me olives all night because he heard me say that I loved olives, once, ever so quietly. We got the antipasto meat and picked vegetables platter as our appetizer....More

Thank CB012345
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Unfortunately, there aren't many great Italian restaurants in Ottawa. Giovanni's from my experience has been one of the most decent in town though. The staff and overall service at Giovanni's is top notch. Very friendly and hospitable staff. Everytime I've been there the owner of...More

Thank Mohammad A
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Highly recommend Giovanni's! From the moment we walked in, we had a wonderful experience. And an even better meal!

Thank R G
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The food is fantastic, great atmosphere, the staff are very professional, and the valet parking very conveniant.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Highly popular restaurant for people with large pockets and healthy appetites. Appetisers were generally poor quality : the Zucchinis Fritta were overbreaded and overcooked; the squid were chewy; the bruschetta was plain and tasteless; the warmed olives were soft. The smelts, however, were the star...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I love everything about this restaurant. It is comfortable, the service is friendly and professional, and most importantly, the food is wonderful. The prices are reasonable given the quality, and there is a nice elaborate wine list.

Thank Louise V
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Honestly, not super impressed with this place. I really wanted to like it, but the restaurant is so small that where we were seated felt a bit claustrophobic and the chairs were uncomfortable. The food was good, but I didn't feel it really matched up...More

Thank Meaghan P
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Shane B
26 August 2017|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
You need to call the restaurant.
Rita H
1 February 2017|
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Response from Thriftyboy1974 | Reviewed this property |
We found initial pricing on their website. Prices are in the mid to high range, but well worth the money. Bon appetite!
27 May 2016|
Response from Angelica C | Reviewed this property |
I'm going to guess that they change their menu regularly based on seasonal availability. Lots of good quality restaurants do this.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-3156
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