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Cafe Giovanni - CLOSED

117 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
+1 504-529-2154
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“voodoo shrimp” (24 reviews)
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“duck” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean
117 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Very typical little Italian place with frienly faces and a delightful Chef. I realize I am a little more critical than most, and having lots of restaurants to choose from this one is average. The food combines Italian, cajun and creole influences and some dishes...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite Italian restaurants I have ever been to... we were in from Chicago for the week and visited three times for dinner... the service was just as good as the food, excellent! I had the award winning shrimp dish wishing it was...More

1  Thank Mary Margaret T
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stopped in to have a look at the menu and staff were very friendly and had answers for all our questions. We were seated quickly and the chef was at our table right away to talk about some food allergies that one of us...More

Thank KonaRider13
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The restaurant that I was heading to had closed down. So, I thought I would try Giovanni's . I order Chicken Marsala. It was awful. The brown sauce was thick and bland. The chicken was service with penne pasta and grated cheese. It was hardly...More

1  Thank boops700
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is our third visit to Cafe Giovanni. We had been there 2 years ago. We were delighted that the food was as delicious as we remembered it. Their eggplant appetizer is a MUST! We have recommended this restaurant to friends visiting NOLA and they...More

Thank josephine m
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I had the fire-roasted drum fish with crab, artichokes, and mushroom over risotto. It was absolutely marvelous. My husband had the voodoo shrimp with grits and loved it. We also had the pancetta-wrapped asparagus appetizer which was good. Our waitress was excellent - knew the...More

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We really loved it. Such good service. Last night of our trip and we went out in style. Three opera singers, all amazing, and a pianist. Walked thru the tables as they sang. The kids loved it!

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Best kept secret in New Orleans. Stumbled upon it because we had a taste for Italian. We were totally not disappointed!

Thank Jann300
Reviewed 26 March 2017

When we arrived they seated us exactly where my husband had requested and the service was very attentive. They had just changed their menu from winter to spring thus did not have a dish I wanted but when the chef came by the table I...More

Thank neverstaysahome
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Food was very good, I had the Fehttuchini Alfredo, one person in our group had the seafood salad (way to big to eat all of) and I don't remember what everyone else ordered but it was all great. I loved Kevin and his magnificent voice

Thank MissBonnie310
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313
    (Canal St)
  • Public Transportation: Street Car – Canal St. and Decatur St.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-529-2154
  • E-mail
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