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Giovanni Ristorante

909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
+1 615-760-5932
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on Dec. 27th on the recommendation of the hotel we were staying at. We had driven for 10 1/2 hours to Nashville and were looking forward to a wonderful meal. To be honest, the chef is fantastic. We had excellent dishes...More

Thank veralieb
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We felt we had gone back to 1970's on our nostalgic evening out. Having lived in Italy this place was refreshing as it was not an 'Americanisation' of an Italian eatery. The restaurant is old school, pricey but it does offer an individual style. The...More

Thank Davidbignose!
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

nice atmosphere, italien language spoken by italiens, wannabe noble restaurant, food was not on same level like conceit, did not tell us we are charged by can

Thank doofler1967
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with genuine Italian food. Service was impeccable! Great choice of wines. I would defiantly go there again.

Thank randy9641
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you are looking for a nice quiet evening in a beautiful setting this is a lovely place to dine. The service was excellent and our waiter had a thick Italian accent which added to the ambience. The food was good The presentation was lovely....More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious meal at this comfortable, non pretentious restaurant in the Vanderbilt area. Good conversation with John and Our waiter. Desert was absolutely the BEST pistachio gelato I have ever had followed up with supreme creamy lemoncello. Highly recommended.

Thank dwmapes
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Nashville, 6 of us wanted an Italian dinner. The reviews of Giovanni’s were excellent so we made reservations. The restaurant sent their van to pick us up at the hotel (and took us back) which was a nice touch. The...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A very welcoming restaurant and the service was excellent. The quality of the food was exquisite. I certainly recommend this fine Italian Restaurant.

Thank bifinett
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I really liked this restaurant. I do have to agree with the others so that the prices are on the high side. Actually, it's not as much the price of the food, although $25 for pasta is a little high, as it is the size...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I mean how hard is it for an Italian joint to prepare and present a good dish of pasta? I guess must be hard since the price of the meal was atrociously high and the chef might be on his break. Pennone con pomodoro e...More

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Jana R
13 October 2017|
Response from Sean B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice an explicitly posted dress code, and I wasn't especially dressed-up, but it's definitely an upscale restaurant, and you'd probably feel uncomfortably out-of-place in shorts and a t-shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-760-5932
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