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Giovanni Ristorante

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909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
+1 615-760-5932
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giovanni is the traditional Italian, upscale Italian restaurant you remember from decades ago. No fools for fashion, the interior is elegant, proper, and fresh, yet it could have been built anytime in the last 50 years. Food is traditional Italian, service is impeccable, and the atmosphere tends to be quiet at lunch.

Thank G I
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My expectations were high and they delivered. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the atmosphere is spot on.

Thank Nextonthelist
Narberth, Pennsylvania
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519 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Although this restaurant gets rave reviews, we found it to be so-so and on the expensive side. The selection of pasta, seafood, and meat is not extensive. The pasta is ok, as was the case with the seafood. A martini came to around $18.

Thank larryderm
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here with family, who were visiting from out of state, for thanksgiving. The food was delicious and, this is not a bad thing, portions were reasonable. I had the veal and was full, but not stuffed. Service was outstanding, but the prices are certainly inflated. That's my only issue with this place. Great food, great service, but Nashville... More 

Thank theycallmebuddy
Danville, Virginia
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141 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our family group recently went here for dinner. The food and the service were good but not outstanding. The atmosphere was pleasant. Everyone seemed to have a good time but I wouldn't be in favor of returning. There are other places that serve at least equally good food and don't cost an arm and a leg.

Thank Dini35
Nashville, Tennessee
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377 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: We ordered the pumpkin ravioli and mushroom gnocchi. Both were awesome!! 5 stars for our entrees. Lots of vegetarian options. Seated on time per our reservation. Good bread basket. Nice ambiance. Easy valet. Cons: Someone was loudly yelling angry curse words from the kitchen. It wasn't just once, but multiple times. Definitely inappropriate, a mood killer, and I expect... More 

Thank JChaff12
Naples, Florida
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We made the reservation and were assured that their courtesy bus would pick us up and take us back to our hotel.. No need for taxi or searching for parking place!! The vegetables were too chunky and not diced as is our preference. Branzino and Pappardelle were both excellent. Spinach salad was very fresh. All these traditional entrees were well... More 

Thank Jeff M
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Asked the Concierge at our hotel for a good restaurant away from the tourists. Just a few mimutes from downtown Nashville and they have a shuttle that will pick you up and take you back after dinner. Very good service and the food was excellent. Even the shuttle driver was outstanding and had more interesting trivia on Nashville than some... More 

Thank MikeArchbald
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a business dinner there and we loved the food. The waiters aren't real friendly and welcoming but they do their job. The wine list is ridiculously priced. I mean ridiculous! Ended up with about a 20.00 bottle of wine for $70.00. That's too high a mark up in my opinion. Majority of wines on the list were well over... More 

Thank KDB6228
Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Was part of an event taking place at this restaurant. We had the whole restaurant to ourselves and there was a prefix menu. So everyone sat down at once and that is a hard challenge for a restaurant. These guys really pulled it off. The meal was as good as it was authentic. A true multi course Italian meal done... More 

Thank srdbigd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-760-5932

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?