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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

1033 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
+1 414-291-5600
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“spiedini” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
“veal piccata” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1033 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our meal was not only scrumptious, but very appealing to the eye. The atmosphere is so charming,and the staff amazing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Thank Jordyce C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My husband and I made reservations on Saturday for an early dinner here. Our server, Leah, couldn't have been more accommodating. My husband wanted the traditional anchovies on his Caesar salad, so she brought both kinds to us so we could add them to our...More

1  Thank reynoldszuppa
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Four of us had dinner at Giovanni's last night and we were all thrilled with our meals. The veal piccata may have been the best I've ever had. Super tender veal medallions, orzo and a sauce that was flavorful but not overpowering. My husband had...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Met here for the first time with a customer of mine. Spoke with the owner in which we were discussing some of the photo's he had on the wall. Very pleasant and approachable to talk to. The meal was exceptional and plan on going back...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We were so disappointed when thew "old" Giovanni's closed several years ago. Then we heard that they had reopened. A much different venue than before as they are now located in an old building on Old World 3rd Street. If you are into real Italian...More

Thank Clark J
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had the upstairs room for a team dinner and their attentiveness and recommendations were excellent. Food was superb, we could all talk and enjoy. The menu they selected was varied and delicious. Would go back in a second.

Thank Joy B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We loved the old Giovanni's before it closed. It had a wonderful assortment of old world Italian food. This new version is more of a pub than a restaurant and although the food is okay, it was a disappointment.

1  Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Have ordered carryout 2X and have not been disappointed. Food is quite good. Have had the Ravolli both times.

Thank weberks
natalie m, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Had you meant to review us? Giovanni's in Milwaukee, WI? While we're glad you enjoyed your meals, we do not usually offer carryout, nor have we ever had ravioli on our menu.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

For many years Giovanni's Italian restaurant was a Milwaukee icon located on Van Buren and Brady. Then the owner operator decided to take a break from the everyday grind of the business and left the scene for a number of years. Now, HE'S BACK!! Operating...More

Thank Merrick D
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a wonderful meal but not sure we will come back due to the over priced drinks. A Grey Goose martini, straight up was $18, and Chopin on the rocks was $17.50. This restaurant is in Milwaukee, not Chicago or New York. Get real...More

Thank Susan H
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Chuck J
8 September 2017|
Response from Barbara J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know Chuck, why don't you call them and check...
Roberta B
2 December 2016|
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Response from natalie m | Property representative |
Roberta, to get a Giovanni's Gift Card, you may stop in to the restaurant Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-9:30pm. Or you may call 414-291-5600 and order by phone with a credit card and have the gift card mailed to you or to the... More
7 January 2016|
Response from natalie m | Property representative |
Sorry, we do not have gluten free pasta dishes on our current menu. Our Charred Octopus, Homemade Fennel Sausage, Kale and Roasted Beet Salad, Insalata Di Mare, Caesar and Italian salad are all gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1033 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
    (State St and Highland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-291-5600
  • E-mail
Milwaukee can once again enjoy favorite classic Italian dishes cooked by Giovanni and his sons. Giovanni's specializes in veal, seafood and pasta dishes in an upscale environment with the feel of the past Milwaukee favorite establishment, bringing old traditions alive.
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