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Cafe Giovanni

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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117 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2313 (Canal St)
+1 504-529-2154
Today
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for drinks on our way to watch the parade We Proseco and Sidecar great cocktails by a wonderful bartender named Caroline We had alligator meat balls so delicious a mixture of pork and alligator The eggplant appetizer was very good interesting with many flavors and textures Never had such a great dish a tower of eggplant with oysters... More 

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Thank Henry M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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569 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a renovated building a half block off of Canal Street with a gas lamp outside. It is quaint, authentic Italian and comfortable. The menu has some unique selections and the wine and cocktail list was good. There was a vocalist serenading couples during their dinner. She had a great voice and added to the atmosphere. I... More 

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toronto
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for dinner with my husband and our 2 teenage boys and the service was good. The food and desert was very good and it's a little on the pricy side. We happened to go when they had the opera singer so it wasn't to our music taste. The only thing that was mind boggling is there isn't... More 

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Thank Carmela B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We book a reservation for six people on a Saturday night as we were in NOLA for a 1/2 marathon. Thought we'd go with a classic meal before our race in the morning. We sat down, ordered our apps came relatively quick we ate them. And then sat for over an hour waiting for our main dishes! Being hungry we... More 

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Thank Craig M
Owen Sound
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice spot , maybe I was expecting to much. My wife enjoyed it , the price was fair Service was great

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Thank Shawn R
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice, relaxing atmosphere in New Orleans. Was recommended by a few friends and was worth every bit of it. Staff was nice and thorough.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious food and a nice NOLA secret. We were seated by the windows and it was cold and drafty. Would suggest seating in the interior . Great Cobb salad and flavorful entrees. The bread pudding was just okay. Martinis were too sour and I tried more than one. Service excellent. Especially Brandy.

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Thank Laura W
Washington DC
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a very convenient restaurant just off Canal Street in the French Quarter. It serves decent portions of basic italian food and meats whether beef or fowl. It is fairly priced. My only complaint was the noice. There was a pianist and singer who were both good but the room is not acoustically set up for the duo. A... More 

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Chicago
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was the most anticipated of our 4 dinners in NOLA. We were there for New year's eve. The most memorable part was the irritation at having spent a small fortune for such a forgettable collection of calories.

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Thank Debbie H
Madisonville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Eat in their bacon bar for coziness. Enjoy wandering opera singers in main restaurant. Great food. Love veal locicero and seafood martini!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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