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5.4 /6 Excellent 19 Reviews

Giovanni's Wine Bar & Ristorante

Islington Italian £££ +100
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About Giovanni's Wine Bar & Ristorante

Simple, straightforward and elegant, the Italian cuisine on offer at Giovanni’s Wine Bar & Ristorante is based on time-honoured recipes passed down over the ages. Plated beautifully and apportioned generously, the dishes at Giovanni’s are picture-worthy, so don’t forget to bring your smartphone. You can find Giovanni’s down City Road in London’s Islington, walking distance from The Barbican. Known to pack in a full house, it’s a good idea to reserve a table ahead of time at this popular Italian restaurant.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 16:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday Closed


The discount applies only to the specified times and is exclusive only to online reservations.
You will receive the discount automatically with your online reservation.

30% off on Mondays!


On Mondays we are offering 30% off to all customers!

Giovanni's Wine Bar & Ristorante, 12 City Road, Islington, EC1Y 1 London

Further Information

Upon entering Giovanni’s Wine Bar & Ristorante, expect to be greeted by some of London’s most amicable staff members. With a long, well-curated list of French and Italian wines (and Champagne, naturally), not to mention the lovely upscale furnishings and decorations, Giovanni’s is a classy place to enjoy dinner. Even better, it’s easy to reach this Islington Italian restaurant. Located on City Road, Giovanni’s is found conveniently between Old Street and Moorgate stations.

For an unrivaled evening of romance, Giovanni’s Wine Bar & Ristorante in London’s Islington does a fine job. After selecting a bottle of wine, choose from antipasti freddi (cold starters) such as salmone affumicato or crudo di cinghiale (wild boar ham with pecorino cheese, carrots and celery). Next, decide from an array of grilled mains, gourmet pizzas or homemade pasta dishes. If you’re not sure where to start, the entrecote alla boscaiola, a succulent sirloin steak with grilled wild mushrooms, is never a bad choice. That’s just the start – there’s a world of delicious Italian cuisine awaiting you at Giovanni’s, so make a reservation to enjoy a night of elegance.

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19 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 19 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
12.10.2017 09:26

I had a great lunch at Giovanni's with my work colleagues - decent service, really tasty food and would definitely return and recommend to others.

1 review so far 6
23.08.2017 08:05

Lovely food and staff. Good value for the restaurant's location. Very quick service on food, and easy to book a table beforehand. Couldn't recommend more.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 14:28

Amazing food! Excellent service!! Went for a office lunch. The staff was courteous, service was fast and the food was delicious. Will definitely visit again.

2 reviews so far 6
14.07.2017 22:51

Very pleased with the service and the food. Particularly liked the cheesy garlic pizza, the aubergine parmigiana and the panna cotta. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again.

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 22:37

Have been here a few times. Food is authentic and always good, service is great (even if a little slow today), reasonably priced. Definitely a fave of mine and happy to recommend.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2017 16:53

Very nice atmosphere, super pleasant service & the food was as lovely as I would expect considering the other points. Will return again soon, its just to convenient. Recommended :)

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 19:24

A lovely restaurant. Staff are extremely friendly, attentive and efficient. Quick service and delicious food, very authentic. A very good menu for an Italian Restaurant in the city. Buonissimo!

1 review so far 6
26.03.2016 08:22

Excellent service, wide choice of wines/beers, and food was excellent. Good size portions which we struggled to finish! To cap off reasonable price too....will be back & recommend.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 12:03

Excellent service, friendly staff and great Italian food. The service is efficient but friendly. This is a great venue for a quick business lunch with a colleague.

1 review so far 6
15.12.2016 04:03

Great Italian restaurant! Excellent food and fantastic service. Great variety of dishes and good selection of wines. Excellent choice if staying for business in the City.

1 review so far 5
12.02.2017 20:12

Went here for a works birthday lunch, Lovely food, great atmosphere and reasonable price. Everyone enjoyed their food choices overall good experience, worth a visit if your in central London

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 09:41

Really lovely food and good service. Restaurant was full but we did not wait long to be served or when we were ready to pay.

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 09:41

It was a Fantastic pizza. Also, the service was great. We are excited to go back sometime. We would highly recommend it to any one!

1 review so far 5
11.07.2017 12:03

Big portions! Massive calzone pizza (perhaps too much mozzarella), and huge garlic bread - only ordered one to share between two and it was a meal in itself. Good work.

1 review so far 5
27.07.2017 07:11

does exactly what you would expect of a restaurant of this nature although this was the first time the service was very slow so maybe just an off day

1 review so far 5
14.02.2017 08:30

A lovely friendly welcome, knowlegable staff and tasty food. A good lunchtime venue and good value. I would recommend this place. Everything an Italian should be.

3 reviews so far 3
29.08.2017 09:17

The staff were very nice and helpful but it was so busy it felt like they were struggling to cope a little bit and we had to wait quite a while.