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 Times

Open now - Closes at 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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

Menu Highlights




fried sliced of aubergine topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmisan cheese baked in the oven

Antipasto Misto

a combination of mixed italian salami, parma ham, cheese & mix vegetables in olive oil


Penne all'Arrabbiata

penne pasta in spicy tomato sauce

More about Giovanni's Wine Bar & Ristorante, London

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.

41 Giovanni's Wine Bar & Ristorante Reviews

41 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Keith P.3 months ago · 1 review

Really good selection on the menu, Great food, friendly, professional and courteous staff, nice atmosphere, and very good value as well. Would highly recommend for lunch, business or informal.

David T.4 months ago · 1 review

Lovely and authentic Italian restaurant within a five minute or so walk from Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations. Good, attentive service and generous portions. Reasonably priced considering what is on offer.

Nicholas F.4 months ago · 7 reviews

Lovely lunch as always, I am a regular customer. Good local Italian that is close to my office. I often entertain guests and almost always dine at this restaurant.