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.
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.
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.
Very nice restaurant, pizza was very tasty. Service was very friendly and there are some TVs with football which was very entertaning for us guys.
It was so easy to book right from my phone!!! The food was amazing one of the best Italian food I’ve had. Next time I’m in London I will be calling back
Really well-executed service - service with pride, in the Italian tradition. Good honest, delicious food in straightforward Trattoria setting - nothing flashy but you feel at ease here. Wine a bit pricey but it’s London, after all. We’d go back for lunch, certainly. THANK YOU.
We had a business lunch and were greeted with a warm welcome, with friendly and efficient service. The food was well prepared and very tasty, and the staff remained attentive but not obtrusive throughout the meal.
The food was very good, with friendly and efficient service. The only downside of the evening was the fact that there was very little time courses, which made us feel rushed. Which was puzzling as the restaurant wasn’t frantically busy.
Great food and very friendly staff. Highly recomended! Great food and very friendly staff. Highly recomended! Great food and very friendly staff. Highly recomended! Great food and very friendly staff. Highly recomended!
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.
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.
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 :)