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East Village
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126 East 7th St, New York City, NY 10009 (1st Ave & Ave A)
+1 212-673-7200
17:30 - 23:00
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Glen Cove, New York
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wow...this is the 3rd time we've eaten at Giano and it never disappoints. Restaurant is perfect dimension - not too big where you feel lost going to the bathroom but not too small where you feel like you're eating in a closet. They also have an outdoor garden space which is great when the What is there to say about... More 

Thank Joe M
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by a few times now, Joe! We're both so thrilled you love everything as much as you do! You can never go wrong with the rigatoni all'amatriciana, huh? Good choice having that with the bigoli with lamb ragu' and walnuts. Sounds delicious! We can't wait to see you again! Take care until then. Best, Matteo & Paolo,... More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We tried this restaurant for the first time and we will return. We each had a pasta dish. Each one was perfect - the pasta and sauces on each. Service was great We will return.

Thank Gerilw2013
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thanks a million for stopping by! For you to use the word perfect when describing our pasta is seriously flattering. We're looking forward to the next time you stop by -- hope it's soon! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I lived in Southern Italy for a year, so I tend to be underwhelmed at most Italian restaurants in the States. That was not the case here! Wow, beginning to end this was a fabulous experience. We had been wandering the city all day and found ourselves starving for an early dinner. We popped into Giano's right after they opened.... More 

Thank Allie S
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

So glad to hear from you again, Allie! Thanks for your kind enthusiasm about the dishes we serve here. The Rigatoni all'Amatriciana is a dish we can't get enough of either. Hope to see you again soon! We'll be here when you're craving a taste of Southern Italy. Best wishes, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at a great italian restaurant in the east village in NYC, nice ambiance, reasonable price for NYC, owners and staff very friendly and service is very good, food is excellent, Bolognese is one of the best I ever had and my wife had the raviolis and is still talking about how good they were,the buffalo mozzarella and cured... More 

Thank Richard D
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thanks again, Richard! It's lovely hearing from you here and on Yelp! Once again, we're thrilled you had a lovely evening with us, and we look forward to the next time you stop by. Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

New York
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I met up with friends at Giano's for dinner and found it to be a good option in the East Village when craving Italian food. Since it was a cool evening, we chose to sit in the back patio where the atmosphere was intimate with the tables amply spaced apart. Our server, most likely the owner, was... More 

Thank luv2trvl09NY
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming by! We're thrilled you had a chance to sit out on the back patio and enjoy your meal -- those are always lovely evenings. And it really sounds like your party knew what to order! Those were all delicious choices, and especially topping it all off with some tiramisu. You can never go wrong with... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We heard this was a great little Italian restaurant to try so we went and now agree. Our server was Paolo, whose animated descriptions of the food seemed unbelievable until we ate it and believed every word. Just delicious! We went early so it was quiet and the service was excellent and attentive.

Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

So glad you decided to give us a try, Leonard! We appreciate your compliments on the service and the food. Hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Windsor, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

So many places in NYC to eat! We found this little gem and it was outstanding! The service was good, food and portions reasonable, and the price was great! Try the asparagus appetizer and the gnocchi!

1 Thank kdmcdutton
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

So many places and you chose us. Thanks for coming by! We're glad you came and enjoyed the meal. Next time you're in the vicinity, drop in and say hi! We'd love to see you. Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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175 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The manager took good care of us throughout dinner, always checking on us. The food was great. We got some prosciutto with melon, risotto, and some beef pasta and they were all great even after we took home our leftovers and reheated the next day. Yum yum. Will definitely go back.

Thank RinaBlue13
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

We'd definitely love to have you back! Thank you for the kind words, Rina. We're happy to know that your prosciutto kept you satisfied even the next day. Come and see us again the next time you're in New York! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

New York
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277 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Room is cozy; service friendly and attentive; excellent Italian food...even better tiramisu...also LOVED their lava cake (wish it could be a bigger slice....)

Thank MK330
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Glad to hear we're cozy. Thanks for checking us out! We're happy to hear that your meal was great. And the tiramisu -- can't forget about dessert. Anyway, hope to see you again soon! Best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Giano is a cozy hidden gem tucked into restaurant row on 7th street. The owners make you feel at home and the food is simply amazing. I bring Italians yearning for food just as good as they left back home and over and over they say it's better than what they eat back in Milano or Rome. The pasta is... More 

Thank brooklynmamma
Matteo N, Owner at Giano, responded to this review

Wow, this review has really made our day. We might be a cozy hidden gem, but we sure do hope to serve those big, bold Italian flavors that we all love -- we're so happy to know that you enjoyed every bite! Hope to see you soon! All the best, Matteo & Paolo, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 East 7th St, New York City, NY 10009
    (1st Ave & Ave A)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-673-7200
Rustic and Modern blend together in a magic atmosphere at Giano Restaurant in New York City's East Village. We use only fresh and seasonal ingredients in each of the handcrafted dishes on our traditional and contemporary menus. From a classic American brunch with a twist of Italy to indulgent desserts that are sure to delight, our one love for our customers and our food always shines through at Giano Restaurant.

The Art of Food is tradition and innovation. Tradition because it is tied to culture, to history, to place, to a timeless art much like the world itself. Innovation because this involves research and experimentation and, at the same time, a bit of provocation. It's like the history of man: a look towards the future, to progress, without forgetting the experience of the past. To experiment requires knowledge; to innovate requires possession of the techniques from the past. Innovation and tradition are two sides of the same face. The face of Giano.

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East Village
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