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“Great gluten free!”
Review of Gio

Gio
Ranked #2 of 775 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Our family loves this restaurant. The gluten free choices are endless - even desserts! Fine dinning at it's best! Atmosphere is just right... not too fancy and certainly not too casual.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

The server was amazing from her knowledge of the menu to her comfort level with us. The food itself was very good and despite a smaller menu it still had enough choices for most people. The menu prices are not cheap but the quality, presentation and portions are worth it.

The actual dining room is nice but I had one major complaint (which was the same complaint a fellow co-worker made last week when here) about the booth seats/fabric. You'd have to have silk pants on to slide or get into the booth, otherwise you have to do an up and down sort of thing to not get your pants stuck to the fabric. After the initial annoyance wore off everything else was great.

I would recommend to anyone staying at the hotel or looking for an upscale dining selection.

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1  Thank trvlcanada
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

If you like fine dining with some pleasant surprises (the chef sends over amuse bouches and surprise desserts), this is the place for you. Delicious, though a bit pricey.

Thank Sylvia K
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Gio has an excellent lunch menu. If you are concerned about the pricing at dinner, I encourage you to try Gio for lunch ... The pricing is very reasonable, the menu changes with the seasons and the choices are diverse and well composed. I hesitate to recommend specific dishes as they do change fairly frequently, but I have never been disappointed by their pasta, salads or seafood. They have one of the BEST DESSERTS in the city ..... It's their 'nibble or bite' dessert less than $5.00 at lunch time. Every day it's a different combination of three miniature to-die-for desserts on a little tray ... Take a chance, you will not be disappointed!

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1  Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

I think Gio is getting carried away with their rep. The $12 scallop appetizer as 2 scallops. Perfectly done with nice accompanying veggies, but come on, 2 scallops, and small ones at that. My meal was 1/2 a cornish hen, beautifully cooked and plentifully sized. But then the plate was filled with enough black eyed peas (which were excellent as well) for 2 people, like they had nothing else to put on the plate, so they overloaded it with these beans. My husband had the prime rib and although delicious, was 2 x 2.5 inches at best, with some nice sides, but such a teeny piece of meat. I think someone needs to look into the sizes of the dishes they are putting out. We are not big eater either, and so this is even more shocking. Coffee was delicious as always. Good wine selection too. Haven't been there for dinner for a while, and don't think I will be back for a while either.

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1  Thank GenuineBluenosers
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