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“Good fun and value.”

Gianni's Ristorante
Ranked #32 of 338 Restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Gianni's Restaurant is established in 1986. We are a Family running restaurant. Function room is available for Parties, students nights, business meetings. Please check our Website for our Midweek special Theme nights. Our guests are our friends.
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good fun and value.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Welcoming.....even more so when children are included in party. Lots of early dining deals and also caters for larger parties upstairs. Relaxed and truly friendly staff, service top notch !
Definite authentic Italian feel, even down to Footballing memorabilia on walls. Food authentic and distinctive, from pizza to sea bass. Gourmet Menu also available. Prices are fair but drinks as in most places can mount up quickly.
A place we keep going back to.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Lunch visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Decided to eat here instead of our usual. I had the chicken with brandy sauce. The chicken was cooked to perfection and was served with potatoes and veg. The brandy sauce was lacking, far too creamy and I could not taste the brandy. My other half ordered a chicken salad that came with focaccia, olives, he commented that the chicken was chargrilled and was good. The tiramisu that we shared, was not good. Freshly made but the biscuit/sponge was chewy, not to my liking. Overall, we enjoyed but feel the food should have been better

Visited April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Like being in Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Friendly, welcoming, rustic ... I could keep using adjectives like this for ever when it comes to describing Gianni's! The atmosphere is relaxed, the food genuinely 'Home-cooked' Italian in style and the service is some of the friendliest I have ever encountered. Don't take my word for it, book in, or if it's lunch just drop in - you'll not be disappointed!

Visited March 2014
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Friendly and professional service but food quality could be improved”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Nowadays I always try to go to independent restaurants rather than chains. Gianni's has always been a family restaurant where you get a warm welcome. Their pizzas used to be tasty but on this occasion the dough was thin , not crispy ansd tasteless. That was not what I was used to so i was disappointed. I hope they improve the pizza base to taste of herbs and olive oil.

  • Visited March 2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Favourite restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Once again we dined at Gianni's the place was absolutely buzzing, big party up stairs. The meal as usual was really good. The staff are so friendly and treat everyone as a friend, Fabio and Gianni, make everyone seem special And make time to chat. Have been going there since 1986 and quality of food and service has always been the best.

  • Visited March 2014
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