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Italian, Pizza, European
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Reviewed 22 November 2020

Hands down the best resturant in jb wonderful lamb and steaks and the best pizza in Malaysia , staff are very good

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

I'm sorry to write this BUT I'm Italian and I've been a restaurant manager so I think some details can help the customers and the manager too ... I marked 5 stars regardless as I believe that TripAdvisor IS NOT the right tool to judge...a restaurant after having eaten there once and above all I AM NOBODY to be able to ruin their work. So, GOOD WORK to "GIANNI" !!! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Let's start from the fact that if I enter an Italian restaurant named GIANNI I expect to find a chef or at least an Italian owner and instead NO ... good marketing then, but the dishes could be cooked well right?!?!? Doesn't matter the nationality! OK, my partner and I decide for a pizza and a spaghetti that was not on the menu (but the staff kindly tells us that we can have it) so a THANK YOU to the kitchen's staff that passed this test and gave us this favour! One thing that surprised me was the presence of grammatical errors in the menu (from here I understood that the Chef/Owner was not Italian!) But that doesn't matter. Very important thing is that "the dishes are not Italian" !!!!!!! CARBONARA should be cooked with pork cheeks or bacon ALL OVER THE WORLD otherwise it IS NOT carbonara !!!!! It doesn't matter if Malaysia is a Muslim country, as all the staff could be. Carbonara has pork! Otherwise it should be called "Pasta with egg and beef!". And there's NO CREAM!!!! Cream is made with the yolk. In France are using cream. In Italy NO !!!!! Like the ham on the pizza it is pork ... if you use the turkey ham it's your choice but then you shouldn't use the name "Capricciosa". Nobody in Italy makes Pizza with turkey ham and so ... why call the restaurant TRATTORIA DA GIANNI?!?!?!?! Bread with oil and balsamic vinegar as an appetizer!?!?!? NO, this also does not exist in Italy! Maybe in some posh Singapore hotels but it's not Italian. A restaurant in Italy does not have a wine list with bottles from all over the world. It has Italian wines because we believe in our products. Do you really believe that an Italian in a restaurant orders wine from New Zealand? NO, even if it could be very good wine! I read in the comments that some customers left bad reviews because the coffee was not as good (as you would expect from an Italian restaurant). Sure ! This is NOT an Italian restaurant but a GOOD WESTERN RESTAURANT. I'm sure it was a great coffee but not an espresso. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The quality-price ratio for the food eaten is good, the ingredients are excellent and cooked well and having worked as a manger in an Italian restaurant I know what all this means so BRAVI ... but I believe expectations are created for the customer that cannot be maintained . If you have read this far, however, know that all this is my personal opinion. The final judgements awaits you who then read "Why not try?" Buon appetito Eric an Italian guy in JBMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

Lunch menu, particularly the set lunch was great! I had a minute steak and the wife had seabass, both arrived at our tables hot from the kithcen. Didn't care too much for the white house pour, but hey, it's house pouring. Enjoyable.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

What are the chances to get overcharged 3 times in a row? I have visited the restaurant on the 8 Sept (dinner), 15 Sept (lunch) and 29 Sept (dinner), and each time the bill came wrong from RM7 to RM20. Overcharged, mind you. So think...twice before you want to patronize this place... or check really your bill. They won't get a 4th time chance with me. Ciaoooo...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 21 July 2020 via mobile

I order flat white coffee what means without foam (in menu they have latte and flat white both )!!!!! They bring me the same !!! I have to explain i dont want latte Because i font like a foam. Coffee 18Rtm with terrible service

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Ordered spaghetti ai frutti di mare (seafood, tomato base) for dinner on 12 Mar. Taste and presentation-wise was excellent - great job from a Malaysian team in the kitchen! I had to take a picture with them. But here are the problems: I came with...the intention of ordering a second main dish as well but changed my mind as I sat in the restaurant for the following reasons: 1. The menu was not well-thought out by the owner for customers who’ll like to go for 3-course meal. Too much similarity in base tastes between the pastas and the mains - a lot of tomato base! 2. My pasta dish costs RM78.90. Seriously? Restaurant does not feel fancy. I’m aware that the ingredients are not expensive in Malaysia at all. 3. Also turns out the owner is neither a chef nor an Italian but claims to be the head chef. He’s just a German businessman with a few restaurants in JB under his sleeves and wasn’t friendly when I tried chatting with him. I had the intention to try out Sweetwater Mediterranean Restaurant along the same road but when I found out that it belongs to the same German owner, I cancelled my plans. Verdict: Great food, if you do not mind parting with a lot of your Ringgit to a businessman who can do better with a bit more soul in himself and the restaurants under his charge. I have found a great Italian place in Malaysia that’s reasonably priced but unfortunately it’s in Kuala Lumpur (Hartamas).More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

We went there during Valentine's Day. And never made any reservations. So, table are limited. Yes. I understand that. But, once ordered, our food was served after two hours. Actually the inside restaurant wasn't many people. Around 12 tables only and mostly couple. My partner's...drinks served after two hours. Then after another one hour, my drink was served. I just ordered mango ice blended. Is that taking around three hours to make? They said lack of staff. But, they should arrange a proper way to entend customer during this kind of special day. I WONT recommend this restaurant to anyone anymore!!! Because, it's not worth. So, that was my first and last time!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020 via mobile

This place never disappoints us. Very consistent with their delivery of service. Excellent food quality and top notch service. Always good to meet the Owner who is very attention to detail.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

We didnt have anything there because the place had only one baby seat in the restaurant . I do not recommend

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 December 2019 via mobile

Gianni’s is best Italian restuarant in JB ... food always fresh and tastes fabulous!! Wonderful staff who serve 5 star food ! Set lunch changes daily and only RM35++

Date of visit: December 2019
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