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Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
+1 219-836-6220
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Munster, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was and probably still is very good. The atmosphere was very quiet the last couple of tjmes that I was there. In the last year and a half I was only there 3 times because the quality of the food had gone down. At first I thought that they had changed chef's, so I went back a couple... More 

Thank jczrw
Griffith, Indiana
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a Monday night and they were really busy. Celebrating my last chemo treatment, we chose Giovanni's and as always, a great choice! We were sat right away and our sweet waitress came immediately. We started with drinks and appetizer of bruschetta. Excellent. Always gotta have that. Complementary olive oil dip and bread basket is delicious! I chose... More 

Thank bashie2016
Munster, Indiana
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My neighbor absolutely loves this place and kept raving about it, so one day my husband and I decided to give it a try. We had the brushetta, and that was good. My alfredo at the restaurant wasn't as good as my own homemade version and much more expensive. My husband also had a pasta dish that was just "ok".... More 

Thank Angela S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling from out of state.... We took a chance on Giovanni's for lunch and had a very nice experience. We were greeted by a pleasant maitre 'd and waitperson. The salad and chicken penne were quite tasty. The Chocolate Flourless Cake with Grand Marnier Mousse was decadent!!!

Thank choatex
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316 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Was the top place for fine dining in the area, not that there was a lot to choose from, but still the best. Has not kept up with the "fine" in fine dining....would call it "good" dining. The calamari salad was not very good...the grilled chicken was dry. Bread has maintained itself as delicious. The cheese dishes were better, but... More 

Thank eyeu
Boise, Idaho
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This Restaurant seem to be a local Icon. Place has seen better days, old, outdated, not very clean and not very elegant. I am sure it was great 15 years ago. Most of the clientele is 60+, and yes, I am too Service is not very good, slow and un attentive. Takes long to get attention and long before you... More 

Thank elpresidente_11
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Food is good albeit a little expensive, but the nice atmosphere, service, and tasty plates and dishes make up for it the end.

Thank Julia K
Lansing, Illinois
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160 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Celebrating 3 birthdays. Everyone likes to go Italian and my suggestion was here. A party of six with a variety of lunches. Salmon with honey glaze and spinach, Chicken Marsala and pork tenderloin Marsala. Gnocchi with marinara and lamb shank. Every body enjoyed their meal and gave thumbs up. I had fettucine alfredo which I thought was okay. I remember... More 

Thank Joy A
Munster, Indiana
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321 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I keep going back hoping to get a great meal like you did back several years, but it's changed and it's not for the better. The Chicken Vesuvio was the worse I ever had the other night. The chicken and gravy was dry the rolls seem old, and the pizza was blah. Last time I went I got the white... More 

Thank Barbara0414
Dyer, Indiana
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

My husband and I went to Giovanni's for a date night last week and had a wonderful time. First we sat at the bar and ordered cocktails, an old fashioned for myself and a Manhattan for my husband. The bartender made the drinks perfectly. Everything was fresh and hot. The calamari was crisp and tender and we both had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321-1609
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Munster
  • Phone Number: +1 219-836-6220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?