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Givanni's - CLOSED

109 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4002
+1 319-338-5967
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
12 May 2016
“Nice place for an outside dinner”
8 Apr 2016
“Friendly service, OK food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Pizza
$$ - $$$
109 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4002
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We came with another couple for dinner and sat outside. The service was fast but not intrusive. The food was simple but good. As long as the weather cooperates, this is a fun place to dine al fresco.

Thank Scott319
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Courteous service. But food is not mediocre. Steak is too dry. I agree with other reviews here. food was better and more interesting years ago.

Thank Chris Q
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Givanni's used to have the best mozzarella sticks in Iowa City.Now have mozzarella in pastry. Utterly tasteless. Service still very good, though.

Thank 474fred
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Food was delicious and the service was great. Interesting art work throughout although it may be time to do some updating.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Our go-to restaurant in Iowa City! We've eaten there several times, both indoors and out, and have never been disappointed. Decor and menu are more contemporary and upscale than your typical Italian restaurant. Portions are slightly smaller - we typically can manage a shared appetizer...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Excellent food. Definitely not the typical American-Italian fare. I'm even willing to overlook the coffee grinds due to a worn out press. Young lady waiting on us did a great job. Not cheap for Iowa City but a nice dining experience regardless.

Thank Dogan D
Reviewed 29 September 2015

From the time we arrived, until the time we left, the staff was courteous and on top of their game. The food looked good, and tasted excellent. I ordered the Baby Spinach Salad with grilled Chicken which was delicious. My wife ordered the Chicken Marsala...More

Thank phillip s
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Our family of five stopped at Givanni's for dinner while walking down Ped Mall. The inside has a very chic and interesting atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. The food is very tasty and has a very classy presentation... I had the Margherita Flatbread...More

Thank kruiz97
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed sitting outside on a pleasant summer evening. My pepper steak pasta dish was flavorful, colorful, and reasonably healthy but nothing exceptional. My wife enjoyed her shellfish-and-pasta dish, called La Jolla. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We haven't been to Givanni's for over 15 years so we stopped there tonight for dinner. Had a very enjoyable meal. I had the salmon. It comes on a bed of vegetable and risotto. Very tasty. We sat outside, so I can't comment on the...More

Thank Bob L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4002
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-5967
  • E-mail
Givanni's is located in the heart of the Iowa City pedestrian mall. Just minutes from the historic University of Iowa. We specialized in fresh home made pasta and local italian favorites.
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