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Giovanni Ristorante

909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
+1 615-760-5932
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a nice quiet evening in a beautiful setting this is a lovely place to dine. The service was excellent and our waiter had a thick Italian accent which added to the ambience. The food was good The presentation was lovely....More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal at this comfortable, non pretentious restaurant in the Vanderbilt area. Good conversation with John and Our waiter. Desert was absolutely the BEST pistachio gelato I have ever had followed up with supreme creamy lemoncello. Highly recommended.

Thank dwmapes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Nashville, 6 of us wanted an Italian dinner. The reviews of Giovanni’s were excellent so we made reservations. The restaurant sent their van to pick us up at the hotel (and took us back) which was a nice touch. The...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very welcoming restaurant and the service was excellent. The quality of the food was exquisite. I certainly recommend this fine Italian Restaurant.

Thank bifinett
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I really liked this restaurant. I do have to agree with the others so that the prices are on the high side. Actually, it's not as much the price of the food, although $25 for pasta is a little high, as it is the size...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I mean how hard is it for an Italian joint to prepare and present a good dish of pasta? I guess must be hard since the price of the meal was atrociously high and the chef might be on his break. Pennone con pomodoro e...More

Thank Fulldistance
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Excellent atmosphere for an intimate dinner. Waiter was superb. My wife loves bolognese and has it as many places as possible. This was excellent. We asked them for angel hair pasta and they were accommodative and it was perfect. The veal scallopini was delicious. It...More

Thank goingbackNashville
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The food and cocktail were both quite enjoyable, and the service was very good, but expect to pay $25-40 for an entree, which was a bit high for me even considering the quality. My fellow diner was less impressed with his meal: "Just Italian food",...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We walked over to this restaurant after an 3vent at Vanderbilt and was not disappointed. We got the beef lasagna, which was very yummy. The service was awesome from start to finish! Great atmosphere and wonderful decor. Great place for a special dinner! Loved it....More

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I love the bar of this place, in particular the wine list is very professional. A must is the Grappa. The menu has a long list and pasta is fantastic. Service is good.

Thank slyfly
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Jana R
13 October 2017|
Response from Sean B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice an explicitly posted dress code, and I wasn't especially dressed-up, but it's definitely an upscale restaurant, and you'd probably feel uncomfortably out-of-place in shorts and a t-shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-760-5932
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