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Giovanni's is Nashville's Newest Restaurant for Fine Italian Dining!

I had the lovely experience of eating at Giovanni's before the Keith Urban show last week.  I found it to be remarkably delicious!  I hate to say that, sadly, i don't have any pictures of the places (which is a beautiful sit down restaurant).  But I do have the memory of my taste buds and they are giving this place two thumbs up!

I was attending a wine tasting upstairs, so small hors d'oeuvres were first.  Giovanni's served us bruschetta, ham and brie sandwich bites, bite-sized crab cakes, fried risotto-and-mushroom bites and prime rib on small pieces of bread.

Then, while downstairs for dinner, we started with appetizers of risotto with braised beef tips and a penne pasta with bolognese sauce.  These were both delicious and by that time I was already fairly full.  But more was on the way!

A Caesar salad which looked more like an art piece... the leaves of lettuce were arranged with care, and fresh bacon was sprinkled on top...

The main course was a grilled halibut with asparagus which simply melted in my mouth...

And then topped it off with a lemon tart with raspberry coulis - oh wow!

I also had a taste of my friend's Tiramisu which was phenomenal -


All in all, I had a really lovely time at Giovanni's and I am sure that I will return!  Fine Italian Dining at its Best!

Giovanni's is located at 909 20th Ave. South, Nashville, TN  37212 - their phone number is 615.760.5932



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Comment balloon 3 commentsEmily Lowe • March 13 2009 03:56PM


Emily - Giovanni's sounds like an excellent place to dine. The halibut sounds absolutely delicious.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Great review Emily! When I am in Nashville, I will check it out!!!

Posted by Tom Ferry (Tom Ferry-yourcoach) almost 9 years ago

I ate at the Giovanni last night.

The WORST + most over priced restaurant in Nashville. $90 for 2 waters, 2 cold pasta dinners and a pizza dinner ??? Go to Valentino's instead. Don't set foot in Giovanni Ristorante. Ever. 1. They brought dinners 1 minute after setting pizza appetizer on table. Two $25 pasta dinners sat cold as we ate the pizza. Pizza was good. 2. Pasta is lackluster and mediocre at best. HORRIBLE value. I realize you get what you pay for and better food is priced accordingly but this menu is so overpriced its offensive. I regularly eat at the best restaurants in town and this is definitely not one of them. 4. Want bread or rolls? Well you better ask because $25 pasta doesn't come with bread. At least ours didn't. 3. If you want to spend stupid money on dinner to impress a date or client, you're better off going to elsewhere. You'll look like a fool for taking them here. "A fool and his money are always parted" was meant for Giovanni Ristorante. NEVER EVER EAT AT GIOVANNI RISTORANTE IN NASHVILLE!

Posted by I would NEVER go back to Giovanni almost 8 years ago