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ITALIAN FOOD...

For over 30 Years Giovanni’s ristorante has been serving its fine Authentic Cuisine to Ottawa. When you come to Giovanni’s you are sure to expect nothing but the finest, from our top service, hospitality, luxurious ambience and sensational dishes.

The feeling of New York City in Little Italy, Ottawa…

Established in 1983. Lisa Cocco Pollastrini is the brains and the beauty behind our whole project. Lisa, born in Pescata, and her late husband, Guiseppe Pollastrini, being from Tuscany, had a vision to bring their love of Italy to Ottawa. From back when Lisa used to iron napkins until four in the morning to have everything just-so for the next day's bustling lunch service right up to today where she still oversees her top team, Lisa is the heart of Giovanni's. Her strive for exceptional details will always resonate.

Today she can sit back and watch her passion for excellence carry on. Peppe and Lisa had a dream and they made it come to life, together.

Our exceptional Italian dishes are always made with fresh handpicked ingredients, only the finest AAA cuts of meat and straight-from-the-sea seafood. Our professional top servers and wonderful staff are famiglia. While you soak in your surroundings with our sensual, crystal-lined décor, your every senses will come alive. At Giovanni’s we aim to please; let us take care of you.

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Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu

Join us for dinner! Our cozy atmosphere and friendly staff will cater to your romantic date night or birthday celebration and ensure it will be a cherished memory till your next visit.
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Dessert Menu

Dessert Menu

Save room for dessert! You won't want to miss out on one of our made on site authentic Italian treats.
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Chefs

Chef Tomasz Gurzynski prides himself on his foundation of Education at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Art Institute in London, England. His most prized accomplishments include working at World Class Restaurants such as Café Le Monde, The Dorchester Hotel and Chez Kristoff in London, England. He began as a student and is now a Master…we are humbled to have him lead our culinary team.

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We Cater

We specialize in private dining and event catering, ask us how we can help you with your special occasion.

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • BUSINESS MEETINGS
  • ANNIVERSARIES
  • WEDDING
  • GARDEN PARTIES
  • BIRTHDAYS
  • BACKYARD PARTIES
  • INTIMATE DINNERS
  • HOLIDAY PARTIES
  • BRIDAL SHOWERS
  • BABY SHOWERS
  • GRADUATION PARTIES
  • CORPORATE EVENTS
  • BACHELOR PARTIES
  • BACHELORETTE PARTIES

Driving Directions

Coming from the West end: from Queensway take the Rochester St. exit. Turn right (south) onto Rochester and drive straight ahead until you reach Aberdeen St. Turn right (west) on Aberdeen and we are located at the corner of Aberdeen and Preston St.

Coming from the East end: from the Queensway take Bronson St. exit and off the ramp continue straight on Raymond St. until you reach Rochester St. Turn Left (south) on Rochester St. until you reach Aberdeen St. Turn right (west) on Aberdeen and we are located at the corner of Aberdeen and Preston St.