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For over 30 Years Giovanni’s ristorante has been serving its fine Authentic Cuisine to Ottawa. We are proud to reveal, when you come to Giovanni’s you are sure to expect nothing but the finest. From our top service, hospitality, luscious ambiance 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, from Pescata and her late husband, Guiseppe Pollastrini, being from Tuscany, their vision was to bring their love for Italy to Ottawa.  From back when Lisa used to iron the napkins until four in the morning to have everything just-so for the next days bustling lunch service- until today while she oversees her top team behind her.  Her strive for exceptional details always will resonate.

Today she can sit back and watch her passion for excellence on.  Her and Peppe had a dream and they made it come to life, together.  Starting with our exceptional Italian dishes always with fresh hand picked ingredients, only the finest AAA Cuts of meat and straight from the sea- seafood; Only to mention a few of her imperative requests.  To our professional, top servers and beautiful staff, we prefer to call Family.  While you soak in your surroundings with our sensual, crystal-lined décor, your every sense will come alive.  At Giovanni’s we aim to please, Let us take care of you.

 

 

 

Lisa Cocco Pollastrini

Menu

Vitello alla Fiorentina
Topped with Capicollo Ham, 
Spinach, Mozzarella Cheese, 
Cream Sauce

Vitello Parmigiana
Breaded Cutlet Topped with 
Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Sauce
Accompanied by Spaghetti Bolognese

Vitello al Marsala
Mushrooms, Marsala Wine Sauce

Vitello alla Capricciosa
Sea Scallops, Baby Shrimp, 
Tomato, White Wine

Vitello dello Chef
Jumbo Shrimp, Mushrooms, 
Creamy Cognac Sauce

Vitello alla Genovese
Mushroom Caps, Artichoke Hearts, 
White Wine, Lemon Sauce

VALENTINE SPECIAL

Pollo Belpaese
Breaded Chicken Breast Filled 
with Spinach & Belpaese Cheese, 
Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Pollo Principessa 
Chicken Breast Topped with 
Asparagus & Mozzarella Cheese,
Creamy White Wine Sauce

Pollo Mediterraneo 
Pan Roasted Chicken Supreme, 
Tomato Broth, Black Olives, Artichokes

Petto D’Anatra 
Pan Seared Duck Breast, 
Smoked Prosciutto, Fig Marmelade, 
Sweet and Sour Fashion

Filetto di Manzo 
8oz. Filét Mignon Barolo Glazed 
Shallots, Crispy Prosciutto, Cipollini, 
Mashed Potatoes

Tiramisú
Espresso and Liquor Soaked Italian Biscuits, 
Mascarpone Mousse

Dolce della Casa
Italian Sponge Cake, Liquor,
Cream and Chocolate Pastry, Roasted Almonds

Panna Cotta
Chamomile Grappa Infused, Lemon Crisp

Crème Brûlée
Custard Topped with Carmelized Sugar,
Vanilla Crumble

Torta al Formaggio
Amaretto Cheese Cake

Bigné al Cioccolato
Cream Filled Round Pastry Shells
Rolled in Chocolate Fondûe. Served Cold

Frutti di Bosco
Crisp Tart Shell, Vanilla Custard, Wild Berries

Events

WE CATER

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

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HOLIDAY PARTIES

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BABY SHOWERS

GRADUATION PARTIES

CORPORATE EVENTS

BACHELOR PARTIES

BACHELORETTE PARTIES

Chef

Chef Tomasz Gurzynski, Prides himself on his foundation of Education at Le Cordon Blue Culinary Art Institute in London, England.  His most prized accomplishments include but do not conclude- working at World Class Restaurants such as; Café Le Monde, The Dorchester Hotel and Chez Kristoff in London, England.

He began a student, now a Master… We are humbled to have him to lead our scouted team in the back of house.

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) onAberdeen 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.

 

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