Giovanni's Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant


Authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of City Road, Giovanni's is now in it's 10th year. With an array of regional dishes (Veal with Lemon, Lobster & Cognac Soup) and an extensive wine list, Giovanni's elegant dining area is the perfect setting for a real Italian experience.


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Giovanni's Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant

12 City Road
The City
Public transport:
Moorgate, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Giovanni's Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant

2.0 out of 5 12 February 2015
by Jo O.

I work near here and occasionally pop in on a business lunch as it is convenient. The food is fine, the service is fine, the surroundings are fine.

I wouldnt go out of my way to go there, however I never mind going there to eat.

Its fine. Best and worst I can say. Maybe a little overpricedmore

3.0 out of 5 5 January 2015
by Shannon L.

I visit Giovanni's occasionally because my office is nearby, and it's an easy place to take a group on short notice. It's an expansive Italian menu, almost to the point of overwhelming. The pastas I've had have been average at best, and the bread they serve the table isn't great. My dining companions have ordered some impressive-looking calzones that they enjoyed, but I wouldn't go out of my...more

4.0 out of 5 4 April 2011
by boywaspy

Don't be put off by other reviewers, while pricey this is a very authentic tasting Italian restaurant. The ravioli was delicious and the bruschetta as good as I've had since coming back from Sicily. I was here with a colleague for a Monday lunch, so it wasn't too busy, but the service was very personable.more

3.0 out of 5 14 December 2010
by William M.

A pretty good Italian. Went there with a few colleagues. It's cosy, but a bit dark. There are screens showing football if you can't get into a pub. Starters are a bit pricey being almost as much as a main meal, but the main meals are more Italian style. Pasta and pizza's are available as well.more

3.0 out of 5 9 March 2009
by Chris F.

Decent enough Italian between Moorgate and Old Street stations.

The restaurant is particularly notable for the Italian lager, Messina, which I had never heard of but was a very nice pint. Very light and drinkable. I have it on good authority that it is both hoppy and grainy. I found it to be an above average lager.

I enjoyed my pizza and I'm pretty sure I once had some good pasta here...more

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