It wasn’t our first visit at Giovanni’s and as before, it left us with the best of impressions. The chicken livers starter was to die for and my king prawns main course was fantastic. The service was very friendly and efficient and Giovanni was his usual charming self, visiting all the tables and talking to the customers, engaging them with his Italian warmth and intimacy. I really enjoyed my affogato in the end and overall we all had a lovely evening.
Went on Saturday evening 815 the place was busy and had already done a full sitting from 6/630; very friendly greeting from Franco the main waiter. We had starters I had lasagne (starter portion) mrs had Mussels in the tomoto/chilli sauce, both lovely although I think the mrs pipped me! Mains i had the King Prawns in the chilli/tomato, this dish is for Kings ..superb! Mrs has the lamb & again she nearly pipped me but was up against the king prawns!! We also had some sides including spinach; so no room for desserts which looked very tempting. To finish the night Gio came out of the kitchen & greeted all the guests, what a lovely gesture as the man had clearly not stopped all night. This is a great restaurant if you are looking for that personable friendly service where all the family are welcome gg parents through to the small grandchildren, with fantastic food to go with it; I also do the occasional lunch there & again they have a menu to suit all pockets! 5 star all the way Gio & Franco *****
Following a few in mortons we headed into this amazing italian and treated like family. Food was brilliant and service wad both attentive and professional. Definitely go again
A mid-week visit for dinner with my wife this week. We’ve not been for a while but if you have any desire at all for great Italian cuisine then this place has to be top of your list for Solihull.
The emphasis here is high quality, fresh ingredients, cooked to order and to authentic Italian recipes. The fact that’s how all restaurants should operate still escapes the vast majority, but at Giovanni’s at least you are served beautifully indulgent dishes.
The menu is pretty comprehensive with à la carte and specials and we chose a combination of dishes across both. Starters of Lobster ravioli in a langoustine sauce and mains of the same Lobster ravioli and Monkfish fillet with chorizo and cherry tomato sauce. Finally a dessert of an Italian Crème brûlée.
The ravioli were delicious and the langoustine sauce to die for. My Monkfish was extremely generous and full flavoured with a slight bit of heat from chilli; very good indeed. Finally my Crème brûlée and I presume the Italians prefer it served warm and slightly less set than traditional brûlée’s. Either way it was lovely.
This was a lovely meal with efficient and friendly service and at £61 with water, soft drinks, tea and coffee, a steal frankly. Well worth a visit.