Queens >Food & Dining > Da Gianni's
21-50 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY | Directions 1110140.747715 -73.945623
Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 10:00 pm
Sat: 5:00 pm-10:30 pm
Neighborhoods: Hunters Point
DON'T EAT HERE – These are bad business people. Had a saturday brunch reservation for 12 people for a not-for-profit business meeting. After restaurant confirmed my reservation at 7pm Friday, they called back at 11pm with 3 different excuses why my reservation had to be canceled. I don't even know the truth. Left me high and dry with no place to go. Don't eat here - Lots of other Italian choices out there - go to Manducati's!
Not satisfied – For some reason, the wine I ordered tasted like someone put water in it. The food took forever to cook. Generally speaking, I was not satisfied with the service.
great pasta – started going there last year for my husbands birthday and we go often and Gianni is always so friendly, love the outside dining area.. Great food, all fresh!!! have recommended to many people.
Very Nice! – Nicely surprised! Just went with friends on a Saturday night and had a great time. We were skeptical since no one had been there before, but the ratings were good and we really wanted to go somewhere to eat outside, so we tried it. Don't expect a view outside, but its a really cute patio. Food was very good, cosmo's were excellent, wait staff was great and the owner was very friendly. No one had a bad word to say- we will def. go back.
fantabulous – I absolutely love this place. The best Italian place in Queens by far--and although im Irish I love/know my Italian food.
I bring everyone there for birthdays--especially mine !
Gianni is friendly and ready to please. All the fruits and vegetables as well as the desserts are fresh. Gianni goes out every morning to get the vegetables rather than buying them in bulk. If you dine on the weekends you might even have the pleasure of Gianni's young daughter taking your coats. This is a family place, but is still very quiet and intimite. I reccommend it to any one for any occasion.
Fresh, simple, seasonal, low-key... – I just moved to the neighborhood and the person who used to live in my apartment recommended Gianni's. I must say, I have spent a lot of time in Italy and da Gianni is the real deal...not American-Italian, but Italian-Italian.
The ingredients are fresh and his dishes are not overly-adorned, Gianni himself is a fixture in the place and gives it a personality, he is very proud of what he does and it totally shows. This place is as straight-forward Italian as you can find in the US...simple, fresh preparation with with great ingredients. This is the "less is more" school of Italian cuisine, which to me is the most authentic.
I have only eaten there a few times, but it is reasonably priced and his menu reflects the seasons...a big bonus in my book. Beautiful courtyard too (in an LIC kinda way).
He also has a nice grappa ;-)
Editorial Review – In a traditional setting with Old World hospitality, restaurant serves authentic Italian dishes just outside of NYC.
Why go anywhere else? – I was hooked on Da Gianni's from the first time I went for lunch about a year ago. The outstanding food, classy atmosphere, friendly staff, and the personality of the owner just keep me going back every week. I rarely need to look at a menu because Gianni always has something new and special to keep life exciting. The food is always fresh and the fish is prepared with innovative detail. I have tried several recommended wines and always find the experience delightful. A dinner in the garden is an especially nice experience that makes it hard to leave. With all of the qualities that I've always looked for in an Italian restaurant, I don't know way anyone would go anywhere else.
Best Italian Restaurant LIC has to offer....... – Recently had dinner at Da Giannis. Food was excellent service was great. A real treat for Long Island City. Manhatten like taste and service with LIC prices. Beautiful garden with a wonderful fireplace. With prompt seating this is a very romantic place to take your valentine.
Best Pasta & Chocolate dessert – Can't get better than this! Home made Pasta prepared to perfection. Italian home style cooking with lots of varietyand light on the calories. Since finding this Gem, my husband and I can't stop coming back for more. We have tried everything from the Seafood salad to a wonderful hearty steak. No matter what we have for dinner, we always have a special pasta Gianni recommends. Don't miss out on the chocolate cake! Great wine selection. Thank you Gianni for a wonderful meal! Great service and a wonderful garden. See you soon!
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