Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Giovanni

117 Decatur St. (Canal St.) Send to Phone
504-529-2154
Authentic Italian cooking thrives at Café Giovanni in the heart of the French Quarter.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Giovanni Restaurant Review

: Café Giovanni is one of the most well-established Italian restaurants in the French Quarter. Energetic chef Duke LoCicero offers lightly battered Oysters Giovanni served on a plate painted with five sauces. Caesar salads are garnished with eggplant croutons, while grilled Louisiana Gulf fish pairs with jumbo lump crab meat in a vermouth sauce. The traditional Sicilian dishes are all available, too: spaghetti Bolognese, meatballs and spaghetti, and rosemary lamb chops to name a few. A limited but carefully chosen selection of Italian reds highlights a nicely organized wine list of mostly California labels. End your meal with chocolate lava cake. And ask about Chef Duke’s “Feed You” menu that allows guests to sample many different signature dishes. Go for happy hour at the adjacent Belli Baci lounge and enjoy special drink prices and appetizers.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.