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Giovanni Venti Cinque

25 E. 83rd St., New York, NY 10028 40.77915 -73.96071
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-988-7300 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

giovanniventicinque.com

Hours

Daily, 11:45am-3:45pm and 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$25-$40

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Dining at Giovanni Venti Cinque feels like hunkering down for a hearty winter's meal, even in the dog days of summer. The low-ceilinged interior is startlingly dark, and the faintest flicker of candlelight emanates from stained glass wall panels in shades of blue, green, and orange. The exceptional, robust Northern Italian dishes, however, are satisfying enough to forgive the dark, cheerless décor and maybe even the hefty price tag. Bold seasonings and intensely flavored sauces are the refrain in everything from cured meats to ravioli to quail. Pappardelle are served in a classic truffle- and oil-based sauce with strong white pepper and shredded parsley. Individual artichoke leaves are skillfully melded together by a thin layer of melted parmesan cheese and then topped with shavings and pistachio slivers. Fowl and game, storied provisions for the cold and the well-to-do, feature occasionally, a very fine cut of veal sauteed in brandy is accompanied by a just-sweet-enough berry sauce, and mini string beans enlivened by a sundried tomato paste and a petite ball of mashed potatoes.

Recommended Dishes

Carciofini scottati, $15; pappardelle ai funghi selvatici, $24

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