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Giovanni's

2343 Arthur Ave., The Bronx, NY 10458 40.854411 -73.888582
nr. 186th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-933-4141 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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Official Website

giovanninyc.com

Hours

Daily, 11:30am-9:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4 at Fordham Rd.; B, D at Fordham Rd.

Prices

$9-$21

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

East Tremont Ave. to East Fordham Rd., Southern Blvd. to Webster Ave.

Profile

Viewed from outside on bustling Arthur Avenue, Giovanni's appears to be an undistinguished pizzeria in a neighborhood filled with high-profile, Southern Italian-American landmarks. While Giovanni's does serve some exemplary cornmeal-dusted, brick oven-baked pizzas—the robust pizza affumicato, with locally smoked mozzarella and red peppery sopressata, for instance, and the festive pizza fredo, topped with fontina, rosemary, prosciutto and arugula spiked with balsamic vinegar and parmigiano—this is more than a storefront serving slices and hot chicken parm heroes. In an unassuming, drop-ceilinged dining room in the rear, Fordham University staff and local business folk can be found lunching on hearty pasta fagioli, lightly breaded and delicately herbed clams oreganata and mini-pizzas. Vegetable dishes, like sautéed spinach, escarole and broccoli rabe, are bathed in broth and flecked with simmered sliced garlic. Main courses lean toward old standards, like veal francese, chicken marsala and shrimp scampi, but none are heavy, over-cooked or disrespected. A steady hand in the kitchen with familiar recipes like these makes Giovanni's the kind of local classic any neighborhood would willingly support.

Recommended Dishes

Clams oreganata, $14; sautéed escarole, $6; pizza affumicato, $12-$24

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