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109 E College Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone (319) 338-5967

Dining Hours

Sunday - Thursday
5 pm - 10 pm

Friday - Saturday
Kitchen: 5 pm - 11 pm
Bar stays open till 12:30 am

Fine Dining News

Come join us for late night bar! Our bar is now open until 12:30AM on Friday and Satuday.

Private Events

Givanni's has a private dining area for any and all of your special occasions!

Please contact the manager on duty at 319-338-5967.

About Us

Located on the pedestrian mall in downtown Iowa City, Givanni's is a hip, casual, upscale restaurant with stimulating chef's features and a vast wine program.

Givanni's Menu is inspired by Italian, American, and Vegetarian cuisine. All of our pasta is home-made and include such selections as sweet potato ravioli and spinach ravioli with shrimp.

Our skilled kitchen has been crafting local favorites such as Steak Deburgo and a Gorgonzola Crusted Iowa Pork Chop for over 25 years. The bread and deserts we serve are baked from scratch at our sister company, the Bread Garden Market.

Thirsty? We now have a great selection of beer on draft, from imported favorites to seasonal microbrewery selections all served up in frosty pint glasses.

Take a tour of our extensive wine list. We have selections for every occasion. From fine Italian and Californian wines to compliment your meals, to special Champagne to celebrate that special occasion. We also have a fine selection of Ports and Scotch.

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Daily Specials

*Happy Hour:
Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday: 4pm- 5:30pm

Buy one Appetizer, get the second Appetizer for 1/2 price
1/2 Price Select Specialty Cocktails
1/2 Price Select Draft Beers

* Not valid on Holidays, Graduation, and Home Football Weekends

What Diners Are Saying About Us

"We had a 6:30PM dinner reservation with friends and ate outdoors. We ordered drinks and appetizers prior to ordering our meals. We had wonderful conversation and didn't leave the table until after 8:30PM. We were never pressured to hurry and the waitstaff was accommodating. Food was very good, we will be back!"

"Great atmosphere! This Italian restaurant in the heart of Iowa City's ped mall is long and narrow, with exposed brick walls and Art Deco touches here and there (the neon on the ceiling is something to see). It's the perfect place for a date."

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Givanni's offers the highest quality steak, seafood, pork and chicken, as well as all of our home-made pastas and sauces that are made from scratch with every order.

The building was constructed in the 1880s, and went through a dramatic redesign in 1984. Included in this was an addition of over 700 feet of neon lighting that gives Givanni's a very unique feel.

The Artwork: The walls of Givanni's house one of the largest private collections of artist Ulfert Wilke's work. Known as one of the last great "writing" artists of the abstract expressionist era. Wilke's work reflects his intense interest in many calligraphic forms using different mediums, scales and color.

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Photography: Iowa City Photographer. Marketing & Web: W Group Consulting