About our food
Authentic local produce for contemporary tastes.
At Gio’s Restaurant, we aim to enhance every element of your dining experience, from the bread baked fresh every morning, to the final flourishes performed at the table. Our menus are dynamic, featuring a variety of classic Italian and Venetian dishes, eloquently reworked with disruptive elements. Fresh, simple ingredients – expertly sourced and imaginatively prepared.
A truly enchanting terrace on the Grand Canal, where memories await to be made.
Extending out into the water, the Terrace is an exceptional spot for a social aperitivo with friends, or romantic alfresco dining by candlelight. From uplifting breakfasts at sunrise, to dreamy sunset suppers.
Take a seat, relax, and enjoy one of the most beautiful spaces in all of Venice. Gio's Terrace ovelooking the Grand Canal is a favourite spot for many guests. Order a drink from our palett of Spritz, and let the evening unfold.
Separated from the Italianate Garden by a sleek expanse of glass, Gio's Restaurant provides a perfect compromise between spectacular views and cool evening temperatures.
The Italianate Garden
For over a century and a half, the unparalleled views overlooking the canal from this very spot have captivated countless imaginations – including those of Turner and Monet, who would later immortalise it through their artwork.
Chef Nadia is native from Sicily, a land that represents traces of all cultures that have existed on the island such as Greek, Spanish, French and Arab. As Anthony Bourdain stated ‘It’s Italy but it’s not’, Sicily has a very strong culture around various influences and Nadia is a true representation of this.
Originary from Piedmont, one of the richest culinary destinations of the world as well as a capital for wines, Enrico arrives from the Michelin-starred restaurant Oro in Venice, where he oversaw operations as Restaurant Manager. Pagnotta started his career path by holding various restaurant positions in London in Hotels and Independent restaurants such as Hakkasan.