Giovanni / Il Localino

Born in Italy, Giovanni, a third generation restaurateur, has just celebrated his 50th Anniversary in the restaurant business in the United States.  Trained from his youngest memories to use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, he became a pioneer of modern Italian cuisine in this country.  The beginning of Giovanni’s restaurant career in the US was spent in Miami, where it was his pleasure to feed a US President, Vice President, a Foreign King, Dignitaries, and the greatest stars of music, theater, television and opera.  From Frank Sinatra and Pavarotti to today’s Jared Ledo, from Tommy Lasorda to Joe DiMaggio, those with a love for great food have found their way to Giovanni’s door, whether in Florida or Atlanta.

Throughout the years, Giovanni has brought and trained many young professionals to the business, who are now spread around the world.   Giovanni is the winner of the ‘Maxime of Paris Champagne Award and the ‘5 Star Award” presented by Selecta Magazine.  Giovanni’s Il Localino is the winner of OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice Award year after year, Voted Best Italian Restaurant by Access Atlanta, Metromix, and many others.  If you ask Giovanni, his most important critics are the ones that show up to dine each and every night.

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