I have lived in New York also and had an Italian aunt who taught me how to cook. This is the real deal. Everything I have ever tried was delicious. I have been going to Gianni's various restaurants for over 20 years. He really does care that his food is the very best around. His daughter Christina cooks along side him in the kitchen and is awesome. It is a friendly, family run restaurant . They have lunch specials during the week for $4.95. The best 5 dollar lunch you'll ever have. The salads and subs , pizza and pastas are all equally good. Sometimes I go all out and get one of the house specialties. Just like New York. Try the spicy marinara sauce. Best kept secret in town. They also deliver.
Coming from an Italian background, I am very critical when it comes to Italian food and restaurants. Giovanni's is not an easy place to find, but Im glad I did. The service was outstanding. Everyone was very polite and I didnt have to ask for anything. They take care of you very well. We even got to meet the owner Giovanni, who was delightful. I could tell that he sincerly wanted to know if we enjoyed his food. I can tell you there was no problem there. Giovanni's food took me back to my grandmothers cooking. I had the Veala Marsala and it was amazing. everything from the portion (huge) to the spices and wines were exceptional. I love Giovannis sauce. I tried my wifes meal who had the spaghetti with meatballs and was very very impressed. We have gone back there at least once a week, and every time we have the same great experience. Giovanni's pizzas are also great. It reminds me of New York. I recommend Giovanni's to everyone. You won't be disapointed.