Gianni's at the Former Versace Mansion

4.3
2019 reviews
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Italian
Located in The Villa Casa Casuarina, the former Versace Mansion, Gianni's offers delicious gourmet Italian Mediterranean food and wine selections in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere on world famous Ocean Drive in the South Beach area of Miami Beach.

Lunch s served 7 days a week, from 12pm to 3:30pm The price for a three course lunch is $29, plus tax and service fee Dinner is served 7 days a week, from 6pm to 12am.


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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super fun experience and the food was fantastic!! Grilled octopus for lunch was amazing!

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T
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was terrible, and the host and waiters was sooo rude. Waiter came once to check on us . They put us on a table that was rained on, with rain on our plates and just looked at us trying to sit on the other side of table to keep out of rain. It took them 35 mins looking and not saying anything . I finally asked for a different table. Took 40 mins waiting for that one . The people was so rude.

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JI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was even better than expected. I look forward to coming back when in Miami.

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London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner to Gianni’s was an experience rather than a dinner. Eating in that atmosfere was simply wonderful surrender by history of Versace.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner for my birthday celebration

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere to be in and incredible food and service!

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NG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

This is going to be a mixed review. It's only getting a 2 because the waiter and manager were nice and the food was good. I went at lunch around 3:30. My reservation was at 3:30 but since Ocean Drive and the block going towards Ocean drive we're closed it was impossible to get there by car and had to get out at Washington Ave and walk. Street closer was due to spring break. When I arrive a lady at the front gave me a "what do you want look", I explained I had reservations at 3:30 but I'm late due to the roads being closed. Another lady approached before I was able to check in at the hostess and told me the kitchen was closed! A group of four arrived after me and said they had reservations and was promptly seated. As I had to wait about 10 minutes for them to clean a table (the place was empty in the court yard btw). After my meal my friend and I went by the pool to take a couple of pictures and we politely asked staff members if they am take a picture and was told "NO". At this point I had gotten upset with the rude staff and asked for a manager and explained my dissatisfaction of the staff. He was very polite and took several pictures of my friend and I and made us feel a bit better about the experience. Inside is nice but they have a serious staff attitude problem which is going to deter me from every coming again. My birthday was completely ruined. I could never suggest this place to any family or friends that come in town when they visit me.

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ST
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant! However, service was terrible. And the food was disappointing. Ordered lobster, completely overcooked. Our waiter was not attentive to our needs. And i have to say how excruciating the silence was as we walked in and and throughtout dinner..

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was great, service superb, and the atmosphere was over the top gorgeous. I was immediately transported to Italy! I highly recommend this experience.

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AC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

We had a 8pm reservation that we made 3 months ago. That apparently doesn’t get you a seat on the patio near the pool. They wanted to put us in a room off to the side that we would have been the only people in. We waited 60 minutes before finally being seated. Both the choices we wanted for dinner were sold out so we had to order our third and fourth choices.

5 / 5 Beautiful space - 2 / 5 for food

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AJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great dinner and ambiance!

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EB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful and iconic setting.
The staff were very friendly and conscientious, checking our needs regularly.
The food was fabulous and the portion sizes generous. The menu was varied so something for everyone.
A truly lovely evening and perfect for a special occasion

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

What a wonderful treat! Food was good - pricey, but tasty. The ambiance cannot be beat. Recent reviews have slammed the service but we found everyone we interacted with was helpful and very nice.

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food and service is excellent!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The staff is elitist and condescending. They sat us in the corner upstairs despite there being several tables open by the pool area. The mansion itself was beautiful, but the food was mediocre and the servers made us feel as though we weren’t supposed to be there. Definitely check it out and have a drink, but don’t dine here unless you’re wearing upscale designer clothing and are complete euro trash.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place but staged for tourists. We've been there long time ago and we feel that quality and elegance was sacrificed for quantity to attract tourist. Food was ok, dessert was much better.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

If you just want to check out the mansion, it will be great. After I requested like a month ago, I still cannot get a table near the pool on a Thursday night. There are potentially over 20 tables or more that can look over the pool. The attitude was there. But I don’t think anything in there live up to the attitude they gave people.

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BM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Venue unbelievable ambience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Glitzy venue just don’t expect decent food

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j
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our visit to South Beach having dinner at Gianni’s was high on my list! It did not disappoint. Ambiance is superb and food outstanding.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of most beautiful place for dinner our waiter Jonathan was the best.

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The wait to get seated was extremely long, I had reserved a table for 10pm and got seated at around 10:50-11pm.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst experience I have ever had at any dining establishment. We were treated like garbage, the food came out freezing cold and we saw our waiter once. Will never return.

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JB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a Word: FABULOUS! I had high expectations for 'Gianni's' at the Former Versace Mansion in South Beach, and my expectations were EXCEEDED. To begin, the Ambience is everything I dreamed of and more! I had seen pictures and videos, but walking through the courtyard into the poolside Dining patio took my breath away! It was like stepping into a dream! Light jazz music playing, cool breezes, and everyone dressed UP for the evening! Heaven! My Server, Alan, was charming and attentive, as he took care of me for the evening. The food was DELICIOUS: I had 3 courses, beginning with the Black Truffle Risotto, followed by my main dish of Pasta Pescatore, with Chocolate Mousse for dessert. This was a 'destination' experience for me, as I traveled to South Beach over my Spring Break (I teach College) to SPECIFICALLY enjoy this Restaurant! 'Gianni's fulfilled my EVERY dream, (especially visiting the former home of my favorite Designer, Gianni Versace, and honoring his legacy) and I cannot wait to return!

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FS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous Mansion, good food, and there was no rush. We’re able to take lots of pictures and really enjoyed our time there

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I don’t usually leave reviews but, You have to call like 50 times before they answer, finally when they picked up they answered all my questions.
Had reservation but they didn’t want to seat us till the whole party was there which is dumb because people run late & it was a lot of traffic because of spring break & construction!! BUT the place is so beautiful & waiter was very nice. Food was okay, chicken was a bit hard, truffle mash was dry & a little cold.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious, some of the best pasta i’ve ever had! The ambiance was beautiful and the overall experience was worth the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Soo pricey for basically kraft Mac and cheese....would have enjoyed Burger King more

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Only because of location. Standard tip added 22 percent. All tables had olive oil and balsamic. Except ours. Had to ask for bread. Had to ask for cheese for pasta. Way to much garlic. Italian does not mean lots of garlic.
Not that fine an experience. Guess when you add 22 percent no one cares.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Ambiance was great live jazz music. Service was a little snow and food took a while but it was a great experience. The place is one of a kind and delicious!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

The beauty of the property is enough to get you there once. The food was good and the wine selection was very good. The service was unbelievably bad. The 22% gratuity is automatic, therefore a bottom tier server with little to offer is rewarded for nothing.
I will not make this is a destination on future visits.

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The ambience and the location could not be better. The food however is Nothing extraordinary. I would’ve the pasta Pomodoro and there was way too much sauce and a portion was very small. The Caesar salad was OK. The buffalo mozzarella And chocolate mousse dessert was very good though. I would still go back because this place has so much history and the noise level was very low considering it’s in one of the busiest part in South Beach.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!! Amazing!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, went there on a date and it was amazing ❤️

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just ultra amazing experience staff food and place

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

I would recommend this place due to fame and ambiance. It's a great place to take pictures. Food is good, not outstanding. But service was really TERRIBLE.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Food was phenomenal, service was impeccable and the ambiance beyond words. Live music playing, but not so loud to drown out conversation.

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b
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great way to end a long weekend trip in Miami. celebrated my birthday early, presentation and vibe was amazing. so cool to see Versace’s house once upon a time.

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CL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! You won’t be disappointed!

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SV
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

Sorry to say but you can't survive on ambience alone. My husband's caesar salad was brown on the edges and tasteless. My sister and I had the sea bass that was tough and tasteless, and my husbands lobster was cold. We were so disappointed. Now I know why they won't let you in to view the house without making reservations and eating here. The mansion is beautiful and over-the-top, like you would expect. Shouldn't you expect a $250.00 meal (per couple), to be just as exceptional? Don't waste your time and money.

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