In this age of endless innovations, it’s refreshing to find a restaurant serving food with no bells and whistles. The vibe at Da Gianni is formal—this is a white-tablecloth establishment. The Tuscan-Neapolitan menu is straightforward, but preparations waffle between sophisticated and heavy-handed. Restrained: juicy seared scallops served with braised, bitter radicchio. Over-the-top: breaded, bone-in veal chop stuffed with creamy fontina cheese. Check out the large back garden, a scenic respite from the otherwise bleak industrial surroundings.
|Venue name:||Da Gianni||Contact:|
21-50 44th Dr
|Cross street:||between 21st and 22nd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–3pm, 4:30–10:30pm; Fri 11:30am–3pm, 4:30–11:30pm; Sat 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to 23rd St–Ely Ave; 7 to 45th Rd–Court House Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|