It’s no wonder Bill Clinton has eaten at this place—Gianni Garavelli could give even the man from Hope some pointers on warm and fuzzy leadership. Garavelli is the Italian dad you never had; he greets diners at the door, helps seat everybody and directs his servers throughout the evening. Whether you like seafood (baked clams in a tangy tomato sauce), meat (sumptuous veal in a wine-and-tomato sauce with buttery risotto), or pasta (spinach-stuffed ravioli with pesto), Gianni’s got it covered. If you don’t clean your plate, he may ask what’s wrong. Tell him you’re counting on dessert.
|Venue name:||Bravo Gianni (CLOSED)||Contact:|
230 E 63rd St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–2:30pm, 5:30–11:30pm; Sat 5:30–11:30pm; Sun 5–9:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lexington Ave–63rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, DC, MC, V|
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