The new incarnation of Giovanni pays homage to its past, but with modern updates, an indoor bocce court and a full bar specializing in vermouth and amaro.
After a long, venerable history in downtown Berkeley, Italian restaurant Giovanni will rise from the ashes as Gio's with the help of new investors.
Downtown Berkeley will be getting a new cheese and charcuterie bar, Maker's Common, from the folks behind SF's Mission Cheese. These details and more, in this week's Bites.
Rosamunde has opened in Temescal, shock at imminent closure of Oscar's in Berkeley, and news of Giovanni post-fire
Firefighters had to open up walls and the roof to control a fire that appeared to have started in a chimney or heater flue.
The 51-year-old Giovanni is probably the oldest restaurant on Berkeley's Shattuck Ave., but now the family that founded it is fighting to see it survive.