“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
You know when you been to a town like many times but then its like you find this hidden food gem, and you are like “why have I missed this before”. That is exactly how I felt like when I found out about Gianni’s Cafe.
I came to Mt. Dora just to chill and hang out, cause Mt.Dora is the most laid back fun town to take photos of wildlife and just historic finding and things. So at one point I got hungry and wanted pizza, but I didn’t want to go to far, so I pulled up google on my phone and search for an Italian restaurant near me. Sure enough Giannis pulled up in the search. I was like “Giannis what is this place that I never heard of it before”. Unknown to me and to my luck was in walking distance from where I was at that moment. So I decided to take a walk; because walking is good for you of course.
When I was disappointed that they didn't have pizza. However, the waiter suggested the pasta creation, OMG!!! That was heaven. I got a caesar salad and spaghetti ( cause I love spaghetti). The pasta was delicious and fresh, cooked al dente to perfection!. I mean everything on my table was tasty and wonderful.
This is definitely one of those hidden gems, asloif you didn’t know Giannis, is a family owned and operated, full service Italian Restaurant. The chef Gianni Liverotti is the owner of the place and is Italian. The food really tastes like you are dining in Italy. and service is fast and friendly.
My first time at Giannis and will definitely be back. Food was excellent, prices are great and service was outstanding. I will definitely will make this restaurant one of my favorites. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Finally found a good place for fresh Italian food with great atmosphere.