Colorful, fresh vegetables selected that morning are diced. Simmering pots give off savory aromas. Pastas are being rolled out and cut, fish delivered that morning is cooked to perfection, and freshly baked rolls are ready for every table.
Seeming to be everywhere at once, executive chef Chris Pohl directs the activity in the kitchen at Giovanni’s.
“I’ve been cooking since I was a kid,” he says, the years of experience distilled into his philosophy: “Fresh ingredients and strong, clean flavors,” elevating the menu at Giovanni’s to fine Italian fare.
Pohl loves to bake bread, its fresh-from-the-oven aroma a delight. He also offers daily specials determined by the availability of the market.
“In our elegant dining room we strive for really good service in a calm, pleasant atmosphere,” says Pohl, who was voted Best Chef in this year’s Best of the Region poll.
“People come back. We’re a neighborhood restaurant; very comfortable and with quality dishes, made from scratch as much as possible -- desserts, soups, many of the pastas.”
603 Ridge Rd.