Remember to vote!

If you’re a Gio regular, you probably know Hassan and Ryan! They’ve been part of the Gio family since the beginning, making a meal at Gio that much more wonderful. Please take a moment to let Style Magazine know that they are the Best of the Valley! Vote now!!!

Other Best of the Lehigh Valley categories where we think we excel!!

BEST SANGRIA BEST BREAD THAT’S TOTALLY WORTH THE CARBS (Tony drives all the way to NY for it!) BEST JUICY BURGER (It’s on our lunch  menu if you have not tried it) BEST PLACE TO GRAB DINNER ON THE WAY HOME (If you’ve never tried our take-out, you should!) BEST BUSINESS LUNCH LOCATION (Remember, you can call in your order ahead of time if you are on a schedule) BEST GIRLS LUNCH LOCATION BEST OUTDOOR DINING BEST WAITRESS/WAITER(NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT) (Hassan!!!) BEST BARTENDER WHO KNOWS YOUR SIGNATURE DRINK (Ryan!!!!) BEST PLACE TO IMPRESS YOUR DATE For the third year, Lehigh Valley Style will poll their readers to find the best of the best of the Lehigh Valley. And you, our beloved customers can help us by voting! With over 8,500 votes in its second year, the third annual Best Of the Lehigh Valley  program is an online survey that polls LV Style readers on their favorite businesses in over 100 categories including: food & drink (That’s Us!), health & wellness, shopping & beauty, leisure & recreation, entertainment & nightlife, services & help and kids & family. Winners are revealed in the June edition of Lehigh Valley Style and celebrated at the Best Of the Lehigh Valley Party. Submit a completed entry and you will automatically be entered to win a pair of VIP tickets to our 2016 “Best Of” Party in June! Voting will run through 1/31/16. One submission per person is permitted. Remember, for your vote to count, Lehigh Valley Style requires you to vote in at least 25 categories. Winners will be revealed in the June edition of Lehigh Valley Style along with a celebration at our “Best Of” Party! Thank you for your continued support of Gio Italian Grill! We hope to see you at the “Best Of” Party!!!

Help Hassan Win Again!

Last year, our very own Hassan DeJesus was voted Lehigh Valley Style’s best waiter. Well, it’s time to vote again, and we think Hassan has what it takes to win again! If you’re a Gio regular, you probably know Hassan! He’s been part of the Gio family for over seven years, making a meal at Gio that much more wonderful.

Best of the Lehigh Valley categories where we think we excel!!

BEST SANGRIA BEST BREAD THAT’S TOTALLY WORTH THE CARBS (Tony drives all the way to NY for it!) BEST JUICY BURGER (It’s on our lunch  menu if you have not tried it) BEST PLACE TO GRAB DINNER ON THE WAY HOME (If you’ve never tried our take-out, you should!) BEST BUSINESS LUNCH LOCATION (Remember, you can call in your order ahead of time if you are on a schedule) BEST GIRLS LUNCH LOCATION BEST OUTDOOR DINING BEST WAITRESS/WAITER(NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT) (Hassan!!!) BEST BARTENDER WHO KNOWS YOUR SIGNATURE DRINK (Ryan!!!!) BEST PLACE TO IMPRESS YOUR DATE For the third year, Lehigh Valley Style will poll their readers to find the best of the best of the Lehigh Valley. And you, our beloved customers can help us by voting! With over 8,500 votes in its second year, the third annual Best Of the Lehigh Valley  program is an online survey that polls LV Style readers on their favorite businesses in over 100 categories including: food & drink (That’s Us!), health & wellness, shopping & beauty, leisure & recreation, entertainment & nightlife, services & help and kids & family. Winners are revealed in the June edition of Lehigh Valley Style and celebrated at the Best Of the Lehigh Valley Party. Submit a completed entry and you will automatically be entered to win a pair of VIP tickets to our 2016 “Best Of” Party in June! Voting will run through 1/31/16. One submission per person is permitted. Remember, for your vote to count, Lehigh Valley Style requires you to vote in at least 25 categories. Winners will be revealed in the June edition of Lehigh Valley Style along with a celebration at our “Best Of” Party! Thank you for your continued support of Gio Italian Grill! We hope to see you at the “Best Of” Party!!!
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Gio Has the Lehigh Valley’s Best Waiter!

That’s right! He’s right here at Gio! The Lehigh Valley’s BEST waiter, voted by the readers of Lehigh Valley Style, is Hassan DeJesus! For the second year, Lehigh Valley Style polled their readers to find the best of the best of the Lehigh Valley. And you, our beloved customers voted and told them that Hassan is the best waiter in the valley. If you’re a Gio regular, you probably know Hassan and agree! He’s been part of the Gio family for over seven years, making a meal at Gio that much more wonderful. According to owner Giovanna DiMaio, Hassan is so popular because he gets to know his customers and what they like. “Customers trust his recommendations,” says Giovanna. “He has an extensive knowledge of our dishes and ingredients.” When you talk with Hassan, you can immediately tell that he loves working at Gio Italian Grill. Asked what is his favorite thing about working at Gio, he is quick to respond, “The customers!” And the customers love him too. “We come in just to see Hassan. He has been our waiter for years. He always knows what I drink and is spot-on with his recommendations,” said one of his regulars. She adds, “And my daughter loves him!” According to Giovanna, “Kids love Hassan! He is as good with kids as he is with adults.” That’s easy to believe. Hassan has five children of his own; Bailey, Leila, Tessa, Jackson, and Chase. You can see his face light up when he talks about them. Stop in any night but Thursday, that’s his night off, to congratulate Hassan on being voted the Lehigh Valley’s best waiter. Try a couple of his menu favorites; the seafood salad followed by the short ribs. If you ask really nicely, he may even be able to get the guys in the kitchen to whip up Pappardelle Brodo, his all-time favorite Gio dish that was recently removed from the menu…but he does have a few connections <wink>.

New Menu Featured in the Morning Call Go Guide

Our new menu items were recently featured in the Morning Call’s Go Guide! Reporter Lenora Dannelke shared our new entrees, including beef tips tossed with rigatoni pasta, grape tomatoes and arugula in a Gorgonzola cream sauce, as well as new starters such as beet and orange salad, with her readers. She also gave her fans a “taste”  of our seasonal cocktails including pomegranate mimosa, winter (red) sangria, hot peppermint patty, sugarplum cosmopolitan, and winter wonderland. Thank you, Lenora! Stop back soon! mcall_new_menu   Gio Italian Grill: An authentic taste of Italy in the Lehigh Valley  
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Voted Best Pizza in the Lehigh Valley – AGAIN!

You voted us the best pizza in the Lehigh Valley!

Thank you! For the third consecutive year, Gio Italian Grill won the Lehigh Valley Style’s Decadent Dish award for Favorite Gourmet Pizza! Thank you for voting for us! Once again, you have told us that we make the best pizza in the Lehigh Valley! Gio Italian Grill - Best Pizza in the Lehigh Valley

Why We Make the Best Pizza in the Lehigh Valley

We pride ourselves on serving authentic, open-flame pizza made with the finest, freshest ingredients. We follow the Italian tradition of great pizza making. All of our pizza is hand tossed and baked in an authentic Woodstone “open flame” hearth at 600 degrees. Our dough is made from  “00” flour, imported from Italy. Our Margherita (Gio’s plain pizza) is topped with San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Pecorino Romano cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sea salt and basil. We proudly do not add sugar to our sauce or dough. Along with our original Margherita, we offer a variety of toppings including salami picante, homemade sausage, wild mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, Kalamata olives, Caramelized Onions, and our own Nonna’s meatballs.  If you really want something wonderful, try one of our  specialty pizzas like the Giovanna (salami picante, homemade sausage, hot peppers, San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil), the Campania (goat cheese, pear, extra virgin olive oil & arugula) or the Tonino (ricotta cheese, spinach, red onion, pancetta & extra virgin olive oil) Gio brings a taste of real authentic Italian pizza to the Lehigh Valley. If you haven’t tried one of  Gio’s famous pizzas, order one today! We serve fresh, hot pizza, right out of the “open flame” oven during lunch and dinner. Our pizza is also available for take-out. Just give us a call and we’ll have one ready for you. An authentic taste of Italy in the Lehigh Valley

Gio’s Nutella Pizza Featured in Lehigh Valley Style

Nutella pizza

Nutella pizza is the perfect finish for dinner at Gio

It’s a little different. It’s a lot delicious. And it was featured in the March 2014 issue of Lehigh Valley Style! Have you tried our Nutella Pizza yet? Here’s what LV Style has to say about this unique and decadent dessert:
When the moon hits your eye like a big Nutella pizza pie, that’s amore. Wait…what? Okay, so maybe Dean Martin never sang about this particular kind of pizza, but who says you can’t have pizza for dessert? Certainly not Giovanna DiMaio. As co-owner of the sleek GIO Italian Grill, she knows a thing or two about pizza—even those not of the savory variety. Though the Macungie restaurant is known for its authentic approach to rustic Italian cooking (not to mention its artisanal pizzas), the custom-built open-hearth brick oven responsible for churning out crisp, perfectly baked pies is also the birthplace of the popular Nutella pizza. The cracker-thin crust is covered with a generous smear of the cocoa-tinged hazelnut spread and orange slices—to perhaps off-set the guilt of this decadent indulgence.
We hope you’ll drop in and try it out for yourself. Paired with a cappuccino or one of Gio’s specialty after-dinner cocktails, Nutella pizza is sure to be the perfect finish to your evening! An authentic taste of Italy in the Lehigh Valley  

Gio Wins Two Decadent Dish Awards for 2013

Winner decadent dish award 2013 favorite pizza

Authentic Italian pizza, hot from our “open flame” oven.

We are excited to announce that Gio Italian Grill been named the winner of two (YES, TWO!) Decadent Dish awards from Lehigh Valley Style! We were voted “Favorite Pizza” and Neighborhood Favorite”.

Two Decadent Dish Awards

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We are thrilled to be the Lehigh Valley’s favorite pizza makers! We take incredible pride in every pizza we make; from the “00” imported flour we start with for our crust to the fresh basil we sprinkle on top, every pizza is made with the finest ingredients. Our maestri pizzaioli hand tosses every crust and bakes each pizza at 600 degrees in our open flame oven. Also thank you for telling us the we are your Neighborhood Favorite! We love it when our customers feel like family! We work hard to make sure that everyone who walks through the door feels welcome. Visit us today to find out why we are the Lehigh Valley’s 2013 Favorite Pizza and 2013 Neighborhood Favorite! Gio Italian Grill: An authentic taste of Italy in the Lehigh Valley

The Vote’s Are In: Gio Makes Your Favorite Pizza 2012!

Tony makesyour favorite pizza.

Tony makes a Quattro Gusti pizza. Image courtesy of Lehigh Valley Style.

Gio Italian Grill has won the 2012 Lehigh Valley Style Decadent Dish award for Favorite Pizza! Have you checked out this month’s issue of Lehigh Valley Style? If you did, you already know that they love our pizza! If not, here’s what they had to say:
It starts with hand tossed dough made from 100-percent wheat flour imported from Italy. Then it’s topped with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and basil. And that’s just the plain pizza at Gio Italian Grill. Owners Tony and Giovanna DiMaio know a thing or two about creating the perfect pie. Both were involved in family restaurants and born to Sicilian parents. They’re a couple who love food and sharing it with their neighbors and friends. After cooking alongside chefs in Palermo, Sicily, Tony returned home (with recipes in hand) and began his search for a high quality brick oven like the ones he encountered in the old world-style of cooking. He found an open flame hearth, while Giovanna imported authentic ingredients and wines, and the rest is history. Together, they’ve created an irresistible marriage of crispy thin crust and savory toppings you know were combined with love. Perhaps that’s why the Salami picante, homemade sausage, hot pepper and fresh mozzarella pizza is called the Giovanna.
Thank to everyone who voted for us! We are proud to make the Lehigh Valley’s favorite pizza.

Good Taste Review of Gio Italian Grill

When people talk about us they use words like “fresh,” “authentic,” and “stylish.” Good Taste is no exception. They visited us for for a write-up in their August/September 2012 issue. They learned about our open-flame Woodstone oven,  how Tony makes sausage from scratch, and Giovanna’s vision for using the freshest, best local and imported ingredients. Click here to read the review from Good Taste.