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GIanmarco's is proud to be family owned and operated by Giovanni, Giani & Marco Respinto. This team of father and sons has been dedicated to the culinary arts for decades, with a passion that has spanned generations. Gianmarco's was opened with humble expectations and has become one of the most popular restaurants in Birmingham and even the state.
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Homewood, AL 35242
- Hours: Wednesday 11AM–2PM, 5–10PM Thursday 11AM–2PM, 5–10PM Friday 11AM–2PM, 5–10PM Saturday 5–10PM Sunday Closed Monday 5–10PM Tuesday 5–10PM
- American Express
GianMarco’s meat-filled lasagna is one reason the restaurant’s dining room stays full. A staple at any Italian restaurant, lasagna is a dish that varies by region. Chef Giani Respinto describes GianMarco's lasagna as a basic, Tuscan-style lasagna Bolognese. "Our family is from Tuscany, and we make the lasagna we're familiar with," he says, although he adds that they decided to create a lighter version than the one he grew up with.
A customer favorite, the dish contains ground beef, pork and veal. The sauce is made daily with San Marzano tomatoes from Italy, olive oil, white wine, basil and garlic. Layered with homemade pasta and topped with mozzarella, this lasagna contains no ricotta cheese. The Respintos use fine, select imported Italian ingredients as well as fresh meats, cheeses, vegetables and herbs that are locally and organically grown, including some herbs from a garden on site.