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No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
US$8 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was appalling, food was less than average. Waiter was arrogant. I won't be going there again. My liver, onions and bacon arrived on its own with nothing to accompany it. I kept chasing the waiter who said my mashed potato was coming. It was...a long time coming. Food was disappointing.i ate it all so it wasn't bad. Just not good. My friend ordered a coffee. It never arrived. Eventually we got fed up waiting for coffee so asked for the bill. Needless to say, the coffee was on the bill. We deducted the charge and told the waiter why when we paid. He said that's fine. I asked if he was going to apologise to my friend that she had not received her coffee. I had to ask him 3 times before he apoligised. He kept t saying it want his fault but it was the fault of the kitchen who forgot. He had not realised my friend had not got her coffee. Basically he was saying it wasnt his fault. He's only the waiter. How could he know the coffee had not arrived. Appalling attitude.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Besides the service that was slow and almost neverminded, the food was literally inedible. My Eisbein had A LOT of hair, and when given the benefit of the doubt it was not cooked properly either. My wife's risotto reeked of alcohol (I know it's an...ingredient, but it should be cooked away), you could even taste the alcohol on the rice. Neither of us are our food, and couldn't stand the thought of getting a doggy bag or whatever. We came to get some upper class food to celebrate an occasion, so we very much came in with a positive mindset. This place was recommended by a family member.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Poor service , waiting close to an hour for food - as no chefs ???? Not the waiters fault as they tried their best , but so poor , I would not recommend to anyone . Food was very average , forgot part of the...order , bread never arrived as part of one of the dishes !!! Not goodMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 20 January 2022 via mobile

Best risotto in town! Charles, our waiter was efficient, professional and polite. Pizza and pasta dishes were exceptional.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 6 January 2022

I went there with my fiance on the 04 January... They have the friendliest staff I've ever seen. The food was delicious and came fast... everything was perfect. The waiter went over and above to make sure we felt welcomed and special....

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 10 December 2021

My husband and I had our first date night in years and it was the most amazing dining experience. Waiters were so attentive, the food amazing and a hands-on owner that made us feel like family! Definately a new favourite!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant!! Has to be the best pizza in Cape Town. I've traveled to many destinations and very few Italian restaurants come close to the food here. Service was on point and I must add that the Manager went out of his way...to please the customers. They serve proper Grappa and thier cheesecake is to die for. Great place to eat!!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 13 November 2021

Welcomed by friendly staff who were highly knowledgeable about the extensive menu and guided us to choices which suited our individual tastes. I chose the Cartoccio mixed seafood with gnocci (my wife had same with linguini) which was superb, beautifully cooked and hot. Friends were...equally impressed by the food and the friendly atmosphere throughout the restaurtant. The wide selection of wines added to the evening's enjoyment. Return visits planned as soon as we can. Cannot recommend it enough!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

Visiting Somerset West Waterstone Mall we were looking for fish restaurant...We were skeptical when the lady in the bookshop suggested Cucino's. What a great recommendation! Best kingklip either of us have EVER eaten served with delicious veggies.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Wow what can I say to convey the seriousness of my words..lol. The shrimp and calamari pizza is by far the absolute best pizza I have ever eaten. Truly, truly amazing!! Love that they cater to Gluten allergies. Other dishes to try would definitely be...the seafood pasta special. Loved it so much we are going back in 3 days time...lol I am not sure how I am going to cope when the vacation ends and we leave Gordon 's Bay knowing I won't be able to eat this pizza again until next year...sob 😭!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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27 October 2018|
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Response from NatashaT1354 | Reviewed this property |
I know you are able to bring your own wine with a corkage fee, I think its R55 (not sure) but they also have really good wine on their menu at affordable prices.
Ronan D
7 June 2016|
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Response from Pistolpano | Property representative |
Hi Ronan! Giovannis serves a gluten free pizza base and a "pasta of the day", either spaghetti, penne or linguine with your choice of sauce. We hope to host you! Warm regards, Peter
3 January 2015|
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Response from 362laurenj | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 45 km
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giovanni's

Yes, Giovanni's offers takeaway services.

Giovanni's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5