Giovanni's

Giovanni's

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Mon
12:00 - 22:00
Tue
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 145.00 – R 236.00
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant serve Tuscan food?
About
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
PRICE RANGE
R 145.00 – R 236.00
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,299 reviews
Excellent
866
Very good
325
Average
70
Poor
18
Terrible
20
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

KIttysmiles
Bucharest30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
One doesn't have a big choice for dinner in the Somerset West / Strand area because the wineries close around 4-5 pm and on the beach you only have La Brasserie and Ben's. So Giovanni at the Waterstone is maybe not a romantic location or set up but the food is definitely great and the host extremely friendly and attentive with his customers. I think their secret is a chef that really knows how to use his spices and prepare delicious seafood chowders and pizzas and salads and meat ! You can see this also by the kind of people that go there and seem to be coming back over and over again because they appreciate consistent good quality food !
Written 5 March 2020
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mamakicl
Mels60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
We have visited Giovannis several times and were never disappointed. Lamb shank, Osso bucco, Pasta, Pizza, Carpaccio - all very tasty dishes and served generously. Good service and fair prices makes this place a winner !!
Written 1 March 2020
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Sunshine66084
Somerset West1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 none
We have been eating out at Giovanni's for quite some time. With level 4 lockdown they adapted to home deliveries in an exceptional way. We had 3 times takeaways the past week which were pizzas, pastas and lamb shank......all were well prepared and of top quality... the staff delivering the order are at a high service level just like the restaurant. Well done Peter and your team in taking on such a huge challenge in very challenging times!
Written 10 May 2020
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Cindy R
Pretoria119 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
Our visit to Giovanni’s took place on a late Saturday afternoon in December. After being shown to our table and our drinks order was taken, we were left to peruse the menu. The waiter took a while to bring the drinks and then left us again. When we were ready to order we had to signal to call him over. After quite a long wait our food finally arrived. My Chicken Cordon Bleu was extremely dry, tough and clearly overcooked. The extra vegetables I ordered was also overcooked and soggy. My husband said that his Eisbein was okay but it also looked pretty dry. Not once during our meal did anyone approach us to check whether everything was to our satisfaction and whether we needed anything else. We got the impression that the staff on duty just couldn’t care. I must state that, being a late afternoon there were only another two tables occupied inside and one outside. Absolutely no excuse for the shoddy service and overcooked food!! We ate what we could and, once again, had to call the waiter to remove the dishes and to bring us the bill. Will we return? Definitely not!!
Written 12 January 2020
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Capt Chrispy
Somerset West1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Worst pasta in many years. Ordered veal strips pasta which was awful - weak runny sauce with some small pieces of old dried out veal obviously left overs from other veal dishes, Sent it back and asked for "special" fillet strips pasta. Came back with pretty similar tasting weak runny sauce with similar dried out fillet pieces. Wife had "OK" sirloin.
Written 3 May 2021
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Brian B
Cape Town Central3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
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!
Written 13 November 2021
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97stefanv
Mossel Bay267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 business
Dinner of pasta and cheesecake after a few meetings and a round of golf. Waiter was excellent, service was fast and pasta was really good. Then came desert. OMG!!! My associate recommended the cheesecake and, being an avid lover of this particular baked good, I decided to try it. Without a doubt the BEST version I have tasted within the borders of South Africa. Absolutely divine. Cannot recommend enough. Really good valie for money all around.
Written 2 February 2020
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Stefan F
Somerset West54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
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.
Written 9 April 2022
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Susanne L
Stellenbosch12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
We have known Giovanni‘s for some years now, and we were never disappointed. Even now at lockdown level 3, where only take away is permitted, the quality of the food is outstanding. We had the Ossobuco and the Veal Milanese, which was still hot when arriving at home. Please support our local businesses, go and get some Take away at Giovanni‘s!
Written 11 June 2020
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Unathi
Kuils River5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
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....
Written 5 January 2022
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Bandit
Cape Town7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
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!!!
Written 3 December 2021
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Lawrie W
Brisbane93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Certainly not my first visit! It's one of only two authentic Italian cuisine restaurants in Somerset West. Service was superb 'n the almost 'laid back' approach was appreciated (casual, efficient but non-intrusive). We were a party of nine incl. a wheelchair-bound guest who was especially well accommodated! The menu is extensive & also caters for non-typical Italian cuisine. Serving portions are MORE than adequate with "take home" ideally accomplished. Highly recommended is the 'Green Risotto' (peas, asparagus & chives in a light cream sauce). The extensive wine list caters for all palates & prices are most reasonable. Ample free parking is available within the Waterstone shopping complex. Highly recommended!
Written 1 July 2023
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Tracy212A
Stockholm63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
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 😭!!
Written 15 August 2021
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Maggie D
Somerset West31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
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.
Written 15 June 2022
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Lorenza Cowling
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
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.
Written 22 October 2021
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