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Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen

48 Voortrekker Road | On R62 - Restaurant, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
+27 72 037 6057
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (6 reviews)
“best pizza” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
48 Voortrekker Road | On R62 - Restaurant, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giovanni and Wendy have created a great little Italian kitchen in lovely Calitzdorp. A hungry group of Cross cape cyclists sampled much of the freshly prepared food on the menu and it was all excellent. The Amaretto is amazing.

Thank KennethC2425
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kenneth Glad you found us - and experienced our cuisine. We hope to see you sooner than later next time you are passing through. Much appreciated review - thanks. Kind regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Giovanni's never fails to come through as probably one of the best pizza and authentic Italian food restaurants in South Africa. Considering the high quality of ingredients used and especially the imported flour from Italy, the prices are astonishingly reasonable. The pizzas continue to be...More

Thank McGill_Tripper
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi McGill_Tripper Much appreciated - we hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We are regular customers at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen. The food and service always of very high standard. Everything is home made. Prices in line with other Restaurants. For good quality everyone are willing to pay. This Restaurant is definately worth a visit. You will...More

Thank MarahV4
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi MarahV4 Your visits are always a pleasant experience - you and your guests always try out our daily freshly made foods. Thanks for the wonderful review - Giovanni and Wendy Kind regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Passing through Calitzdorp we were searching for a bakery for our picnic. As we couldn’t find one, this looked like a wonderful place to get some bread. Giovanni just prepared a fresh focaccia, which turned out to be very tasty! We were a bit surprised...More

1  Thank BlueMuffin
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi BlueMuffin Glad you enjoyed the tasty freshly made focacia.Hope you also found the picnic areas on your way to Knysna. The cost of R43 at Knysna Waterfront is for a 26cm ( dinner plate size ) - this same size is R50 from us....More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant find in Calitzdorp. Food most enjoyable, great views, good service. And the home made amaretto is to die for.

1  Thank Lennon F
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Hi LENNON We are delighted with your review - as we reopened at our new premises at 48 Voortrekker road on the R62 -FIRST PROPERTY ON THE RIGHT FROM OUDTSHOOREN SIDE entering Calitzdorp - much appreciated. Kind regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely find in Calitzdorp! A very helpful & friendly husband and wife duo in charge of this Italian country restaurant serving delicious italian fare. A must try!!

1  Thank etienne5star
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Etienne5star Thanks for the interesting review - hope you will return when passing by again - much appreciated. Kind regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Lovely country-side lunch, freshly prepared a la minute. So don't go there if you are in a hurry. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds and also give the Amaretto, self made by the Italian owner, a try. The pizzas are delicious and very juicy.

1  Thank AnneNuemos
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Anne Glad you enjoyed the food - freshly made food takes time and cannot be hurried. Give us a ring ahead of time - when you have a tight schedule - thanks. Regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Authentic Italian cuisine at its best! The chef is Italian and cooks the food fresh daily. They have it set like a trattoria where the menu changes daily and they have the starters/mains/deserts on a board for you to select! I had the asparagus ravioli...More

1  Thank 410elaineh
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hi Elaine Great to hear from you - and the comments. Much appreciated - thanks We will re-look at the ravioli and half moon pasta fillings - and portions again - constructive criticism always welcome. Kind regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Real Italian hospitality, service and food in a beautiful setting. I can go back there again and again and again.... Do give it a try if you love Italian food

Thank E S
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Hi E S Thanks for the great review - much appreciated. Hope to see you - when you pass this way again. Kind regards Giovanni and Wendy

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We arrived in a busy time without having reserved a table so we caught the hosts at a bad time. Our first impression was therefore not very good - the people seemed rude and the only waiter that was working was running around like crazy....More

Thank AlissaJ66
giovanni r, Owner at Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi ALISSA J Hope you are enjoying your honeymoon. Unfortunately without a booking at our COUNTRY KITCHEN and in season we could not provide you with our immediate attention. Wendy and myself meet and greet each table - and we establish what we can do...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Voortrekker Road | On R62 - Restaurant, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Calitzdorp
  • Phone Number: +27 72 037 6057
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Description
Positioned on the R62. First property on the right - entering from Oudtshooren Last property as you leave Calitzdorp - on the left. Look out for our Italian flags on our mobile display donkey cart and trailer.
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