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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
250 752-6693
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Fine Italian cuisine in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Giovanni's provides an elegant and delicious Italian dining experience 7 nights per week. Reservations strongly recommended. Patio open in summer. Everything from 20+ pastas, to steak, seafood, chicken, veal, lamb, and vegetarian or gluten-free options. Extensive wine list. Lunches served Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.
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English first
Sylvan Lake, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We started out being greeted by a huge smile, which definitely set the atmosphere. Our Server was amazingly polite and knowledgable, I even ordered what he described to be amazing….the veal rack and yes, better then words could describe! The Manager even popped by to ask us how everything is going! It was a Thursday night, the place was full,... More

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Qualicum Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Had a great pre- theatre dinner . Thanx People & welcome to Qualicum Beach . Tough act to follow...Mr. & Mrs Giovanni ...( enjoy your retirement ). You are doing fine , just absolutely fine ! Claire & Rob Murphy , Buena Vista Inn .

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Beaverton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have only been to Giovanni's Ristorante one time - for our wedding anniversary a couple of years ago. The meal was fabulous and we truly enjoyed the quiet, comfortable atmosphere. The staff were very friendly & professional. We will be back the for another memorable meal in the near future.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of your higher end places for finer dining in Qualicum. The food is good under the old owners. There are new owners now, so haven't tired them since chance over. There's a pub snack area also where you can eat, with a few tables. More costly and portions are not overly generous. Well presented and food is hot. Service... More

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Parksville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has always been one of our favourite places to go out for a nice meal. Recently the ownership changed and with that the quality of our meal. We complained that our salads tasted as if the lettuce had been washed in cold water and placed on a plate. There was no taste. My steak was fine but could... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I would change the supplier of the mussels and clams that were served with our meal. All shell and no contents.

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QualicumBeach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

we've been at Giovanni's a couple of times, it's always been a good experience , friendly service, and the food is very good

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We arrived at Giovanni's after a day running errands to find the place packed. Though we had no reservations and they were booked solid with a smile and a little juggling, they made room for us. Previously in warmer weather we had enjoyed pizza and a glass of wine on the patio but tonight we sat inside where we immediately... More

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Parksville, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was a last minute choice for a birthday dinner and we will certainly go back. The food was excellent and the waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive, without being overbearing. The only "service glitch" was the actual seating arrangement. The restaurant was not overly full and yet they put another couple immediately beside us, when there were numerous tables... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Best Bruschetta Pizza ever! Great service, friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere. If you like pizza this is place to go in Qualicum Beach BC

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