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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 2014
Price range: $14 - $28
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We dined at Giovanni's with a resident of Qualicum Beach for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our meal! We have had the privilege of eating at many upscale Italian restaurants throughout the U.S. and while Giovanni's was our first Italian dining experience in B.C., I venture to say they are among the best in the area. The chef was extremely accommodating... More 

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Okanagan Valley
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I visited Giovanni's with a colleague for lunch recently. It is rather unassuming from the outside, nestled in strip of businesses on Qualicum's main drag. The inside is nice. Typical Italian and Mediterranean kind of motif. Nothing over the top or out of place. I generally eat light for lunch (soup and salad kind of thing) so I don't expect... More 

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Saint John, NB
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice night out with my family! The server was excellent and attentive. The food was very good but to be honest, I would have given a 5 star rating had they didn't skimp on the portion size. The scallop appy should have had scallops a decent size on there. At least a the diameter of a loonie. The duck portion... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the only place we go for pizza.It's always fresh,hot and super delicious.We made the mistake of ordering a pizza from somewhere else in town and regretted it,we won't make that mistake again.

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Nanaimo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We loved everything about this place. They have incredible pasta, bruschetta. They even have a brushetta pizza which was to die for.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited Giovannis in November with friends and I was disappointed in the food and lack of ambiance. I had Cannelloni, which I've had before at this restaurant, and found it bland and dry. My partner had the Fettucine Carbonara and commented it was average. None of us received freshly grated parmesan on our pasta. The Bruscetta was an excellent starter... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I used to go here a lot and have fabulous dinners, Tonight was not any thing close! The evident Owners could not think where to sit the 2 of us in an almost empty room, and this despite my having been told I did not need to make a reservation, when I had phoned earlier! Our drink... More 

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Lac du Bonnet, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Seriously, the pizza at Giovanni's is the best we have ever tasted in any restaurant. Service was very professional (not what you would expect in a lounge) and friendly. But the pizza is definitely the star at Giovanni's. Perfect crust, just the right amount of cheese, sauce and toppings and served piping hot. Not many leftovers to take home but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We recently stayed in Qualicum Beach for a week and enjoyed Giovanni's delicious Italian food three times, it was that good. We had dinner in the restaurant twice and the third time we shared an appetizer in their lounge then took a pizza home for dinner. The owner, Dolores, was lovely and attentive. She remembered us by name and made... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's been awhile since we've been to Giovanni's but decided to take friends visiting from out of town. It's good name continues to thrive and it made us wonder why we waited so long to return. Delicious food, lovely presentation, good service, what more could you ask for. Highly recommend Giovanni's if you are visiting Qualicum Beach.

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Additional Information about Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

Address: #3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250 752-6693
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar

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