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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar
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#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fine Italian cuisine in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Giovanni's...
Fine Italian cuisine in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Giovanni's provides an elegant and delicious Italian dining experience 6 evenings per week. Reservations strongly recommended. Patio open in summer. Everything from pastas, to steak, seafood, chicken, veal, lamb, and gluten-free options. Extensive wine list. Open from 5 pm - 9 pm
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  • 132
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 16
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to eat

The closed restaurant part of this place has awesome food. It is a little pricey but each bite is wonderful. A nice quiet atmosphere and the wait staff is very nice friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Linda P
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Quebec, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Vancouver, BC
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The quick summary: the décor was nice, the food was okay, staff was friendly, location is just OK (no view of ocean and in a part of town where things shut down after 7:30pm ... It was a ghost town), prices were a little steep considering the quality of the food. Not sure I'd recommend this place, but if you... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Over our three day stay, we tried the dine in restaurant and pizza to go. The pizza was cheap and was very good. The restaurant was a little pricier, however the staff was absolutely amazing to deal with. Their knowledge of the food and recommendations for pairing wines was spot on. Food was some of the best I've had in... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The closed restaurant part of this place has awesome food. It is a little pricey but each bite is wonderful. A nice quiet atmosphere and the wait staff is very nice friendly.

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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of my favourite go to's for fine dining in Qualcum Beach. I can depend on it for excellent dishes, fine wines, and good service. Their rack of lamb is my favourite. Their pasta is home made, tender, and the sauces make you want to lick the dishes....... I went to their lounge once during some shopping and... More 

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Qualicum Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

In the lounge they serve the BEST pizza...many choices of the conventional type but I urge you to try the specialty ones.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious food . . . classy, uptown dining experience. For some prices may seem high but if you enjoy great food and first class service this is the place for you.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We tried this place tonight and really enjoyed our dinner. The Lasagna was some of the best I have ever ate. Big serving and great flavour. My wife had the Fettuccine Alfredo and was impressed as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We attended the 2015 Father's Day Show & Shine and decided to go get a few appys and a beer. We walked by Giovanni's and saw a couple of empty tables on the front street patio. Now we know why there were empty tables. We sat down and waited 15 minutes and nobody came out to even give us a... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants so we went there to have a special meal. Service was good but we were the only ones in the restaurant for our whole meal (that says something in itself as it was a Sunday night). Prawn appetizer was excellent and flavourful. Rib steak at $33 was cooked perfectly medium rare... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I am not really fond of pasta with Marinara sauce but prefer other non-tomatoes sauces. We decided to share two orders because we wanted both a dinner salad and a pasta dish. My friend only likes Marinara sauce and I comprimised. It turned out to be awesome pasta and would have loved to have more in the end. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6693

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Fine Italian cuisine in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Giovanni's provides an elegant and delicious Italian dining experience 6 evenings per week. Reservations strongly recommended. Patio open in summer. Everything from pastas, to steak, seafood, chicken, veal, lamb, and gluten-free options. Extensive wine list. Open from 5 pm - 9 pm
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?