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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Not sure what planet some of the people are on but this place is fantastic. Ambiance is great food is fantastic and the service is always good. I think when people complain about bad service a lot of the time they are just bad customers. I rarely get bad service anywhere because im friendly and enjoyable to serve. I had... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Bc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

several visits since new owners took over disappointing. Used to be go to place in the village, now agree with other reviewers- so so.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have eaten at Giovanni's several times, in the past, and always enjoyed it. This time, though, we were very disappointed, and it did not seem like just an 'off' night. The server was very sweet, but the food was very slow. When it did arrive, we felt pretty let down. My 'oso buco' was well cooked, but bland, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Met my girlfriend for dinner on Wednesday night because we live about an hour and a half apart. What seemed like the manager/owner was the man waiting on the tables. He was fantastic. Sat me down, brought me a beer sample to try, and I ended up ordering a pint. When my girlfriend had arrived he brought us freshly baked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have visited Giovanni's several times in the past few years and have always been impressed. We visited tonight (the first time since the new owners have taken over) and were sadly disappointed. My father's strip loin pepper steak was very tough (supposed to be medium rare), my veal was tough, incredibly small and thinly cut, with no sauce despite... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The best take-out pizza I have tasted is created in a lovely restaurant in the quaint village of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Just the smell of the pizza makes your mouth water, and when you actually get the first bite, it is such a burst of flavour that it is hard to describe! Using only the freshest... More 

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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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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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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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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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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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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