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9 - 11 Main Street | Dickens Heath, Solihull B90 1UB, England
121 744 8088
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Might need to give it a second chance

We booked in for "Mother Day" and managed to get a table for a 12pm sitting the day before. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and the service was very good and attentive. The food was disappointing after reading reviews, as our expectations. The crayfish cocktail was average and more... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
crd2011
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We booked in for "Mother Day" and managed to get a table for a 12pm sitting the day before. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and the service was very good and attentive. The food was disappointing after reading reviews, as our expectations. The crayfish cocktail was average and more avocado than crayfish tail. The minestrone was bland according to... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My family took me here for a birthday meal, based on the reviews they had seen on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The menu was fantastic, there were so many things we all wanted to try. The food itself was the best we have tasted in a long time and the service was friendly and attentive. We were... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our first time at Giovanni's and we left more than impressed. Our evening started with a warm friendly welcome by Giovanni's wife, and lovely authentic italian waiter service who attended to our every need. The food was great, probably the best Italian i've ever eaten, we will definately be eating here again.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

first time here and had heard good reviews, atmosphere pleasant in small informal surroundings and attentive staff however food let down - may have been change in chef as friends enjoyed many meals there.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I took my mother here for Mother's Day and had high expectations based on the reviews i'd read (at the time ranked #1 in Solihull). We were greeted by the owner himself and shown to our table. We had the sliced steak with hand cut chips and chilli oil. The meat was cooked to perfection although I must say the... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for sister in lawe birthday, there were approx 20 of us. Nothing was too much trouble, staff we're very attentive ive but not overbearing. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unfortunately after a strong recommendation we went on a day when the owner/chef was off, and so was the attention and quality we were expecting. The service was slow, even though the staff were not rushed off their feet (only another 4 tables ), The food was average and the price was high for what we got. There was no... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited Giovanni's for a birthday celebration last week and the service and food was excellent. Great attention to detail and service and the food that chef Giovanni cooks is just magnificent. Lovely starters, the mains we chose where a mix of pasta, chicken and veal, all cooked to perfection and topped off with a lovely side dish of fried... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The place is not great not bad. Food and service was good. But I visited once last year and not been there since. Not the place that comes to mind when I think of having Italian food. Nothing there stood out. But it wasn't a bad experience either. Not sure if this helps anyone looking for a review.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we have been to this restaurant several times and it has always been a wonderful experience. The food is always delicious and the staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. The interior is very atmospheric but on a summers evening it is a delight to eat outside and watch the passing parade. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 - 11 Main Street | Dickens Heath, Solihull B90 1UB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
  • Phone Number: 121 744 8088

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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