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Giovanni's

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Italian, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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103 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27 21 434 6893
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is one of my special secret hideouts in CT so I'm loathe to brag about it. If you can't deduce it's worth from that Please Don't Go, it's too small anyway. You're nevertheless permitted to come pick up your goodies from the deli.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of my special secret hideouts in CT so I'm loathe to brag about it. If you can't deduce it's worth from that Please Don't Go, it's too small anyway. You're nevertheless permitted to come pick up your goodies from the deli.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You are spoiled for choice with the excellent selection in the deli. Try the grilled chicken tikka fillet with steamed green beans and roasted vegetables. Absolutely fabulous. Finish off your meal with a single expresso at the coffee bar. Reminded me of Europe Cafe's. Delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Heard a lot about this Deli. My wife NEEDED a good cappuccino. Got 2 to go before we headed off for Cape Point and was satisfied.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This deli is an institution. It has been run expertly by Giovanni and his family for decades and offers by far the best selection in Cape Town. From home cooked meals prepared daily to the finest imported products they have it all. The coffee bar has service with attitude which some how appeals to the locals and keeps them coming... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food at Giovanni's is out of this world. There are so many amazing foods to chose from and every bite is a taste adventure. Their chicken tikka is great and everything with chick peas and brinjals is ridiculously divine. 2 helpings this visit! Their coffee rocks. Browsing the store is great - so many different things to buy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Still my favorite places to visit when I am in Cape Town.... Best coffee! Service always excellent... Totally feel of Europe when you visit

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Cape Town
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Delicious Food and amazing coffee! Great Cape Town experience! Sit outside on a sunny day and watch the hussle and bussle of people walking by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My favorite place :) cute, delicious, cheap,polite staff. You need to see there. When I was at Cape Town every day gone there

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The deli has everything you need for. They bake the fresh from the oven bread and serve fresh coffee

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We enjoyed this deli so much we went back the next day. Delicious food that is sold by the weight. The service was also friendly. A popular choice with the locals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27 21 434 6893

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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