We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Giovanni's

103 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27 21 434 6893
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
Write a Review

152 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
    92
    46
    9
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

When my wife and I want to enjoy a special picnic lunch we dash to Giovanni's to indulge in their amazing continental meats salami cheese and pates. Combine this with freshly baked breads, wine and go and sit on the promenade to create an exquisite setting with amazing food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilton, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Authentic Italian deli/coffee shop - a real taste of Europe! A vast selection of cheeses, pastries and other deli delights.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

An institution in Cape Town Food is made in own kitchen..The spinach is definitely worth a try great assortment of vegetables Stock Haribro ( Gernany )sweets Excellent coffee

Was this review helpful? Yes
Magaliesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Typical Italian coffee bar. Although it can be quite cramped when busy, it is worth a visit. You order your coffee & pastry directly at the coffee bar. Other than croissants (delicious - not too buttery!) food must be ordered at the deli counter. There is a great selection of breads, cold meats cheeses etc. Nice place to read your... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I love the whole vibe of the deli and coffee bar. Expect to encounter a great mix of languages and cultures in an intimate space with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and pastries seducing your senses.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Like the fact that you can sit outside feel like San Francisco vibe, everyone there like a small close family and go there often. Coffee very good and the pastries something different not the usual that you will get at a bakery

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The seating area is limited, and that's a given. Build a monster sandwich - grab a coffee - and enjoy it on the beach. Amazing food!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Delicious food and a good Cape Town vibe all year round, try there Madonna Shiraz or Madonna Chardonnay Wines.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, RSA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Seldom disappointing, Giovanni's is one the best run food emporiums in Cape Town and arguably, South Africa. Run by two brothers who both are on the spot, dedicated to quality and service. The range of goods is extraordinary in such a small space yet one can find almost everything from a packet of good organic rocket to Beluga caviar; the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I came for a quick take aways and was left disappointed with food in the bin. Ordered salmon, butter but and stir fry. This took a lot of effort as the staff was more focused on cleaning up than helping customers, no courtesy was given if there anything else needed d they just simply went back to cleaning. The butternut... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Giovanni's also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Giovanni's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Giovanni's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing