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5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
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Ranked #43 of 64 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
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English first
Montebello, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Only tried the Pizza...Again! Still Awesome! Mom and Pops' place that keeps it real. No fancy. just perfect! Outdoor or indoor!

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Truckee, CA
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187 reviews 187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It wasn't the best pizza but certainly not the worst we've even had. The sausage was greasy and salty, should've gotten olive or mushroom... The small salad was good but beware of a ton of white onion on it, if you don't like onion be sure and let them know. The local beer was good, but would have been better... More 

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Joshua Tree National Park, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with a big group. I was told the pizza was "okay." I had lasagna which was good, but they put too much sauce on it. If ordering the lasagna I'd suggest you ask for just a little sauce with some on the side. The outside patio was pleasant but pretty dirty (meaning, they obviously don't mop the patio floor... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Crust is thick, undercooked, and doughy. Cheese tastes worse than dominos and the sauce is very bland. Even the pepperonis tasted cheap. I haven't eaten at the rest of the pizza joints in Carp, but they won't have to be very good to be better than Giovanni's.

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so cal
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been eating here for over 20 years. The pizza is really good. Not the best you will have in your life and pretty greasy but really good. Their family salad is SOOOOOO good. In part due to the house made dressings. The ranch is to die for and the Italian is so flavorful. Mixing them is perfect. We... More 

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Mill Valley, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is the kind of place that's fun to remember. Good food. Friendly service. Lots of room for families - kids could run around in here and not disturb anyone. All in all, a very pleasant, throwback kind of experience, only with better food.

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stopped in for some italian food & pizza. You order your food at the front when you go in. Somene did bring our order to us outside when it was done. Not sure if there was full service or not. Food was just ok, pizza, well not like NY! Not a bad quick stop if you want simple in &... More 

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B. C.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Nothing special, just friendly staff, good service, reasonably priced beer, pizza the way you want it. You were looking for dancing girls?

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California, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

There were 9 of us, and we shared 2 XL pizzas and 2 family salads. All was good. The pizza crust was especially tasty. The tables all needed to be wiped down when we went in. The food came quickly, though you do have to pick it up from the counter yourself.

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Shanghai, China
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Went here for lunch on Aug 3, 2013. I was not impressed. I had been told the pizza was incredible. It was OK and certainly not bad... but really nothing to write home about. just average pizza in my opinion.

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Additional Information about Giovanni's

Address: 5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
Phone Number: 805-684-8288
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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