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5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
805-684-8288
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good, cheap, fast

Good food, nothing fancy. The portions are large, so beware of over ordering!! We loved the Cesar salad! Good family place, but also makes it loud if you are solo, are looking for a quiet spot.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
YogaMonsterT
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good food, nothing fancy. The portions are large, so beware of over ordering!! We loved the Cesar salad! Good family place, but also makes it loud if you are solo, are looking for a quiet spot.

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Laramie, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Only 2 bocks from hotel and recommended by hotel staff. Ordered cheese/garlic bread; meat lovers pizza; white chicken pizza; vegetarian pizza; and a sausage & cheese pizza. Picked it up and brought back to room. Found their menu on line as well as a $2.00 off coupon which I told them about upon ordering and they honored. All their 7"... More 

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Coalinga, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We enjoyed an early Sunday night dinner of specialty sandwiches and a garden salad at Giovanni's. We were so surprised at how tasty our dinner was and decided to try it again soon for their pizza. The place is casual, nothing fancy but spacious and no reservations needed. The friendly group of men behind the counter were an added treat.

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Montebello, CA
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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
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 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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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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NY
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-8288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?