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5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
805-684-8288
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 8
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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 pizza

There are two main camps in the pizza arena, Rusty's and Giovanni's. Most often we end up with Giovanni's. It's tasty, usually quite quick and about the same price as Rusty's but we feel you get better quality cheese and we find the sauce a little tastier, although both places are good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
tlarvenz
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Carpinteria, California
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Carpinteria, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are two main camps in the pizza arena, Rusty's and Giovanni's. Most often we end up with Giovanni's. It's tasty, usually quite quick and about the same price as Rusty's but we feel you get better quality cheese and we find the sauce a little tastier, although both places are good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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?