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Giovanni's

5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
805-684-8288
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Ranked #41 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
Cuisines: Pizza
Most recent review
- Aug 2, 2014
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English first
Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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NY
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Carpinteria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Did not actually eat their food because I called for a to go order and was put on hold for ten minutes before I hung up (9 minutes and 54 seconds according to my phone). I called back and was immediately placed on hold. Again waited for long period of time before hanging up. Decided they didn't want my business.

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Fresno, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I believe it was 17.99 for a 2 topping pizza, they had air fresco seating as well as bistro seating inside. Campers nearby, so call in your order first.

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Santa Cruz
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Stopped here for lunch without reading the Tripadvisor reviews....definitely a NO NO! Although the sandwiches we ordered were good, the atmosphere was contaminated by a very ill homeless person which we didn't notice as you order your food before proceeding the to the sit down area. Although we moved outside with our sandwiches as soon as they arrived, unfortunately it... More

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