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Giovanni's

5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
805-684-8288
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Ranked #39 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
Cuisines: Pizza
Most recent review
- Jun 22, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
87 helpful votes 87 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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24 reviews 24 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

No atmosphere, empty most week nights and it's not worth a visit. Very ordinary pizzas, so behind the times of what can be produced now. No service, but the counter guys are not at all bothered to help. Would not go again!

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Carpinteria, California
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Looking for pizza parlor goodness - this is the place. Giovanni's is a cool place with good, cheep pizza. The atmosphere of this place is really laid back, it's clean and the pizza is one of the better one's you'll get on the Central Coast. The crust is thin and the toppings are plenty. You won't be disappointed here.

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