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Giovanni's Trattoria

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10026 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2720
(310) 839-1757
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Everyone's favorite Italian neighborhood place

This is a great Italian neighborhood hang. Given its casual feel and relatively small number of tables, it has surprisingly sophisticated food. Friendly and reasonably priced. Lots of regulars. Highlights include: antipasta plate appetizer, pizza al marscapone, chicken dijon, linguine alla... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Culver City, California
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Culver City, California
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108 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great Italian neighborhood hang. Given its casual feel and relatively small number of tables, it has surprisingly sophisticated food. Friendly and reasonably priced. Lots of regulars. Highlights include: antipasta plate appetizer, pizza al marscapone, chicken dijon, linguine alla vongole (clams, a special the night we went) and affogato dessert. I've also had the trout as a special,... More 

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Giovanni is super nice and i love supporting the local family owned businesses in la. Their service is friendly and comfortable. Love love the spinach tortelonni to death. Its truely sooo delish and overall super yummy food.

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New Mexico
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Probably the best meal we had while visiting LA. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Our meal started with fresh warm bread that was served with butter and also oil with garlic for dipping. We placed our order and were not going to get an appetizer until we saw the bruchetta going to another table it looked so good we... More 

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

After two visits, I'm left wondering why I don't come here more often. Charming, cozy atmosphere, pleasant and efficient staff, great food and reasonable prices. With parking usually available right out front in the corner mini-mall lot, it is super convenient. Start with the caprese salad: wonderful mozzarella and tomatoes, seasoned with a fragrant virgin olive oil and basil leaves.... More 

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

it's a great place to eat at always fresh food and very tasty after going there for the first time I never went to Il Fornaio or other expensive Italian restaurants again. I highly recommend it .

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

My husband and I have made this little restaurant our "date night place". We just love it here...the staff, the chef, the food...it's always been a great experience...for years I have been looking for the ultimate linguini and clams dish (only one i found was in Naples, IT) and I found it here. Although it is not in the menu,... More 

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Culver City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

This is a solid little trattoria which my wife and I have been going to maybe 3 or 4 times a month for several years. We have been there scores of times with never a problem. The owner and chef is usually on the premises. Another reviewer here took issue with the pizza and I can't imagine why. It's excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2007

Great food, courtous service. An affortable experience in a cosy atmosphere.

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Culver City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2007

Went to this recipe based on reading a review on this site and found the pizza nearly inedible. Awful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2005

My boyfriend found this place on the first day we moved into the neighborhood and simply stated we should have just set up living quarters in this quaint bistro itself. We love the food and are practically fixtures ourselves. The emphasis is on good, fresh and delicious food. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food - handmade... More 

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Additional Information about Giovanni's Trattoria

Address: 10026 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2720
Phone Number: (310) 839-1757
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10026 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-2720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Culver City
  • Phone Number: (310) 839-1757

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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