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Giovanni Ristorante Italiano

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22235 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste E, Malibu, CA 90265-5001
310-317-6769
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mama Mia

phenomenal authentic food . I can say with authority as I returned to Malibu after 4 days in Italy Best bruschetta in the world love the lasagna and the veal piccata. Was lazy the other night and was shocked that they delivered right into my living room (left the doors open)didn't miss a play in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
lorne l
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

phenomenal authentic food . I can say with authority as I returned to Malibu after 4 days in Italy Best bruschetta in the world love the lasagna and the veal piccata. Was lazy the other night and was shocked that they delivered right into my living room (left the doors open)didn't miss a play in the game. Love these guys.

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Cave Junction, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our friends told us about this restaurant, so we decided to try it on our trip down to the LA area. We ordered the octopus salad and the Antipasto salad which was more than enough for two people. The delicious Italian style bread was served warm with a wonderful olive tapenade. If we had known what a generous helping we... More 

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San Clemente, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While driving up the coast, we found this little gem after reading reviews for local restaurants. This is one of the best Italian restaurants! The garlic bread is served warm and practically melts in your mouth…..We ordered pizzas and salads, but I will definitely try the gnocchi the next time we visit. That is what they are famous for and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Giovanni's is a fantastic Italian restaurant that won't break the bank. The staff is outstanding and service is fast, but not rushed. The were four in my party and 3 of us ordered pizza and were all happy. The 4th ordered the mussels as an appetizer and then the seafood salad as the entree. It was a lot of seafood... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beautiful drive to the restaurant from L.A. and great food. Everyone loved what they ordered and my four cheese gnocchi dish was probably the best gnocchi I've ever had.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

While visiting the Regan Library, we decided to have lunch in Malibu. We decided on Giovanni's after reading reviews. We were delighted with the food. Wonderful Caprese. Fabulous bread straight from the oven and Pizza with tasty crust and wonderfully fresh toppings. Old school ambience. Appropriate for couplrs or families. We enjoyed a table fot two in the small bar... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place has very good authentic Italian home cooking and it is not really Malibu prices. Great value no matter where you are. We had a fantastic meal here and everything we had was so tasty and fresh. I would highly recommend.

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Stratford, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stopped here by looking at previous reviews and glad we did. Nice cozy place on PCH on other side of ocean. We got there around 5pm so it was empty but soon filled up. I had the sachetti which was the best I have ever had, bread and oil they give was good too, prices very reasonable and not over... More 

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Mico, TX
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

The salads are fresh and the Pizza is great. This was our second time here and we've also had the pasta. The portions aren't huge, the bread is good and even though it's just literally a hole in. The wall, it's always been a pleasant experience. The waiters are always friendly!

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Guardamar del Segura, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Came across this restaurant by chance and what a pleasant surprise. Staff were very helpful and the menu options were terrific. A very enjoyable afternoon spent in a very cosy atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22235 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste E, Malibu, CA 90265-5001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: 310-317-6769

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

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