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Giovanni Ristorante Italiano

22235 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste E, Malibu, CA 90265-5001
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Ranked #14 of 83 Restaurants in Malibu
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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31 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Clemente, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The food here is very good. I had the gnocchi and they offered the gnocchi several different ways. I really liked the atmosphere because it felt like a cozy neighborhood spot. I also liked the tapenade that they serve with their bread. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Yorba Linda, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had lunch here on the weekend. The menu had a good selection. Our server was very busy, and the service was still excellent.The food was very good, and the restaurant has a charming atmosphere. they are on PCH but there is no view.

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