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3020 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
+1 805-682-3621
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Feast your eyes on our homemade garlic cheese bread, cheesy mozzarella...
Feast your eyes on our homemade garlic cheese bread, cheesy mozzarella sticks, buffalo style chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and crisp garden salads. Delicious! Sink your fork into homemade specialties like our lasagna, flavor-packed ravioli, and spaghetti. Offering fresh beers on tap, we're happy to fill your cold glass with a frothy brew while you eagerly wait for the arrival of your piping hot thin or thick crust pizza. Feel free to add your favorite toppings and create your own pizza pie with our fresh ingredients, full of taste and joy. The best businesses are run with consistency and quality by passing down only the best recipes and traditions through the family, and that's exactly what we have done here at Giovanni's. Let our Family cook you a great Italian meal or pizza!
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cozy restaurant, good pizza

They make really good pizzas here. There is some kind of self service: you have to order at a desk and when your number is anounced, you have to pick it up at the same desk. Sizes are very good, you don't have to leave the table hungry. The furniture and ambiance is simple but cozy. I think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2014
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English first
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An average pizza place with average pizza, and a little below average service and cleanliness. The pizza tasted good and fresh, but it was unevenly cooked. The oven must have a few hot spots?

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Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

So sorry for falling short of your expectations -- you definitely should have enjoyed some five-star pizza with us. It's disappointing to know we dropped the ball, and we'd like nothing more than to prove to you that you caught us on a rare off-day. Thank you for reaching out, Debbie and Danny More 

Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Skip Pizza Hut and Rusty's pizza, Giovanni's on the Mesa or Montecito get my vote for great old fashioned pizza. My favorite is the combination with fresh garlic added. Always consistently delicious!

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Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Terri, thank you for your vote -- it makes me a very happy guy! Nothing beats knowing you think of our pizzas as consistently delicious. I can't wait to invite you back over for that Combination you love so much (with the fresh garlic, of course). Kindest regards, Garrett More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had a personal pizza, which had 6 sizable pieces all for $7. The pizza tasted great and was made in front of me. This was definitely a treat for me to find, and I'll be back!

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hanford
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ordered the Giovanni's Special pizza. Delicious. Good customer service. Convenient. We will be back soon!

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Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Great choice going with the Special -- we're so glad you had such a great experience with us! Can't wait to welcome you back. -Deborah and Danny More 

Goleta
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The staff here are friendly and always happy great pizza and pasta salads are awesome! We never leave hungry! Like watching the games here good place for kids also

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Bern
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They make really good pizzas here. There is some kind of self service: you have to order at a desk and when your number is anounced, you have to pick it up at the same desk. Sizes are very good, you don't have to leave the table hungry. The furniture and ambiance is simple but cozy. I think it's a... More 

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Mineral Springs, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Order anything and they have it. Drinks are fabulous. Love to see the pictures of "famous people" who have been there.

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Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

It's awesome to know you enjoyed your food and drinks with us so much. We can't wait to have you back for another slice, and another glimpse of those celebs! See you soon, Deborah and Danny More 

Caen, France
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I only order Margherita Pizzas, anytime I walk into a Pizza place; this time was no exception, and I eat lot's of Pizza in various places + countries. It was excellent, easily the best I have eaten - nothing regular, the ingredients were all fresh and NOT concentrated, really just very, very good! The place itself on the E Coast... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

While I am a big fan of the original Giovanni's on Upper State I just had my first opportunity to visit their newest location up on the Mesa (off of Cliff Drive) and I have to say I'm extremely impressed. Both indoor and outdoor seating with plenty of TV's to watch just about any sporting event going on! The staff... More 

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Winston Salem, NC USA
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We got a pizza here at the recommendation of friends. It was okay. It was expensive, which should have made it better than okay, but still... it was okay. It took about 45 minutes for it to come out (and they weren't busy), but still... it was okay.

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Additional Information about Giovanni's

Address: 3020 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: +1 805-682-3621
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3020 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-3621

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Feast your eyes on our homemade garlic cheese bread, cheesy mozzarella sticks, buffalo style chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and crisp garden salads. Delicious! Sink your fork into homemade specialties like our lasagna, flavor-packed ravioli, and spaghetti. Offering fresh beers on tap, we're happy to fill your cold glass with a frothy brew while you eagerly wait for the arrival of your piping hot thin or thick crust pizza. Feel free to add your favorite toppings and create your own pizza pie with our fresh ingredients, full of taste and joy. The best businesses are run with consistency and quality by passing down only the best recipes and traditions through the family, and that's exactly what we have done here at Giovanni's. Let our Family cook you a great Italian meal or pizza!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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