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Giovanni's

3020 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-3621
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Ranked #133 of 436 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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Goleta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Caen, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Bakersfield, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you're into fine china and lace table clothes, you will have to find another restaurant to go to. If you like great pizza and wonderful lasagna- what my friend and I had, then you want to check this place out. It seemed mostly a local's place- with a lot of to go orders being picked up. Great staff, great... More

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We kept coming back to this place, the pizza is just amazing. I would say it is more east-coast style than Italian style, but after you have one taste you will keep coming back. The venue is a bit small, with a small bar but it gives it a favorable intimate feel. If I am in Santa Barbara again, I... More

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lahaina, maui, hi.
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I"ve eaten a the carpinteria location many times, have ordered take out from the upper state location. but this time we ordered take out from the mesa location. We order a large combo and and large hawaiian style .......it was enjoyed by all no it's not NYC pizza nor chicago style deep dish but they are generous with the toppings... More

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Hoover, AL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My son and I had been traveling down the Central Coast of California all the way from San Francisco, through Monterey/Carmel, Big Sur, Cambria, Harmony, Morro Bay and finally ending the road trip in Santa Barbara. On the journey we had been consuming various dishes consisting seafood dishes, Mediterranean cuisine, California healthy menus and a steak or two. We were... More

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