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3020 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
+1 805-682-3621
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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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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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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?