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17864 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
954.441.3474
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food of Peru

Visited Giovanni's when in Florida at Christmas. The food is varied, great tasting and reasonably priced. Service is very good and staff are attentive. They offer several choices of Peruvian food which is very tasty. The ceviche and fish are excellent. The ambiance is casual and they often have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ron M
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Delta, Canada
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Delta, Canada
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Giovanni's when in Florida at Christmas. The food is varied, great tasting and reasonably priced. Service is very good and staff are attentive. They offer several choices of Peruvian food which is very tasty. The ceviche and fish are excellent. The ambiance is casual and they often have live music. It was so nice that we decided to spend... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Great place that we visit frequently. The food is great, service is superb, nice decor and they always have live jazz music creating the perfect ambiance. We've visited this place several times and we are never disappointed. The owners (family owned and operated) are very friendly and always go out of their way to make you feel welcome and ensure... More 

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Thank eviam001
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We were a group of 12 and had dinner at Giovanni's Cafe last night. What a surprise to me and my husband since we live in the Pines and never knew it was there. It is kind of hidden away, unless you know of it. The food was absolutely delicious, freshly prepared, large portions, beautifully arranged on the plates and... More 

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Thank 1947Happy
Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My husband and I have been a couple times and I have loved everything I have gotten. Fairly priced for a nice restaurant. Seems like they usually have live music on the weekends when we have been.

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Thank AlanaK221
Buffalo, New York
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My parents live in Pembroke Pines and do take out from there all the time. So, when I visited we ordered take out and ate some delicious Ceviche dishes at their home. Serving sizes are generous and we were able to share with leftovers for the next day.

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Thank nmercer75
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Enjoyed our girls' night out. The food was very good as was the service and entertainment. I had eggplant parmigiana, which was excellent. The entertainment was great and not so loud as to interfer with our conversation. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

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Thank JaneRichard
Miramar, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a hiden gem. It is full of families. There is live entertainment on the weekends. The food is fantastic, especially the Peruvian Seafood Rice. I go there just for that. The portions are so large, that I can make another two meals from it. The cerviche is excellent. Love this place.

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Thank ShirleeMD
Miami Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Super Excellent Combination...FOOD AND SERVICE, We were there on 8/11/2015 as a part of an Event from Genzime, the Service was Excellent from the moment we arrived to the end,FOOD was Excellent. I had the Salmon dish which was cooked to perfection portion were good and the appetizer & desserts ..."mama mia" I do really recommend .

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Thank Cristobal W
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is great however you would easily drive past it which I believe is part of the charm. You are greeted at the door by kind faces. The service is great and on certain nights they have live music. My wife and I had a great time. For an app we ordered the calamari and the risotto cakes w/... More 

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Thank Rodney B
Miramar, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The lunch special is very good as long as you order an Italian dish. Their Peruvian food might be the worst i have ever had. They use Tilapia for their Ceviche, The Lomo Saltado is horrible, and Tallarin Verde just pathetic. Are you kidding Tilapia for Ceviche!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17864 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pembroke Pines
  • Phone Number: 954.441.3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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