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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Hidden Gem

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/... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Rodney B
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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55 reviews
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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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Miramar, Florida
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wow what a great place food was excellent first time coming here but I'm sure it won't be the last time portions were good... live music a nice place to Eat and Relax at Pembroke Pines everything was delicious and the Ceviche wow it was right on flavor I really like this place !!!!! Staff very friendly .

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a spectacular dining experience! Not only is the atmosphere incredible, but the combination of live musicians playing soft jazz in the background takes this dining experience to a whole other level! The food was amazing. The ingredients were fresh and beautifully presented. If you are looking for a romantic night out, or a place to enjoy a glass of... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a delight. We went with friends who had eaten at the restaurant before. Ambience was delightful, service was very good, Music which was nice ,though a little loud. So hard to find a nice restaurant with music these days. the restaurant is Peruvian. But they have plenty of other choices. I chose a fish francese over linguini which was... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food in our neighborhood. Great bar for assorted drinks and wine. I would only like the appetizer menu to be more to my family's liking and have more choices that are not fish

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went there with a friend, service was A+, food and selections were also very good. We had stopped for just a light snack but my friend had me hood-winked there for the dessert. We shared the Treleche , DO NOT leave there without having it !!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went to dinner with friends - seated very quickly- our waitress Lydia very nice and friendly- appreciated all the suggestions she made for food choices. Got the Lamb chops - flavorful - portions are extremely generous. Around 6-7pm live music -nothing to dance to - like dinner music. Overall, had a good evening - no complaints.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food is delicious and the house wines are an excellent value. The atmosphere is conducive to carry on a conversation. The hosts make us feel very welcome each time we return. The only negative I have is that the daily specials are very pricey.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have heard many good things about this place but only recently tried it. I dined with a group of friends and we were more concerned about chatting than eating. Some servers don't like this but Danny was very understanding. He did not rush us to order and kept the water and wine glasses filled. Each person in our party... More 

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Additional Information about Giovanni's Cafe

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

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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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