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Giovanni's Cafe

17864 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
954.441.3474
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Ranked #28 of 300 restaurants in Pembroke Pines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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- Apr 2, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Service was good and the food was made to our specs. this was our second visit both times the service was good and the food.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went to Giovanni's yesterday and had a terrible experience. Two people in our party are gluten free and told the watier numerous times. The waiter suggested they order the grilled fish. When the fish came out, it clearly had bread crumbs on it. The waiter denied they were bread crumbs. Another waiter came along and acknowledged what was obviously... More

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My husband and me, we love to go to this restaurant the food is so so good and they have great prices, but make sure before you call and make reservations to be on the safe side, Awesome service and super great food.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was our first visit to Giovanni's Cafe, and it won't be the last. We found the service and food very good. We were in town for a visit and was taken here for dinner. A great visit

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Sorry for the late post. We visited Giovanni's last summer to celebrate my fathers birthday. We had a party of over 15 people, not only was the service great, the food was amazing. So good that we are going back with a larger party now to celebrate my mothers birthday this Saturday. The food was fresh and delish. The plates... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you are looking for nice ambiance, good (if a little dated) music, and really good food at a moderate price, this is the place for you!

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Ft. Lauderdale
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went to dinner last night w my bf and a friend. Place looks nice but can use some music or something. I honestly have to say the food was not good. The waitress seemed friendly at first but after a while was not the best waitress.... She seemed more interested in the basketball game that was on tv than attending... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent service and food, time after time. Excellent service and food, time after time. Excellent service and food, time after time.

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Giovanni's Cafe WAS one of my favorites in the area but my last visit there was my last visit.We Started out with an order of mixed sea food Cevachi for an appetizer.The order came out and it was buried in a pile of sliced onions.After digging through the onions i realized it was only fish not seafood that i ordered.I... More

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South Florida, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is a real local favorite with a mix of Peruvian/Latin/Italian, heavy on the seafood. Service is excellent and friendly. They'll accommodate a large party celebrating a birthday, or just a couple out for a date. Food is fresh and tasty - even our picky pre-teen liked the pasta. Whole fish was crispy on outside, tender/flavorful on inside - just... More

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