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Giovanni's Cafe

17864 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
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Ranked #51 of 302 Restaurants in Pembroke Pines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was very good but the food was really really delicious. We went in a very large group and all the drinks, appetizers and main dishes were great. Order anything that comes with the fig sauce - WOW. The fish special in orange sauce was great too. They have live music on fridays and you can dance too. I... More

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Based on my experience in the neighborhood, I feel that this is a great option for someone looking for a Latin fix. Although the restaurant has claimed that they are Peruvian/Italian - I simply go for chicken breast special for lunch (which is about 7-10 bucks and you can't beat that in the area). The service is prompt and that... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

coming for lunch, very busy!! food take about 45 minutes food wasn't that good, a lot of tables dirty! waitresses make it happening with out any smile!! maybe I coming back just to see if I have improve...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The ceviche is just salt and lemon. Besides, they reduce portion sizes and sides. stay away from this place.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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
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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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70 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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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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