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17864 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
954.441.3474
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Ranked #75 of 308 Restaurants in Pembroke Pines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Pembroke Pines
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I love this little boutique restaurant. Ownership changed, but the food quality continues to be very good. Unfortunately the service is extremely slow. There is live music on the weekends, so the wait is not impossible if you are with friends & not seated too close to the musicians. As mentioned, the food is good. My favorite is the fish... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was our second time eating at this restaurant. The first time we had no issues and had a positive experience. This time was a different story. The drinks were a little watered down, food was nothing to brag home about, and the service was poor, nothing to do with the waiter who was very embarrassed by the situation. We... More 

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PEMBROKE PINES
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Change of ownership has done this place in. Waited an hour for our food. They finally served 3 out of 8 guests. The others were to wait another 20 minutes for their food. The owner/onsite manager lacks common business sense not to mention courtesy. The restaurant business is greatly driven by great service. It's a shame the management is inexperienced.... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you wish to have a good drink, go see Maria at the Bar. She is fast , efficient and has a great personality. But go have dinner somewhere else! We were a party of 8 and after 1.5 hours 5 of our meals were brought and then we had to wait 20 more minutes for the other 3 meals!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I have come here and referred friends and family. Friday I came for dinner at 7:15pm and by 8:45pm we still did not have our dinner. We came here with our 4 and 8 year old and when we asked them about our meal they said 10 more minutes . We waited 15 minutes and the food still did not... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Still a good restaurant, but change in ownership has deteriorated the excellent food that used to be served about a year ago.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is always our first choice when dining out in our area. When I'm away and I come home, I crave Giovannis. Great service, best seafood. Excellent Peruvian, Cuban and Italian dishes. I've had just about everything. The ceviche is always fresh, any better, you'd be in the ocean. Priced right!

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Hollywood, Florida, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We decided to have a nice dinner on a Friday night while in West Pines. The restaurant is located among office buildings in Pembroke Pines, off of Pines Blvd. Everyone from the owner to the servers are friendly, and on Friday night there is always music. I had for starters a "fish soup" which is excellent, a light broth with... More 

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Grand Cayman
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189 reviews 189 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The cafe with a mix of Italian and Peruvian dishes, it a great mix for those who likes seafood and pasta, great staff, price rightly, I didn't know what to expect in the middle of a shopping strip building turn in medical care offices. Again great staff and good food, a wonderful mix for sure. I look forward to return... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a terrible experience. Our waiter was disinterested and inattentive. Service was beyond slow and they weren't even busy. 45 minutes into our meal all we had was water and bread. We were greeted by two people whom I assume we're the hosts however nothing about their greeting said host. The whole experience was poor.

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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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