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Giovanni's

Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West, South Africa
+27218500616
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We Had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful meal of saltimbocca, kabeljou, steak and linguini plus a well recommended kleine zalze Chenin blanc today. All of which were well prepared, tasty and generously portioned. The restaurant was fully booked yet Cloudious was attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. The management is on top of their game and it shows! A great discovery... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have been looking for an Italian restaurant for many years that serviced authentic Italian food. Well, between Charles the manager and our waiter Pappas, they steered us through the menu. Fabulous food and now I understand why you have to book for a Sunday night - the place was full. The service was done at 10 star level, never... More

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Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've been here numerous times and it never fails to impress. Fabulous food at very reasonable prices, great atmosphere and Dr Ishmael is always the waitron of choice!! One of the few restaurants where they often surprise you with a starter or desert on "the house"

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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The attention to detail in every aspect has always impressed, but no better testimonial to Peter's dedication than his staff's performance. They are his family and from your second visit you are part of their's - the waiters make a point of fetching you with a warmth that is real and tangible. When you haven't been for a while you... More

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East London, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been customers at Giovannis for many years. Peter and his team are always incredibly welcoming and he is an fantastic host. Food is excellent and consistently of very high quality, portions generous and they always have interesting takes on traditional dishes. Cloudious served us at our last visit and balanced just the right amount of attention without being... More

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Cape Town
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are ever in Cape Town, South Africa, make your way down to a Cape Town institution Giovanni's. You can eat in - select your food from the deli counter, or take out. Over the years they have added an array of fabulous food for all tastes - lots of healthy, yummy vegetarian choices, as well as excellent meat... More

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had an early dinner at Giovanni's last night. Frankly I was not impressed. Service is slow but friendly. The food we were served were mediocre, to say the least. Veal with a creamy mushroom sauce was bland and the very expensive piece of salmon with a butter and parsley sauce was so sour is completely overpowered the fish, which... More

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Restaurant is stunning, its in a very convenient mall, close to all the necessary shops and the food is absolutely fantastic. Every time you have a meal at Giovanni's its of the highest standard and beautifully served. The Staff are well trained and extremely pleasant, they understand the menu when asked about certain dishes.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We read about this restaurant on Tripadvisor and popped in on a Sunday evening after a day out in the winelands. Good, friendly service. Interesting menu with nice variations not found in it her restaurants. My husband had a tomato, mozzarella, bacon, Brie and cranberry pizza, for which he gave a thumbs up. I had a Lasagne which was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Best cuppochino in somerset west by the one and only ish who multitasks as bartender/waiter and chef. With dube in the kitchen preparing such great food and would highly recommend the chicken livers.

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