We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Giovanni's

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West, South Africa
+27218500616
Add hours for Giovanni's and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a...
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
read more
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 555 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 392
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still going strong. Still the best.

You just cannot get a better Italian Restaurant than Giovannis this side of Rome!! We ate there for light lunches, big dinners, small dinners and they were all excellent. The food is notable and the staff are superb. Good bubbly atmosphere which is necessary for a successful Italian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
dennthemenFarnham
,
Farnham
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

555 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Farnham
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

You just cannot get a better Italian Restaurant than Giovannis this side of Rome!! We ate there for light lunches, big dinners, small dinners and they were all excellent. The food is notable and the staff are superb. Good bubbly atmosphere which is necessary for a successful Italian restaurant. Next year we will try Peters new venture up in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mersea Island, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

. . . delicious! Even though we were there for lunch the atmosphere was brilliant. One of our group enjoyed the escargot dish, whereby I had to sample: tasted as good as it looked. We were four dining; only one of us ordered the pasta, which as you would expect, in an Italian restaurant, was excellent. My fish was a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Secunda
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Food was really great. Just waited a very long time to place the order and get our food. But very friendly staff and of course really good food!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I live locally in Somerset West and Giovannis is for certain somewhere I could call myself a 'regular.' Don't be fooled by the assumption that you can only order Pizza/Pasta here, they also do great steaks too. I tend to stick to what I know, and the 'Prawns & Calamari' pasta is my number one choice, the portions are very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We had a pleasant dinner for 4 people at Giovanni's. The restaurant was reasonably priced, the staff professional. The only point of concern is that we where seated outside in the mall area. The evening was chilly and we where next to the door. Every time someone went out we landed up getting a chilly draft on us. However, I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is our third trip to the western cape and since our accommodation is pretty near to the mall, you just have to eat in this restaurant. Its always busy, always brilliant and always great value for money. The waiters never miss a trick and look after you extremely well. The food is great quality and portions generous. The wine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food here is simply great and the staff are efficient and welcoming. The constant queue of people waiting to be seated can't all be wrong!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

visiting giovanni either for lunch or supper is always the same = a great expierience with peter welcoming you like a family member!i was on their on valentynsday i lucky booked well in advance.the food was great the wine is cheap and desert was tasteful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going for several years now to this rather intimate restaurant, tucked away in the corner of this well-known shopping mall, Waterstone and never had a bad meal once! The menu offers a variety of Italian dishes, pastas and pizzas are portions are rather on the large side. Rather share your starter with someone at your table, as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Service is great with good selection and quality of food. Good use of outside seating with friendly atmosphere

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Giovanni's also viewed

 
Somerset West, Cape Town
 

Been to Giovanni's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27218500616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Giovanni's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
girne
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Giovanni's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?