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Giovanni's

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Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West, South Africa
+27218500616
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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...
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
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  • 399
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  • 125
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 10
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  • 10
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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
Another great meal

There are reasons you return to a restaurant good food and good service. Giovanni doesn't have. That it is great food and great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
derekh66
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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568 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There are reasons you return to a restaurant good food and good service. Giovanni doesn't have. That it is great food and great service.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Giovanni's is a gem of Waterstone. One does not expect to find a restaurant of this calibre in a shopping centre. With each visit we were not disappointed. Mouth watering Italian cuisine and great atmosphere can be found here!

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Africa
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123 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended. The proper name for this restaurant is CUCINA DI GIOVANNI Italian Restaurant, Shop #27, Waterstone Village, in the Somerset West superb of Cape Town, Tel: 021-850-0616. It's about 25 miles outside of Cape Town, about 1.5 miles off of the N2 at exit 43, across from the Lord Charles Hotel in the Waterstone Village mall. This restaurant is... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Last evening we tried the branch of Giovanni's at Eikendal wine farm , just a few kms outside Somerset West. On a lovely wind-free evening it's worth the drive. We sat at a table on the lawn, overlooking the dam. We missed the sunset! The service was outstanding. The pizzas were delicious, thin based and not too cheesy. The wine... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

value for your money. service can be a bit slow. must have a reservation.owner is very hands on and friendly. grappa almost always on the house

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Citrusdal, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very booked up. Book early. Very tasty and well served meals.Staff are very helpful and friendly.Situated in shopping mall.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great for friends and family eating & drinking, especially luncheons. Chef Michael and team do very well under busy pressure to deliver consistently, I enjoyed my fish, can recommend great value wines to boost the views.

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visit Giovanni's on a regular basis the food is always tasty and fresh on my last visit i had the Fillet steak medalions with a salad.Wow was i impressed they melted in my mouth those medalions were so tasty and perfectly seared bursting with flavour...you gotta try these.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We love goIng to Giovanni's. The food is excellent and tasty. Great service. Booking in advance is recommended especially if you want to sit inside which is our preference.

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Cape Town
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had another excellent meal 2 weeks ago at one of our regular favourite restaurants. My grilled calamari and extra veg (R95 plus R30), was divine and fantastic value for money. My daughter loved her paella (R120) and my husband had 2 starters - the chicken livers and snails, which he said was good but he prefers the snails done... More 

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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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?