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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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  • 410
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    Very good
  • 27
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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
Excellent food

Great service, food and friendly staff. We managed to get a table at the last minute too, they were very busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
RJB17
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Great service, food and friendly staff. We managed to get a table at the last minute too, they were very busy.

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Sandton, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place never disappoints . Consistent fresh and immaculate ,delightful dishes . I have been going here for years and to know that the standards have been kept high is a great comfort . A place you can always count on for being more than satisfied and where you get very decent portion sizes.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been to this restaurant on numerous occasions but by this experience we will not be back. No management in sight! Food took quite a while to arrive and the presentation was totally lacking. Complacency setting in.

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wow! Last night I had the Alfredo pasta! Best i've had in ages! Huge chunks of bacon and mushroom :D YUM

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice restaurant/cafe, Nice service , food a little generic not gourmet. seems to feel like a franchise style restaurant

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was very skeptical about having lunch at this venue, mainly based on the many bad revues I've heard about the take-away food, however, I was pleasantly surprised. This could be because I was a sit-down client. Once you walk into the restaurant, the atmosphere is enough to draw you in and never let you leave. You’re almost transported to... More 

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Birmingham UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have just returned from our first ever meal at Giovanni's, we sat down during a power 'outage', testing times for any cook. We were hugely impressed by the service and food output under real pressure and a restaurant host who went out of his way to speak to all the customers on a personal level. The food was great.... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Consistent good food and service and something for everyone - seafood, pastas, steak, vegetarian and salads. The wine menu is adequate and desserts plentiful and delicious. Peak times are noisy and busy, so I would recommend late lunches and dinners.

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Strand, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Excellent & friendly service as always! With excellent starters, from the Calamari, Pork on Pork or Chicken Livers. With excellent pastas & pizzas, not to mention the best Veal Limone around...the BEST!

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although it is situated in the Waterside Shopping Mall the atmosphere and food are excellent. We have always had good service until this year. Giovanni's have put about 6-7 tables outside the restaurant and into the Mall. Management have now overdone this and they now have seating for about 60 plus diners. They have the same amount of people serving... 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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