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Old Mammoth Rd & Meridian, Vons Center, Mammoth Lakes, CA
760 934 7563
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So so Italian

Giovanni's was recommended to us so we expected decent Italian food. Maybe it has good pizza but the pasta dishes were really disappointing. The lasagna was boring and the pasta in the dish my husband ordered was not good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Mary S
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Ventura, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Giovanni's was recommended to us so we expected decent Italian food. Maybe it has good pizza but the pasta dishes were really disappointing. The lasagna was boring and the pasta in the dish my husband ordered was not good.

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Los Angeles
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had an individual pizza which was good. But the pesto pasta my wife had was bland and unimpressive. The garlic bread was just OK. Our waiter was nice and provided good service. The atmosphere is low key and casual. Maybe we'll give it a try another time.

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West Covina, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were there between Cristmas and New Year, the busiest week and the service was decent considering the crowds. The pizza and salads were good and reasonably priced. Drinks at the bar are also reasonable.

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Los Angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nothing can kill a restaurant experience for me than bad service. We walked in and it took a while for us to be seated. The place was not very crowded, but it was a Wednesday night. We sat down and 5 min later they took our drink order, 15 min later they bring us water. We cancelled our drinks. 10... More 

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San Diego, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

They have excellent pizza here. To the Manager: It was extremely cold in Mammoth last week of December. Walked into Giovannis, and they had a dozen ceiling fans on! WHY? I can understand if it's the summer and hot, but it was ICE COLD outside, and I didn't need to sit at a table with ceiling fans blowing on my... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are looking for tasty, hot food and like the sports bar environment, then this is your place! It does not hurt that a Terrible Towel hangs in Giovanni's as well. My wife and son ordered penne pasta and meatballs and I had an Italian sausage sandwich with minestrone soup. The food was very tasty and the price was... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

You can't go wrong with eating here. Best pizza in town. My favorite is the chicken oriental pizza - lots of toping and really good crust.

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The pizza and the salad was very very good. The other items on the menu looked really good as well; however, we went in with a craving for pizza. We were there during the off season and the place was pretty busy. The service was very good and the servers were very friendly.

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Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great place to eat. Pizzas have just the right amount of spice. You can tell the food is good this is the place the locals eat. Wonderful service as well.

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is always good year after year. The price is certainly reasonable for Mammoth Lakes. The employees are friendly every visit. Some of the employees have been there for fifteen years or more - that speaks volumes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Mammoth Rd & Meridian, Vons Center, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 760 934 7563

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?