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Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop

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97 | Cartway, Bridgnorth WV16 4BW, England
0 174.676.8001
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Description: Giovanni's is a friendly, warm and welcoming ice cream parlour and coffee...
Giovanni's is a friendly, warm and welcoming ice cream parlour and coffee shop (with it's own caves) situated a the top of Cartway in the historic town of Bridgnorth. We offer a range of locally produced ice creams,italian coffee, speciality teas and hot chocolates, schmoo milkshakes, soft drinks and freshly made hot and cold food. Dogs are very welcome, served complimentary doggy treats so they don't feel left out. If you are visiting on your 'bike, then we can offer secure, under-cover storage while you look round town.Free Wi Fi.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy ice cream!

Really friendly staff and good choice of ice cream flavors. The hot chocolate with a scoop of ice cream in it is the best!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really friendly staff and good choice of ice cream flavors. The hot chocolate with a scoop of ice cream in it is the best!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful coffee, delicious snacks, friendly staff and dog friendly. What more can you ask for apart from their wonderful selection of ice creams

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Management response:

Thank you David K. We are so pleased that you seem to really appreciate quality when you find it. The Italian blend of beans are ground in the shop and to a specific texture. We use specially filtered water and that has to be at a specific temperature and pressure through the ground beans, that provides a coffee that we... More 

Stoke on Trent
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Hidden half way down Cartway is Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop. Nice place to sit with an Ice Cream and watch the world go by. Lovely traditional tasting flavours, with proper Ice Cream texture. Probably not your kind of thing if you like the modern "Mr Whippy" style of stuff invented by Mrs Thatcher but a real small... More 

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Management response:

Thank you Steve B, With the number of reviews you have posted, you obviously know what you are talking about when you recognise quality. We are proud of the ice cream that we serve and something that is appreciated by people who know the real stuff, as you clearly do! Please come again and try the coffee of which we... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stopped off for a late breakfast and were very impressed. The food was delicious and the service really good. Lovely friendly staff who made us feel so welcome. We will be back!!!

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Management response:

Thank you 4JanP for taking the time and trouble to write a review for Giovanni's. I am so glad you found us warm and welcoming, we only try to treat people as we would hope to be treated ourselves. We certainly hope that you will be back and maybe you'll try the ice cream which we are proud of. We... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Called in for lunch, a little concerned as totally empty. Shouldn't have worried as possibly the best paninis ever. And as a bonus a super nutty biscuit supplied with a pot of tea. Top marks.

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Namery, Co owner. at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Hi there rvdrive, Apologies for not responding sooner and a huge thanks for you review. All our pannini's, sandwiches etc are prepared to order and to your requirements so I am glad that you were pleased with what you were presented with. I am glad that you found your visit worthwhile and with all those reviews to your name, you... More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We love Giovanni's, my husband and I have been visiting since they opened. Staff are always cheerful and very helpful, their coffee is the best in Bridgnorth and their ice creams are delicious. My mum managed to drop her ice cream outside the shop, the owner very kindly made her another at no extra charge. Would happily reccomend to anyone... More 

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Namery, Co-owner at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Hi NeverReady B What a lovely response to your experiences of Giovanni's. We are so glad that you find the quality of the coffee and ice cream is consistent, a good Italian blend ground in house and ice cream made locally in Woercestershire. So sorry to hear about your "Dropped ice cream" experience. If an ice cream gets knocked off... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

On a family day out we stopped for ice cream. Myself and my mom went into the shop to get the ice creams and left my dad and my two year old daughter outside sat at the table and chairs. When we came out the shop we discovered that my daughter had fallen down what looked like a step to... More 

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Namery, Co-owner at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Dear Katie 1992Eliza2013, Many thanks for your review and we are so sorry about your little girl's experience. We are glad that she is unhurt of course and hope this does not put you off visiting us again. We thank you for your custom and hope that you and your family have a lovely summer. Kindest regards, Everyone at Giovanni's. More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Giovanni's is a regular haunt for us and we now find ourselves visiting most weekends come rain or shine. The ice cream is divine, the coffee is the best in town and the hot chocolate with ice cream actually in it is something I dream about, especially in the winter months. Whether you fancy a bite to eat, a coffee... More 

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Namery, co-owner. at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Dear aghjas, Many thanks for taking the time to write review and wow! Fantastic, thank-you. We are so glad that we are on your "to do" list when you come to our friendly little market town and that you find the ice cream meets your requirements. Made as it has been for decades just down the road as it were,... More 

Houlton, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Sam who runs the place makes everyone feel so welcome that she has created a true community hub. You can't eat here without making friends and enjoying the local conversation! I also recommend the Lemon Meringue ice cream and all the other flavours too!

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Namery, co-owner at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Hi there Lynne B, That's a long way to come for an ice cream! you obviously have the most discerning taste and appreciate quality when you get it. Sam and I are proud of the little ice cream parlour and coffee shop and only try to provide the sort of service we would want ourselves. If you like the Lemon... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this unassuming ice cream parlour and what a surprise. Really friendly staff and the ice cream - wow. Such lovely flavours we had an ice cream sundae, choice of flavours,I had salted caramel and honey and ginger with caramel sauce it was gorgeous. Well worth a visit. We will be back to try some other flavours.

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Namery, co-owner. at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Dear CarolejoyceL, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to jot down your thoughts about Giovanni's. We are so pleased that you found the ice cream was to your liking. We are proud of what we provide and feel that our passion is reflected in the responses we get.in The salted caramel is one of my favourites and if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97 | Cartway, Bridgnorth WV16 4BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Bridgnorth
  • Phone Number: 0 174.676.8001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Giovanni's is a friendly, warm and welcoming ice cream parlour and coffee shop (with it's own caves) situated a the top of Cartway in the historic town of Bridgnorth. We offer a range of locally produced ice creams,italian coffee, speciality teas and hot chocolates, schmoo milkshakes, soft drinks and freshly made hot and cold food. Dogs are very welcome, served complimentary doggy treats so they don't feel left out. If you are visiting on your 'bike, then we can offer secure, under-cover storage while you look round town.Free Wi Fi.

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