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Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop

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Café, Ice Cream
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97 | Cartway, Bridgnorth WV16 4BW, England
0 174.676.8001
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Lovely ice cream and friendly staff!

Visited Giovanni's on bank holiday Easter weekend, so it was quite busy in the cafe! However there were lots of flavours of ice cream left, and we were served very promptly. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the ice cream was delicious and we will definitely visit again for a lunch time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Emma W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited Giovanni's on bank holiday Easter weekend, so it was quite busy in the cafe! However there were lots of flavours of ice cream left, and we were served very promptly. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the ice cream was delicious and we will definitely visit again for a lunch time bite to eat.

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Derbyshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited Giovannis yesterday with Bert our 1 year old Border Terrier. I had found it on Tripadvisor before we came away and read all the lovely reviews. We were not disappointed. What a lovely, friendly place. Bert loved his treats. He met some new friends who are obviously regulars at the cafe. I would recommend Giovannis to anyone, especially... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Needed a cup of tea, this place gave a very friendly greeting and good service. It's not a large place, but still worth a visit

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Management response:

Dear Alan_uk1953, Many thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts about your recent trip to Giovanni's. I am so pleased the service was to your liking and that you were greeted in the way you would expect to be. We are proud of our little ice cream parlour and coffee shop and hope that we may have the... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went to Bridgnorth for the day to introduce our 16wk old puppy to the world and we struggled to find anywhere that was dog friendly - then we discovered this place. Not only are they dog friendly but also served with our hot drinks were two home made complimentary dog biscuits which Bert loved. Excellent service, fantastic hot choc, coffee... More 

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

Dear wildee, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and post a picture. We are so glad that Bert enjoyed the snack, so kindly supplied by one of our great customers, Di Grigg. We are very proud to be dog friendly and the pups will always get their complimentary treats (as do their owners of course.) We... More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

My sandwich was brilliant i had it made to my own liking. Served with the best crisps I've tasted. Side salad n homemade honey and mustard dressing. N omg my iced was 2 die 4. We finished off with a scone, cloated cream n jam. Only thing i would like to change is a warm scone. But other than that... More 

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

Dear suziechief Great to see you and serve you, what wonderful words about our little café and ice cream parlour. All our sandwiches, snacks are freshly prepared to your taste and should you require anything then we will always try to accommodate. Great to see that always try to visit us when you are in our little market town. We... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is an ideal venue if you are looking for fantastic friendly service with a smile. Dogs are welcome. I regularly come in with my family and dog Jasper who is treated to a biscuit when we have out coffee. I would highley recommend this cafe to everyone.

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

Dear LissieScho77, Thank you for your kind words and your time to write a review for Giovanni's. Wow! To say we are the best is praise indeed and so thank you very much for your kind words. Yes, dog friendly and proud of it! They will always get their home made doggie treats while their owners enjoy the best cup... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I love this cafe! Giovanni's never fails to serve me the best cup of coffee in the area and I am choosey. As well as a generous great tasting cuppa made with excellent Italian beans, I am served this drink with a delicious and sizable peanut cookie on the side and warmed milk if requested. I've checked ALL the cafes... More 

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

Dear CHB L Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write a review for our little café and ice cream parlour and I am so pleased that you found things to your liking. I am sorry for the delay in responding to you. With 16 reviews and 12 restaurant reviews to your name you clearly know what you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What a lovely little tearoom/ice cream parlour. Greeted by pleasant friendly and helpful staff and the icing on the cake was the most delicious continental hot chocolate I have tasted!! (much better than any Costa) can not recommend it enough!!!

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Management response:

Dear faye m, Thank you! Our first review of 2015! We are constantly being complimented on the hot chocolate as it is produced as you would get it on the continent, thick and full flavoured. It is sourced by the same people who supply us with the delicious coffee we are also known for. I am so pleased that you... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

lovely friendly people, cheap perfect Italian coffee and ice cream or snacks - we even got biscuits with out coffees for 1.70 each - why waste money at Costa! Great to take dogs in too and let's keep local cafés going in Bridgnorth.

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Management response:

Thank you RuthK35 for taking the time and trouble to write a review for Giovanni's. We are passionate about our little business and are so pleased that you found things to your liking. We are dog friendly (Having two of our own makes us a bit biased I suppose!) and the dog treats are home made by one of our... More 

West Midlands.
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We discovered Giovanni's some years ago during a visit to beautiful Bridgnorth. Giovanni's offers a warm, friendly welcome, good service, nice atmosphere, a perfect retreat that we always return to.

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Management response:

Dear CaroleAnn2013 Many thanks for your kind words and we are so pleased that you find us as we would like to be found. Always warm and welcoming a pleasure to serve you and we would like to wish you a happy Christmas and we hope you have a great 2015! Thanks again and safe traveling. Giovanni's. 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: Café, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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