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Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop

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97 | Cartway, Bridgnorth WV16 4BW, England
441746768001
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
The best ice cream ever!

There is such a good choice of ice creams here, every flavour you can think of. The shop is very clean and the lady that serves me is very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
wiifit2008
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wolverhampton
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wolverhampton
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is such a good choice of ice creams here, every flavour you can think of. The shop is very clean and the lady that serves me is very friendly.

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Thank wiifit2008
Newport
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I searched on trip advisor to find a dog friendly place in Bridgnorth to take our pup and Giovanni's came up. We were greated with a very warm atmosphere as soon as we walked in and the owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. We didn't go for any icecream options, instead we had a... More 

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Thank Debs P
Newport, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I first visited Giovanni's a few months ago, and have been a couple of times since. The first time I visited, the cappuccino was so good I ordered another. At that time I was on a low-carb diet so I declined the peanut cookie that came with each hot drink; on my latest visit I threw caution to the wind... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dave_C0llier
Namery, co-owner at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Hi Dave_COllier, Thank you for taking the time to write about Giovanni's, We are addicted to trying to provide the best coffee in town and the most friendly service that you would find anywhere. I would recommend the Affogato which will combine the best ice cream with the best coffee all in one go! We will do the freshly ground... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We have walked past Giovanni's on many an occasion when in Bridgenorth and what a mistake that has been. We popped in for a cup of tea, but decided to have something to eat as well. The tea is served in a China teapot with old fashioned China cups as well which is really nice it also came with two... More 

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

Hello wadokia, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write about our little café and ice cream parlour. Sorry for the delay in responding.Tucked down Cartway as we are, means that we can be missed, but we are glad you found us! The soups are home-made and use fresh ingredients from our local market. The recipes are changed... More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Our 2nd visit to Giovanni's. My cousin and I had the ice cream sundaes again. Mine was pistachio and salted caramel. It really makes a change to have an ice cream that actually tastes like the flavour it is supposed to be. Quite delicious. The fact that clotted cream, toffee sauce and a chocolate flake are sundae ingredients too, makes... More 

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Thank Eileen4923
Namery, co-owner at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Hi Eileen4923, Thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts down about our little café and ice cream parlour. Much appreciated! We are addicted, and it is great to know that there are customers who are to! The ice cream is made locally, using the milk from the farm's own dairy herd and we are proud to be able... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We made a special trip to come back to enjoy another ice cream sundae and it was well worth it. The ice cream was excellent and lots of choice. Clotted cream, chocolate, caramel sauce it was devine. There was an apology for no fruit but really non was needed. I have tried sundaes since and non have come close. Lovely... More 

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

Hi carolejoyceL Thanks for sharing your experience of our little café and ice cream parlour. We are sorry for not responding sooner. We are so pleased that you found the sundae was to your liking. We know our ice cream and clearly so do you! We change some ice creams depending on the time of year but it is very... More 

Birmingham
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438 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Real nice ice cream really creamy and real nice service from the lady behind the counter ,situated right at the top of the cartway.

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

Dear johnbrum, Thanks for writing a review about our ice cream and your recent experience of Giovanni's. With 412 reviews under your belt, you obviously take notice about the places you choose to visit! We are so pleased you found our greeting and the way you were dealt with, was as you would expect. We treat people how we would... More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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

Helpful?
Thank poopybear123
Namery, Co-owner at Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Dear poopybear123, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Giovanni's.and allow me to apologise for not getting back to you sooner. Now the quieter months are here it gives us a chance to catch up, though not a day goes by that we don't sell ice cream! (Boxing Day can be especially busy!) I am really... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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

Helpful?
Thank David K
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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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

Helpful?
Thank Steve B
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 

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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: 441746768001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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