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Giovanni's Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop

97 | Cartway, Bridgnorth WV16 4BW, England
0 174.676.8001
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Ranked #3 of 65 restaurants in Bridgnorth
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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English first
Watchet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We found this café after we rode up on the Castle hill railway. Although it has only a few tables, the food is freshly prepared and delicious in a pretty setting. Highly recommended.

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

Dear 194SueG, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Giovanni's. The food is freshly prepared as has been commented on before for its freshness. We hope to see you again soon and please try our farm-made ice cream should you visit us again. I am glad everything was to your liking and thank you for your... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

On the first bright sunny day in feb we went into the icecream shop. Received a warm and friendly welcome great service and the icecream flavours were great.

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

Dear Amanda H, Thanks so much for taking the time to visit us and to write a review about our little café and ice cream parlour. I am so glad you were welcomed in a way that you would expect. We simply try to offer a friendly and warm welcome to all of our customers and their dogs! Ice cream... More

hook
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Really nice ice-creams and coffee, friendly staff and good value. Very limited seating, however, with a couple of tables inside and a couple outside.

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

Dear Grahan b, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and I am pleased that you found the service was as you would expect. As a Senior Contributor with 44 reviews and 17 restaurant reviews to your name, you clearly know what you want and expect from an establishment. We are proud of the reputation we have... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Friendly and welcoming cafe. We researched on trip advisor before for dog friendly and this cafe completely delivers with excellent service and even better coffee. A very friendly member of staff even gave our little puppy a few dog biscuits. Highly recommended and will visit again. Good work! Many thanks, Ian, Tracy & Bluebelle

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

Hi there Ian, Tracy and Bluebell, Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write a review for Giovanni's. I am so glad that you found the service to your liking and yes, our doggie friends are also assured a warm welcome and always get a treat to thank them for bringing their owners in to see us! I... More

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Must of been close to closing time the staff were most rude, served us but looked as if they really couldn't be bothered to, lovely ice cream thou! Perhaps one more try as the ice cream is so good

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

Dear Katie E, Many thanks for your review and I have to say that I was totally surprised at your comments. about the staff. We pride ourselves in being friendly, warm and welcoming. I am so glad that you found the ice cream to your liking and should you return to our little ice cream parlour at the top of... More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Amazing staff are fresh faced and friendly food freshly prepared but You wait for this experience not a premade sandwich in sight made to your requirements exactly hot chocolate thick creamy and totally delicious a must try for sure the coffee as said is mellow and smooth and have decaf too just am amazing experience well done to owners and... More

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

Dear adnma20hctirp, We are always grateful for people taking the time and trouble to write us a quick note about their experience of our little café and ice cream parlour. Many thanks for your kind words and we are glad that you visit was to your liking. I am also very pleased that you found the staff friendly and welcoming.... More

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My wife and I have been going to this lovely little tea room for the last 12 months. The service is always friendly and polite. We are always welcomed with a smiling face and nothing is too much trouble. In our opinion, having tried the others in Bridgnorth, this is the best coffee and tea in town, and at very... More

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

Dear RayJulie2013, Many thanks for your review on our little café and ice cream parlour. We are so pleased that you found the service was as you would want it to be. We are a small and simple establishment, not trying to be anything we are not, offering simple snacks and we would like to think the coffee and ice... More

Walsall, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Just popped in for tea after our drive from Walsall, promptly served by friendly lady with lovely pot of tea with gorgeous biscuits on beautiful china, will call in again when next in Bridgnorth for lunch or a snack, delightful.

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

Dear Noobkid, Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased that you found the experience was to your liking. Perhaps we can tempt you into trying the hot chocolate when you next visit as the days are getting cooler now, though we are still selling ice cream! Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing you again... More

Wolverhampton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Called in for afternoon tea (coffee) and cake. Good service very friendly staff and local cake all in all a good experience. It might be about time that the owners gave some thought to reviewing the interior decoration, competition's strong in Bridgnorth and it would be shame if a dated interior put people off.

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

Dear ga5tro, Thanks for taking the time to review Giovanni's. I am pleased that you were treated in the way we would want to be treated ourselves and that the staff were polite and friendly and you found the service was good. The cakes are all made and sourced locally and I am pleased they were to your liking. With... More

Bridgnorth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Went here for a quick bite to eat before work. lovely place, friendly staff and great value. and very dog friendly!! always a plus in my book!

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

Dear Lurlina6661, Thanks for your response in light of your experience of our small café and ice cream parlour. I am so glad that you found the service friendly and as you would expect. We are pleased that you found the place to your liking and when you think parts of it are around 400 years old, then the history... More

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