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“Giovani la grande” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Giovane Cafe & Wine Bar

Giovane Cafe & Wine Bar
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia v6c 0b9, Canada (Coal Harbour)
+1 604-695-5501
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Ranked #122 of 3,031 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: Bakeries, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Neighborhood: Coal Harbour
Description: Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from morning until night. By day, guests sip exquisite coffee while tucking into bellissimo breakfasts, signature sugar buns and house-baked pastries, along with authentic paninis and pizzas. At night, the bustling café transforms into an all-Italian winebar, where diners linger over premium pasta, salumi and formaggio plates. the market, giovane’s newly added gourmet food destination, offers a carefully curated offering of luxurious prepared meals, high-end food products and exclusive gifts.
Calgary
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Giovani la grande”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

What a great spot morning or afternoon. Love this place staff is fantastic. Service is better in the afternoon evining. I love the breakfast here soft poached eggs perfectly cooked with bread and tomatoes. Evening wine and light snack yum. Pricy wines but very good selection.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“the food was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

the pastries and coffee was fantastic. a ittle small on the panni. but the flavors were amazing.
tiramsu was delicious. Must go back and try the other desserts.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Giovane wine bar is one of the cities best kept secrets. It is so refreshing to go out for an amazing culinary experience outside of the predictable Yaletown or Gastown scenes. Not only is Giovane in a wonderful and beautiful location it is also host to some of the best and most true to form Italian you can find locally. Their wine list is second to none and surprisingly not out of reach expensive while still offering something for everyone. The staff is very knowledgeable while still being extremely friendly, kind and approachable. I felt every question we had about the menu was answered accurately and without hesitation. We were at Giovane to celebrate a special occasion and every step was taken to ensure we had an amazing time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic service in Coal Harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We just stopped for a glass of wine and we discovered this little gem in the heart of coal harbor. The manager, Jill, is amazing- she has an incredible knowledge of wine and Italian food. This is a perfect place for a drink and a good snack after work.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“very good food - good service - recommend!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

the food was excellent - we had 3 bruschettas -which were all excellent - as well as cheeses, meats and bread as appetizers, and we split a wheat grain based salad...the wine, especially was fantastic - we both had flights - mine - bold reds, my son's - piamonte (piedmont) based (2 reds and a white) - the matresse d'i (who lived in italy for 10 yrs)
also add homemade breads and very good service and voila!! a great meal
service was very good an prompt, attentive

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