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“Great food & service - highly recomended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Da Giovanni E Giuseppe

Ristorante Da Giovanni E Giuseppe
Due Riviere 54 Via Romanico, 28831 Baveno, Italy
+39 393 672 3865
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Ranked #13 of 33 Restaurants in Baveno
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Facciamo anche dell'ottima pizza cotta nel forno alegnai prezzi sono a scelta del cliente che visita la nostra carta delle pietanze
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“Great food & service - highly recomended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on recommendations from Trip Advisor & were very happy with the meal. We are staying in Stresa and were getting rather bored of the standard tourist options available locally so decided to give Giovanni's a try. In short the pizzas available here were much better than other highly rated restaurants in Stresa. We started with mixed cheese antipasti which was easily enough for two and had some delicious local cheeses. We had the house pizza - I won't give away the ingredients but it was fairly spicy and worked well. We also had some gnocchi with pesto for main which was fine but nothing to get excited about. Service was friendly and I liked the small details such as keeping limoncello glasses in the freezer. Very popular with locals which is always a good sign and adds to the atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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Leicestershire
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30 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb traditional Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Superb traditional Italian restaurant used by locals and only expensive if you want it to be. It is a short walk away off the main lake side promenade in Baveno. Certainly well worth a visit; the owners and staff are very warm and friendly and the food is excellent. This restaurant is well worth a visit and deserves the Trip Advisor rating it currently benefits from. We are going again tomorrow night.

  • Visited June 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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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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“Very good pizza, good starters, friendly owners”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The pizza is very good. It was described to us as "out of this world". Quite frankly, I've eaten better pizza outside of Italy which does not mean that the pizza is not good. In fact, it is very good. If you go here for pizza, this place is definitely worth recommending.

The place is run by the two owners and another person making the pizza. They are friendly, the atmosphere could be better. Our starters were good (although a bit pricy at 10 Euro each). The red wine della casa came chilled. The dessert (ice cream with crushed meringue) was chilled through with ice crystals inside. We have eaten better and at the same time cheaper in Baveno.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saco, Maine
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“Friendly and Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

It's worth finding this restaurant! The pizzas are very good and cooked in the wood fired oven located right in the dining area. If not ordering pizza, they offer a good variety on the regular menu. What makes this restaurant stand out is the friendliness of Giovanni and Giuseppe. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of prosecco when we arrived and had a taste of delicious limoncello before leaving. And, because we like our pizza picante, the chef brought us his special red pepper mixture from the kitchen along with a fresh chili pepper! We wish we could have dined there again before leaving the area.

  • 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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Neive, Italy
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“Worth seeking out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Located up the hill on a side street on a quiet piazza in Baveno. We enjoyed our meal so much that we went back 2 nights later, some thing we never do on vacation. The 2 owners, Giovanni and Giuseppe are perfect hosts and made us want to come back for the hospitality and great food!

We felt like we were "regulars" on the first night!

  • 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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