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“Wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Giovanni

Restaurante Giovanni
Calle Pintor Sorolla, 28, 03160 Almoradi, Spain
+34 966 78 21 34
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Almoradi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We have had the pleasure of going to Giovanni's, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed and most importantly, the food is excellant - one of the best. We have recommended Giovanni's to many other people and in fact, we only initially went there ourselves due to it being recommended to us. People we have spoken to have travelled quite a distance to eat at this restaurant so that speaks for itself as there is so much competition out there. We will be going back next time we are in Spain. The owner is lovely company making it so much more than just somewhere to eat. This is not a Michelin star restaurant, it is a family run business with emphasis on good food at a reasonable price with a friendly inviting atmosphere and also a good place to make friends. Cannot fault.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ciudad Quesada, Spain
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We were so looking forward to visiting this restaurant, but found it quite disappointing. Although the restaurant was spotlessly clean and well presented, the cuisine can most certainly not be described as Italian - I find Tripadvisor misleading on this point.
We had salad starters which were fine, but my lamb tasted like mutton and there wasn't a lot of it. My husbands steak was ok, but I can only describe the plate presentation as 'pedestrian' - it all looked a bit, well, grey.
Although the welcome was warm, during the meal I did feel that the owner was watching from afar and didn't feel very relaxed. He seemed a little over eager to please almost.
Nothing desperately wrong here, but we won't be rushing back for another visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Excellent food with a friendly host and staff. I have been a chef for over 20 years and the food here is top notch. Before the meal arrives we were given some lovely warm tomato/oregano flavoured bread with plump fresh green olives served with olive oil laced with a little balsamic. It was delicious. Starters we all shared, we had mozzarella deep fried, Caprese salad, and warm garlic bread all of which wouldnt go a miss in any top class London restaurant. Main courses, my daughter had pasta and the rest of us had steaks with dauphinoise pots to die for and salad which was fresh and crisp, you can tell it wasnt pre prepared like in some restaurants. The steak was perfectly cooked and peppercorn sauce was delicious.

  • Visited July 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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Bunclody, Wexford, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and entertaining night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I'll first apologize to John as I said I'd do this review as soon as I got home but our internet is only just back working.

Food was great service like wise. We were welcomed like old friends although this was our first visit. When the meal was finished we joined John- the owner- at the bar where the evening turned into a party. post prandial drinks were liberally supplied many times at john's expense and a great session of music courtesy of you tube. Was more like Dinner at a friends house.

  • Visited July 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“very friendly and welcoming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Visited last night, can't fault the friendliness of the owner and his staff, George is eager to please and makes sure everyone is happy. Large portions, excellent quality, very good wine selection and of a high standard. Try the tiramisu, best ever, you can tell homemade with love. Looking forward to coming again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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