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“Deeelicious and delightful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giovanni's

Giovanni's
Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West, South Africa
+27218500616
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Deeelicious and delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our experience at Giovanni's was so incredible it's hard to find the words to Review without sounding too cheesy. But it was really brilliant! We took my boyfriend's Mom for lunch there and it was the best decision - the service was attentive and knowledgeable, the food was completely delicious and prepared just like the best kind of home cooked meal, with loving care. Peter, the Manager, made absolutely sure that we had everything we needed before we even thought we needed it, and his careful management of his restaurant is passionate and genuine. This means the service of the staff is equally attentive. Anyone going anywhere near Somerset West should absolutely go there, it's a wonderful experience! Highly recommended

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food and just a walk from the Lord Charles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

One does not have to pay for transport to reach Giovanni's. It looks like a simple restaurant but it is a nice experience. Steaks are great and they do come with a variety of vegetables. :)

Visited October 2012
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Centurion, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Appearance but Very Good to Bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We dined at Giovanni's twice before and were very satisfied with the service and cuisine.
The restaurant is somewhat cramped and tables for two are small, though.
We returned again but when ordering the lamb specialty, on their overhead board, we were told it was out of stock. I then opted for the chicken thighs and was also told they were "out of stock" There was no visible presence of Management.
I e-mailed the owner but did not receive a reply.
We have never returned there.
John and Alicia.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset West, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly service, consistently good meals.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I have eaten at Cucina di Giovanni several times. Every time i have eaten something different, and each meal was hearty and delicious. Definitely of the best service in Somerset West - warm, knowledgeable and accommodating staff - waiters, management and owners.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Real nice hot food and cold drinks. The cup of coffee facing the Main rd. is a nice way to start a day in Green Point.

Visited October 2012
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