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“old time favorite” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Giovanni's

Giovanni's
520 E Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
703 777 8440
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Ranked #31 of 178 Restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: Pizza
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Lovettsville, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“old time favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

About the only thing I care for here is the steak and cheese, although I do not think it is the best. If you ever go to LaVilla Roma up the street about a mile, that is a steak and cheese and pizza at Giovanni's is average, not like LaVilla Roma.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good service; decent pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I'm from the Northeast and hence, a pizza snob. Yes, I admit it. So I'm always hesitant to have pizza other than in my home state. That said, this place billed itself as NY pizza and it wasn't that bad. It wasn't NYC pizza but it wasn't awful either. The sauce was good but the crust was too doughy (and we ordered the thin crust supposedly). Other than that, I'd probably go here again if I was in the area. Our waitress was great and it was a good place to take family. The prices were pretty good too.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Virginnie
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“No herbs/spices in their food? How could it be good Italian?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Giovanni's is located in a large strip mall on the main street in Leesburg. It seemed to be very busy and people were coming out with leftovers. We decided to give it a try.
It is definitely a large pizzaria with Italian entrees on the menu. We, unfortunately, ordered the entrees. Eggplant parmigiana and gnocchi with chicken.
Our server was very pleasant. Salad was a huge bowl of chopped iceberg lettuce with slices of tomato and cucumber - huge being the operative word here. Dressing is served on the side. Dinners were bland, tasteless, void of any garlic, oregano, basil, or anything else that would have made an Italian sauce or flavor - totally amazing to us. How can you botch up tomato sauce and eggplant parm? To be fair, the pizzas being served looked good - but I keep wondering if they would use the same sauce in those, too? Whatever the case, we won't be finding out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad Service Average Pizza”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stay away, the place is chaos and mayhem. Never received silver ware for our food. Had to get it ourselves, lost our drink order and had to get our own menus! Hot building, drinks came during our meal. We even had to get our own take out box. Many people complained and only got excuses. It was my sons birthday. Cheap food but unclean and un professional atmosphere.

Michelle
Leesburg, VA

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A nice place to eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stopped in for a light meal after an afternoon of winery hopping. It's a typical pizzeria with an expanded menu of dinners, sandwiches, and salads. We ordered a slice of pizza and a grilled chicken margarita sandwich. Nothing spectacular, but they were decent.

Visited April 2013
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