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Giovane

#263 of 2,833 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Downtown
Cafe, Italian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
+1 604-695-5501
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled into thinking that Giovane is your typical hotel cafe/tourist trap, because it's so much more. We went there for breakfast and had the tomato bruschetta and the banana coconut latte. Both were amazing! The tomatoes in the bruschetta were just as sweet and tasty as tomatoes I've eaten in Italy! Everything was so good that we went... More 

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Thank grkqt82
Edmonton, Canada
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319 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and came here for lunch. It is a great spot for casual dining - breakfast or lunch. Service was very good - friendly, attentive, efficient. My pulled chicken panini was grilled to perfection - served hot and crunchy with lots of chicken and cheese filling. Came with a green salad that had a... More 

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Thank IzzyEdmonton
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at giovane café + eatery + market. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our salads, sandwiches and the Bolognese pasta, and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very short menu but everything we tried --- pizza, pasta, salads --- was deftly executed and delicious. Great serving staff too.

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Thank ajyoga
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind compliments with us on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to read your comments and hear that you really enjoyed our great service and delicious food offerings. We would love to welcome you back to enjoy the giovane café + eatery + market in the near future. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 12, and showed up without warning. The staff was friendly and attentive, seemingly unfazed by the impromptu party. The food was beautifully presented and hot, and so very delicious. Highly recommend.

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Thank Noah S
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Noah, We are so thrilled to hear you found our staff and service in giovane café + eatery + market to exceed your expectations as we pride ourselves in our service excellence. We hope we can welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We come to Giovane for business meetings and it is always exactly where we need to be. Modern and bright, it makes a wonderful met up place and the coffees and pastries are out of this world. Even more lovely? My first date with my fiancé was here, for a quick evening coffee after a dinner. Always such a fond... More 

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Thank Beth T
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for breakfast one morning and the next day for lunch. Very popular place, clean, trendy, great food options, great service and excellent coffee. A real buzz in this cafe, I discovered it too late, I would definitely go here every day.

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Thank Christine B
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Christine, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at giovane café + eatery + market. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our Stumptown Coffee, food options and the customer service offered by our team. We hope we can welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Anytime you are within a block from a cruise terminal or train station, expectations are modest. Giovane has a buzzy feel with casual business conversations (no suits) plus mums and babes. The coffee was very good. That was a highlight. The food was decent. Eggs were ok, gluten free bread very good, but this isn't the breakfast/brunch to make you... More 

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Thank Solly1967
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind compliments with us. We are pleased to hear that you consistently enjoy our Stumptown Coffee and find our breakfast and brunch offerings to be filling and to your liking. We would love to welcome you back to enjoy giovane café + eatery + market in the near future. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager,... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Good, friendly and prompt service mark out this cafe. Had the pizza on a cold day. The pepperoni is recommended; plenty of cheese on a thin crust

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Great place for a casual coffee, breakfast, lunch or snacks. Excellent pastries and Panini's. Great location in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.

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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Perfect breakfast, super food, super place, super service ...what else ??? I Highly recommand, I usually take the toscano bruschetta. ..soooo tasty !!!

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Thank Bedouia
FairmontPacificRim, Manager at Giovane, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at giovane café + eatery + market. We are glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our tuscano bruschetta, and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Mitchelle Francisco Manager, giovane café Fairmont Pacific Rim More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $33
Cuisine
Cafe, Italian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-695-5501
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.