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35 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1RX, England
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (32 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1RX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have visited Italy three times and can safely say that the food was just as good! We had garlic pizza bread to start and pizzas for the main. The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was relaxed. Would definitely...More

Thank emmacbretland
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here for an anniversary meal. The place was nice and it was quite busy. We were hoping for a nice quiet meal before the cinema but there was a very loud crowd in here that were swearing and shouting which made the dining experience...More

Thank melissa b
Reviewed 1 week ago

9pm was obviously a little late for eating out in Barnstaple.Other restaurants told us their kitchen was closed so we were happy to get a table at Giovanni's. The staff was professionally friendly though not overly attentive. We didn't want to eat much so we...More

Thank TiedoS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Proper pizzas made the Italian way! Looks nothing like the usual pizza chains. It is obvious the base is hand made and the toppings are as traditional as they can be. Once you have tried these anything else is a distant 2nd!

2  Thank st c
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited with a large group of 10. Food was not best quality. Steaks not cooked as requested and poor cuts - very fatty. Risotto tasteless, vegetables cold. Staff could not answer queries as they could not speak English, so all queries / questions had to...More

Thank emwar68
giovannisdevon, Manager at Giovanni's, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

I never normally respond to reviews of this kind however I feel this time I must. I would like to address the fact that we had a number of complaints from other customers this particular evening regarding your group being drunk, loud and disturbing throughout...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews were a little nervous of going but thought we would see for ourselves. The food was good honest Italian style. The portions were more than adequate. Had a nice evening and would recommend. Was the best Italian we found in the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Went to eat with a large party of friends. The quality of the food was not great at all, and the standard of cooking was just not upto scratch. I dread to think what Gordon Ramsey would say. Some of the complaints were:- Fillet steak...More

Thank Isgoodereinit
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We had been looking for an italian restaurant and came across Giovanni's so thought we would give it a try - sorry to say it was a very dismal experience from the indifferent attitude of the staff to the limited menu and the quality and...More

Thank simon y
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Went recently for family birthday meal. Staff friendly enough but 'rushed' from start to finish and it wasn't busy. Staff member stood over our shoulders at top steps so was listening and watching every move. In fact I took last piece garlic bread and as...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Went here recently for family anniversary & couldn't believe how quickly we were in & out. Staff were pleasant but service was very rushed. Our starter plates were collected before one of our party had finished & same with main course. Although we all had...More

1  Thank thursdaygirls
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Response from giovannisdevon | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
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