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Giovanni's Italian

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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42490 US Highway 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150-7682
(256) 208-0351
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sylacauga, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been a fan of their pizza for years - recently had the Sunday buffet for the first time - AMAZING! In addition to regular Italian buffet items (which included their famous meatballs) they had two carving stations - pork roast with a Marsala wine reduction and a perfect prime rib with all the fixings. Reminded us of our favorite little... More 

Thank freethehops
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday afternoon with family after church. Food was delicious and service excellent!!!! Will definitely return.

Thank 244daphnep
Panama City Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza here used to be fantastic. Now it is average and isnt very tasty or authentic. The other items on the menu are not that great either. Cheese sticks were cold in the center. Sketti is bland.

Thank meanpeace
Haleyville, Alabama, United States
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to eat here when we are passing through which is never often enough! We have liked everything we have tried!

Thank Tabatha S
Hamilton, Alabama
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Just passing through and had never stopped. Glad we did!!! Food was great, service was great. This place is also very clean. The food is as good or better as you will find anywhere in bham.

Thank aubie1999
Sylacauga, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Good variety on the menu. I've always liked everything I've ordered. The owner's often walk the floor making sure all the customers are happy. Sunday has an awesome Buffett choice, nice atmosphere and many food choices. Great Italian wedding soup! Great Pizza! Yummy Baked Ziti and Lasagna. Good atmosphere for business, as well as, personal luncheons.

Thank 519cherylw
Anniston, Alabama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great food, friendly and warm atmosphere! We are treated like Bonnie & Joe's family! It feels like we are eating at the family dinner table. I love the pasta, pizza, wings, cupcakes and the pretty, red, sweet watermelon! Bonnie and Joe are amazing owners with BIG hearts who LOVE people! Their staff and cook/chef also are friendly and nice. My... More 

Thank kturner100
Goodwater, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I attend church with Bonnie and Joe, and often eat at their restaurant after church. The food there is delicious and abundant! Very clean,very friendly,very satisfying! I highly recommend you stop in,you will not be disappointed😄

Thank 122164
Clanton, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We live 45 miles from the restaurant, but travel to eat at this here, even though we have an Italian restaurant in our town, because the food and the service is unbelievable. I would recommend this to anyone in the greater Birmingham area.

Thank billhamby
Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stopped in for Sunday lunch yesterday after finding it ranked 2nd on Trip Advisor. All five of us were pleasantly surprised! We love Italian food and it was delicious! Three of our party got the buffet and loved it. It was loaded with not only Italian food but pulled pork and vegetables. The desserts were fabulous! My husband and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42490 US Highway 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150-7682
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Sylacauga
  • Phone Number: (256) 208-0351

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