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Giovanni's Italian

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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42490 Hwy 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150
+1 256-208-0351
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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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are regulars. The food is great authentic Italian with a fantastic family running it. We had our annual company Christmas party here buffet style and was fantastic. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants great Italian food at a fair price.

Thank terry r
Childersburg, Alabama, United States
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, Son and I had an excellent meal, they both had an off menu item, Italian Sausage with Mushrooms and Penne Pasta with alfredo sauce. I had the Spaghetti and Meatballs with an extra serving of the Itailan Sausage with their red sauce. This was an excellent Spaghetti meal. Huge servings allowed each of us to take home plates... More 

1 Thank Mark H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i chose this place for our get together because it was located convienently for the many family groups coming. We had about 28 people ranging from middle age to 3 months. Most of the group members ordered off the fantastic buffet while a few ordered off the menu. The wait staff was very friendly and kept our drink orders filled... More 

1 Thank Sherrie W
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we visited here was about yr and half ago. We enjoyed the visit so much. The owner and his wife were such great hostess. The wait staff is very friendly and we felt like part of the family. The food is amazing...hear me when I say AMAZING!! Must try the brushetta. We had a meatball calzone, baked ziti,... More 

Thank texaswoods
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here dozens of times both at this location and the original one. Have had a little bit of everything. Of particular note are the wings on the buffet. I don't normally get them but they are great. I usually order a sub sandwich and they are quite good. But the real standout to me since the management suggested... More 

Thank laveklopopack
Delta Al
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We visit on Sunday for lunch when they have the buffet It was wonderful so much food and great service They have salad and a carving station as well as the hot bar and great desserts

Thank karenhG3894AV
Sylacauga, Alabama
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Go on Sunday for lunch. The owner is there carving the meat and he will probably beat you to your table with some wings or something to tide you over while you look at the menu. My son always orders the buffet and sometimes I do as well. I really love their shrimp alfredo pizza from the menu, as well... More 

1 Thank kimberlyp132016
Woodstock, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Visiting relatives and we all went to Giovanni's Italian. Nicest, most attentive staff I have ever seen! Service was that of a 5 star restaurant. Food was excellent. Buffet was very inexpensive and food was delicious! I never write reviews, but this place exceeded my expectations. Wish I lived closer, I would eat there every day.

1 Thank Michele B
Incline Village, Nevada
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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Parking is sufficient with good lighting. Greeting was professional and friendly. The property is clean and well maintained. The menu is varied. Pricing is reasonable. The service was very good. The food was fresh with distinct flavors. Presentation was adequate. Negative was eggplant was salty. Worth the stop.

Thank Edward S
Sylacauga, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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 Hwy 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Sylacauga
  • Phone Number: +1 256-208-0351

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