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Giovanni's Italian

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42490 Hwy 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150
+1 256-208-0351
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Woodstock, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Michele B
Incline Village, Nevada
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank 244daphnep
Sylacauga, Alabama
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 October 16, 2016 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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

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