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Giovanni's

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5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
805-684-8288
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Greasy, undercooked. We took napkins and soaked up greas and saturated over 20 napkins for 5 pieces of pizza. Plates were filled with grease. Got empty plates and put slices on them to remove the grease on each plate. Cut the outer crust off of each and was able to eat some of that. Left all five uneaten. Brought attention... More 

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Thank frankcee
La Crescenta, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place was great for casual dining with the kids. You order your food at the counter and then find a seat. Lots of comfy booths, plus outdoor patio dining. the pizza was very good. We ordered pepperoni and a Hawaiian. they have a few beers on tap. there is a large TV in the dining area, and a small... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We went to Carpinteria recently - British family of four - the service was friendly and the food absolutely fabulous. The Toscana salad I am still going on and on about...thank you

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a self service type venue with seating or take away options. We ordered a 12" pizza and salad to share between the two of us. The pizza was excellent, the best we had sampled in a long time. However, our eyes were somewhat bigger than our bellies and could hardly move after our meal. The bottom line here... More 

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Thank LovetheSummer5
Putney, Vermont
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Good crust cooked to perfection - light and airy with an exterior crunch! Sauce tastes homemade. Decent amount of toppings with great coverage. A bit too cheesy for my taste but it's totally worth it!

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Thank Rebecca C
Long Beach, CA
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

So 10 or so years ago my brother stopped here on our way home from Carmel. He ordered their turkey breast sandwich and sausage pizza. My mouth is watering right now. The bread they use, or rather the bun they use is lighter than air. They marinate tomatoes, red onions, romaine in their Italian vinegarette and put that in the... More 

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Thank Chloemoey
Surrey, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

First of all let me warn you; this is a take-out restaurant. Yes, there is a sitting area, but you order your food at a counter, you pour your own drink, and you go up to get your food and bring it to your table. There are no servers, and no service beyond the counter. You will be hard-pressed to... More 

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Thank louiesowner
Pomona, California, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for a casual dinner. We wanted pasta which they offered. I had ravioli with marinara sauce and my wife had lasagna. Both were happy with our meals. Nothing fancy, but enjoyable. Seems like a favorite for locals, most ordering to go orders. Most people seemed to be ordering pizza, which we will try on... More 

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Thank Jerry P
Claremont, California, United States
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have eaten here for the last 5 years with a large group of kids participating in the Avon Breast Cancer walk. They are always able to accommodate our group of 20. The pizza , salad and wings are a hit with this crowd. There has often been a small band playing on the patio. The prices are very reasonable.

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Thank Diana H
Oxnard, California
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87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Theirs a small arcade there. Parking was easy to find. Menu kinda basic. Dining area inside is outdated, but the patio was nicer. I ordered and antipasto salad and it was big and delicious! Also the pizza was good, w a lot of cheese! Ordered a beer. Service was decent. Would definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5003 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-8288

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