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3020 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
+1 805-682-3621
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse and I went to this place last night. We waited at least 40 minutes for the pizza. When they finally called our name and we got it, it wasn't hot and the ingredients were inferior. The onions and bell pepper tasted as if they'd been sitting out for a week, and the meat was practically tasteless as well.... More 

Thank S.C. B
Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Giovannis for lunch. The pizza was great! We had Canadian bacon and pineapple. Perfect. Had an antipasto salad which was also tasty. Not the greatest decor or ambiance.

Thank jenandgary
Iselin, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Nice menu and 3 pizza sizes. Went for Thursday night dinner which was very relaxed...order, pick-up and eat in. They are well known in the neighborhood. We enjoyed it.

Thank GTOtr
Seven Hills, Ohio
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We got a pizza, a side of the meatballs and italian sausages. All of our food was awesome and reasonably-priced.

Thank Gretchen M
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Sounds like you ordered a perfectly balanced spread, Gretchen! A complete value-for-money experience is all you deserve, so it's a complete pleasure to know you feel you got that with us. We can't wait to see you again! Best, Debbie and Danny More 

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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

An average pizza place with average pizza, and a little below average service and cleanliness. The pizza tasted good and fresh, but it was unevenly cooked. The oven must have a few hot spots?

1 Thank Porsche989
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

So sorry for falling short of your expectations -- you definitely should have enjoyed some five-star pizza with us. It's disappointing to know we dropped the ball, and we'd like nothing more than to prove to you that you caught us on a rare off-day. Thank you for reaching out, Debbie and Danny More 

Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Skip Pizza Hut and Rusty's pizza, Giovanni's on the Mesa or Montecito get my vote for great old fashioned pizza. My favorite is the combination with fresh garlic added. Always consistently delicious!

Thank Terri D
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Terri, thank you for your vote -- it makes me a very happy guy! Nothing beats knowing you think of our pizzas as consistently delicious. I can't wait to invite you back over for that Combination you love so much (with the fresh garlic, of course). Kindest regards, Garrett More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I had a personal pizza, which had 6 sizable pieces all for $7. The pizza tasted great and was made in front of me. This was definitely a treat for me to find, and I'll be back!

Thank Gulielmus4
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ordered the Giovanni's Special pizza. Delicious. Good customer service. Convenient. We will be back soon!

Thank maileann
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Great choice going with the Special -- we're so glad you had such a great experience with us! Can't wait to welcome you back. -Deborah and Danny More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The staff here are friendly and always happy great pizza and pasta salads are awesome! We never leave hungry! Like watching the games here good place for kids also

Thank Sharon F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They make really good pizzas here. There is some kind of self service: you have to order at a desk and when your number is anounced, you have to pick it up at the same desk. Sizes are very good, you don't have to leave the table hungry. The furniture and ambiance is simple but cozy. I think it's a... More 

Thank flouri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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: 3020 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-3621
Feast your eyes on our homemade garlic cheese bread, cheesy mozzarella sticks, buffalo style chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and crisp garden salads. Delicious! Sink your fork into homemade specialties like our lasagna, flavor-packed ravioli, and spaghetti. Offering fresh beers on tap, we're happy to fill your cold glass with a frothy brew while you eagerly wait for the arrival of your piping hot thin or thick crust pizza. Feel free to add your favorite toppings and create your own pizza pie with our fresh ingredients, full of taste and joy. The best businesses are run with consistency and quality by passing down only the best recipes and traditions through the family, and that's exactly what we have done here at Giovanni's. Let our Family cook you a great Italian meal or pizza!

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