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Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 850 0616
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Going to Giovannis is fantastic as you will always have a fantastic meal that is truly value. The service is also top class. You feel like you are having a family meal at home and always leave feeling special. Highly recommended.

Thank grant12345800
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had pasta (was quite good, rather 4/5) and shrimp risotto which was not good at all: shrimps tasted of nothing basically and the risotto rice (if it was really risotto rice) was not sticky, but swimming in a white wine cream sauce. Big Portion, but not quality-wise what I would expect. Quite noisy as well as there are many... More 

Thank Martin B
Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorites. Love the relaxed atmosphere and the well skilled waiters. Management is usually very visible. Excellent Italian plus generous menu of choice with superb wines offered.

Thank nikkibarronv
Cape Town
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

With just one slip up on a tasteless calamari the main courses were excellent and service swift and friendly

Thank Tripper032
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Giovanni is rightly well known in Somerset West. Reservation is wise as it is always busy. Swift and friendly service. Elaborate menu including simple and more sophisticated dishes. Prices are a little above average but acceptable for the area. Nice winelist, also somewhat above average prices. The waiters are very professional and corteous. Athmosphere is informal and very relaxed, however... More 

Thank Peter M
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and booked outside as it can be a little noisy the staff are great and very helpful. A very busy restaurant. The menus is the same as usual but a good range of food to suite everyone service first class good food we will be going back

Thank Charles H
Charenton-le-Pont, France
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been invited by my friends to Giovanni and it has been a good surprise !! Pastas are excellent .So we came back for enjoying pizzas . The wine list is varied with excellent vineyards And the waiters smiling and ready to please you

Thank jacqueline R
Somerset West, South Africa
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not 5* dining in the Michelin sense, but it was an excellent dining experience! We had a very good, and large, avo and bacon salad to share for starters, it was well-dressed, with croutons, mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, olives - just delicious! I had the prawn and calamari pasta, which is served in a pan, for you to... More 

Thank Stephen D
Somerset West, South Africa
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im am almost too afraid to give the review because the restaurant is too busy as it is, but it is one of our favorites. The place to go on a nice summer evening if you want pizza. Great food and great value for money. Good service

Thank Je9920
Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy family dinners here on at least 2 occasions each year when we visit Cape Town, in fact we would go more often if it wasn't so far (35 minutes drive) from Cape Town where we stay. The road is not great at night hence we go for lunch rather than dinner. The restaurant is located in the lovely... More 

Thank richard_s_NZ

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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
Average prices
$8 - $13
Italian, Pizza, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 850 0616
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?