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Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After an absence of some time, it was great to return and find that this quality restaurant was still up there as one of the best. Amazingly 2 waiters and the owner enquired whether I would be having my usual customised dish! In the event I went for the seafood Risotto. This really is a wow dish! Add in the... More 

Thank DFK2013
Somerset West, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always good value for good food. Waitrons helpful and attentive. For those who like it the liver and bacon is the best I have ever eaten. Great value for money

Thank linyanti2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my word. This restaurant makes my heart beat faster. Every meal perfection. A glorious feast of delicious scrumptious tastes. Grilled Calamari tubes in parsley and lemon butter with a little bite of chilli perhaps.. chicken livers in a gorgeous tomato and onion sauce that may have been cooked up by a little Italian lady in a chicken from Sicily.... More 

Thank michelle s
Somerset West, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner tonight at Giovannis. The starters were delicious and the mains were so yummy and filling (excited for my seconds tomorrow, thanks to the great portion size) I really felt wonderful and special when a huge cake came out of the kitchen with all the staff singing me a happy birthday. What a wonderful experience. Thank you

Thank Danielle S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shivas you guys are the best by far. Youve just got a customer for life. The best cheese cake and when i tasted the crembrule i wanted to cry word to the chef

Thank Garth C
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good and has flavor which makes the most important part of going out worth it's money, I was however not to happy with the service as a number of times we had to attract the waiter to arrange something. I sat with my empty plate for 10 mins infront of me while the rest of the tables cutlery... More 

1 Thank 564joshj
Strand, South Africa
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food and ambience. Bit pricey compared to other Italian restaurants. But food and service is very good.

1 Thank GSaldanha
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can understand why Cucina di Giovanni is fully booked every day. The food is excellent, the service is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent and everyone leaving the restaurant will come back within the next week. By far the number ONE restaurant in the whole Helderberg!

Thank Gerhard B
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Book early, it's always full. You want to sit inside. Good vibe, family oriented venue, amazing pasta, friendly service. It's an intimate environment.

Thank tanyam99
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food followed by warm and friendly service. I can highly recommend this as good eat out. Warm cosy and great atmosphere

Thank 414shawna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $13
Italian, Pizza, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood
Brunch, 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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +27218500616
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.

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