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“Amazing breakfast calzone and coffee!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Giovane

Giovane
Ranked #235 of 3,511 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: Cafe, Italian, Canadian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Italian-inspired giovane café + winebar celebrates la dolce vita from morning until night. By day, guests sip exquisite coffee while tucking into bellissimo breakfasts, signature sugar buns and house-baked pastries, along with authentic paninis and pizzas. At night, the bustling café transforms into an all-Italian winebar, where diners linger over premium pasta, salumi and formaggio plates. the market, giovane’s newly added gourmet food destination, offers a carefully curated offering of luxurious prepared meals, high-end food products and exclusive gifts.
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing breakfast calzone and coffee!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Great place for breakfast with sweet & savoury options. Breakfast calzone was fresh and very tasty. Coffee with well above the bar. They sell their own beans. Will go back for cakes as they all like works of art but too full from brekkie at the mo!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank kodama
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English first
Turner Valley, Canada
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Experience -Wine Bar and menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We had a long day in Vancouver and didn't really want a heavy meal. We sat down as the Wine Bar was not playing load music. George was our server and he knew his menu, and the wine to go with it. We put our dinner in his hands. He recommended the wine and the mushroom sauce, chesses and the fresh meat with bread. The dessert was the finishing touches. We were thrilled with our evening of different foods that normally we would have not tried. Thanks again George for you great services and recommendations. We will be going again before we leave on this trip.

Visited June 2013
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Nanaimo
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good for Quick Lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Fast service, healthy fare. Reasonable prices. Would like to see more tables rather than low, but fashionable, low ones that are more suited to the wine bar aspect than a luncheon plate. Yes, I would go there again.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank NoliesNanaimo
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Phoenix, Arizona
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had a light lunch and several stops for coffee at Giovane Café in the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The food and coffee were great. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kilgore_Trout_88
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Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We wanted to eat at the lobby bar (we were staying at the hotel) but we were told they were full and were sent over to Giovane which would have been fine but I have a pine nut allergy and when I asked if they could make me a Panini fresh to avoid cross contamination, I was told No. I asked them to confirm that the pesto had pine nuts, they confirmed it as a yes.
So I told them that we were hungry after just arriving at the hotel and asked what can I order to eat then that would be safe ... get this answer; I was told they couldn't accommodate me with anything! My hubby and son ordered their meals which they told me was so so. HMMM. Not a good start. I had to order from the lobby lounge in eat in the café. It took forever for the girl at the cash register to ring it in as she didn't know how. My bill was 54.00 for one sushi roll, one bowl of bland miso soup, two Panini's and one pop. Another 15.00 for 3 coffee's. The chef came by later telling me, he could make sure I get a lunch the next day and that my allergy could be accommodated with advanced notice, he was really nice but this was too late for today.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank vernonite2059
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FairmontPacificRim, Director of Food & Beverage at Giovane, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review; we sincerely appreciate it. We are disappointed that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please note we have followed up with our team to ensure we are maintaining consistency with our high level of service and the ordering process. I would invite you to contact me directly at mark.steenge@fairmont.com to discuss your experience in further detail. I certainly hope for the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Mark Steenge
Director of Food & Beverage
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