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“There is such a thing as spices, but not here”

Giovanni's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Essex, Canada
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“There is such a thing as spices, but not here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Service was good. Had the rack of lamb which was cooked perfectly but no salt or pepper. Vegetables steamed no spices. My wife had the veal parmason with the same vegetables non spiced. Pasta again non spiced. Perfect for people that are looking for bland food. Would not go here again. North 82 is we're to go if you like tasty food.

Visited September 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed at the Fairfield Inn and Suites and asked for restaurant suggestions at the front desk. The Lady at the desk suggested Giovanni's and gave us a voucher for a free appetizer. We walked to the restaurant (3 minutes) and sat down to a delicious home style italian dinner. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful and the service was excellent. We don't go to restaurants for 'fast' food, and appreciated the time taken to prepare our food. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Toronto
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Go with everyone else, food was alright but service was slow”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were hungry after a long day and this place was recommended by friends. The waiter (looked just like Elvis) was trying but we just didn't get the wow from what we thought would be good Italian food. I hope his impressions are better than the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Our trip to the Soo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Food was good. Service was excellent....A little pricey though.I still do not like it when they add the 15% automatically into the bill for gratuities.

  • Visited September 2013
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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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155 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Food OK, Service not so good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Server seemed stressed out, service was slow. At one point, my son requested a coke refill, and obviously waitress forgot. When we reminded her several minutes later, she snapped back that it's extra cost. Maybe that's a Canadian thing, I grew up in Canada but can't remember. While the food was OK, overall, not a memorable meal and certainly not memorable service.

Visited August 2013
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