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“A special dinner place!”

Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fine Italian cuisine in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Giovanni's provides an elegant and delicious Italian dining experience 6 evenings per week. Reservations strongly recommended. Patio open in summer. Everything from pastas, to steak, seafood, chicken, veal, lamb, and gluten-free options. Extensive wine list. Open from 5 pm - 9 pm. Lounge open at 12 pm for lunch.
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A special dinner place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Giovanni's has incredible food- you smell the tasty aromas when you walk in the door!
We like to celebrate special occasions here!
If you like Italian or seafood, make a reservation!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Moonbeams7
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Victoria, B.C.
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“An unexpected find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

To discover a restaurant with truly European feel in little Qualicum was a surprise. The room has a pleasant ambiance and the table setting is just right. Service was excellent by a waiter determined to please his clientele. The food was prepared to perfection, as was the presentation. Even though it was mid-week, the place was filled to capacity by about 6 pm. Yes, we will return every time we're in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank eddyVictoria_B_C_
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Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Special dinner for my birthday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Nice and classy. Food was served very hot, which is always good. Seafood pasta plate - linguini pescadore - is recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Peter A
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Parksville, Canada
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fine dining, delicious well-presented food, attentive service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Having lived in the area for 5 years we were treated to a dinner at Giovanni's. In my experience, there is nothing that can compare with this restaurant in the Qualicum Beach area. Our party's dining choices were lamb, seafood fettuccine with lobster tails, and a gluten-free pasta dish made to order. For those special occasions, Giovanni's is the restaurant in Qualicum Beach.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Terry D
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, service, ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Once again I was impressed by the service, the food, the selection, the presentation and wonderful dining experience at Giovanni's.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Evelyn S
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