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“If you like east coast style pizza- this is the one for you!”
Review of Giovanni's

Giovanni's
Ranked #275 of 563 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Description: Feast your eyes on our homemade garlic cheese bread, cheesy mozzarella sticks, buffalo style chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and crisp garden salads. Delicious! Sink your fork into homemade specialties like our lasagna, flavor-packed ravioli, and spaghetti. Offering fresh beers on tap, we're happy to fill your cold glass with a frothy brew while you eagerly wait for the arrival of your piping hot thin or thick crust pizza. Feel free to add your favorite toppings and create your own pizza pie with our fresh ingredients, full of taste and joy. The best businesses are run with consistency and quality by passing down only the best recipes and traditions through the family, and that's exactly what we have done here at Giovanni's. Let our Family cook you a great Italian meal or pizza!
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Description: Feast your eyes on our homemade garlic cheese bread, cheesy mozzarella sticks, buffalo style chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and crisp garden salads. Delicious! Sink your fork into homemade specialties like our lasagna, flavor-packed ravioli, and spaghetti. Offering fresh beers on tap, we're happy to fill your cold glass with a frothy brew while you eagerly wait for the arrival of your piping hot thin or thick crust pizza. Feel free to add your favorite toppings and create your own pizza pie with our fresh ingredients, full of taste and joy. The best businesses are run with consistency and quality by passing down only the best recipes and traditions through the family, and that's exactly what we have done here at Giovanni's. Let our Family cook you a great Italian meal or pizza!
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We kept coming back to this place, the pizza is just amazing. I would say it is more east-coast style than Italian style, but after you have one taste you will keep coming back.
The venue is a bit small, with a small bar but it gives it a favorable intimate feel.
If I am in Santa Barbara again, I will go out of my way to visit this place again, oh, and the kids loved this pizza as well!

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I"ve eaten a the carpinteria location many times, have ordered take out from the upper state location. but this time we ordered take out from the mesa location.
We order a large combo and and large hawaiian style .......it was enjoyed by all
no it's not NYC pizza nor chicago style deep dish but they are generous with the toppings and the crust is good, to be honest I"ve been to some of the famous NYC pizza places, although most have been good, a lot of it is hype and usually a long wait to enjoy the hype.
the salads are large enough to share with others and their service is good,
to dine in the places are a mixed bag, typical pizza joint picnic tables, etc.

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Thank rick9cat
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

My son and I had been traveling down the Central Coast of California all the way from San Francisco, through Monterey/Carmel, Big Sur, Cambria, Harmony, Morro Bay and finally ending the road trip in Santa Barbara. On the journey we had been consuming various dishes consisting seafood dishes, Mediterranean cuisine, California healthy menus and a steak or two. We were staying at one of finest luxury hotels, but instead of taking advantage of its five star restaurant on premises, both of us were craving a good ol' fashioned pizza. Jumping in the car, we decided to just drive around until we found a decent looking pizza parlor where we could satisfy our Italian fare quest.

Well we found it on our own, and I'm quite proud of the results of our discovery, Giovanni's of Montecito. Nestled back in a shady spot of a quiet little business/restaurant area, it seemed a perfect spot to kick back with a few cold beers, enjoy a few slices of hot pie, and consider the scenic spots we needed to see before leaving the lovely city of Santa Barbara. After a quick glance at the menu, we decided on the Pizza Supreme, fully loaded with sides. Then we ambled to the outside seating area, drank our beers and enjoyed the weather until our pizza was served piping hot...cooked just right. The toppings were ample and properly dispersed amidst the delicious melted cheese.

It wasn't just our meal that reigned "supreme" that California evening. My son and I were entranced by the beauty of Santa Barbara, the spicy bites of pizza, and the overall ambiance of California that makes travelers like us want to pull up stakes and head west for good...maybe just to get a super special pizza

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Thank jorcsa
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Giovanni's is the only pizza in town that we order to go. The kids also like eating in because there are some video games to play and super balls (and other little chatskies) to buy. The family salads are huge and the baked sandwiches are good if you you are not in the mood for pizza. There is beer on tap and a decent selection of bottles as well. I'm honestly not sure about the wine selection.

If you have small kids, Giovanni's Pizza is a perfect place to visit. The kids can be loud, get pasta, play games, or eat some pizza. The adults can have a beer, relax, and not have to cook. Sometimes life calls for a visit to Giovanni's.

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Best BBQ chicken pizza I have ever had. There is no waitress in this establishment so you have to listen for your order when it is complete. Other then that it was a great meal.

Thank pongerson17
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