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“Good Pizza, Beer selection”

Giovanni's Brickoven Pizzeria
Ranked #25 of 88 Restaurants in Glastonbury
Cuisines: Pizza
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Manchester, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good Pizza, Beer selection”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I've been to Giovanni's many times. Their pizza is the best in Glastonbury (although Luna's across the street is also very good, and does delivery!), and while the rest of their food is only so-so, this is known as a pizza place and it's what they're good at. A bonus is lots of outdoor seating in the summer and a friendly wait staff! My favorite is their buffalo chicken pizza and the apple walnut salad, but you really can't go wrong with any pizza here. Prices are fair and the atmosphere is casual.

  • Visited January 2013
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CT
Level 6 Contributor
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“Give it a chance”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We went here on a Friday night with some friends and were told there was a waiting time of 25 minutes. At first sight all we could see was the front part with perhaps 5 tables, near the front door and lots of take out so not very quiet or warm. We were about to leave when our name got called and we were taken to a back room with quite a few tables. I think people have to be told up front that there is a whole section in the back of the restaurant or be initially disappointed at first with the seating. The service was attentive and very good. We started off with the nachos with chicken and we all loved them, a large portion and extremely tasty. The 2 small pizzas Hawaiian and pesto chicken were very good also. The beer selection very good. So all in all a place we will come back to.

  • Visited January 2013
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Manlius, New York
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A beloved family pizza place”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We go to Giovanni's from time to time, and we find always a friendly atmosphere and lots of families with kids enjoying thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients. For adults, the beer selection is remarkable. Where else can you find German weissbier, or Hawaian peach beer? Our dinner last night was great. We got a very large pizza with fresh veggies, the kids two delicious cheeseburgers. The waiting staff was friendly and attentive. A groupon at $10 for $20 of pizza helped with the bill!

  • Visited December 2012
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very nice family restaurant”
Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Overall I enjoy Giovanni's. Friendly staff and tasty food. At times the pizza can be salty, particularly the smaller plain pizzas. But the toppings appear to be very fresh, the burgers are actually REALLY good, and the atmosphere, while loud, is good for families.

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“Went to a pizza joint for a fantastic gourmet burger”
Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

good family atmosphere. Owner tries to get people in his restaurant with live music and events. I think his food speaks for itself . Good food like this and people will come. Superb burgers pizza grinders salads beer and wine try it

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