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“Great food”

Giovanni's Ristorante
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

It's a great place to eat, the portions are huge!!! The food is wonderful I've never had a bad meal. The staff is very friendly and attentive. If you haven't tried this place I suggest you try it.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Good tasty Italian food (very good red sauce) with nice sized portions. Service is a hit and miss especially if it gets crowded.

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you go for lunch you will be surprised by the size of the plates that you receive.Even for lunch if you have a slice of pizza it is enough for a grown man.If you go for dinner the plates are HUGE.you can have enough for 2 meals without a doubt.Right now for lunch because of summer they have house wine 2 for 1:))I have never been disappointed with anything here.

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Reviewed May 9, 2012

On a recent trip to the palm beaches, we were in search of some good italian... and found it at Giovanni's Ristorante in Palm Beach Gardens. Raised in an Italian household, nonna would be proud to eat here!!

Don't let the strip mall locale next to the Home Depot fool you, this place is a diamond in the rough. It's a small joint, maybe 15-18 total tables...they do a good lunch and takeout business too, but the sit-down meal was excellent, hot and fresh and well-flavored, with good service and fantastic portions for a respectable price....

Menu is classical Italian -- typical apps, salads, fish, chicken, veal, beef and pasta dishes, all reasonably priced from $8-12 for apps and $12-20 for entree, inclusive of dinner salad....Being in this part of Florida, there's a definite "early-bird" crowd but we were seated promptly when we arrived at 6:45pm and slowly watched the place empty over the next 1/2 hour of those diners who arrived at 5pm...we could tell all of the food was plentiful as everyone walked out with doggie-bags and smiles on their faces...

We skipped the appetizers, which appeared large in size, and went right to the entrees. We both received a basic garden salad with an excellent house balsamic vinegrette and home-made garlic knots and hot bread which could have easily been the beginning and end of the meal!!

Our waitress was quick and attentive, and our meals were under our noses a short time later -- my wife had a chicken marsala with eggplant, mushrooms and mozzarella dish that had incredible flavors of both the marsala, the mushrooms and the eggplant with each bite, while the chicken was seasoned and panfried to perfection...I enjoyed the calamari fra-diavalo over linguine which was cooked perfectly... just the right amount of heat in the pomodoro sauce and the calamari were very tender and not at all overcooked like calamari can be at times...

After filling our take-home containers, we skipped the coffee and dessert, but noted the restaurant was now back to being full again as we walked out the door...Next time we're in the palm beach area, we'll be sure to visit again...

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Giovanni's is a family owned restaurant in a strip mall in Palm Beach Gardens that consistently serves excellent food. There is no ambience to speak of but the service is friendly and efficient and we have never had a bad meal there. The fare is standard Italian-American but very well prepared. It has become our "go-to" restaurant for casual Italian dining.

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