This is my second review of Giovanni's and it is with regret that I have to change my review from excellent to average. Giovanni's was my families' favourite restaurant but standards are definitely slipping. We visited Giovanni's with family in January and were not impressed but thought that it was due to the holiday season. However, we went back 2 nights ago and were disappointed again. The reasons for this is as follows: Firstly our waiter: he was quite a bit older than the other waiters and very unfriendly and inefficient. We constantly had to ask for basic things like wine glasses, he got my son's drinks order wrong (he brought grapetiser instead of grape fanta), etc etc.
Secondly, two of us ordered the legendary Don Pizza with all the meats that you can think of on it. It came without fillet!!!! When we mentioned this our waiter just said it was supposed to have fillet and then did nothing about it.
Third, the other two of our party ordered the fantastic Mike's Special seafood pasta. The prawns were floury - which means they were frozen. This is unacceptable for a pasta that costs R95.
Fourth: There is no dessert menu - which is fine because normally the waiter tells you what is available. Not our waiter though. He left off most of the available desserts and we had to ask if the Chocolate Volcanos were available.
We really should have complained on the night, but then one's evening becomes so unpleasant and leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
We are very disappointed that our favourite restaurant now leaves a lot to be disired. When one is left with a bill of R800 at the end of an average dining experience, one will think twice before doing it again. Such a pity!!!
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