My Parents moved to Somerset West just over a year ago and after visiting Giovanni's once continued to return time and time again. I recently accompanied them for the first time and it was clear why they loved the place so much! The staff were amazingly friendly and professional and knew exactly how to make you feel comfortable and welcome and were also able to advise brilliantly on what to order from the menu. Some of the best service I've ever seen in a restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing and extremely good value. I had the oxtail for a main which was delicious and a really generous portion. My parents both ordered the liver, as they apparently always do. I tasted some and that too was absolutely delicious. Starters were all excellent as well. We did not have desert – but received complimentary Grappa and coffee which was well received!
I was initially skeptical as the restaurant is located inside a mall which hampers the atmosphere if you are sitting “outside” (inside the mall) or right next to window with the neon lights from the mall visible through the glass. The main mall lights dimmed at 08:30 (I think) which hugely improved the atmosphere. Also all tables to the center of the restaurant were unaffected. Table 6 is apparently the best in house if you are just 2 people. Some outdoor umbrellas for the “outside” area and canopies over the windows would be a great addition to improve the atmosphere. And have to admit the location inside a mall has security and convenience (if you just went grocery shopping) advantages.
I look forward to going to Giovanni's again next time I visit my parents and would strongly recommend a visit.