We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good Local Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giovanni's Pizza

Giovanni's Pizza
Ranked #4 of 85 Restaurants in Fairborn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairborn, Ohio
Level Contributor
104 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Good Local Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We are regular customers of Giovannis Pizzeria e Ristorante Italiano in Fairborn. This restaurant has been in town forever serving traditional italian food . I enjoy local Mom and Pop restaurant much more than the chains. You can either pick up or eat in their nice dining room. No home delivery offered.
One of our favorite items is their original “Blimpie” sandwich. It is a Italian sub baked and comes on their own home made bun. The pizza has a thin crust is very good. They also offer complete pasta dinners that come with outstanding homemade bread and salad with outstanding house (garlic) dressing.
The restaurant is busy at lunch time and for dinner but normally there is no wait unless it is Friday or Saturday evenings. I recommend this restaurant rating it my favorite local restaurant. Prices are very reasonable for all items on the menu.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
4 Thank Alanc125
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    74
    38
    15
    9
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Giovanni's is a reliable staple in Fairborn. I eat there about once a week. The pizza is delicious, especially if you like thin, crispy crusts. The smell of the sauce wafts through the air and you can't help yourself! It is an authentic pizza joint for the whole family.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Audrey M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Better than Marion's.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Best pizza around. Traditional Italian food is also on the menu. Consistent all around. I have never had bad food or service. Make reservations on the weekend. The wait can get long. A must try pizza place!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank mperkins20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Best hand-tossed pizza in Ohio.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Giovanni's makes the best hand-tossed pizza in the state. The sauce is slightly sweet and tangy, and they do not put so much on as to make the pizza wet and sloppy. They use enough cheese to cover, but not so much as to make the pizza heavy and greasy. The toppings are never burnt, but fully cooked. It reheats well, so get more than you plan to eat in one setting. Simply put, it is my favorite hand-tossed pizza.

The restaurant is small and is often crowded. The waiters are fine, but there's a mixed bag; this is to be expected in a college town, where most of the wait staff are students. I am not able to speak for the other items on the menu. My preference is to call ahead, and take my order out. However, in the comfort of my home, Giovanni's never disappoints.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ThundrWeasel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enon, Ohio
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authinic Itallian Cusine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

This restaurant has been at 215 W. Main Street for what seems forever. Great Pizza as well as other well known Itallian fare. We sat down Thursday night with a bottle of Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco. This is a sweet red with very good flavor. Normally this is a desert wine but I favor a sweet to a dry. I have not had this particular wine before and was anxious to try it. Nice bouquet and very smooth. I was glad it had been recomended by our waiter. The Pizza was done just right. We ordered a 13 inch deluxe with no anchovies and could not get enough. Together as a pairing, Deliciosa. We will go back over and over again. Prices are great, fast ,friendly, helpful ,knowledgable service. If in Fairborn, make sure you visit. You will not be sorry.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Joanie4875
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Giovanni's Pizza also viewed

 

Been to Giovanni's Pizza? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing