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Our philosophy is simple: to source the best local and imported ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. We honour the Italian culinary tradition of making our own fresh sauces and breads. A focus and commitment to freshness and respect for every ingredient is paramount in our daily life. Come share in our passion for great food Buon Appetito! Team Jovan's
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

As always a lovely dinner with friendly service. We were saddened to learn Jovan’s was closing at the end of this month, we wish the owners much success in their new endeavours - you will be missed

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Just love the food and service at Jovans. The carbonarra is amazing, but the pizza is also worth a taste too. Whenever in the Hutt, we always try to visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Absolutely top notch service and a first class meal.We visited two years ago and this was the only restaurant that we wanted to come back too.We would absolutely recommend this lovely Italian restaurant. we plan to come again soon.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

We went here for a good night out and it certainly delivered. Upon walking in you are automatically greeted by the friendly staff and are quickly ushered to a table. The staff try to keep things moving and after only a few moments to look...at the menu they are requesting our orders. We ordered a couple of entrée's to share and individual mains. The wait times are good and when you get your main meal you quickly discover the portions are gigantic. The Tortellini Pana was a huge hit for me, filled with nice flavours throughout the pasta and a nice pana sauce throughout the meal leaving you not wanting to leave any behind. Other meals ordered included the Fettucine Alfredo which was said to be delicious and a couple of Risotto's. The prices I feel are good as the portions mean you probably get 2 meals out of it if you consume entrée's. All in all a good night out and it certainly can become a regular.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

Always feel very spoilt when we treat ourselves to a lovely takeaway spaghetti bolognaise & cheesy pizza bread - divine!!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and catering for dietary requirements. Our order was prompt with chats from the manager and attentive service.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022

Booked table for 7 to celebrate my daughter in laws birthday. Great atmosphere and good, friendly service. Food was delicious and big portions, enough to ask to take some home.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

Celebrated a family birthday, our waiter was awesome, attentive and nothing too much. Food arrived quickly and the portions were massive. Lasagne was enough for two people! Pizza, meatballs, Risotto, pasta meals were delicious Doughnuts and ice cream for dessert - not just 2 doughnuts.....6!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

Ordered 4 different mains. The taste of each meal was fantastic, can taste th different ingredients and freshness of the flavours. Meals were hot and good value size

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 February 2022

I had the chicken risotto, yummy, big plate full almost could be shared. Group of 18 from work had a good time

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

Another fantastic dinner at Jovan's. Great service and always willing to cater for our son with coeliac's disease.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

I’ve been here now a few times and really enjoy the atmosphere and good Italian food. Anita is a great host and always happy to see you and remembers your face.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

After a busy day in the office, it was excellent to be welcomed with a smile and offered a number of choices to sit. Before we knew it we had been served our two meals: a beautifully garnished pork belly and scotch fillet. Together with...a nice deep red wine, it was the finishing touch to a fun birthday celebration.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

Delicious food and hearty very generous portions! Nice and relaxed atmosphere and great service. My favourite is the risotto but really everything we've had on the menu has been delicious. Great menu selection to suit everyone. Whether you're a couple, family, business, solo or just...passing through Upper Hutt, this is a must visit restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

19.58 on a Friday night and we get told they will not be opening any more tables. Used to like this place but they are obviously hell bent on alienating people who want to spend some money with them. Profoundly disappointing and that will be...our last trip there. Great if you want your dinner mid afternoon but not really a place for grownups.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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JOVAN'S KITCHEN, Upper Hutt - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Jovan's Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Jovan's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4