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Value

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews pizza bruschetta ragu steamed mussels gelato panna cotta pork belly seafood steak great italian food delicious pasta italian meal service was great great dinner awesome staff recommend this restaurant friday night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keeping it to the point and will let photos do the talking: 1/ Food is outstanding. All home made goodness using quality ingredients. 2/ Staffs were friendly and knowledgeable. They took our food allergy very seriously. 3/ Try their Tiramisu (thank me later)!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve tried a few pizzas and every single one is amazing and very great quality food. The pasta is also very nice and the nut cheese sauce is delicious. Great for takeaway and dine in, would highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Terrible service.Had to get waitress attention to get cutlery,order dessert, order a drink (which needed a reminder 15 min later), remove dirty plates . Pizzas and mussels were good but other meals not authentic Italian- Asian spices with pork etc. same salty salsa on mussels,...salad and brucetta.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Deep, Chef at Giovanni's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi kiwizenmichael, thank you for your review. We are sorry to learn of your dissatisfaction. Please, in the future, raise any issues with staff at the time as we are always willing to accomodate and make amends. Our customers are our priority, so we are...More

Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

Simply atrocious. We rang and booked a table for two and made a special trip into town from our Lake Okareka home only to find our table for two was a bar leaner about 450mm in diameter complete with high bar stools positioned hard against...the front window on a cold night. There was a conventional table for two with no reserved sign on it but when I enquired I was told that was not available. Given that we rang, I thought this was appalling, any good quality restaurant would have alerted would be patrons that the table was not the norm and given you an option. If we had known the type and position of the table we never would have booked and not made the trip into town. Just to top the evening off the following day we lodged an email complaint to management on their website which to date has been completely ignored. We have no idea as to the quality of their food but service was the worst and for sure we won’t be back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Deep, Chef at Giovanni's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi grantb764, thanks for the review. We remember you visiting us. You are correct that the other table was not available. It had already been reserved. We were waiting for our customers to arrive to sit at it. Customers do not always request certain tables,...More

Reviewed 15 April 2021

Lovely place to have dinner, such a great atmosphere and delicious food! Loved the alapina pizza. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 April 2021

Had a wonderful night out at Giovanni's restaurant our waitress Jade was super helpful she knew the menu well. We had lovely meal and a fun night. Highly recommend. Darryl and Kathryn

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2021 via mobile

I went for dinner the other night with my girlfriend we had a delicious pasta and entree. The waitress jade was very helpful she was also very kind to us throughout our time at Giovannis. Will definitely be back.

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

Cute Italian spot for dinner. Lovely food and staff., we would recommend. The decor had us reminiscing about pre covid travels. Don’t let the location fool you, it’s a hidden gem.

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

Giovannis deserves every success. I have been three times now and without fail the service and food have been excellent . Don’t be put off by the location in the shopping centre; the decor is humble but interesting but the meals will definitely not leave...you disappointed. Every time we have been we have thoroughly enjoyed our meals and have always been well looked after. Nice to have staff who are friendly, accommodating and actually know the menu. Started with a superb bruschetta. Unsure what nut cheese was, our waitress explained it meant a blue cheese sauce with walnuts. On the ravioli it was divine. We shared a delicious side salad too. Too full for dessert! We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021

My daughters organised delivery for my birthday after hearing I had not had a great day and was going to have to cook my own birthday dinner. A great surprise from them and a delicious meal. Simple Italian, which was tasty and filling. Yum!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giovanni's

Yes, Giovanni's offers takeaway services.

Yes, Giovanni's offers delivery services.

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