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Giovanni's Bistro

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7 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HS, Scotland
+44 1968 679217
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“bacon roll” (4 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
7 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Had my Dad's 90th birthday celebration here and Carla and Chris pulled out all the stops! The service and attention were second to non and the buffet was delicious, great wee place to have a family get together.

Thank 0adele
Reviewed 4 days ago

Family run and family friendly, popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner at weekends. Recommend you pre book as it is well frequented and often used by larger parties. Staff attentive and helpful.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like the food and staff at Giovanni my only negative feedback is the tables are very close together

Thank helen r
Reviewed 17 May 2017

lovely, friendly wee place ,,, always busy you need to reserve a table ( the sign of a good place to eat ). the menu has a variety of tasty food ,,, (i'll need to go back to sample more ). My friend and I...More

Thank berniegillespie
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Visited here today for lunch, prebooked as as can be busy, food and service excellent. Good choice on menu and all freshly cooked. Wife is celiac and there where plenty of options from starter to pudding. I especially liked the parma ham with an orange...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This place never fails to impress! Quality Food, excellent friendly Staff and reasonable prices. What more can I say? Highly recommended and worthy of a visit.

Thank Iain2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great service, great food. Bacon rolls superb! Excellent for light lunches or coffee. Best place locally for light eating.

Thank Dunkiej
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with the family to celebrate my birthday. Had a lovely time, friendly staff, really reasonable prices, only one teeny tiny quibble, would have liked another starter choice, maybe a tomato, mozzarella salad or something similar. Will definitely be back

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I live in London but visit friends in Penicuik regularly and demand we eat at Giovanni's at LEAST once whilst I'm there! This is an absolutely super, family run restaurant serving delicious food at honest prices. The menu is varied and quite extensive and everything...More

Thank EuropeTraveller100
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Eat here all the time fabulous service choice and atmosphere. Was a pleasure to be able to recommend to a stranger somewhere to eat in Penicuik on a Sunday. For friendly cuppa to a full meal you are welcomed and treated very welol

3  Thank Moira B
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Terry S
6 May 2017|
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Response from jenniejay2016 | Reviewed this property |
I have eaten here on a gluten free menus and you ask a member of staff to guide you, they are very friendly and happy to advise. The food is excellent and fabulous value. All dishes are cooked to order so they can tweak some... More
3 May 2015|
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Response from Isabel B | Reviewed this property |
Never seen spirits but certainly wine and beer are acceptable. The best thing to do is phone them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Penicuik
  • Phone Number: +44 1968 679217
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