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Giovanni's Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant

12 City Road, London EC1Y 2AA, England
+44 20 7638 1324
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
12 City Road, London EC1Y 2AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived for my first visit to London after being awake for 48 hours flying from Australia. Giovanni's was across the road from my hotel, so I thought I would try it, I'm so glad I did. The wonderful food and service immediately helped me...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 10 June 2018

had a lovely meal here Friday night good choice of food house red wine good quality nice wine. good choice of food on menu. great tasty pizza . great service friendly staff. great service good coffee and biscotti biscuit . very happy would recommend

Thank happy2too
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going in the restaurant for a few weeks now, and definitely I need to say. What a discoverer. The prices are very good, the portions are huge (but you can always choose the pasta as a starter... and if you are not VERY...More

Thank AnaPiussi
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Quite impressed. This is at the north west corner of Finsbury Square. Plenty of tables. Easy to get a seat without a reservation. Friendly service. Food out fast. And good food at that. Something like 40 gbp per head for two courses some drinks and...More

Thank oransome
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

What should have rated a four star for great service and good minestrone and pasta dishes lost out to an epic fail with the risotto. I would certainly not claim to have the expertise of the 100% Italian staff believe that the wrong type of...More

Thank European1nLondon
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

So disappointed with our experience on Saturday night that my daughter and I left before our main course. We were part of a party of around 28 people arranged on 3 large tables. We had pre booked the table for 7pm and pre ordered our...More

Thank Jane9uk
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We had a great meal here at Giovanni's. But the server was even better. Located in Shoreditch, a great place for a good meal

Thank We3luv2travel
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Pre booked the table due to the fact we wanted to carb load the night before ready for the London Marathon. There was 7 of us in the party, 4 of which was running the marathon the next day. We arrived at 7pm to be...More

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My son says this is epic and legendary and the best place in the world - i think it's good but a bottle of wine shouldn't be there times the price of a pizza

Thank stuarttodd
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Really lovely traditional little Italian Service was really great, Accommodated us with a last minute booking. We had the butterfly prawns with garlic bead for starters and they were delicious. For main I had the fettuccini with prawns in white wine with chillie which was...More

Thank katiehawes1904
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sophia c
17 December 2014|
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Response from StevieH110 | Reviewed this property |
As far as London prices go they are not that expensive. Pasta dishes are quite reasonable and there are a range of dishes in the lower price bracket.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 City Road, London EC1Y 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7638 1324
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Locate in the heart of the City, the economic centre of London, Giovanni's Restaurant serves the Authentic Italian Cuisine
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