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Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 850 0616
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Windhoek, Namibia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere, even though it is in a mall setting. The food is really good Italian cuisine and the service is very friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank biltongboer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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324 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been away from Giovanni's for 3+ years and were delighted to find that it's still putting out great food and great service. Once you've been there, you won't mind parking in the mall lot, walking by the Spur, the retail and grocery stores, etc., to find this little gem in the corner. Two of the servers are still there... More 

Thank africanaddict
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in Somerset West on holiday. Giovanni's still excellent. Food, staff, atmosphere cannot be faulted both Lunch and Dinner. What more can you want?

Thank dennthemenFarnham
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews and had a pleasant meal at Giovanni's some 3 months back, I was looking forward to a Saturday night dinner with my wif, who has always been a bit sceptical about the restaurant, particularly the outside area, and some local as well as overseas friends. The booking was made on Monday evening for 7 persons for... More 

Thank X2564SWrobertc
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need to book here! Always busy with great service and fabulous menu variety. Justifiably ( in my view) at top of tree as regards ratings. 5 of us ate dinner here and everyone was highly pleased with food quality, ambience and service. Don't be put off that this is in a shopping mall!!!

Thank Cliff K
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply fabulous food! The veal piccata is the best I have ever eaten, in or out of Italy! The baby chicken cooked to perfection in the pizza oven is succulent, juicy and tender, the calamari is so soft and delicious. EVERYTHING WE ATE THERE WAS PERFECT. We went there three times in three days. The staff are superb and faultless.... More 

Thank DMRJohannesburg
Somerset West
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite SSW restaurant . You have to book because it is so popular. And it is so popular because every single time they produce the same high standard. Expect a buzzing atmosphere here of people enjoying food and friendship. Between my husband and I we have sampled most of what the dishes on offer (pizza, pasta, steak,... More 

Thank Sharon C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome must go. Great meal and service. Food excellent staff friendly waiter very good will go again and agaim

Thank Charl K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming for years and definetly the BEST restaurant in town. Food is always good. Thanks Peter and his wonderful staff.

Thank Alrene F
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in the shopping mall. Make sure to make a reservation if you want to sit inside. We had risotto & pizza and cheesecake for desert. All very nicely prepared and very tasteful. This is a true Italian restaurant!

Thank Rob d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Italian, Pizza, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 850 0616
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?