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“Always a bargain, always dependable"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Giovanni's Trattoria - CLOSED

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Giovanni's Trattoria
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Culver City, CA
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Always a bargain, always dependable"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2009

This is a solid little trattoria which my wife and I have been going to maybe 3 or 4 times a month for several years. We have been there scores of times with never a problem. The owner and chef is usually on the premises. Another reviewer here took issue with the pizza and I can't imagine why. It's excellent Italian-style pizza.The food is always dependable and a bargain at the price. Specials change by the day, but there is a core menu that doesn't vary. If you Google them you will find a current menu......No liquor license, which can be a blessing. Bring your own wine or beer. There is a nominal "corking" fee of maybe $3.

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“Great food, courtous service. An affortable experience in a cosy atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2007

Great food, courtous service.
An affortable experience in a cosy atmosphere.

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Culver City
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“Terrible Pizza”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2007

Went to this recipe based on reading a review on this site and found the pizza nearly inedible. Awful!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A NEIGHBORHOOD FAVE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2005

My boyfriend found this place on the first day we moved into the neighborhood and simply stated we should have just set up living quarters in this quaint bistro itself. We love the food and are practically fixtures ourselves. The emphasis is on good, fresh and delicious food. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food - handmade chicken ravioli's are my favorite!!! As they don't have a beer/wine/liquor license it's best to bring your own- the corkage fee is very nominal!!!

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“Simple, delicious, and great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2005

Hidden in a strip mall on the corner of Clarington and Venice is one of Los Angeles's best kept food secret. Although small, the food and service in this little Italian restaurant easily made up for its size. My first time we tried the ravioli's and pizza but on our second trip our waiter talked us into exploring some of the daily specials. Wow! Great seafood and homemade lasagna. We are definitely going to make this place a regular stop. Great food, great service, easy on the wallet, who could ask for anything more?

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