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“Superb Restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giovanni's

Giovanni's
Ranked #2 of 118 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$13
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
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“Superb Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

I have been going to Giovanni's for many years now and it never disappoints. The food is always excellent and consistent, the service is great and the staff are always friendly and add to the enjoyment of eating at this fine restaurant. Whether you are with your family, friends or your special someone - the atmosphere seems to suit every situation and has something on the menu for everyone. Looking forward to another great meal at Giovanni's!

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Darren H
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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
“Bob & Brenda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

As always excellent food, acknowledged by the staff who have been there since it opened, the portions are very generous and good value for money, have been going since it opened and have never been disappointed. Complimentary Liquors and coffee we very gratefully accepted. Please book because you may be disappointed.

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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great Restaurant, excellent food and good service. Owner is friendly and a great person.

Will keep on going back

Laura

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Thank Laura N
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Top Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Another wonderful dinner had at Giovanni's! Tantalizing menu, Excellent food (as always) great ambiance, excellent service and a wonderful host, Peter who always makes our evenings special. Definitely gets our vote as the top restaurant in Somerset West! Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent Service, Great Food, Generous Portions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

My Parents moved to Somerset West just over a year ago and after visiting Giovanni's once continued to return time and time again. I recently accompanied them for the first time and it was clear why they loved the place so much! The staff were amazingly friendly and professional and knew exactly how to make you feel comfortable and welcome and were also able to advise brilliantly on what to order from the menu. Some of the best service I've ever seen in a restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing and extremely good value. I had the oxtail for a main which was delicious and a really generous portion. My parents both ordered the liver, as they apparently always do. I tasted some and that too was absolutely delicious. Starters were all excellent as well. We did not have desert – but received complimentary Grappa and coffee which was well received!
I was initially skeptical as the restaurant is located inside a mall which hampers the atmosphere if you are sitting “outside” (inside the mall) or right next to window with the neon lights from the mall visible through the glass. The main mall lights dimmed at 08:30 (I think) which hugely improved the atmosphere. Also all tables to the center of the restaurant were unaffected. Table 6 is apparently the best in house if you are just 2 people. Some outdoor umbrellas for the “outside” area and canopies over the windows would be a great addition to improve the atmosphere. And have to admit the location inside a mall has security and convenience (if you just went grocery shopping) advantages.
I look forward to going to Giovanni's again next time I visit my parents and would strongly recommend a visit.

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1 Thank Frans S
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