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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

) #9 of 42 Restaurants in Qualicum Beach $$ - $$$ Italian, , Pizza
#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (27 reviews)
“veal” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
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121 - 130 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

Nice night out with my family! The server was excellent and attentive. The food was very good but to be honest, I would have given a 5 star rating had they didn't skimp on the portion size. The scallop appy should have had scallops a...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is the only place we go for pizza.It's always fresh,hot and super delicious.We made the mistake of ordering a pizza from somewhere else in town and regretted it,we won't make that mistake again.

Thank seekingwaterfalls
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We loved everything about this place. They have incredible pasta, bruschetta. They even have a brushetta pizza which was to die for.

Thank Annie & Peter W
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Visited Giovannis in November with friends and I was disappointed in the food and lack of ambiance. I had Cannelloni, which I've had before at this restaurant, and found it bland and dry. My partner had the Fettucine Carbonara and commented it was average. None...More

5  Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 3 November 2014

My wife and I used to go here a lot and have fabulous dinners, Tonight was not any thing close! The evident Owners could not think where to sit the 2 of us in an almost empty room, and this despite my having been told...More

5  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Seriously, the pizza at Giovanni's is the best we have ever tasted in any restaurant. Service was very professional (not what you would expect in a lounge) and friendly. But the pizza is definitely the star at Giovanni's. Perfect crust, just the right amount of...More

1  Thank Marjorie K
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We recently stayed in Qualicum Beach for a week and enjoyed Giovanni's delicious Italian food three times, it was that good. We had dinner in the restaurant twice and the third time we shared an appetizer in their lounge then took a pizza home for...More

1  Thank marilee_ps
Reviewed 26 August 2014

It's been awhile since we've been to Giovanni's but decided to take friends visiting from out of town. It's good name continues to thrive and it made us wonder why we waited so long to return. Delicious food, lovely presentation, good service, what more could...More

Thank Occy2
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Our family of three were quite impressed with our meals. Highly recommended. I had Putenesca and loved it.

Thank rachjamie21-1
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, beautiful and fancy surroundings! All around great food, quick service, and decent priced food. I live around the area and I've got to say it's one of the best restaurants around!

2  Thank Ben F
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the lounge is open for lunch 6 days a week
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6693
Description
Fine Italian cuisine in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Giovanni's provides an elegant and delicious Italian dining experience 6 evenings per week. Reservations strongly recommended. Patio open in summer. Everything from pastas, to steak, seafood, chicken, veal, lamb, and gluten-free options. Extensive wine list. Open from 5 pm - 9 pm. Lounge open at 12 pm for lunch.
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