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Giovanni's Pizza

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1905 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1503
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

After a day at the Zoo and visiting Butterfly Beach, we drove up the coast on Cliff Drive and found Giovanni's Pizza. This was on the really cool map with cartoon drawn landmarks that Aaron at The Presidio Hotel gave us. Great Pesto Chicken with Artichoke Pizza! Even the slices we took back home were still yummy the next day.... More 

Thank Oohoohooh
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. Can't go wrong here. We stopped here after getting into to town and it was close to where we are staying. Really really good pizza, and approved by our teen agers.

Thank James W
Vantaa, Finland
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

After driving from LA to SB it was time to will stomachs with proper pizza. Giovanni's Pizza was recommended to our party of two by the staff at the Eagle Inn. When opening the restaurant's door in the early evening the place was half full by mostly families with children. The first impression was so repulsive and noisy that we... More 

Thank Patelius
san ramon
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

My husband and I like going to this place for their friendly and fast service, and location. We usually eat on the patio so our dog can accompany us. The spaghetti and meatballs combo is great choice for lunch. Their pizzas are hearty and tasty. Definitely one of our favorite jaunts.

Thank NoStopSigns
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This place has great pizza and salads simple as that. We were looking for an easy meal one night with family and this place was 3 minutes away. We placed a togo order and they had no problems accommodating our orders for those with dietary restrictions. I would certainly recommend this to others and certainly stop here again. Its nothing... More 

Thank teamnf2
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165 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

My wife and I were famished after a day of hiking in the mountains and I was sent off on a mission to find some food. I happened upon Giovanni's which was nothing special to look at from the outside. However the pizza was tremendous. When I arrived home with .a large pie, my wife grumbled at my lack of... More 

Thank DiverDaveMinneapolis
Garrett G, Owner at Giovanni's Pizza, responded to this review

Dave, I sure am glad you ended your mission right here with us. Nothing beats knowing you thought of our pizza as "tremendous," and that you and your wife ended up enjoying it so much. That recommendation means to world to me, and I hope to welcome you both back sooner than later. Warm regards, Garrett, Owner More 

Bend, Oregon
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147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

If the jangle of video games in the background don't bother you, this is your pizza parlor. Expanded menu includes lots of pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches and more. Quality ingredients shine through in the flavors, generous portions and friendly staff. If you are with the kids, get out the quarters and let me go nuts. Lots of video games in... More 

Thank oldfresno
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

This place is so good, what else can I say? There's a ton of people working back there, phone is ringing off the hook, very busy.. now i know why. Excellent pizza!

Thank Disneynut35
Garrett G, Owner Debra and Danny at Giovanni's Pizza, responded to this review

And what else can we say? We're busy because we have amazing customers like you! We can't wait to welcome you back for some of your favorite pizza. More 

San Jose, California
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

It was an average pizza night at Giovanni's. The cheese pizza was a bit too cheesy and didn't have a whole slot of taste to it. My son had a small chicken bbq pizza and i would not recommend. The chicken wings were pretty good and the cheese sticks were ok. My boys did like the calzone. All in all... More 

Thank E P
Oceanside, California
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I don't like giving bad reviews. It had some good reviews through our phone so we went with other families. We ordered spaghetti with meat sauce- spaghetti was overcooked and marinara sauce had no meat. Hawaiian pizza was made with no canadian bacon. It had to be redone. Our order was taken incorrectly. The people were very courteous and took... More 

Thank Dapplelady
Garrett G, Owner at Giovanni's Pizza, responded to this review

As much as I'd want you to have had a perfect experience with us, I do appreciate your honesty. I apologize on behalf of the restaurant for your incorrect orders. It sounds like you may have caught us on a rare off-day, but I'm relieved to know you were taken care of after the mix-up. Hope you've had a chance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1905 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Giovanni's Pizza is known for our wonderful Chicago style thick crust made with tasty ingredients, homemade sauces, and fresh dough made daily.

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