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Giovanni's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Peruvian, Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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17864 NW 2nd St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029-2806
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 6pm on a Wednesday night. Planning on ceviche and a glass of wine. The place was dark, empty and locked up. A note had been ripped from the door- closed for good? Anyone know?

1 Thank AudGreen
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went with 5 people for lunch, food was unremarkable, had some Peruvian Ceviche,Papas Huncaina, pasta with seafood filet, assorted drinks. Ceviche nothing to rave about,please use fresh Juice ,Papa huancaina,served with baby potatoes and sauce, not exciting. glass a beer took a half hour to receive.

Thank DavidZuckerman
Miramar, Florida
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This Place is the Best Kept Secret in Pembroke Pines. We had a Luncheon for my Son's First Holy Communion and it was EXCELLENT.

Thank nayabriceno1
Miami, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Giovanni's cafe is a family owned and operated neighborhood restaurant in Pembroke Pines with live music on the weekends. My husband and I have been coming to this restaurant for quite some time and it recently was purchased by a new owner, Juan Carlos (JC) and his family. We had the pleasure of eating here on Friday night and it... More 

Thank Jackie M
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was very nice - service was great , everybody was so attentive - good was good too and they also had live music - we had pisco sour ! And tried some Peruvian food. Prices were fair and the location cozy

Thank CarlaAmadorVercelli
Coral Springs, Florida
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2,507 reviews
1,340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 732 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It has a pleasant feel, well maintained with a good staff. The Cafe is latin, but they don't know how to make ice tea. I like the paribuela, Peruvian seafood soup.

Thank 387indy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Giovanni's has changed from good to excellent! We had a great experience and will definitely be coming back. From the greeting to service to the food. On Saturdays they have a one man band but in very good taste and great talent. The chef has a lot of passion and unique ideas for flavors that will blow your mind. This... More 

Thank Michael K
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Why haven't you visited? You are missing out. Innovative chef, amazing menu, service and staff. We would come here every day if we could. We had dinner here tonight and we will be back tomorrow for brunch. I recommend anything on their menu. I don't even want to share because I'd like to keep this place a secret...ha!

Thank I V
Miramar, Florida
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

It is a cozy restaurant with nice atmosphere and lighting. It has a full bar. the food is modern and traditional Peruvian with some Colombian dishes. I ordered the jalea which is a fried seafood in ceviche sauce. It was plentiful and delicious. The service is excellent and we had the pleasure of meeting chef Tulio, he was kind in... More 

Thank Floresmeyer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I always go there to eat because the food is very tasty and the service is great. Changed owners now and the owner was very attentive and called the Chef to discuss gluten-free items that my cousin could order. The drinks were delicious and everyone was kind.

Thank Doreen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Peruvian, Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17864 NW 2nd St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Pembroke Pines
  • Phone Number: 19544413474
Giovanni's Cafe, a hidden gem of great food with a cozy atmosphere located inside Pines Professional Campus, west of I-75 in Pembroke Pines. We have been serving our delicious homemade Peruvian and Italian cuisine since 2009 in our 190 seating space with a full bar. Our creations can include everything from Peruvian-style seafood rice with sweet plantains and our famous Ceviche to Italian Frutti di Mare or our Chicken Marsala with spaghetti. Giovanni's Cafe also offers classic American cuisine such as the NY steak, Grilled lamb chops, whole Fried Red Snapper among many others. Friendly service and homemade desserts. Private Party rooms venues available for up to 100 people. Catering and Chef's special Menu available. Live music Friday & Saturday.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?