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“excellent pizza!”

Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 12 March 2018

came here with friends for dinner, their invite. their adult kids like coming here, to the lounge. a small room, separate from the restaurant. bistro tables mixed in the room. we missed happy hour by 10 minutes, good prices for wine. each of us ordered a small pizza . the second pizza was 50% off. everyone happy with their choice. and enough for me to take home. a friendly, efficient server. busy. maybe 12 people came in for takeaway. attractive decor. busy, glad we had a reservation. my first visit here and very pleased. my last visit to the restaurant was not a good one, years ago. new owners since, so i came away very happy. will spread the word!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Without a reservation, we still managed to get into Giovanni's on Valentines Day. We sat at the bar and had an excellent pizza, engaging in friendly conversation with the bar tender. Giovanni's made the effort to make us feel welcome even thought they were already full with patrons.

1  Thank cdmulders
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We visited this restaurant on short notice during a recent trip to the area. We sat in the lounge and had a great time. The staff are really friendly and accommodating and full of good advice about the menu. We share a medium pizza and a glass of wine each and we were full but when they brought the dessert menu we couldn't resist sharing a specialty creme brule.

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1  Thank fayo400
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Quality of the food was excellent. Dont know if its because of the people that live in qualicum but i found the Mediterranean pizza was flaver less could not taste the feta cheese or the black olives that they used on it. Topings wer lacking. Service was interesting. Once the order was placed food was made quick but waitress was not attentive to her guest but she was friendly and they charged me for my birthday desert.
Will give this place 1 more chances baced on the quality

2  Thank Blair R
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A go to happening place now. Food is delicious and the place is very busy. Take out pizza available as well as in the pub. Dining room lovely

1  Thank gayle b
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