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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

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#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four ladies hoped to enjoy a pasta dinner out. The server was very pleasant. We each had a different pasta dish - when we requested p. cheese for the pasta, we were told we would have to pay extra for the cheese. Italian food is topped with freshly shaved p. cheese free!!

Thank Geri R
Vancouver Island, Canada
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Tuesday nights you can get pizza, buy one get the second one for half price! Hadn't had pizza for ages so when our friend's suggested we go there we went for it. We were warmly welcomed and ate in the lounge. There is a more intimate dining area for dinner but we enjoyed the more casual lounge and were... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went to their Bistro, after a busy week and, although we just had pizza and a glass of wine, both were excellent. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing, even though both the bistro and the restaurant were very busy on a Friday night.

Thank Alistair M
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We love the friendly ambience of The Lounge at Giovann's, where we go for the best pizza ever! We are never disappointed with our delicious pizza and the fantastic service, always a friendly word from the staff and owners. For an upscale dinner or casual pizza in the lounge, Giovvanni is the place to Go!

Thank Terri H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food was quite good. Two of us had the lasagna one had a pizza...not bad at all. But the service was BAD. We entered the restaurant and there was only one customer sitting at one table. The waitress continued chatting to the customer as we stood waiting. The she walked over behind the bar, saw us, and continued chatting... More 

Thank RobinsFolly
Edmonton, Canada
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I came with friends on a Saturday night and had a great dinner. The wild sockeye salmon was nicely grilled, not over cooked, with a cream of horseradish sauce, roast potatoes and carrots. Two of my friends had the beautiful salad with pickled beets and goats milk cheese. My dessert of chocolate almond torte was rich and not over-sized so... More 

Thank Sylvia L
Toronto, Canada
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just finished a delicious dinner, our waitress Veronica was absolutely fantastic. My husband and I had the salmon, it was yummy, we also had the baked apple with ice cream, which was so tasty. A very nice place for a meal.

Thank 282Juliette282
Prince George
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

went for a late lunch. had a pasta dish, calamari and a fish burger with fries. too much salt on the calamari, fries and pasta . i guess because it caters to a senior population?

Thank rebroz
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We were out to Giovannis for dinner and were very pleased with the results. Both of us had the same dish. Penne with spicy sausage - it was spicy and may be too much for some, but we thought it was delicious. Service was good and price was very reasonable for wine and dessert all totalled.

Thank Moiraine8
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We keep doing back to enjoy the fine Italian dining, in a very comfortable location. Enjoy Italian cuisine in a west coast location.

Thank Wpcorcoran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6693
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?