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Giovanni's

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St. Martins House 10 Goodwins Court | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LL, England
+44 20 7240 2877
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Today
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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Boston, MA.
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Business colleague and I stumbled into this place after long day of work. Although challenging to find the entrance, well worth the effort. Feels like you are eating in Italy- small, charming atmosphere with chef/owner as host. Homemade burrata was fabulous; pastas authentic, and wine selection good. Will definitely be back next time in London.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being near Leicester Square, I was not expecting this restaurant to be cheap. We came in quite late after the theatre and this was the only place serving so we were grateful. We both ordered a basic pasta dish and to be honest for the price we paid, we expected at least a bit more food. The carbonara, my brother... More 

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UK
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third visit with my wife. Authentic food, great wine and good service. Engage with the owner and staff and they will respect this. It is a little expensive but you get what you pay for. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Properjob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best dinner& enjoyed Pino's hospitality !! My friend, Martha and I arrived in London, we were exhausted and just happened upon Giovanni's. it was Valentine's Day and they were booked, so we made a reservation for the next night.When we arrived, we we're greeted by Pino, with a warm embrace, and seated right away. Pino was great,... More 

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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a charming day in London visiting my daughter and her fiancee and mum, we wanting to round up the evening with a lovely Italian meal. This restaurant looked quaint and cosy so we go to a table by the window settled and ready to relax. What a total 110% disappointment. The portions where absolutely pathetic a child amount of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best thing is location. Quality and quantity of food and service was very poor. The only thing served quickly was the house wine at £21. Only 1 serving of tiramisu was available and washing facilities in the gents loo were out of order.

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1 Thank Paul W
Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at Giovanni's last night on the 15th of February 2017 just before seeing Rigoletto. The first thing we noticed was the sign outside the restaurant which said "My wife says this is the best restaurant in London and she is always right!". The entrance to the restaurant was hidden in a dark alley. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Delish lasagne and wonderful starters with friendly service. Pino's Italian flair is a delight -- viva Italia! Keep it authentic and enjoy Italian in this treasure restaurant

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I must say I'm really disappointed with size of the portion. Service was okay, I ordered shell shape pasta with broccoli and the dish was watery. After dinner I went for another dinner as portion was't filling. I the loved decoration.

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Miami, Florida
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This restaurants presents as a hidden treasure - glimpsed from the court - and entered through the back alley. It's interior is tiny, traditional, romantic and inviting. The owner, Pino, has the most captivating smile and knows how to make everyone feel welcome. The Italian offerings are best to linger over - whether it's the bread, an appetizer (charcuterie/cheese plate!)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:30
Monday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Martins House 10 Goodwins Court | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 2877

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