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3020 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
+1 805-682-3621
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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312 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

There are many choices for pizza in Santa Barbara, and choosing pizza, I think, is more about individual taste than the "quality" of the pizza restaurant. And, so much depends upon the style of pizza you grew up with. Having said all that, when I order take out pizza for a large group I like Giovanni's because it satisfies a... More 

Thank expectquality1942
Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I would give the pizza five stars. In fact it was so good we went back to try the other things they had.... But, unfortunately, they were not very good. Stick to the pizza and you're good!

Thank britt824
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My spouse and I went to this place last night. We waited at least 40 minutes for the pizza. When they finally called our name and we got it, it wasn't hot and the ingredients were inferior. The onions and bell pepper tasted as if they'd been sitting out for a week, and the meat was practically tasteless as well.... More 

Thank S.C. B
Tucson, Arizona
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Giovannis for lunch. The pizza was great! We had Canadian bacon and pineapple. Perfect. Had an antipasto salad which was also tasty. Not the greatest decor or ambiance.

Thank jenandgary
Iselin, New Jersey
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Nice menu and 3 pizza sizes. Went for Thursday night dinner which was very relaxed...order, pick-up and eat in. They are well known in the neighborhood. We enjoyed it.

Thank GTOtr
Seven Hills, Ohio
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We got a pizza, a side of the meatballs and italian sausages. All of our food was awesome and reasonably-priced.

Thank Gretchen M
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Sounds like you ordered a perfectly balanced spread, Gretchen! A complete value-for-money experience is all you deserve, so it's a complete pleasure to know you feel you got that with us. We can't wait to see you again! Best, Debbie and Danny More 

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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

An average pizza place with average pizza, and a little below average service and cleanliness. The pizza tasted good and fresh, but it was unevenly cooked. The oven must have a few hot spots?

1 Thank Porsche989
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

So sorry for falling short of your expectations -- you definitely should have enjoyed some five-star pizza with us. It's disappointing to know we dropped the ball, and we'd like nothing more than to prove to you that you caught us on a rare off-day. Thank you for reaching out, Debbie and Danny More 

Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Skip Pizza Hut and Rusty's pizza, Giovanni's on the Mesa or Montecito get my vote for great old fashioned pizza. My favorite is the combination with fresh garlic added. Always consistently delicious!

Thank Terri D
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Terri, thank you for your vote -- it makes me a very happy guy! Nothing beats knowing you think of our pizzas as consistently delicious. I can't wait to invite you back over for that Combination you love so much (with the fresh garlic, of course). Kindest regards, Garrett More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

I had a personal pizza, which had 6 sizable pieces all for $7. The pizza tasted great and was made in front of me. This was definitely a treat for me to find, and I'll be back!

Thank Gulielmus4
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Ordered the Giovanni's Special pizza. Delicious. Good customer service. Convenient. We will be back soon!

Thank maileann
Debra B, Owner at Giovanni's, responded to this review

Great choice going with the Special -- we're so glad you had such a great experience with us! Can't wait to welcome you back. -Deborah and Danny More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
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: 3020 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-682-3621
Feast your eyes on our homemade garlic cheese bread, cheesy mozzarella sticks, buffalo style chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and crisp garden salads. Delicious! Sink your fork into homemade specialties like our lasagna, flavor-packed ravioli, and spaghetti. Offering fresh beers on tap, we're happy to fill your cold glass with a frothy brew while you eagerly wait for the arrival of your piping hot thin or thick crust pizza. Feel free to add your favorite toppings and create your own pizza pie with our fresh ingredients, full of taste and joy. The best businesses are run with consistency and quality by passing down only the best recipes and traditions through the family, and that's exactly what we have done here at Giovanni's. Let our Family cook you a great Italian meal or pizza!

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