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Giovanni's

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Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 850 0616
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we look te celebrare a special occasion Giovanni is the first place coming !It got the great feeling of a family restaurant while the food is consistent tasteful and reasonably priced!Peter the owner is a wonderful host together with his competent staff!A must visit

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1 Thank schoeman b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service. We were the first customers at Giocanni's eleven years ago and have never had a meal that hasn't been first rate.

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1 Thank Len S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going to Giovannis is fantastic as you will always have a fantastic meal that is truly value. The service is also top class. You feel like you are having a family meal at home and always leave feeling special. Highly recommended.

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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had pasta (was quite good, rather 4/5) and shrimp risotto which was not good at all: shrimps tasted of nothing basically and the risotto rice (if it was really risotto rice) was not sticky, but swimming in a white wine cream sauce. Big Portion, but not quality-wise what I would expect. Quite noisy as well as there are many... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorites. Love the relaxed atmosphere and the well skilled waiters. Management is usually very visible. Excellent Italian plus generous menu of choice with superb wines offered.

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Cape Town
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With just one slip up on a tasteless calamari the main courses were excellent and service swift and friendly

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Giovanni is rightly well known in Somerset West. Reservation is wise as it is always busy. Swift and friendly service. Elaborate menu including simple and more sophisticated dishes. Prices are a little above average but acceptable for the area. Nice winelist, also somewhat above average prices. The waiters are very professional and corteous. Athmosphere is informal and very relaxed, however... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and booked outside as it can be a little noisy the staff are great and very helpful. A very busy restaurant. The menus is the same as usual but a good range of food to suite everyone service first class good food we will be going back

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Charenton-le-Pont, France
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been invited by my friends to Giovanni and it has been a good surprise !! Pastas are excellent .So we came back for enjoying pizzas . The wine list is varied with excellent vineyards And the waiters smiling and ready to please you

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Somerset West, South Africa
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not 5* dining in the Michelin sense, but it was an excellent dining experience! We had a very good, and large, avo and bacon salad to share for starters, it was well-dressed, with croutons, mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, olives - just delicious! I had the prawn and calamari pasta, which is served in a pan, for you to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner R44 & Main Road | Waterstone Village, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 850 0616
Description
No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?