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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

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#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our favourite pizza here is the Thai Chicken Supreme; although they are all good. They do a slightly different crust, but it works fabulously.

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Thank BHFarm
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a big family dinner, The appies were excellent, the house wine was great, the main course was hot, fresh, and presented well. We were all very pleased with food, service, and the atmosphere.

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Thank Knoxfamilyclan
St. Albert, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Giovanni's is apparently under new management. Our server stressed this in the context of the menu only being on two sides of paper. So if the menu is limited we did not find this limiting a good and varied selection of dishes. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We shared a starter of Provençal shrimp - good size, excellent... More 

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Thank Colin L
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been to Giovanni's in quite awhile and were more than pleased to discover the recent changes . . . our meal was excellent and service was great! We'll be back.

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1 Thank Joan L
Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was reminiscent of the days when Giovanni & Helen owned it... in other words FABULOUS. Everything was very fresh, flavourful and good size portions. The new owners are doing a great job. All the old favourites are on the menu. The wait staff were very professional and friendly. If you haven't been here in awhile, try it again.... More 

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Thank Kent H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza crust was burnt, thin, tasted like paper, sauce had a very peculiar taste and texture, very little cheese, not pleased at all.

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Thank Al G
Winnipeg, Canada
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of went for pizza dinner. We ordered the Giovanni's Special pizza ,oysters,and shrimp. All the food arrived hot and exceeded expectations. The pizza had some zing !. Crust is fabulous. It would be nice if they served lemonade. Service was fast, effective and friendly. Parking is on street.

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Thank Dave1xyz
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The pizza here is awesome cooked perfect and cheese and toppings will take you back too the sixties really good pizza night is a bonus have been a few times and it has been always great.

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Thank Tom D
Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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!!

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Thank Geri R
Dolores B, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge, responded to this review

Sorry you feel this way but we prepare our pastas with alot of parm cheese already. Way more than enough. Buy some real parm in the store and see how much you have to pay. We do offer the Kraft parm in a shaker bottle free. More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 28
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 250-752-6693
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.

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