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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (46 reviews)
“prawns” (18 reviews)
“best pizza” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had heard great things about Giovanni’s, but was disappointed. Ordered fettucini alfredo with prawns. Unfortunately, the pasta was over cooked and the sauce was like thick paste. The decor and atmosphere were wonderful, but I’ll be returning to Bistro 694 for their seafood crepe instead....More

Thank ruthgm2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner last week. We have lived in the area for two years now and had not eaten here before. Pleasantly surprised, nice atmosphere, romantic and you can actually hear yourself speak. Our server was wonderful and...More

Thank RosebudMapleRidge
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We have been to Giovanni's many times and they never disappoint. The service is always great and food even greater. This visit my husband started with the Tomato basil soup and then the Braised lamb shank. I started with the Sambuca Prawns then the Linquini...More

Thank kparry21
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Really enjoyable evening with friends. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was marvelous. Three of our party had the specials and loved them. Two of us had the Chicken Marsala and it was delicious. And one had a salad with chicken...also delicious....More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! Their pizza is awesome. We ordered the Hawaiian and the Italian Combo. 2 large pizzas was plenty for a family of 4 including 2 hungry teens. We ordered takeout and the order was ready on time and the staff was very friendly. We will...More

Thank TuckerQB2018
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Genuine Italian cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere. David was a great waiter and looked after us extremely well. It was interesting to meet some local folks whilst dining who gave us some helpful tips for places to visit including the NIWRA wildlife rescue park...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Best restaurant in Qualicum Need to book but it’s worth it Excellent service excellent food Nice restaurant

Thank evalu8or
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I went there for the first time in 5 years and the inviting atmosphere was the same, as was the table layout. We sat too close to the table next to us and would not have been able to have a private conversation, if they...More

Thank normpimm
Reviewed 12 March 2018

came here with friends for dinner, their invite. their adult kids like coming here, to the lounge. a small room, separate from the restaurant. bistro tables mixed in the room. we missed happy hour by 10 minutes, good prices for wine. each of us ordered...More

Thank jarmwr40
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Without a reservation, we still managed to get into Giovanni's on Valentines Day. We sat at the bar and had an excellent pizza, engaging in friendly conversation with the bar tender. Giovanni's made the effort to make us feel welcome even thought they were already...More

1  Thank cdmulders
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heather q
19 May 2015|
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Response from 2014banjo | Reviewed this property |
the lounge is open for lunch 6 days a week
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 28
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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