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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

) #9 of 41 Restaurants in Qualicum Beach $$ - $$$ Italian, , Pizza
#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (27 reviews)
“veal” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
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121 - 130 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2014

My wife and I used to go here a lot and have fabulous dinners, Tonight was not any thing close! The evident Owners could not think where to sit the 2 of us in an almost empty room, and this despite my having been told...More

5  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Seriously, the pizza at Giovanni's is the best we have ever tasted in any restaurant. Service was very professional (not what you would expect in a lounge) and friendly. But the pizza is definitely the star at Giovanni's. Perfect crust, just the right amount of...More

1  Thank Marjorie K
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We recently stayed in Qualicum Beach for a week and enjoyed Giovanni's delicious Italian food three times, it was that good. We had dinner in the restaurant twice and the third time we shared an appetizer in their lounge then took a pizza home for...More

1  Thank marilee_ps
Reviewed 26 August 2014

It's been awhile since we've been to Giovanni's but decided to take friends visiting from out of town. It's good name continues to thrive and it made us wonder why we waited so long to return. Delicious food, lovely presentation, good service, what more could...More

Thank Occy2
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Our family of three were quite impressed with our meals. Highly recommended. I had Putenesca and loved it.

Thank rachjamie21-1
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, beautiful and fancy surroundings! All around great food, quick service, and decent priced food. I live around the area and I've got to say it's one of the best restaurants around!

2  Thank Ben F
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We ordered the three course meal where the chef chooses your menu. Very little of anything that could pass for traditional Italian food. No pasta, no risotto. The menu started off with a nice bruschetta but went down from there. Vegetables consisted of boiled carrots,...More

6  Thank JudyM2
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Had dinner on the 29. July 2014. We always look out for a nice restaurant when we travel and found it ! It's giovanni's. Great people great food great service nice wine menu. Thanks for the great service

1  Thank Bipo B
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Very disappointed. Overrated and definitely not what we expected. Food was very mediocre. No innovation and certainly not what you would expect from an Italian restaurant. I believe it was much better with the previous Italian chef.

4  Thank Petmaria
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant 3 times in the last year. I have been disappointed by the food once and by the seating three times. On my last visit one month ago the first two dinner menu items I requested where not available and...More

5  Thank Jane C
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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
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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