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Giovanni's Italian Ristorante

AviemoreInverness-Shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
+44 344 879 9152
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good13%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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“sundae” (2 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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AviemoreInverness-Shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having read some critical reviews about this place I was a bit sceptical about going but after a 3 course meal for me and my family we could find no fault. Food was beautifully prepared and very tasty and the prices we found were very...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Italian Restaurant on the Macdonalds Aviemore Resort. We found this restaurant a little expensive with not a lot of menu choice. Service was very good. Recommend booking ad can get very busy.More

Thank Sue R
General M, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sue R, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to hear that you found the prices a bit high, we do try to ensure that our prices are inline with other 4* hotels in the area but I...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

The food was presented beautifully, i had the vegetarian platter. My son had the pizza. Food was hot and up to the standard, if not better than i had expected. The staff were very attentive although on arrival with 3 staff, no one seemed to...More

Thank Skybird2008
General M, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear Skybird2008, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that the food was presented beautifully, I will pass on your comments to the team and I do hope we have the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Fancy waiters could not make up for the poor supermarket food, My pasta dish was pasta sitting in a thin bed of mince spiced up, our sweet was a custard tart (bought in ) garnished with black currents to make it look good. Never again.More

Thank A G
General M, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear A G, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to see that you did not enjoy your meal with us, I will certainly pass on your comments to our executive chef and ask them to look into this...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Could not fault the food - we had a 3 course meal included in our deal at the resort, otherwise wouldn't necessarily have had so much to eat but we came out stuffed! The prosciutto bruschetta was lovely as was the bread selection with oils...More

Thank LindsRoss
MacdonaldAviemore, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear LindsRoss, Many thanks for your lovely review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, the chocolate brownie is one of my favorites, but then the Haribo sundae does sound good! We hope to see you back at the resort and...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

I chose a pizza and was told couldn't have it but offered no alternative or recommendation. I then hurriedly chose a burger which was nice but fries overcooked, wish I'd had something else as some dishes going to others looked delicious. Lovely decor but hadn't...More

Thank Olive39
General M, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Olive39, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I am glad to see that you liked the decor of the restaurant but sorry to read that we had run out of the pizza you had hoped to order, we do indeed...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here lastnight as a family of 4 staying in the resort. Kids menu states chicken fillets with wedges - the chicken was over cooked and the wedges were chips. Not impressed, ordered garlic dough balls and out comes a cut up ciabatta. Asked 3...More

Thank Michelle J
General M, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Michelle J, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am very sorry to hear that you did not have a good meal in Giovanni's, it is not clear if you raised your concerns at the time with the manager in...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Kids happy with food off their menu especially the Hariono sundae. I had the wild boar risotto which was delicious. My partner had Italian burger which was fine. As a non-cheese-eater his choice was severely restricted. The restaurant was very quiet so a bit sterile...More

Thank Brinylobster
General M, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Brinylobster, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am pleased to hear that you liked the food and service at Giovanni's, we work particularly hard on our menu's to ensure both fresh and authentic ingredients are used. I am sorry...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Visited on a fairly quiet Saturday evening and it took about 15 minutes for 2 ciders, one beer and one wine to be brought to our table. Our table all ordered pizzas (4), which were advertised as being hand stretched and an authentic Italian recipe....More

Thank Catriona O
General M, Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear 'Catriona O' Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. We are very sad to read that you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We can assure you that your comments have been discussed with our Executive Chef...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Fantastic Italian buffet with a great atmosphere, Staff and above all, food. Great choices of Pizza, Pasta, Salads and deserts. You can eat as much or as little as you like and with great prices too. Worth a visit if your feeling peckish..More

Thank Scott B
General M, Manager at Giovanni's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear "Scott B" Thank you very much for leaving a review on our TripAdvisor page. We are very glad to read that you enjoyed dining at our Giovanni's Italian Restaurant and we do hope to be able to welcome you back to the resort in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: AviemoreInverness-Shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 344 879 9152
  • E-mail
Description
Giovanni's Italian Ristorante offers our a real taste of Italy, right at the heart of Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Our Italian restaurant is open for dinner all year round Friday and Saturday night, and daily during peak periods. We serve authentic Italian pizza and fresh pasta dishes, all complemented by a fabulous wine list, including fine Italian wines and quality beers. Our restaurant offers guests an engaging atmosphere, in a relaxed and informal environment for care-free dining.
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