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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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No matter how infrequently you visit, you will always be greeted like a regular.
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, European
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

We dine out at least twice weekly, Giovanni's Waterstone Mall offers excellent service and very well prepared Italian cuisine, besides the normal pizza and pasta they also offer some really great dishes, which are written on the board above the kitchen area. There is actually...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its obvious why I have ordered takeaway pizzas from Giovannis at least once a month for the last 8 plus years. Their pizzas are sooo good, they never get old. Same order every time, same satisfaction, time and again. On the odd occasion of dining...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tour817550
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 4 guests and had all been to Giovanni's in previous years so were glad to try it again. Well we weren't disappointed, food and service were excellent as we remembered. We'll visit again soon and don't have any hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Geraldine O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The starters and main meals are excellent, the portions generous and the service excellent. The deserts are unfortunately average. We have visited them three times in the past two months and enjoyed it tremendously each time.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nettie1474
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great night here been a few times and food very consistent Some classic Italian dishes and portions which are quite plentiful booking recommended as it’s very popular and is in a local shopping mall but don’t let that put you off There are a few...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GianniArmani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good value for money Italian. Vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff and nice food. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kena831
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant for vibe, food and service. This gem is tucked away in a silent corner of the Waterstone Mall. We had calamari and 'pork on pork' for starters. The pork was very special - pork medallions with crispy bacon. Please try this! Chicken and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank W9902TIjand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Italian restaurant. The menu has many great choices, making it difficult to choose! The service is really good and always friendly. I'd recommend booking in advance. It is always busy with a warm atmosphere. The snails on bone marrow is unique and delicious! Definitely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank miakruger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super Italian food and good vibe. Dishes are well priced. Booking of tables are necessary as the restaurant is quite popular.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank marithav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this gem well looking at the Woolworths. What a gem. Seafood pasTa, chicken risotto, the Don Pizza and quatrostaglio all fantastic. Great service

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jamestephbilly
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27 October 2018|
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Response from NatashaT1354 | Reviewed this property |
I know you are able to bring your own wine with a corkage fee, I think its R55 (not sure) but they also have really good wine on their menu at affordable prices.
Ronan D
7 June 2016|
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Response from Pistolpano | Property representative |
Hi Ronan! Giovannis serves a gluten free pizza base and a "pasta of the day", either spaghetti, penne or linguine with your choice of sauce. We hope to host you! Warm regards, Peter
3 January 2015|
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Response from 362laurenj | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 45 km
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