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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

) #10 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” (26 reviews)
“veal” (22 reviews)
“pizza” (46 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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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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1 - 10 of 306 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was very good and portions were generous. Service was attentive, but one of the people in our party has celiac disease, and cannot tolerate any food containing gluten. The menu does offer gluten-free pasta, but the server was unsure of which dishes would...More

Thank Rogerw303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Giovanni's we used to love is back!!!! Went last night for dinner and the three of us loved the food. Service was perfect, atmosphere warm and cozy, and the food was outstanding! I cant wait to go again.

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all chose pasta and it was quite the best we'd ever tasted, The portions however were HUGE and we couldn't do justice to them. Next time we'll ask to split the order. Nice selection of wines and the calamrie I had as a starter...More

Thank JHR647
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Friday night, table of 4. All had starters - meatballs were tasty but very dry, caprese salad was good. 3 of 4 had veal, either parmigiana or funghi - the meat was done satisfactorily but there just seemed to be little taste...More

Thank lmhickey100
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We ordered pizza from here and were not disappointed! Very good wanted to go back to eat in but ran out of time. Will go back next time we come back.

Thank Selinabr
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My husband & I had lunch here yesterday. I assumed there'd be sandwiches, soups, good pizza (it's an Italian restaurant), a decent lunch menu. I was wrong. The special was a cold cut sandwich on focaccia with a side salad, which I ordered. My husband...More

1  Thank KellyBS123
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Love this place, very romantic, great food, great service and great wine. The pizza is delicious and the calamari is fantastic.

Thank RicaR222
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Wonderful service, excellent food and friendly atmosphere. Totall package for an evening out. The lounge is more casual serving the best pizza I've had since Calgary in the 80's. Annabel Stefan you rock! Thanks for the great , friendly and excellent food and atmosphere. This...More

Thank CEP65
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Please note Giovanni's has a Pizza restaurant and a dining restaurant, I am commenting on the pizza restaurant, will go to dining part another time Second to none, the very best pizza I have ever had. Establishment was easy to find, very clean and tidy...More

Thank gauerd
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fine but overpriced for the same thing in other places. Not much else to say. Fancier type place but $$$$$$

Thank Debi Y
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heather q
Why in the world did you close for lunch? What a shame, for the community and the regulars. Are you not part of the town and community of Qualicum Beach? I find it hard to believe that you would close for lunch because of staff shortage, why don't you work, after all you are the owners? Money doesn't come for free, or does it? At least keep the lounge open and serve pizzas.
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
US$14 - US$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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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