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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

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#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first time in Qualicum Beach and we had a thoroughly lovely meal at Giovanni's this evening. The service was warm and friendly, much like the overall atmosphere at the restaurant. There is a good wine list and a great selection of authentic Italian menu item. The Ceasar salad was the classic style and delicious. I had the Linguini con... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since its been sold and brought back to its roots Italian cuisine. Dinner was great and the steamed mussels in white wine sauce wonderful. We'll be back as a regular dinner stop

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Thank Curt K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I live in Vancouver, but come home to the island often to visit my parents. We're always looking for new places to go for dinner, and when I heard Giovanni's was under new management I was excited to try it. The dining room had intimate lighting, the service was friendly, and the food was amazing! The chef was able to... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I spent a very long evening here three weeks ago. We had heard that it was under new management. Sadly the experience was not a good one. Our appetizers took 80 minutes to arrive, and the entres were also slow coming. The waitress apologized a few times but at no time did the manager address the situation... More 

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Thank Bdwedge
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 14 had dinner at Giovanni's two nights ago. The staff was pleasant, attentive and very accommodating. A wide variety of food was ordered and during dinner, comments like delicious, tasty, so good, perfect, I love this, we'll certainly come back, and awesome, could be heard around the table. It was a relaxed, enjoyable experience. I am so... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience great service the Veal Marsala was delicious Trent and company have got another winner good to have experienced operators combined with exquisite food. Doing it right.

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Thank Phil H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is always great and now too, the pizza is good again! With the new management, the pizza is as good as it ever was...well worth trying again (and again) for the first time. The seating could use a more comfortable upgrade and the high tables seem a little out of place with the lower ceilings but Giovanni's lounge... More 

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Thank 2finefellows
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic from start to finish! Lounge is nice and inviting....food was packed with flavour. Wine was well priced. Service was spot on!

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Thank Islandfoodie4life
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped for lunch at Giovanni's lounge on the recommendation of a family member and really enjoyed it. My server was Charlotte - very friendly and skilled. I ordered an individual two topping pizza. It was delicious. The crust was crispy, beautifully done. I don't remember having a better pizza. I will definitely visit again when I am in Qualicum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

David was a great server brought some G-free bruschetta without even being requested The spaghetti was not to spicy as some places. Spanish coffee had alcohol in it😊 Good value. Thx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?