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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

€€ - €€€Italian, , Pizza
#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (44 reviews)
“prawns” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
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CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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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 337 reviews

Reviewed 25 June 2015

We tried this place tonight and really enjoyed our dinner. The Lasagna was some of the best I have ever ate. Big serving and great flavour. My wife had the Fettuccine Alfredo and was impressed as well.

Thank Will L
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We attended the 2015 Father's Day Show & Shine and decided to go get a few appys and a beer. We walked by Giovanni's and saw a couple of empty tables on the front street patio. Now we know why there were empty tables. We...More

3  Thank barbf369
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants so we went there to have a special meal. Service was good but we were the only ones in the restaurant for our whole meal (that says something in itself as it was a Sunday night)....More

3  Thank Mjkqb
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I am not really fond of pasta with Marinara sauce but prefer other non-tomatoes sauces. We decided to share two orders because we wanted both a dinner salad and a pasta dish. My friend only likes Marinara sauce and I comprimised. It turned out to...More

Thank Celeb_123
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We found the food was average with slightly high prices for what you receive. Some friends enjoyed their offerings while mine I found tasty but small portion for the price.

Thank Cecil W
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Wow. I felt as though it was inconvenient to serve us. From being seated in an isle, in an over heated though not full room and generally poorly served. We advised them that one of our party had hurt her hand on a chair and...More

3  Thank HungryQBMOM
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Giovanni's used to be the one establishment in the tiny hamlet of Qualicum Beach you could count on for a reasonably upscale dining experience. The food was flavourful and fresh, they offered Bruschetta with every meal regardless and the service was excellent. Well the service...More

5  Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 2 April 2015

This was "the" posh restaurant in Qualicum Beach. It was sold over a year ago and the new management is trying very hard to maintain the goodwill. We were very sorry to see many staff go as they were the best we had experienced in...More

6  Thank J T
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Nothing special pretty average food , over priced for what it is. There is way better food and service around.

8  Thank skiiguy
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Great food and great service at a great price. Very clean and enjoyable. We will continue to make Gio's are Ristorante of choice for buisness and pleasure meals. A very pleasant and quaint Ristorante.

Thank Andrea B
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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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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