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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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11:00 - 22:00
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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 bc
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I reviewed Giovanni's in December 2012, calling it a "hidden gem" and extolling the service and the food. I have been back there several times in 2013, with no reason to change my opinion, but this was the first time I had been here since the ownership changed in February 2014. I was disappointed. We were a party of four:... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I don't usual write reviews, but my wife and I were visiting Parksville from Toronto and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was top notch with knowledgeable servers, the appetizers were incredible and the main course was even better. My wife and I can honestly say this was the best Italian meal we have ever eaten. The cost was... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We have been to this restaurant a few times before the new ownership and we were wondering if the food would be as good as it was before...We are happy to say it was! We will be back again!

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Thank theo j
Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Definitely one the top ten meals I've had in my life. Food, service and value (while pricey) was over the top. If you go, and I suggest you do, ask for David when you make the reservation. He was absolutely top notch and could easily work in any very high standards restaurant. The new owners have much to be proud... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

From the moment you enter you are catered to by knowledgeable staff. Chefs choice for the adventurous or a la cart for those with a preference you are in for a delightful experience. We return whenever we want that special meal.

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Brighton, Canada
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

A couple of recent less than ecstatic reviews prompt me to add my thoughts. I do a lot of Italian and this was first class all the way! We were visiting Vancouver Island for the first time with friends who live there, and they suggested this place to mark the last evening of our trip. We were not disappointed. The... More 

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Food was fantastic. Service was spot on too. Wine list was a bit pricey. (Some bottles were approaching 3 times what they are worth in a wine store) Other than that all was great. I would definitely go back. Too bad they don't do "corkage"!!

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Courtenay, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Visited in April this year. Was watching hockey game in Shadys when power outage hit. Very glad it did as we searched through town for a place with the lights still on so we could eat. Walked in, took a seat, had our drink order taken right away. Dark beer on tap very good. Ordered pizza to finish watching the... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We started out being greeted by a huge smile, which definitely set the atmosphere. Our Server was amazingly polite and knowledgable, I even ordered what he described to be amazing….the veal rack and yes, better then words could describe! The Manager even popped by to ask us how everything is going! It was a Thursday night, the place was full,... More 

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Qualicum Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Had a great pre- theatre dinner . Thanx People & welcome to Qualicum Beach . Tough act to follow...Mr. & Mrs Giovanni ...( enjoy your retirement ). You are doing fine , just absolutely fine ! Claire & Rob Murphy , Buena Vista Inn .

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?