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Giovanni's of Covent Garden

10 Goodwins Court, London WC2N 4LL, England
+44 20 7240 2877
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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10 Goodwins Court, London WC2N 4LL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you go at Giovanni's restaurant, don't limit yourself to eat excellent food, but try to talk with the chef, and a world of charming and real stories will be opened to you. And remember the only truth: Shakespeare came from Sicily, it wasn't British...More

Thank alessiocardinale65
Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend recommended Giovanni's as a place for dinner. She said it was her favorite place in London. She was right! From the arrival to leaving HOURS later it was spectacular. The appetizers were spectacular, the wine delicious, an our entrees were some of the...More

Thank BridalVeil_OregonPat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had a lovely meal this evening pre theatre at this wonderful restaurant. It was our first visit and hopefully not our last. The room was lovely, the service warm and friendly and just about right in terms of pacing courses...More

Thank adamcaplin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled in to Giovanni’s on a chilly October Sunday, and spent a magical, cosy couple of hours with lovely chicken soup and Giovanni’s special house pasta (luxury version of carbonara) and some excellent red wine. We were royally treated and entertained...More

Thank josephinechennell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding and lavish food made in a simple way. Italian goodness and served by the maitre d’ and owner himself, Pino. He oozed Italian charm and geniality. The buffalo mozzarella starter was the creamiest I’ve tasted, the gnocchi absolutely perfect and delicious. Both main courses...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pino treated us like family from the moment we walked in the door. The food was fresh and authentic and the service, delightful. The owner was gracious and appreciative of his staff. The atmosphere was cozy and spotlessly clean. The food was wonderfully prepared and...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of friends for Lunch on a Sunday, so it was quiet and we had the full attention of Pino and his staff. The food is traditional and authentic, the dining room and Pino add charm and warmth that makes it...More

Thank BcMc_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Central London can be a minefield for first time, unheralded restaurants. There is disappointment on every street corner. So it was with some degree of trepidation I took the gamble of diving into a back alley and entering, through a virtually, unlit door into the...More

Thank normandyarms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Giovanni’s on a Sunday evening, our second visit to the restaurant and it really is the best around! Though you can see the restaurant from the street, it’s accessed via a door off an alleyway to the rear, which only really adds to its...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We 'found' Giovanni's on a Sunday lunch time, when all we had seen were fast food outlets! Opening sunday lunch time was a new move by Pino and so the place was empty. However, he made us very welcome and we chatted about opera and...More

Thank Pauline W
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Sue H
13 February 2017|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
It is really close to the Noel Coward Theatre - a 5 minute walk at most.
susan j
14 June 2016|
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Response from Diana S | Reviewed this property |
As this is a small family owned restaurant I am sure they will cater if pre-ordered.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Goodwins Court, London WC2N 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 2877
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