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Bistro Giovanni

San Carlos & 5th Ave., Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-626-6003
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“prosciutto” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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San Carlos & 5th Ave., Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to stop by and visit Gio the owner for our special Veterans Dinner what a great time the food excellent , Alberto's service was special he made us feel warm and special. You must stop here if your in Carmel for Italian Food....More

Thank Nelson F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We sat for quite a while before we attracted the attention of a waiter, but service was fine after that. Food was good and price was reasonable ( for expensive Carmel!) . Deserts were good. The owner, Firok, was friendly and chatty.

Thank nepenthium
Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply put, we went to this restaurant because my mother and I are coeliacs and were careful about our eating choices. As soon as we entered it had a lively atmosphere, lovely service and a warm feel. The Gluten free pasta was incredible and I...More

Thank Luke D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in mid wee around 6:00 PM. Seated quickly enjoyed a bottle of Giovanni wine. salad and chicken parmesan. Food and service were excellent. After dinner we met the owner, a real gentleman, he told us all about the mural in the dining room. Apparently...More

Thank Vic J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of eight had dinner on a Tuesday night and everything was off the charts delicious! There were so many things on menu that sounded appealing that we had a hard time making choices so we shared. We ordered two grilled artichokes for the...More

Thank Michaela
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We have been to many of the best restaurants on the east and west coast Bistro Giovanni has surpassed them all Excellent from start to finish, cocktails perfect, Appetizers fabulous, crab cakes & carpaccio Entrees superior, cod en croute, Carbonara Magnificent Cappuccino wonderful Excellent dining...More

Thank hhoneybunny
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Arrived here cold, wet, hungry and tired and without a reservation. Very nice gentleman found us a table anyway. Food and service both excellent.

Thank Jomaryg48
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Nice ambience, friendly service, and good food. There were a few tables occupied. However, by 7 pm on a Friday night, it started to get busy. My husband had the veal Marsala. It had fresh mushrooms in the Marsala sauce with vegetables and mash potatoes....More

Thank CaAngie
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Carmel's Bistro Giovanni is, by far, our favorite restaurant in the Monterey Bay area. On a near weekly basis, we talk about how amazing the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant are. We came here for our anniversary dinner a few months ago and...More

Thank Ivory K
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to try this place. Was good but I’ll never be back. For a single person to sit at Bar to eat cause I don’t like to table dine alone, big negative! Your pretty much leftovers with a grey goose mat in front of...More

Thank stacy s
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Thomas M
3 June 2015|
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Response from 154donaldh | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the owner/manager -- just a one-time customer. They might have some GF items, but I do not remember seeing them on the menu. Best to go to their website or call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos & 5th Ave., Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-6003
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When it comes to full-flavor Italian Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Carmels Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls, and unpretentious service. From Certified Angus Steaks, Fresh Seafood and pastas to please every palate. Plus Excellent wines and a full bar make it a memorable place during your visit to Carmel.
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