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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
San Carlos & 5th Ave., Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner tonight celebrating our Anniversary. We were greeted with Prosecco upon our arrival which was a really nice way to start our dining experience. My husband ordered the Scallop special which he felt was outstanding. I ordered the Coconut Shrimp over...More

Thank Doreen T
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We got to Carmel late and most restuarants were not serving. Bistro Giovanni was more than welcoming. The food and the service were fantastic. We shared lasagna and the meatballs. What a great place!

1  Thank Otravelers
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We visited as two couples from UK and Ireland whilst travelling the West Coast. We all had soup, sandwiches and garlic bread. We believe this to be the best food we have experienced in all the places we have eaten on our travels. Thank you...More

1  Thank Jade T
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I come to Carmel a couple times a year and this is the first time we’ve dined at Giovanni‘s. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was wonderful. I had the sausage lasagne-best I’ve ever had, and my husband had...More

1  Thank perrykd5
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We were a walk in but the staff managed to fit us in They were great, very interactive & friendly going out of their way to make our time there a very enjoyable experience. Good value & excellent food.

1  Thank generalal
Reviewed 18 July 2018

There are so many restaurants to choose from and we just happened to walk by Giovanni's and so glad we did. Portions are large and had a delicious pizza. Great service and friendly staff.

Thank Twinsy2
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Excellent service, delicious food, tasty wine, an excellent evening, would highly recommend eating here.

Thank Billy_WizzKent
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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