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Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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Reviewed January 27, 2024

Coming here for dinner definitely made our night (and weekend getaway). The lovey ladies in the lounge were very polite and gave impeccable service. The food tasted delicious (pizza is definitely the best on the island) and their prices were very reasonable (two appetizers, two...beers, and two entrees for under $100)! Definitely coming back again soon!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 25, 2024 via mobile

I have never been to an Italian restaurant that served deep fried potatoes with carrots and broccoli. There was no seasoning or sauces to give the vegetables any flavour. The potatoes tasted like the oils they were cooked in. The eggplant in the parmigiana was...undercooked and the deep fried potato halves were likewise undercooked with a bit of a crunch to them. The service was wonderful. That said, their pizza is a family favourite. Absolutely delicious. Most Italian restaurant I’ve been to serve a salad and use seasoned sides.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2023

This spot is a great date place with delicious food, excellent customer service, and a lovely ambience.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 5, 2023

Had apples and pizza for 3 of us. Ended up taking half of it home. Great service and food. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed February 5, 2023

I ordered a Pepperoni and mushroom pizza and they put baloney, yes, I mean slices of baloney instead of pepperoni! Not good. Will never order again. Stay away, you will be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed December 16, 2022

Great service and pizza, but we arrived at 5.30pm for restaurant menu and was told by hostess only lounge menu available?

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 20, 2022

Excellent service, food & atmosphere. I need to add 63 more characters for my review to be accepted.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2022

Not sure if it's because we had take out, but our meal was awful, portions were small, very average tasting, and calamari was right out of a box you would buy at the supermarket. Needless to say we won't be back soon. Greg, Parksville

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

Had a great dinner with friends ,service was exceptional and food was on par Called for reservations and was explained not fine dining just casual ,and menu was 80% back to normal . We had a great dinner and enjoyed ever moment there Thank you...Giovanni’s for not giving up 🙏🙏🙏More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2022

Probably the worst meal we have ever had!!! Mussels where tough not fresh, broth was sooo salty could not eat. My husband had Calamari very small portion tasted like rubber bands. Although the waiter was good.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022

We had eaten here before and had found it a classy place for special occasions. We reserved for our anniversary and once we arrived were almost immediately disappointed by the lack of the former ambience. There was no tablecloths, flowers, or candles as in previous...experiences. I ordered the classic spaghetti and meatballs and the meatballs were tasteless and the serving size suitable for children. The only redeeming quality was our server, who was excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

Ordered a parmigiana for take away, but got a snitzel with cheese on top. I had to laugh when I saw it. It tasted ok, but it is NOT an parmigiana. On the side they served half cooked vegetables. If you are a food lover...you should stay away. This is not passion.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

We tried this restaurant during COVID a couple of times but didn't go back because the menu was limited and their dining room wasn't open. We tried it again recently and were able to order from the main menu. Dishes were simple but tasty. Dining...room is a bit dark and could use a facelift, but our overall experience was an improvement over the previous ones, so we'll go back. The best part of the evening was our server, Paul. Personable. Fun. Caring. Professional. It made the night a delight.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Pizza was excellent, thick, tender crust with abundant toppings.We had an inexperienced waitress that make a mistake on our order, even though the restaurant was not too busy. Would recommend for takeout, but not for dine-in. A good place for pizza in the area.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

We arrived without reservations on a busy night, four adults and a small baby with stroller. We were seated in a quiet area and made to feel most welcome by our waiter. The pizzas and salad were great. The pitcher of beer cold and delicious...and the service outstanding. We will be back—next time with a toddler in need of a high chair!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michael W
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Response from Berthab41 | Reviewed this property |
Phone Giovanni's. They are often very busy, so try to call well in advance.
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the lounge is open for lunch 6 days a week
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GIOVANNI'S RISTORANTE, Qualicum Beach - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Giovanni's Ristorante offers takeaway services.

Giovanni's Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5