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Giovanni's Ristorante & Lounge

#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
+1 250-752-6693
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (27 reviews)
“veal” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (48 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00All hours
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
#3 & #4, 180 Second Ave West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner for 4 so I'll just comment on mine. I haven't ordered veal for many years & was really looking foreward to the way Italians cook it as scallopinni, etc. What I received was ground veal cutlets done the way a cheap chain diner would...More

Thank alj0anne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited to Giovanni's by a good friend. Our initial reaction from past visits was "oh no", why Giovanni's but went as invited. Our first impression was nice ambience. Ordered two glasses of red wine 1st was good, 2nd, tasted a bit off. No...More

Thank IslandFoodieGal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fettuccini al mare just like my Italian mother use to make. Fresh ingredients, good service and last minute accommodation without reservations. Can tailor some dishes for individual needs and food sensitivities. Highly recommended. I'm Italian, and I very particular about restaurant "Italian" food,

1  Thank Joe G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch in Giovanni's Lounge with a friend a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the lunch special a soup and sandwich. New owners took over in January and we had a chance to meet one of the partners who told us that...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with friends. Good service and busy. However food was very mediocre and does not carry local produce ... not even in season produce from the sea.

1  Thank belle400
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Okay. This is a bit of a tough one. Mostly good. A little not so much. Upon arrival, we were promptly seated. However: our table for four was next to a very loud kitchen ( to be expected ) but also next to the door...More

Thank robarchibald2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch at Giovanni's, first time and we were very pleasantly surprised! We ate the best pizza in the lounge area, which is a very cool atmosphere. I don't normally eat the crust but I devoured the entire piece, crust and all....More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stumbled upon this great spot for lunch. We had amazing service and outstanding pizza, one Hawaain, one pepper & one special. Well priced and the best pizza we've had in a very long time. Lovey surroundings and absolutely spotless, even noticed the waitress washing...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had dinner at Giovanni's after a change in ownership and found it to be an excellent experience. The menu choices were varied, wine selection good, and the food was well prepared and superbly presented. Our server was attentive but not invasive, pleasant but not...More

Thank Hank T
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My wife and I went to Giovanni to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday and were really looking forward to a great evening and meal. We had been in their pizzeria a few times and really enjoyed their products. This time, after reading an article...More

2  Thank das1349
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heather q
18 May 2015|
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Response from 2014banjo | Reviewed this property |
the lounge is open for lunch 6 days a week
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Dinner, Lunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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