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Giovanni's

St. Martins House 10 Goodwins Court | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LL, England
+44 20 7240 2877
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
St. Martins House 10 Goodwins Court | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LL, England
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1 - 10 of 448 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Pino was the most wonderful hostess with the mostest and made the best recommendation for a friend and I who was a first timer. The artichoke, buffalo mozzarella, osso bucco and pastas are to die for. Pino and staff was warm and fed us authentic...More

Thank lanngmui168
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner, and for my surprise the food turned out very poor and average. It tasted as M&S stores, and even the pasta was the same. They charged me quite a bit £14.00 for it. Also when I asked to split the...More

Thank Elton J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely relaxed lunch, nice food, good ambience, great service. Easy to get to Russel Square tube station is the nearest

Thank Jacqueline G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were wondering around Covent Garden trying to find and a restaurant and we got a little turned around and ended up here. What a lucky turn. It was very late and we were very hungry the were only 2 tables occupied...More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giovanni's is a fantastic Italian restaurant in London's theatre district, perfect for that pre-show dinner, or dinner/dessert after the show if you prefer. The restaurant has been in business since 1952, so you know they're doing something very, very right. Brothers Pino & Roberto Ragona...More

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We walked into Givanni's after a horrible experience at The White Swan, where we left without eating. By this time, we were exhausted and starving, after an 8 hour overseas flight, a one and a half hour cab ride into London, and then walking around...More

Thank azh1963
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my family for my birthday. There were 7 of us. The food was very average and the service poor. There was no Italian hospitality or chatter. I also thought that it was expensive for what we had. I left...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We stumbled on this restaurant while joking about walking down a "dark alley" but that turned out appropriate. A classic Italian from 1970s with red velvet seating and fading celebrity photos on the walls. We spotted very young looking Hollywood A-listers, so one can only...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely meal that delivered each of us spectacular flavour. The lasagna was amazing and the gnocchi, although not something I would order, was, in the words of my youngest daughter, "the best ever". I had the boar ragu which was very nice although I'm...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We came across this restaurant in a delightful 17c alleyway off St Martins Lane whilst on a walking tour of London. We thought it would make a lovely venue for a special meal. I booked the restaurant for our 45th wedding anniversary. It was a...More

Thank AnnekaVirginiaWater
Nearby
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
...More
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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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:30
Monday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Martins House 10 Goodwins Court | Covent Garden, 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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