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Morningside, South Rd | Morning View Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 883 7020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrible experience. Food was awful and the service was even worse. The owner didn't even care that we were not been taken care off. Never going back ever. Use to be an awesome restaurant. It is Saturday night and the place is empty. This must be a sign.

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Thank Chirag M
Lusaka, Zambia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Large portions. Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Plenty easy parking right outside. Sandton's best kept secret.

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Thank Andrew C
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our favourite restaurant, elegant setting and Giovanni is at it in the kitchen. Been going there for years, and looknig at the clients will immediately tell you that here are discerning diners. Here you can go if you just want to relax with a partner or even impress a friend or client.

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Thank Thomas S
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

For anyone who has eaten in a giavanni Restuarant before,this is like coming home.. the food,prepared by himself, is as always,up to scratch.pasta served in large portions in a frying pan,with the most delicious sauces. Atmosphere is really great,but make sure you get there before the dinner rush,as they don't take bookings.(although they don't stipulate that on the phone) we... More 

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Thank steele3
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had the Giovanni special. As good as ever! Service is great, waiters friendly and informative. Coming here for years, never had a bad meal.

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Thank Law P
Nelspruit, South Africa
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here for dinner since the place looked busy, which can be a good indicator, although, I'm beginning to learn that the food is not necessarily the reason. Waiters are poorly trained and have no idea what the dishes on the menu contain. Asked if the Caprese salad was made with buffalo mozzarella and he did not know. Ordered... More 

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Thank Gerrit M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very cool resturant with great food and good service. The food gets to you very quickly. Waiters are really friendly. Lovely, warm and cozy place.

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Thank Divesh K
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

i heard rave reviews about the food but was warned about the poor service. We had a pumpkin panzarotti and the arabiata. The plates come hot, but the food wasnt very hot :(. service is slow and not bothered.

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Thank zafira786
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

I arrived for lunch on my own. Walked in and there were only 3 groups of people at tables. I waited for about 3 minutes before anyone paid attention to me and finally showed me to a table! Having had eaten here before I knew what I wanted to order, but needed to wait another 6+ minutes before anyone even... More 

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Thank larissantz
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I must say having read the comments 60/50 good 'n bad. I called to book and the man asks me what time you want to come? I replied around 6h30 then he tells me we don't do reservations you must just come, before I finished talking he just put the phone down HOW ARROGANT I just looked at my husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Morningside, South Rd | Morning View Shopping Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 883 7020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?