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Giovanni's Ristorante

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114 E Italia St, Covina, CA 91723-2108
+1 626-332-9539
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Winchester
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

There pizza is good, there ceazer salad was pretty good as well. There service was decent quick seating and got our food out pretty quick.

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Thank sophia9021
George P, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Sophia!! More 

West Covina, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

One of the best family owned Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at. Traveling on business and found them online to order food to go. Order the jumbo scallops with angel hair pasta, bread and tomatoes and garlic soup. Amazing and the garlic soup was unbelievable. I wish I could have sent this to my home in Houston. This is... More 

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Thank shopjmp75
George P, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again when you are in town! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Brought family here and everyone loved the pasta and bread Iced tea is awesome Just a shirt distance from downtown covina Great service!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

On my way to see Journey Revisited, last year, my friend bought me dinner here. Great pasta, I could have eaten it all. My friend is sensitive and required gluten free menu and they were very accommodating. Atmosphere is magical in the garden room. Can't wait to do lunch this Friday.

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glendora, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

have been going to this restaurant through all it incarnations the food is very good with a great selection of varied types anyone should be able to find something, especially at lunch when it is less expensive plenty of parking nearby

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Thank brittGlendora_Ca
George P, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of "Giovanni's". It is truly a pleasure to serve you!! More 

Covina, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The dinner was excellent with very generous portions. I had the Vodka Scampi and my husband ordered the Sand Dabs Almondine. We both thoroughly enjoyed the meals. My husband would have preferred regular french bread for starters rather than the flat bread. Large wine selection, servers were very kind. The decor is a bit tacky and most of the patrons... More 

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Thank Angelique F
George P, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, and we're very happy that you enjoyed your meal!! Stop in again to see us soon!! More 

Upland, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This is a very small and intimate restaurant with great prices. I tried the appetizer Mushroom Monoco which was very good and I loved loved the marinara sauce it came in. I Also tried the Mediterranean Chicken it was good, and came with vegetables and smothered in Sundried tomato sauce. My dinner mate had The Baked Scallops and said it... More 

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Thank coosbaygal
George P, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and giving us a try!! More 

Glendora, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Giovanni's was rather a disappointment. It is quaint and charming. It could be a wonderfully romantic or dining- with-friends-and-able-to-have-a-conversation experience. BUT, the food is just average. It wasn't bad; it wasn't good. The service was fine.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I grew up in this area but this was my first visit to Giovanni's. I'm totally surprised and overwhelmingly please at how fabulous this food is. I've lived in the OC for years and this rivals every high end Italian restaurant I've been to. The Penne Pasta with meatballs... Omg! Homemade mini meatballs with so much flavor. Oh, and homemade... More 

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George P, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank You so much for the great review! We will continue to strive to be the best in the area!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

been here many times . Great place for special occasions. Giovanni is a Fantastic Chef . lol ... Everything on the menu is worth trying

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George P, Owner at Giovanni's Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!! And thanks for your continued support!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E Italia St, Covina, CA 91723-2108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Covina
  • Phone Number: +1 626-332-9539

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