We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Giovanni's Italian Sandwich Shop - CLOSED

764 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-8620
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good10%
  • Average30%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible30%
21 Feb 2012
“Funky little Italian place”
21 Nov 2011
“In a bit of a flux right now”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
764 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
All Details
Reviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 21 February 2012

Giovanni's is a funky little place along PCH in Encinitas. Although the title her is Sandwich Shop, it's much more than that. At first you think it's a takeout place, but then realize there are tables inside as well as along the sidewalk. The menu...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 21 November 2011

We stopped in this small restaurant on a Sat afternoon. Some people were waiting for pizzas to go, but we were the only people in the dining room. We ordered a small pizza and a house salad. The salad was huge, delicious and easily shared...More

Thank crabbkakes
Reviewed 18 November 2011

We used to get pizza slices an sandwiches, etc. delivered to our house in Cardiff. So good!!! But over the years, it has gone downhill. I took my family from out of town there. We walked in, most of the lights were off, there was...More

Thank TABG
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Yesterday, we tried to eat at a restaurant across the street called the Blue Ribbon Artizan Pizzeria. They would not wait on us, so we left and remembered Giovanni's. The food was so wonderful, all the great flavors and the ambience is just like being...More

1  Thank rebeccaeiden
Reviewed 17 February 2011

First let me say everything tasted very fresh. I thought the pizza was great. What made it great was that it reminded me of some of the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life. Almost as if it was a cross between a...More

1  Thank willix7
Reviewed 9 February 2011

We went there on a Friday night, ordered a pasta dish + a pizza. The penne was falling apart, the sauce was watery and the pizza crust tasted like a saltine cracker without the salt. The restaurant was cold and drafty, service was slow and...More

Thank CorinLu05
Reviewed 26 December 2009

Good price, good taste, good size. We would definietly try again. Take out best when restaurant is not busy. Giovanni's Sandwich Shop is right next to restaurant.

Thank ReeSue
Reviewed 22 December 2009

This place sucks! It is simply beyond horrible! Friends would not let friends eat here! I got sick! Even my dog got sick from scraps!

Thank precipice
Reviewed 12 December 2009

At lunch I ordered a sandwich that the menu said came with cheese. Then when the bill came, the restaurant had charged me extra for cheese. I had to argue with the waiter to get the extra charge taken off. And the sandwich wasn't anything...More

Thank MarkCC
Reviewed 10 April 2008

I have to tell you about this original Italian restaurant in Encinitas CA. When you walk into this place you step into the kitchen to get to the dining room. Owner Vito, a Sicilian chef with 25 years of experience who instantly makes you feel...More

1  Thank porchwriter
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The 3rd Corner
210 reviews
.16 km away
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
159 reviews
.10 km away
Trattoria I Trulli
195 reviews
.13 km away
Honey Bistro & Bakery
106 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
418 reviews
.65 km away
Moonlight Beach
530 reviews
.71 km away
Swami's Beach
179 reviews
.88 km away
Moonlight Beach State Park
25 reviews
.74 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-8620
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing