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Giannini's Italian Dinners

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19845 State Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA 95665-9460
+1 209-296-7222
Thu - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Pine Grove, California
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Way overpriced. Food wasn't any good. Service very slow. Can only pay in cash or check, no debit cards.

Thank Leslie_David_79
Hanford, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My inlaws, husband & I went for dinner last Friday. The service & staff were excellent. Everyone was super helpful & courteous. The food was so-so. There was plenty of food but most of it needed added seasoning. I would go again but would not expect a fabulous Italian meal.

Thank DebDeb1539
Modesto, California
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578 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 532 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a must stop on Hwy. 88 if you are traveling up through the Sierra foothills, the High Sierras or Lake Tahoe. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and the atmosphere down home. In addition, it is a good value for the price due to all the food you receive. Two of us ate dinner here recently on... More 

Thank MSWMom50
Pine Grove, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The polenta board and fresh baked bread are wonderful. Homemade pasta noodles and ravioli's. All the sauces are delicious!

Thank GoldCountryCamp
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This quaint building has been a fixture on Highway 88 for a very long time. Inside this "once upon a time" hotel, is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant. The moment you enter, you are treated like family either by Pat or Lisa - the co-owners of this restaurant. Once you are seated, you start absorbing all the nostalgia... More 

Thank Rick L
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was surprised at how cute this place is inside Ate at the bar. Nice and friendly people own this place. Polenta is served with practically everything. Food is very good.

Thank Linda W
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I love Giannini's. There is nothing fancy to the restaurant but it serve great home style Italian food. They have been here for years and are friendly and treat you like family...even if it is your first visit. The look from the outside does not draw you in but do not let that stop you. It is just in an... More 

Thank Nursdk
San Ramon, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We've been eating at Giannini's for over 20 years. In fact, we had our rehearsal dinner there in 1996. So it seemed fitting to have dinner there on Valentine's Day Eve. We went late, so were offered an intimate both.Our waitress was most helpful and friendly, and the food was delicious. My husband had the tortellini with pesto and I... More 

1 Thank Elaine S
Valley Spgs
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

I drove to Pine Grove yesterday and had another great meal. My daughter loved it and she is only 9. We usually go to Teresa's in Jackson because it is closer and they have great ambiance but the food quality here is definitely better. It is always great. We've never had a bad meal there.

1 Thank scotm602
Carmel, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We have only eaten there once can't say I would go back. The food is very old world cooking which is ok but could definitely be brought into this world and lightened and freshen up.

Thank Chief7400

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19845 State Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA 95665-9460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake County  >  Pine Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 209-296-7222

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