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Giovanni Restaurant

Giovanni Old World Restaurant *est 1961* a Berkeley institution. Orginal owner and his family happily came back after a twenty year absence to carry on this third generation tradition.
22 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
(22 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 22 reviews
5 stars
(4)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(10)
  • neighborhood gem(10)
  • romantic(5)
  • kid-friendly(4)
  • special occasion(3)
  • fit for foodies(2)
Giovanni Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Giovanni Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Old School

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food was fine, and service was fine. Did not seem up to date, though. There were six of us from four different places, so we loved that it was quiet so we could have a great visit. Our waiter was very good."
Dined on 3/22/2015
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Giovanni Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Giovanni's Restaurant in Berkeley

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Went to Giovanni's for Valentine's Day dinner last Saturday night and had a very nice experience. It was the first time my wife and I went there and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and the service. Good Italian cooking and one of the best alfredo suaces we've had. And great tiramisu desert!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Giovanni Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Comfort Place

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I have been going there for over 30 years. Everything is delicious. My favorite is the Carbonara and any of their pizzas. The crust is perfect with any type of topping. It's the perfect place for any ocassion."
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for Giovanni Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Friendly waiter

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our waiter was very helpful throughout the evening"
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Giovanni Restaurant
Based on the average of (18) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
12 out of 16 recommend this product
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic