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Giovanni's, London
Giovanni's, London
Giovanni's, London

Italian

Giovanni's

9.2/10
84
12 City Road, EC1Y 2AA LondonSee map

Average price £20

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Restaurant menu

Chef Aldo Lo Conte / Carlo Cutolo
  • Average price £20
Spaghetti Aglio, Olio E Peperoncino
£11.5
Pasta with olive oil, garlic and chilli.
Penne Al Pesto Verde
£13
Penne pasta with green pesto sauce.
Gnocchi Arrabiata
£13
Gnocchi in spicy tomato sauce.

Dietary options

Gluten free

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Giovanni's, London
Giovanni's, London

Reviews

9.2/10
Excellent84 reviews
9.3/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

8.8/10

Ambience

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  • Hiroki Y.
    Hiroki Y.

    November 17, 20221 review

    10/10

    We were probably not the easiest party to serve - a group of 7 people wanting to be served every 10-15 mins. However the staff at Giovanni’s were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely recommend.

  • Michael F.
    Michael F.

    November 15, 20226 reviews

    7.5/10

    IMHO 51 pounds for 2 portions of pasta with clams and 1 bottle of Acqua Panna water is outrageously high. Period. Service was impeccable, indeed. Definitely not returning at Giuseppe's nor recommending to my friends. (Fabrizio, italian expat.)

  • Roland F.
    Roland F.

    November 4, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    really nice italian restaurant with delicious homemade pasta, pizza and other italian classics. fast and very friendly service. if you‘re looking for a cozy and welcoming place to eat your favourite and authentic italian food, this is the place,

  • Shiobhain B.
    Shiobhain B.

    October 26, 20221 review

    10/10

    A lovely little Italian restaurant. A great find for us and very local to the office. Good portions of food and desserts were lovely, Will definitely visit again,

  • Tony R.
    Tony R.

    October 24, 20221 review

    5.5/10

    Service was okay but the food was nothing special. Linguine alla Vongole would have been better had there been some more vongole. Mostly Linguine! Very low lit restaurant too.

  • Michaela P.
    Michaela P.

    October 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fantastic authentic Italian food with the warmest reception and great customer service. The tortellini were very tasty and would absolutely return.

  • Katrina M.
    Katrina M.

    October 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    Perfect venue to meet with clients. very easy and relaxed atmosphere. The food was fresh and well presented and the staff friendly and attentive

  • David B.
    David B.

    October 7, 20221 review

    9/10

    Really lovely evening! Calm atmosphere, great food and service.

  • Angela F.
    Angela F.

    October 4, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    Very nice on the whole but lighting is a bit harsh and the wooden chairs a bit hard. The food was reasonably good but rather overdone tuna steak with a spicy sauce that I had to scrape off. Chilli wasn’t mentioned on the menu.

  • Laurent G.
    Laurent G.

    September 14, 20221 review

    10/10

    Like in Italy!

  • Sue E.
    Sue E.

    July 26, 20221 review

    10/10

    Great little restaurant and staff were very accommodating with us as one of our party was late - they were happy to wait for them to arrive, no rushing us. Food was excellent and service great. Will definitely be back here !

  • Anita M.
    Anita M.

    July 21, 20221 review

    10/10

    Had a lovely meal. I had the king prawn spaghetti which is one of my go to dishes in most Italian restaurants and this was one of the best I have ever had. Staff very friendly and I also thought the price was very reasonable especially for a London based restaurant. I will be coming back as it is just near work (which is how we heard of you).

  • Martin L.
    Martin L.

    July 20, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    A nice lunch, solid Italian cooking but service was very rushed. Was offered the bill very early and had only half finished our bottle of wine. Think they were expecting other bookings

  • Örjan F.
    Örjan F.

    June 30, 20224 reviews

    6/10

    Food was ok but not much more, price-performance also ok. A few specific problems: * The panna cotta was slightly to dense for my liking but this is of course a personal preference * The garlic focaccia was just a pizza bianco. Ok but NOT focaccia. * The n’duja pasta did NOT contain n’duja! Seriously, I sell this stuff in my home town and I know what it looks and tastes like. My educated guess would be that chili salsiccia was used but it could have been any sort of chili sausage. Wine list pretty sjort but ok, something like four each of red/white available in different size (good!) glasses. All in all slightly disappointing based on what I expected from reading previous reviews.

  • Carolyn L.
    Carolyn L.

    June 24, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    We had a really excellent meal. Beautiful shared starter of salami and meats, one pizza and one pasta, and two puddings. All were excellent. Very happy customers!

  • Tim B.
    Tim B.

    June 15, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Great option for a City lunch. Quick service, good food, nice atmosphere.

  • Catherine T.
    Catherine T.

    June 14, 20221 review

    10/10

    I booked Giovanni’s for a team night out. There were 24 of us which can result in poor service and food all coming out at different times but I was pleasantly surprised at just how good our experience was. The staff were extremely polite, friendly and efficient, ensuring everyone had a drink before taking an order for food. The food was excellent and came out in a timely manner. All in all a great experience.

  • Keith D.
    Keith D.

    May 20, 20221 review

    10/10

    We were a large group-11- with one being a late addition who was added with the minimum of fuss from the staff. All my party commented on the lively friendly atmosphere and the excellent food.

  • Chris H.
    Chris H.

    May 19, 20221 review

    7/10

    Functional setting. Friendly attentive service. Had olives which I’ve never liked before but they were delicious! Calamari starter very tasty and good size portion. Fiorentina pizza (veggie plus an egg) was okay but bit bland, especially given the price. Service charge included in bill.

  • Julia D.
    Julia D.

    May 13, 20221 review

    10/10

    We had a lovely time at Giovanni's the food was perfect served with care and in a timely fashion great wine a lovely experience and would highly recommend it.

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Opening time
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Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Closing time

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How to get to the restaurant

12 City Road, EC1Y 2AA, London, United Kingdom

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