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Giovanni's

Not bad, for North Devon, but definitely NOT the real deal.

“Not bad but most of the good reviews here are probably by people who don't know any better. The competition is hardly fierce in North Devon. I had Spaghetti Alla Pescatora (Spaghetti in tomato sauce with seafood) and it had crab sticks in it!!! Yes the manufactured ones you buy from Tesco. Also, the pizza was made on a thick base that was bought in, Pizza Hut style. It certainly wasn't fresh pizzeria style pizza made with dough and thin base that you get in Italy or even London. Seriously, you folk should try an authentic Italian trattoria or pizzeria and then we can talk. Sorry to spoil the party but you guys are Italian, you should know better. ”

By tornado71 | Monday, July 02 2012

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    tornado71  |  Monday, July 02 2012, 1:52PM  |  Report
    Not bad, for North Devon, but definitely NOT the real deal.

    Not bad but most of the good reviews here are probably by people who don't know any better. The competition is hardly fierce in North Devon. I had Spaghetti Alla Pescatora (Spaghetti in tomato sauce with seafood) and it had crab sticks in it!!! Yes the manufactured ones you buy from Tesco. Also, the pizza was made on a thick base that was bought in, Pizza Hut style. It certainly wasn't fresh pizzeria style pizza made with dough and thin base that you get in Italy or even London. Seriously, you folk should try an authentic Italian trattoria or pizzeria and then we can talk. Sorry to spoil the party but you guys are Italian, you should know better.

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    Elise_Editing  |  Wednesday, June 20 2012, 7:48PM  |  Report
    Barnstaple Ristorante Giovannis Great Italian Food and Ambience, Super Staff

    This authentic, well loved family-run Italian restaurant opened in 1999 and is open 12-2.30 for lunch and 6-11 evenings six days a week. Be spoilt for choice with 13 high quality antipasti starters on offer (£4.25-£5.45); 24 pasta/spaghetti dishes (£6.45 to £8.75), such as cray fish tails with garlic, olive oil, tomato and touch of cream sauce (£8.25); and 16 pizzas including the chef special with 'everything he can put his hands on' (£7.95). Or opt for one of 23 delicious meat and fish dishes including mouthwatering breast of chicken with chopped onions, black pepper, sherry wine, cream and veg (£9.45); fresh fillet of cod cooked in tomato, garlic, mixed herbs and white sauce (£13.45); or sirloin steak cooked with dolcelatte cheese, cream and white wine sauce (£14.95). Nine delightful desserts include Italian vanilla crumble cake with icing sugar served with vanilla ice cream (£4.95). Barnstaple resident Miriam Fraser commented at the restaurant when I visited 'I come here whenever I can. My favourite dishes are Risotto Primavera (£7.75) and Amaretto Trifle (£4.45). The service is really nice and friendly, too.' (also see gallery)

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    skinheadjim  |  Saturday, September 10 2011, 10:02PM  |  Report
    culo

    me and judith went here clandestinely and had a great meal while her silly husband was having a wimpey

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    SUECOL58  |  Wednesday, February 02 2011, 3:35PM  |  Report
    GIOVANNI'S Yum Yummy!

    We found this place more or less as soon as we moved in to Barnstaple & rate it as the best place to get a delicious meal, my only reget is that it's not open in the day time for lunch

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    SmoothBar  |  Monday, January 10 2011, 7:47PM  |  Report
    buona cucina "good food"

    Giovannis is possibly one of my favourite restaurant in Barnstaple, I have been going there since i was a young girl with my family, the food is amazing and the services is even better, every customer is treated like an important person and a close friend and they are happy to cater any requests you may have.

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    barns83  |  Friday, July 23 2010, 3:52PM  |  Report
    Very Good Italian Food

    Giovannis in Boutport Street serves up some great tasting and authentic Italian cuisine. The pizzas are especially good, but if thats not to your taste they have a wide selection of other dishes. Service is prompt and attentive and the meals are very reasonably priced.

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    will_barrow  |  Wednesday, April 07 2010, 2:11PM  |  Report
    ma ma mia

    A family run italian restaurant which has been established in Barnstaple for a number of years now. This restaurant never fails to deliver the service and quality of food you would expect from a genuine italian restaurant. the staff are friendly and efficient and really love the children. large parties are well catered for and if you just fancy a candlit dinner for two you will not be disappointed either.
    i would recommend this restaurant with out hesitation.

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    Barney_Bloggs  |  Monday, March 29 2010, 9:11AM  |  Report
    Giovanni's in Barnstaple

    This is a proper Italian restaurant. Proper Italian food. Proper Italian staff! There is a great hustle and bustle about the place. The food is really fresh tasting and delicious. Service was quick and efficient. Good selection of drinks and desserts too. A great place for a family treat.

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    Around The House and Garden Property Services  |  Friday, February 12 2010, 4:11PM  |  Report
    Around The House and Garden

    Myself and my wife eat here as often as we can, we love the food, the people and the place. 5 Stars all round. Brilliant.

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    yellpages  |  Sunday, February 07 2010, 7:07AM  |  Report
    Always excellent, well priced,friendly and good f..

    Always excellent, well priced,friendly and good food.

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