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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
travelers checks
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Palms, West Los Angeles
Categories
Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Pizza, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, On Site

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Price Range : Average

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Sheauen

10/26/2009

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Overall
Great Neighborhood Italian Place

I usually order take out or delivery from Giovanni's. The usual, is an order of garlic bread, their caprese salad, and a pizza or a pasta. I've never gone wrong with Giovanni's. Great friendly neighborhood place with a lot of charm.

Sometimes my bf and i go here when we need to get away (aka walk across the street) and have some good italian food and a bottle of wine. (Bring your own and pay the 3 buck corkage fee). No dishes, great service, and cheap wine.

notice the theme here, good service. means a lot. if the food was mediocre the service would bring me back, but the food is good too. definitely a great combo!

doll83

06/10/2008

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Overall
Italian food at its best!

Fall under the charm of this cute and very romantic Italian restaurant and dine amid a dimly lit setting, dominated by subtle brown and beige tones. This eatery creates a fabulous spot for dates, however it
is also good for families and large group dining. The tranquil and cozy vibe enables diners to enjoy their conversation. My friend had see food (shrimps, clams and fried squid rings) along with pasta and sauce while my salmon came succulent with veggies and fried potatos alongside. You are welcome to bring you own wine. The service was highly attentive, friendly and conversational.

bluemooner

04/26/2008

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Overall
Great Italian Food in a Mini Mall

My husband and I have dined at this restaurant 4 times and we absolutely love it. We are especially fond of the chicken parmigiana which comes with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables. My husband also liked the lasagna and we are anxious to try the raviolis. They have many specials each day. The food is very fresh and large portions. It is a small restaurant and parking in a mini mall but don't let that stop you. This restaurant is a real gem. The servers are friendly and helpful. We are anxious to try more of their wonderful dishes! I only wish we would have known of this restaurant earlier. We signed up for their daily e-mails that give you a list of specials for the day. It makes us hungry just looking at each days list.

joanovarq

01/06/2008

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Overall
Best neighborhood Italian

I found this place by googling ""best restaurants Culver City,"" and it lives up to that reputation. Don't be put off by the strip-mall location; this small neighborhood restaurant serves up delicious, unpretentious, reasonably-priced Italian. Their seafood pastas are to die for and the homemade ravioli is also good. Their tomato sauces are perfectly seasoned and just a little spicy. Since there are only about 10 tables, you might have to wait a little during peak hours.

asm618

11/29/2007

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Overall
Excellent Italian food.

I've been here many times and always get the same thing -- it is so good. I think it's called the Pasta Fagioli or something like that. It's bowtie pasta with peas and mushrooms in a cream sauce. Delicious. We can walk here from our apartment, but the little parking lot does fill up fast I've noticed. You can bring your own wine. It's a small restaurant and does fill up. I think going earlier is best -- then we never have to wait to be seated.

mpecora

04/07/2007

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Overall
A hidden jewel of fine italian food

I love this place! The food is fresh, delicous and affordable. You know it's great when you see the same people there all the time. Service it prompt and freindly even when the are really busy, which is nearly all the time. Try the lobster ravioli or the gnocchi (both are specials so they don't have them all the time), homemade and amazingly wonderful. Keep up the good work!

ninapb

08/04/2006

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Overall
Giovanni's rocks

Fantastic Italian food! Friendly staff, very local feel, yummy food. Their garlic bread is awesome. One of my faves. I highly recommend saving room for the dessert called ""Torta de la Nona."" Without overhyping it, it's seriously one of the best and unique desserts I've had.

jenluft

05/22/2006

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Overall
Our favorite restaurant!

This is our favorite, local italian restaurant. Be warned, though, it is very small and getting a table for more than 2 on a friday or saturday night will require a wait. Also, it is bring your own wine, but many people do this. The food is FABULOUS and the value is great.

verbal11

05/11/2004

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Overall
Where's my water refill??

The food is good, nice to be able to take your own wine bottle (only option if you want to drink wine!), was definitely cozy, romantic, and had a real neighborhood feel. At first i really enjoyed the service, especially since my husband and i were first time diners, but as the evening got busier and more familiar faces came in to dine, we were definitely forgotten and service blummeted! We didnt even get a water refill the whole evening and the glass was right on the edge of the table.

cherie72

10/26/2002

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Overall
Unexpectedly cozy

Tucked away in an unattractive shopping center, I lived nearby for over a year before finding this hidden gem. Great service!

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