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General Info
Giovanni's is a family-owned restaurant that offers a variety of menu options. It serves appetizers, soups, calzones, seafood items, stuffed pizzas and pasta dishes. The restaurant s lunch menu features salads, garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, calamari and chicken fingers. Giovanni's also provides a children s menu that includes stuffed shells, meatballs and spaghetti. In addition, it offers beverages that include soda, lemonade and tea. The restaurant has a bar that stocks a variety of beers and wines. It offers catering services for various parties and events, as well as provides promotional meal packages. Giovanni's maintains a location in Lake Mary, Fla.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (407) 323-6713

Fax Number: (407) 330-4351

Payment method
master card, discover, amex, visa, all major credit cards, diners club
Price Range
$$
Categories
Italian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Pizza, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

COUPONS & DEALS

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Mark556

11/01/2008

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Overall
Not Good At All

Terrible food. Soup (minestrone) was insipid,watery, tasted like they threw frozen veggies in water and brought it to boil and voila!, soup. The steamed veggies (large extra cost to sub for pasta) were, well, steamed, how can you mess these up? I had veal Francesca, 3 tiny medallions, I didn't like it. There was nothing more, (remember I subbed veggies for an extra cost). My wife had pasta, she didn't like it, stated it didn't taste authentic. The waitress never came by to see how things were going and never asked how the food was. We didn't discuss how bad the food was, so she wasn't tipped off by us. Maybe she knew already? In closing. We will never go there again and will tell our friends of the experience. Oh, did I mention that the food is NOT cheap there.

amjoyful

04/05/2008

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Overall
Great Food!!

I don't usually try new places...but I gave this one a shot. Every entree I have ever ordered there has been awesome. It is one of the few places that my whole family gets excited about-even my 6 year old likes it.

Overall
Great Food and Pizza

I frequently eat lunch here. The lunch special, a slice of pizza and a salad, is an exceptional value. Service is usually very good, though occasionally we've gotten the "new person" who needs a bit more training. Try the Garlic Knots, too... they are to die for.



I've occasionally taken guests here for dinner in the evening. The food has always been good and a moderate value for the price.



I have been told "word of mouth" that things may "slow down" and quality may degrade a bit in the evenings when the manager leaves, though I've not had this direct experience.



All in all, very good.

Gina D.

01/14/2008

Overall
The Worst Experience

This past weekend we dined at Giovanni's in Lake Mary. We were greeted by a friendly, but very casually dressed hostess who seated us in the front part of the restaurant right next to the bar (not recommended if you want to talk to the other people atyour table). The meal itself was average for an Italian restaurant/pizzeria, but a horrible incident and the way it was handled will preclude us from ever dining at any of their restaurants again.



One of the hostesses had placed their cup of water on the ledge between the podium and our table and inadvertently knocked it off the ledge and onto my head. As if that wasn't bad enough, her reaction was to exclaim, "good thing it's only water." When the waitress arrived, she attempted to assist with drying me off and was astute enough to see that I was not pleased. She approached the manager/owner (who was making pizzas at the time) and explained what had happened. Not only did he ignore the problem, he never even stopped by our table with an acknowledgment.



It is obvious that this restaurant is poorly run and in need of better management and ownership. The lack of concern that they show for their customers will eventually catch up to them. We don't expect the owners of a small pizzeria to be top-notch managers and restauranteurs, but their manager/owner makes the overnight manager at the Waffle House look good.



Word to the wise: your food isn't anything we can't get in a hundred other places in and around Lake Mary - you need to take better care of your customers!

bigneil

01/09/2007

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Overall
New York style pizza in Orlando!

The pizza is New York style but the bar patrons like the Red Sox. If you're from New England, this is your ideal pub in Heathrow, FL. Yankees fans can get their pizza to go. Watch them prepare your pizza from scratch. Try the stuffed veggie pizza pie or the Spinach Eppy rolls.

rtbsierra

04/20/2006

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Overall
Mama Mia, this is BAD

Horrible Horrible, the pizza was hard, the pasta was so soft is was ""mooshy"" couldnt eat it.
Service was slow and not good. Overall terrible experience, last time I go there.

chrisg8r

08/26/2004

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Overall
Excellent All Around

Each and every time my family has gone to Giovanni's, it's been an excellent all around experience. The service, ambiance and food is absolutely delightful. I grew up in New York and Giovanni's reminds me of many of the great Italian restaurants there. They definitely keep us coming back to this family restaurant time and time again.

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