We've been going here for over two decades. First date, and every anniversary of it thereafter, plus special occasions in-between. The decor is nothing special, but who cares? The pizza is the best, and the lasagne is great too!. Far better than any chain, fairly priced, and locally owned and operated too! You could do worse at twice the price.
Worst taco pizza ever!. Plain and simple it sucks! do not get the taco pizza!
Stay away, stay very far away!.
After trying this place TWICE, I can tell you there are far better choices for American Italian then Giovanni's. The breakdown: The meatballs in their spaghetti & meatballs were MICROWAVED to the texture of cardboard. They tasted more like bread crumbs then MEAT. The red sauce was MEH! (Better then jarred Ragu though).
The pizza has a lifeless and tasteless crust and undercooked vegetable toppings.
The salads are unoriginal with mass produced dressing.
There are FAR BETTER choices within 1-2 miles of this place, so save yourself the aggravation of paying good money for bad food, and go to Olive Garden or Bugatti's.
GREAT EGGPLANT , pizza , service , atmosphere.. Had a craving for eggplant . And it is HARD to find italian food around here, especially eggplant. Olive Garden and the Spaghetti factory were too busy . This place was also busy but I was too tired to drive anymore , so glad we stayed. What impressed me most was it was ONLY eggplant , when I want eggplant I want JUST eggplant . I don't want noodles , bread , soup or salad like Olive Garden gives you with a pitiful portion. It was DELICIOUS and definately satisfied my craving . My husband had a pizza and they liked that as well. The antipasta in the beginning shut the kids up , nice touch. LOVED it , SO glad olive garden was too busy or I might have never tried this place . Theres also a cool looking bakery right across the street (though this was late and it was closed ). Will be back .
Worst Pizza in Beaverton....if you get it!.
This has to be the absolute worst place to eat in all of Beaverton. The last THREE times at this place have been HORRIBLE with the very last one being the one that made me write this comment. The pizza was BURNT to a black crisp and served by it's waitress to me like there was nothing wront...OMG! she has to be blind! The other 2 time were was terrible, I phone ordered my pizza on a busy Friday....40 minutes later..NO pizza...no order NO apology! The third time I am referring to this past summer, went in for lunch 30 minutes later asked where our food was after we noticed others get their lunch..NO FOOD! NO ORDER! NO APOLOGY...nothing........she lost the order and never said that she lost the order..asked if we wanted to re-order 40 minutes into a one hour lunch hour! NEVER again.........This place is a BIG fat ZERO!!!!!!!!!!
I beg my Beaverton friends......BOYCOT thisplace it needs a reality check, there are better palces to eat in Beaverton. Decarli's..Number ONE in my book for Italian!
terrific Italian. Growing up, my family always counted on Lido's Restaurant on Belmont as a terrific place to take out of town guests and supplement a family dinner with take-out. (My dad would be sent with the Kerr canning jars for the excellent soup) It was a fabulous alternative if you weren't in the Bay Area with your family. Well, Giovanni's is an excellent restaurant in the same vein. (I've always wondered if they weren't related as a family) Very good raviolis and gnocchi and real home cooking. The sauce is wonderful. The other critiques say the decor is very plain, but in their banquet room, they have a very nice mural. The restaurant itself has pretty much remained the same as it was back in the 50's, a "soda-shop" look. But, I don't care..it costs money to remodel and make things all aesthetic for everyone. The food is great and the service is too. And that's the most important. So, if you're in the mood for some good old fashioned Italian food, like you remember, this is the place to go.
Fantastic homemade Italian food.
I eat at Giovanni's frequently and I am always satisfied. Their salad dressings are homemade, as well as their soups. I think everything there is homemade, and if it isn't I can't tell.
I'm a vegetarian and they actually have a lot of options for me without anything sounding too out there. My favorite is the number 1, spaghetti con pomodoro. The vegetable pizza is also really delicious too.
Giovanni's is simple and comfortable, nothing is too fancy or complicated and that's what I really like about it. It's not like Pastini or the Spaghetti Factory, the servers are genuine and the food is always hot.
Giovanni's is classic but casual. This is the place for a family dinner or night out with friends.
The only con's about the restaurant is the interior. It's pretty outdated but it gives it a comforting charm. The owners are definitely trying to fix the place up though. A few years ago they painted the outside of the building dark red and got new signage for the front and side which makes it look a lot nicer.
Help Support YOUR Local Economy!!!.
Giovanni's is a family-owned and operated restaurant in downtown Beaverton which is what first drew me in. The location is great (just two blocks from the BTC and right off Hall Blvd). Giovanni's has been a staple in downtown Beaverton for decades and holds many happy memories for my family and I. Giovanni's will always surpass the nearby Olive Garden, which only offers impersonal service and mass-produced microwaved food. Small businesses are drying up every day in this economy and we must support honest family businesses, like Giovanni's.
So next time you are thinking about getting some delicious, well priced Italian food in Beaverton, steer clear of heartless corporations like The Olive Garden and grab some home made minestrone at Giovanni's.
Excellent Homeade Italian!.
If you are looking for fancy fine dining, this place is not the place for you. However, if you appreciate wholesome homeade food, giovanni's is perfect. I've been there a few times and each experience has been a pleasant one. The soups, dressings and sauce are all made at Giovanni's, and you can tell. The meatballs are also homemade and make for THE best spaghetti and meatballs ever. The pizza (when crispy) is absolutely delicious and generous. Although the salads are basically greens, croutons and dressing, the dressing is exceptional! Especially the italian.
The decor is cheezy. But Giovanni's isn't advirtising as a ritzy place, it is what it is-- a family owned Italian restaurant. Take a friend, or your family. The atmosphere is friendly and it won't dissapoint.
Are you kidding me?. I ordered a meatball sub for lunch and was amazed at what I got. An open-faced sub on supermarket bread with a thick, greasy, rubbery layer of melted cheese. What did I find underneath? Meatballs? Frankly, I have no idea what it was. Spongy gray discs of some kind of meat product. No meatballs. I took several out and ate them on their own, and they tasted like... nothing. The so-called salad was nothing but clearly old green leaf lettuce (it was browning) and five little pieces of purple cabbage. The only thing that was passable was the bottle of soda and maybe the sauce. Never again.
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