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Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Allow us to introduce you to Giovanni; pasta maker, flavour master and Italian chef extraordinaire. That's right, Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar is serving up slices of authentic Italy in Christchurch.

An Italian bistro? In fare NZ? You had better believe it! Cutesy chequered tablecloths, quaint lamps, elegant candles and a grand replication of Michelangelo's 'David' might trick you into thinking The Colosseum is just down the road! Giovanni's is committed to all things Italian and that's what makes their menu as scrumptious as it is.

Their starters are simple, tasty, and made from the freshest ingredients and go brilliantly with your first bottle of red! Go for the classic bruschetta, laden with tomato salsa and basil pesto, garlic prawns and chorizo and some garlic focaccia to soak up all that delicious dressing. And why not order in some marinated feta cheese to smother on your leftover Italian bread?

When it comes to pasta, they really know their stuff! Their freshly made tagliatelle comes with anything from tangy Napolitano to creamy carbonara sauce. And you can't get fresher than their ravioli which changes daily in order to use the most seasonal ingredients. And if you're after an unforgettable meat dish, only the finest Canterbury beef is used for your Italian-style steak and only the finest Canterbury lamb is used for the slow-cooked lamb shank. Buon appetito!

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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar
104 Victoria St
Christchurch Central City 8013

Open Hours:
Everyday: 12:00pm till late

Phone: 03 365 2886

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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Kelly Hook

Had an awesome dining experience.The food was hot,well presented,tasted divine and large portions too.
The waiter was friendly and very helpful.
The owner was wonderful very warm and chatty nice to find out about the restaurant and staff.
Will be visiting again very soon.

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Lizzie Garside

We had a great dinner here. Drinks were well made and quick. Plenty of food options for everyone. We started with cheesy garlic Foccacia which was deliciously cheesy and a perfect start. The mains were also great, In particular, the gnocchi with roasted tomato and pepper sauce was a highlight.
Staff were really great and we had a fabulous experience.

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Our first time here and it was amazing - the hostess greeted us as soon as we first walked in to the end when we were paying, informing us of their weekly specials. Interior of the restaurant is quite homely, romantic and definitely Italian, the checkered table clothes surely was the give away. We had the pesto pasta, hot & yummy and the steak was perfect, excellent seasoning - partner couldn’t stop talking about it. And to top off the meal we had the dessert special, wish I could remember the name but it was 90% chocolate mousse, 10% brandy and topped off with mint gelato - it was devine! Thanks to the staff for making this first experience here amazing, we left with a big grin along with smudged chocolate stains on our clothes, well worth it!

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Linda Clark

The food was delicious 10/10 and the staff where excellent, a special mention to Ashwin, thank you for your advice and service. We will be back next time we are down there. Thank you

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Katrina Biddington

Highly recommend. Food and service fantastic

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Kelly Hook

Had an awesome dining experience.The food was hot,well presented,tasted divine and large portions too.
The waiter was friendly and very helpful.
The owner was wonderful very warm and chatty nice to find out about the restaurant and staff.
Will be visiting again very soon.

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Sally Fuller

Excellent tasty and very good quality produce. Loved our meals. Will be back to try their hand made pasta, can’t wait.

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Lovely Italian restaurant, beautiful setting, friendly staff. Menu possibly a little limited in some areas but tasty food all the same. Will be back!

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Food was tasty, I ordered one of the pizzas, could've done with a bit more toppings - twas a bit sparse on some slices but otherwise very friendly and approachable waiter - he made our night

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Shak Àttack

A really balanced, tasteful, humble and all around good experience. Service great.
The food was delicious - our party of 4 tried the eggplant parmigiana, Gorgonzola ravioli, bolognese gnocchi and ragu of pork and beef in wine, mozzarella chips and arancini,
And we all agreed that everything was fantastic!
Thank you, will be seeing you regularly I’m sure

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Lizzie Garside

We had a great dinner here. Drinks were well made and quick. Plenty of food options for everyone. We started with cheesy garlic Foccacia which was deliciously cheesy and a perfect start. The mains were also great, In particular, the gnocchi with roasted tomato and pepper sauce was a highlight.
Staff were really great and we had a fabulous experience.

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Our first time here and it was amazing - the hostess greeted us as soon as we first walked in to the end when we were paying, informing us of their weekly specials. Interior of the restaurant is quite homely, romantic and definitely Italian, the checkered table clothes surely was the give away. We had the pesto pasta, hot & yummy and the steak was perfect, excellent seasoning - partner couldn’t stop talking about it. And to top off the meal we had the dessert special, wish I could remember the name but it was 90% chocolate mousse, 10% brandy and topped off with mint gelato - it was devine! Thanks to the staff for making this first experience here amazing, we left with a big grin along with smudged chocolate stains on our clothes, well worth it!

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Food and service spot on, highly recommend

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

Linda Clark

The food was delicious 10/10 and the staff where excellent, a special mention to Ashwin, thank you for your advice and service. We will be back next time we are down there. Thank you

- dined at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar on

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