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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant & Bar

117 reviews


Italian, Pizza
How to Find Us
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104 Victoria St
Christchurch Central City 8013


03 365 2886

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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