36 reviews


Italian, Pizza, Vegan
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350 Te Nage Rd
Lynmore, Rotorua 3010


07 213 1364

An Italian Trattoria that could have been plucked straight outta Rome, Giovanni's serves the most authentic Italian fare you'll find in Rotorua.

And we don't use the word 'authentic' lightly. A cubby hole of all things Italian, their living-room inspired dining room is reminiscent of Italian homes, with soft engulfing armchairs to greet you, all kinds of nick nacks and memorabilia hanging from the wall and even a miniature Michelangelo's David. And is there anything more iconic than those cheery red chequered tablecloths? Succumb to Giovanni's delicious comfort and prepare for wood-fired delights.

But before the fire roars alive, indulge in some small tasty plates that make the most of New Zealand's natural resources. Coromandel offers up their renowned steamed green mussels while the antipasti plank showcases some of the finest cured meats. And for something with a bit of crunch, a plate of bruschetta is never a bad idea!

Speaking of crunch, did someone say pizza?! Fresh from the wood-fired oven are the classic offerings of Porcino, Hawaiian, Pollo and Marinara while the pasta team are whipping up creamy tagliatelle, filled-to-the-brim ravioli and the slurpiest linguine. And while you're here, how about a tiramisu? Too full? Well, no-one's too stuffed for a delicate pannacotta!

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