Giovanni’s is an Italian restaurant located in the heart of Barnstaple, Devon, UK. The restaurant prides itself on its authentic Italian food, with a menu featuring a range of traditional dishes such as pasta, pizza, and seafood.

The restaurant’s interior is stylishly decorated, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for intimate dinners or larger groups. Additionally, Giovanni’s offers a takeout service, making it a popular choice for those who prefer to dine at home.

With its high-quality food, excellent service, and charming ambience, Giovanni’s is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience authentic Italian food in Barnstaple.


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Giovanni’s Reviews

Pizza, pasta, Mediterranean classics and Italian wine in a rustic space with gingham tablecloths.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 01271 321274
Address: 35 Boutport St, Barnstaple EX31 1RX, UK

Curbside Pickup: No
>Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Breakfast: No
Serves Dinner: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: Yes

Suzanne Hooper avatarSuzanne Hooper
10 months ago
We celebrated a special birthday here and had a lovely evening. The food we had was great but I have awarded 4* because of the portion sizes. The sizes were on the small size especially the lasagne it really was a very small portion even for an 80 year old petite lady, she would have liked more. The desserts were homemade and 5*. The staff very friendly and attentive. Regards atmosphere it would have been great to have music in the background all evening.
Jit S Johal avatarJit S Johal
4 months ago
The starter was amazing, the pizza was good and the dessert was terrible. We had Bruschetta to start, it was really light and refreshing, perfect. Pizza was okay, the sauce was a little dull, the pizza was a bit on the small size but nice. Then the man offered to give my crying child some ice cream. I thought it would be on the house, but ended up seeing it on the bill. The ice cream tasted very similar to the children’s ice lollys called mini milks. The atmosphere was quiet and quiet. You could just here other people’s conversations, it could do with some music.
Hayley Spencer avatarHayley Spencer
2 years ago
Words cannot describe the spectacular food I had this evening. I spent a while trying to decide what to have, then I stumbled upon the crayfish spaghetti dish. I was not disappointed. It was glorious. I then asked which wine would be best paired with the dish, and again, I was not disappointed in the slightest. My partner also really enjoyed his meal. The whole experience was exquisite. I thoroughly enjoyed myself as the food was beautiful and the staff were so lovely and seemed to be passionate about Italian cooking. 100% recommend!!
Andy Sidnell avatarAndy Sidnell
a year ago
Nothing but praise for this restaurant. On a Saturday night when the restaurant was busy, we had three courses, and were in and out in little over an hour. Food was fresh, portion-size just right. If you want a dessert – the amaretto trifle was divine!
Potato Chucks avatarPotato Chucks
2 years ago
I ideally want to rate them 2.5 out of 5. We went on a Tuesday evening approx 8pm-the restaurant was nearly full so staff were busy- completely fair enough- but once we were seated it took over 15 mins for staff to take our order. But as I said- slow service possibly due to the busy restaurant? We ordered starters- one was white bait, the other was mushrooms with bread- well, what an utter disappointment. Stingy portions and the sauce the mushrooms came with tasted like tinned tomatoes. The “bread” offered was nothing more than 2×2 inches- like really?? I felt there was no love or passion in these dishes at all, and felt flat. Mains- Giovannis pizza and cannelloni- I tasted the pizza- not bad in taste, bit sloppy in the middle but not bad. I would happily switch it for the cannoli I ordered- x3 tubes of pasta with mince- no sides no bread, just three small cannelloni. It didn’t fill me at all. Again, felt loveless. The one thing that I noticed was that the other dishes being brought out looked amazing- the other pasta dishes- they looked incredible and I experienced food envy. Restaurants shouldn’t have to have other dishes better than others with more effort- they should all be the same. This was our last night near Barnstaple and this was unfortunately the most unsatisfying meal we have had so far. An utter disappointment as we heard such good reviews. If you are to visit- please avoid cannoli or lasagna, as you will be disappointed. Also no draught beer on the menu. So buying bottles became a lot more expensive. Overall disappointed. Really sorry Giovanni for this as I do not like to post negative reviews.
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