Austell >Food & Dining > Giovanni's Italian Restaurant
2495 East West Connector Ste 80, Austell, GA | Directions 3010633.860912 -84.620638
Tuesday-10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday-10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Thursday-10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday-10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday-10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday-10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Authentic Italian dining experience! – What a fantastic experience with Giovanni at Giovanni's! My wife and I along with our two kids were visiting in the area and we stumbled across Giovanni's. This was without a doubt one of the most authentic Italian dining experiences I've had in quite sometime. I come from a very large and traditional Italian family and a very critical when it comes to Italian restaurants. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. I was able to converse with Giovanni in our native languages (Italian). Speaking with Giovanni about food and wine really brought me back to my time spent in Italy as a child and young adult. We had a fantastic meal and connecting with Giovanni on our passion for food and wine and our love for the Italian culture enhanced the experience. This will be a sure stop on our next visit to GA!
Worst dining experience of my life. – Worst dining experience of my life happen tonight. Never has someone been so rude and hurtful. We tried a place call Giovannis Restaurant tonight, I WILL NEVER EVER EVER go back. First we was ask to wait to be seated (I can understand that, it's V-day and everyone is out eating) the part I don't understand is the 7 tables no one is sitting at and all the people coming in after us that are being seated as soon as they walk in. After we got a table, EVERYONE that came in AFTER we did had drinks and salad, so we finally had to ask if we could get drinks. To make this extremely long story short. The waiter had no interest in serving us, was VARY RUDE, we was the last to get any food (not because they was busy, they was nice to everyone but us and served everyone but us.) , we was there for almost 2 hours b4 getting food. At the end the men walks by and slings our bill at my husband. He did not even slow down or stop walking. Our bill was not right, the water was so rude about fixing it. But to beat it all, as we was there for 2 hours he gave EVERY kid a candy toy and EVERY women a rose as he HANDED the men the bill, needless to say my son and I was the ONLY ones to leave empty handed. I get that we r young and I look 16 with a 2 year old. But the fact is I'm 26 and been married 4 years. No one deserves to be treated the way we was treated tonight.
The best! – With 3 young children, my husband and I don't get out much. Carrabba's used to be our restaurant of choice on our rare nights out, but no more. We love it Giovanni's!
Great Italian Restaurant – Great place! Some what hidden but very cozy Italian restaurant off the E/W Connector...way better than Italian Oven down the street. I've had Spaghetti with Meatballs, Chicken Lasagna, Chicken Giovanni, and the Chicken Parmigiana, and all are superb. The garlic knots are the best and even the simple pleasures such as fresh mozzarella in the salad make this restaurant a great place to dine. The owner even remembers your drink of choice! I've lived here over 10 years but never knew this place existed before 2010. Very glad I found it!
the finest snapper florentine in the world – consistently great. the mussels are the cleanest freshest ever. love the garlic white sauce with them and beautiful garlic rolls smothered with butter .Once had a tuna steak that could have been mistaken for a prime cut of beef ...ssssooooo goood. then the lightest batter on the snapper florentine that somehow stays crisp even with the buttery lemon broth plated with the spinach. this is a 5 star chef that you can enjoy without breaking the bank .on top of the top flite food you can relax in the comfortable casual atmosphere,.. the place is a true treasure .please stay for ever
SIMPLY GREAT - simply good, excellent restaurant – I came from an Italian family with traditional Italian upbringing. I always compare things with the Italian culture including food taste and I challenge anybody to compare to the food my mama use to make (She passed away 5 years ago). When I saw Giovannis, I was curious, so I tried and to my great surprise, I found exactly what I was looking for. It seem like it brought back old taste that I have been missing from home. REALLY, REALLY GREAT GENUINE TASTE. I am glad I found this place. The secret my might be the sauce, or maybe the italian music playing. But whatever it is, the food taste delicious and incredible and my entire experience in this restaurant is amazing. I will keep on coming back, home to Giovannis.
Incredible food and restaurant – We heard about Giovannis through a friend and came in for the first time after the hectic holidays. When we entered the restaurant, it was full pack. The host told us that we would probably wait for 10 minutes to have a table, or we can sit in the bar counter. Since we were not in a hurry, we decided to wait. Within the next five minutes, we had our table ready.
We ordered for appetizer the calamari and caprese, then for the main entree, I had chicken lasagna (first I ever had), and my friend had the manicotti melanese (?), from one of their many specials. WOW, ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW. WHAT A GREAT TASTE. The portion is huge and it comes with salad and garlic bread.
We had a couple glasses of red wine which is just a perfect complement to our meal. We were so full, but still opted for dessert.
We shared the tiramisu and cheesecake. I am glad we did because the cheesecake is soooo smooth and delicious and the tiramisu is incredible.
On the next table, there was some kind of a birthday party, so when Giovanni's staff brought the cake and started to sing Happy Birthday, the rest of the customers ended up joining in the singing. Looks like everyone inside is happy and having a good time.
I have been so satisfied eating in Giovannis. The service, the food taste, the price and also atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends and to anyone. GREAT GREAT PLACE.
Perfect restaurant – Incredible food selection. The Manicoti Melanese is beyond description. Let your taste be the best judge. This restaurant has everything, from the moment you walk in until you leave. Friendly staff, comfortable atmostphere, great food, great prices and cleanliness.
Brilliant Real Italian Food – I've always been a little weary of restaurants in strip plazas but being burned out on everything else in the local area, I decided to try Giovanni's. When I looked in the window, the place was empty but I decided to be brave. I opened the door I was warmly welcomed and seated. The first thing I noticed was how clean everything was and I like that the kitchen is in plain view of the dining room. I wasn't drinking this particular night but I took note that they had a nice selection of wine and beer.
I ordered the Chicken Marsala. While I was waiting I enjoyed a salad with the house dressing which delightfully engaged my taste buds along with the fresh garlic bread. I finished just in time to watch Chef Juan plate my dinner. The first thing I noticed when it was placed before me was that the sauce was much lighter in color than other establishments in which I have dined. The Marcala wine was present just enough to let you know it was there along with the mushrooms. The chicken was tender and perfectly cooked as was the accompanying pasta.
I could have been perfectly content to leave at that point until Giovanni told me about his fresh made deserts. I chose the cheesecake. Like everything in Giovanni's, the first bite you instantly know it's made there. It was creamy, excellent texture and flavor and the perfect end to dinner.
Oh and by the way, during the course of my dinner, that empty dining room filled with regular customers who raved about all their favorite dishes, how nice the place is, and how they are recommending it to all their friends. And now I'm going to be a regular and have broadcast the location to all my friends on the various social networks.
So even if you don't live in Austell, it would be worth the drive for some authentic Italian food.
Good Weight Loss Plan – My husband and I visited for the first time this past weekend and less than 12 hours later we were hooked up to IVs in the ER and had been diagnosed with food poisoning. We had a pleasant experience while at the restaurant, but afterwards was a nightmare. We determined we fell ill from my husband's order -- ceasar salad & chicken alfredo. I called and spoke with Giovanni himself to let him know of the food poisoning and he was extremely defensive and kept yelling "Absolutely not" into the phone. I was not trying to get a free meal (b/c we will never dine here again) or any reimbursement...only to notify him that we were sick. I was extremely disappointed in his reaction. Never once did he offer any apology or concern. I know food poisoning could happen at any restaurant at any time, but they were short-staffed on Sunday and serving a large group ahead of us so I feel they did not do their due dilligence in preparing our meal -- hence the illness. Long story short, if you need to lose 5 lbs. or so and don't mind knocking on death's door to get there, please eat at Giovanni's.
This comment is nothing but a personal attack to Giovanni's restaurant and other italian restaurant in the area. This author made similar reviews to numerous other restaurants. I believe that the author is from a competition. If indeed they got sick with IV and in ER, do you think they will just make a simple review? It is ridiculous to find one comment as deragotory as this with all the reviews as 5 star and all excellent.
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