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Reviewed October 11, 2021

Being a lover of Italian food I was told about Giovanni's through a mutual friend. Boy was I glad I found this little local gem. I have since been back over a dozen times and it never disappoints. I have tried every pizza and pasta...on the menu however I keep coming back for the Giovanni's Ragu. Can not recommend this little gem enough, was luckily enough to meet the owner whom let me know that a lot of the recipes were handed down through his grandparents.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2021

Just a very late minute decision to join friends - Have been here before - Food is good I had the Flash Fried seafood and my partner had Seafood Linguini - both very tasty - Flash fried had an over abundance of chips but half...bug and prawns were nice Obviously Public Hol surcharge But Local beer Menabrae was very nice - Thank you for fitting us inMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 24, 2021 via mobile

Good quality authentic experience!! Sercice was on point which was genuine and interactive!! Will definitely be back to enjoy another quality dinner with friends!!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 18, 2021

After stumbling across this local Carina restaurant by accident, we came here for an early dinner on a rainy Monday night. My husband and I shared a Capricciosa pizza with a delicious thin base and excellent quality toppings, bug risotto and a house salad. We...enjoyed every item we ordered. The food came out quickly, the staff were attentive and friendly, and the prices were quite reasonable!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2021 via mobile

We waited a significant time to even be served, once served we waited over an hour for food, then one order was completely forgotten. With no apology; only when we questioned did the waitress advise us that the order had been forgotten. The waitress and...waiter although not run off their feet on the floor, were busy with takeaway and phone orders. Clearly this is a takeaway trying to be a sit down restaurant. The wait staff did not appear to be treated very well either by the owners/cook staff. Food was overpriced for what was served. Clearly need a lesson is proper Italian customer service as this place seriously lacks it. Need to decide what type of establishment they are as they clearly cannot prioritise or organise. Would not recommend this place at all. We will not be back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 1, 2021

We live locally and wish we could patronise this restaurant but the service is just sooooo bad. We have tried three times now and the service consistently disappoints. The Food takes ages or is too quick or doesn’t come at the same time as your...other guests, first round drinks are not delivered, second round drink orders not taken, staff don’t ‘attend to’ tables/check in, and seem to struggle with orders - the waitress actually asked me what pizza I ordered when she had it on her hands to place on the table!!! God know what she thought she was doing. Tables are not cleared and Dessert menus not offered. They need to get serious about their standards of service and engage someone who can teach the staff/family how to do it. The food is good and the drinks menu is great - just need to learn how to serve it successfully.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 12, 2020 via mobile

20 minutes for a take away coffee is just not good enough especially when it is not that busy, never again

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 9, 2020

Whilst the pasta was good, the service was incredibly disappointing. We waited over an hour for our mains to arrive and the waiting staff were extremely inattentive. No water top up, no clearing of the plates and no opportunity to order dessert and coffee...Overall, extremely...disappointing evening and the worst dining experience I have ever had in Brisbane. I will not be returning.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 8, 2020

The food was ok, however the service was extremely poor - very inattentive waiters. We waited over an hour to receive our mains with no apology on the delay. We had made a reservation well in advance and when we arrived the table was not...ready. The staff did not check on us during our mains and did not clear our plates once we had finished. Given the inattentiveness of the staff, we did not have the opportunity to order dessert. Overall, extremely disappointing experience and no desire to come back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Unfortunately this place is a takeaway joint pretending to also provide a sit down restaurant area. There are only 5 tables located on the footpath and with 3 waitresses, you wouldn’t think they would be exactly run off their feet. 3 hours was the time...it took to be served and we were only eating pizza! Meanwhile, an endless line of Uber eats drivers were lined up being served promptly. I had to plead to be served. BTW, absolutely not COVIDSafe, so to be avoided at all cost.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Yes, Giovanni's Woodfire & Kitchen offers takeout services.

Giovanni's Woodfire & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4