Giovanni's Italian Sandwich

★★★★★
  • 764 S Coast Highway 101

    Encinitas, CA 92024

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  • 760-943-8620

About Giovanni's Italian Sandwich

Hours
Daily, 11am - 10pm
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I love this place. If you want to feel like you have stepped into the relaxing ristorante of italy, this is a great place. sure, it's not very pretty, but the food is delicious. I will admit that service can be slow, but the food makes up

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I love this place. If you want to feel like you have stepped into the relaxing ristorante of italy, this is a great place. sure, it's not very pretty, but the food is delicious. I will admit that service can be slow, but the food makes up

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This is a cute, hole in the wall restaurant that provides large portions and pretty tasty food. I went with a group and we all had different pasta dishes. The bolognese was good and the pesto and veal parmesan dishes were great.This is

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This is a cute, hole in the wall restaurant that provides large portions and pretty tasty food. I went with a group and we all had different pasta dishes. The bolognese was good and the pesto and veal parmesan dishes were great.This is

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I just stopped in last weekend (for old times sake) while driving down PCH and reluctantly shared (I wanted to eat my OWN sandwich) a hot pastrami sandwich with my husband. It was quite large and the meat was super tasty without a lot of

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★★★★★

I just stopped in last weekend (for old times sake) while driving down PCH and reluctantly shared (I wanted to eat my OWN sandwich) a hot pastrami sandwich with my husband. It was quite large and the meat was super tasty without a lot of

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I have always loved Spumoni. I didn't know I'd never really had it until we stopped at this gem of a place on the Pacific Coast Highway in Encinitas. While daytrippin' the PCH, we stopped there for a submarine sandwich (very good) and bowl

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I have always loved Spumoni. I didn't know I'd never really had it until we stopped at this gem of a place on the Pacific Coast Highway in Encinitas. While daytrippin' the PCH, we stopped there for a submarine sandwich (very good) and bowl

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Had the calzone, it was massive, I only finished half of it and got the rest to go. It looked like they had a lunch deli selection available, I might go back for a sandwich sometime.\r
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The wine menu is kinda pricey when compared to the

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Had the calzone, it was massive, I only finished half of it and got the rest to go. It looked like they had a lunch deli selection available, I might go back for a sandwich sometime.\r
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The wine menu is kinda pricey when compared to the

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could the search be over??? ok, that is a bit exaggerated but this is the best attempt at an Italian sub that I have had on the West Coast.

Disclaimer, that is all I have had from Giovanni's so I cant speak for the rest of the food, but

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could the search be over??? ok, that is a bit exaggerated but this is the best attempt at an Italian sub that I have had on the West Coast.

Disclaimer, that is all I have had from Giovanni's so I cant speak for the rest of the food, but

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Excellent Authentic Italian food!

Pizza = yummy... perfect crust, seasoning, sauce, toppings, everything. Eggplant Parm = delicious
Last time I went I got the Linguine w/clams in a white wine garlic butter sauce.... the bread is good

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★★★★★

Excellent Authentic Italian food!

Pizza = yummy... perfect crust, seasoning, sauce, toppings, everything. Eggplant Parm = delicious
Last time I went I got the Linguine w/clams in a white wine garlic butter sauce.... the bread is good

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Only food that has ever brought a tear to my eyes. I couldn't believe my taste buds. It's my new favorite place. AMAZING. gourmand! Honest to god opinion, those who have spoken negatively are not rating the food. the food is phenomenal.

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Only food that has ever brought a tear to my eyes. I couldn't believe my taste buds. It's my new favorite place. AMAZING. gourmand! Honest to god opinion, those who have spoken negatively are not rating the food. the food is phenomenal.

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So well priced and so quick and easy. Delicious, fresh bread large portions (always great to have the second day as left overs).

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★★★★☆

So well priced and so quick and easy. Delicious, fresh bread large portions (always great to have the second day as left overs).

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Giovanni's has awesome sandwiches. The meatball sandwiches and the chicken parmesan sandwiches are really good. I would highly recommend this place.

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Giovanni's has awesome sandwiches. The meatball sandwiches and the chicken parmesan sandwiches are really good. I would highly recommend this place.

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We really wanted to like this restaurant. It looks inviting, but we found the food to be bland, lacking in flavor and originality. The sauces were not at all appealing and our fish was basically inedible! The price was totally outrageous for the quality of food and service we received. Pasta sauces should have flavor and should be a pleasure to eat. The sauces served were uninspired and beyond cliche. Don't waste your money, there are several other good restaurants within walking distance. We considered our meals to be a gastric insult!

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We really wanted to like this restaurant. It looks inviting, but we found the food to be bland, lacking in flavor and originality. The sauces were not at all appealing and our fish was basically inedible! The price was totally outrageous for the quality of food and service we received. Pasta sauces should have flavor and should be a pleasure to eat. The sauces served were uninspired and beyond cliche. Don't waste your money, there are several other good restaurants within walking distance. We considered our meals to be a gastric insult!

Pros: None

Cons: Plenty - poor food - uninspiried

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I have to tell you about this original Italian restaurant in Encinitas CA. When you walk into this place you step into the kitchen to get to the dining room. Owner Vito, a Sicilian chef with 25 years of experience who instantly makes you feel at home, immediately greets you. Besides the traditional dishes that are in every Italian restaurant cooked by who knows who, here you get these fantastic specials that this chef comes up with, some from old family recipes. This is not a fancy place but the quality and freshness of the food far outshines the dishes I have had in other top rated restaurants.
The baked rigatoni with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and pesto sauce; you can add chicken if you like is really delicious. The veal and shrimp Napoletana, has linguini pasta sauteed with fresh mushrooms and garlic, it is so good! Actually one of my favorite things that keep me coming back to this restaurant is that you are encouraged to order off the menu. This is probably why so many Hollywood types and Pro athletes go there.
If you are anywhere in the area you have to give this place a try. By the way the Italian wine list is not bad either.

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★★★★★

I have to tell you about this original Italian restaurant in Encinitas CA. When you walk into this place you step into the kitchen to get to the dining room. Owner Vito, a Sicilian chef with 25 years of experience who instantly makes you feel at home, immediately greets you. Besides the traditional dishes that are in every Italian restaurant cooked by who knows who, here you get these fantastic specials that this chef comes up with, some from old family recipes. This is not a fancy place but the quality and freshness of the food far outshines the dishes I have had in other top rated restaurants.
The baked rigatoni with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and pesto sauce; you can add chicken if you like is really delicious. The veal and shrimp Napoletana, has linguini pasta sauteed with fresh mushrooms and garlic, it is so good! Actually one of my favorite things that keep me coming back to this restaurant is that you are encouraged to order off the menu. This is probably why so many Hollywood types and Pro athletes go there.
If you are anywhere in the area you have to give this place a try. By the way the Italian wine list is not bad either.

Message from Giovanni's Italian Sandwich

We are a very family-friendly restaurant. You will feel comfortable with your children at our restaurant; it is spacious enough for strollers and for getting in and out of your seats comfortably without knocking into the diners right behind you. The last place you want to be with small children is a restaurant where all the customers are packed in tightly and there is no space to move around freely.

More about Giovanni's Italian Sandwich

Sit-down restaurant, with waitress service, or choose self-service if you prefer. We have a take-out counter, coffee shop and a new Wine & Appetizers Bar that is adjacent to our coffee shop. If you want a private party, the Wine & Appetizers Bar is perf

 

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