Giovanni's Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 12390 SW Broadway St

    Beaverton, OR 97005

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  • 503-644-8767

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Hours
Sat: 4pm-10pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-9pm, Fri: 11am-10pm
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We've been going here for over two decades. First date, and every anniversary of it thereafter, plus special occasions in-between. The decor is nothing special, but who cares? The pizza is the best, and the lasagne is great too!. Far

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★★★★★

We've been going here for over two decades. First date, and every anniversary of it thereafter, plus special occasions in-between. The decor is nothing special, but who cares? The pizza is the best, and the lasagne is great too!. Far

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Plain and simple it sucks! do not get the taco pizza!

3
★★★★★

Plain and simple it sucks! do not get the taco pizza!

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After trying this place TWICE, I can tell you there are far better choices for American Italian then Giovanni's. The breakdown: The meatballs in their spaghetti & meatballs were MICROWAVED to the texture of cardboard. They tasted more

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★★★★★

After trying this place TWICE, I can tell you there are far better choices for American Italian then Giovanni's. The breakdown: The meatballs in their spaghetti & meatballs were MICROWAVED to the texture of cardboard. They tasted more

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Had a craving for eggplant . And it is HARD to find italian food around here, especially eggplant. Olive Garden and the Spaghetti factory were too busy . This place was also busy but I was too tired to drive anymore , so glad we

3
★★★★★

Had a craving for eggplant . And it is HARD to find italian food around here, especially eggplant. Olive Garden and the Spaghetti factory were too busy . This place was also busy but I was too tired to drive anymore , so glad we

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This has to be the absolute worst place to eat in all of Beaverton. The last THREE times at this place have been HORRIBLE with the very last one being the one that made me write this comment. The pizza was BURNT to a black crisp and

3
★★★★★

This has to be the absolute worst place to eat in all of Beaverton. The last THREE times at this place have been HORRIBLE with the very last one being the one that made me write this comment. The pizza was BURNT to a black crisp and

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Growing up, my family always counted on Lido's Restaurant on Belmont as a terrific place to take out of town guests and supplement a family dinner with take-out. (My dad would be sent with the Kerr canning jars for the excellent soup) It

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★★★★★

Growing up, my family always counted on Lido's Restaurant on Belmont as a terrific place to take out of town guests and supplement a family dinner with take-out. (My dad would be sent with the Kerr canning jars for the excellent soup) It

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I had the $5.75 lasagna lunch special and it was really great. The girls in the restaurant were really nice and the food was cooked perfect. The 20oz cokes are a bit pricey but the food Is amazing. Thanks and see you again soon.

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★★★★★

I had the $5.75 lasagna lunch special and it was really great. The girls in the restaurant were really nice and the food was cooked perfect. The 20oz cokes are a bit pricey but the food Is amazing. Thanks and see you again soon.

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I eat at Giovanni's frequently and I am always satisfied. Their salad dressings are homemade, as well as their soups. I think everything there is homemade, and if it isn't I can't tell.
I'm a vegetarian and they actually have a lot of options for me without anything sounding too out there. My favorite is the number 1, spaghetti con pomodoro. The vegetable pizza is also really delicious too.
Giovanni's is simple and comfortable, nothing is too fancy or complicated and that's what I really like about it. It's not like Pastini or the Spaghetti Factory, the servers are genuine and the food is always hot.
Giovanni's is classic but casual. This is the place for a family dinner or night out with friends.

The only con's about the restaurant is the interior. It's pretty outdated but it gives it a comforting charm. The owners are definitely trying to fix the place up though. A few years ago they painted the outside of the building dark red and got new signage for the front and side which makes it look a lot nicer.

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★★★★★

I eat at Giovanni's frequently and I am always satisfied. Their salad dressings are homemade, as well as their soups. I think everything there is homemade, and if it isn't I can't tell.
I'm a vegetarian and they actually have a lot of options for me without anything sounding too out there. My favorite is the number 1, spaghetti con pomodoro. The vegetable pizza is also really delicious too.
Giovanni's is simple and comfortable, nothing is too fancy or complicated and that's what I really like about it. It's not like Pastini or the Spaghetti Factory, the servers are genuine and the food is always hot.
Giovanni's is classic but casual. This is the place for a family dinner or night out with friends.

The only con's about the restaurant is the interior. It's pretty outdated but it gives it a comforting charm. The owners are definitely trying to fix the place up though. A few years ago they painted the outside of the building dark red and got new signage for the front and side which makes it look a lot nicer.

Pros: Great pasta, great service

Cons: Outdated decor

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Giovanni's is a family-owned and operated restaurant in downtown Beaverton which is what first drew me in. The location is great (just two blocks from the BTC and right off Hall Blvd). Giovanni's has been a staple in downtown Beaverton for decades and holds many happy memories for my family and I. Giovanni's will always surpass the nearby Olive Garden, which only offers impersonal service and mass-produced microwaved food. Small businesses are drying up every day in this economy and we must support honest family businesses, like Giovanni's.
So next time you are thinking about getting some delicious, well priced Italian food in Beaverton, steer clear of heartless corporations like The Olive Garden and grab some home made minestrone at Giovanni's.

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★★★★★

Giovanni's is a family-owned and operated restaurant in downtown Beaverton which is what first drew me in. The location is great (just two blocks from the BTC and right off Hall Blvd). Giovanni's has been a staple in downtown Beaverton for decades and holds many happy memories for my family and I. Giovanni's will always surpass the nearby Olive Garden, which only offers impersonal service and mass-produced microwaved food. Small businesses are drying up every day in this economy and we must support honest family businesses, like Giovanni's.
So next time you are thinking about getting some delicious, well priced Italian food in Beaverton, steer clear of heartless corporations like The Olive Garden and grab some home made minestrone at Giovanni's.

Pros: Family owned and operated, delicious food and great location

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If you are looking for fancy fine dining, this place is not the place for you. However, if you appreciate wholesome homeade food, giovanni's is perfect. I've been there a few times and each experience has been a pleasant one. The soups, dressings and sauce are all made at Giovanni's, and you can tell. The meatballs are also homemade and make for THE best spaghetti and meatballs ever. The pizza (when crispy) is absolutely delicious and generous. Although the salads are basically greens, croutons and dressing, the dressing is exceptional! Especially the italian.
The decor is cheezy. But Giovanni's isn't advirtising as a ritzy place, it is what it is-- a family owned Italian restaurant. Take a friend, or your family. The atmosphere is friendly and it won't dissapoint.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for fancy fine dining, this place is not the place for you. However, if you appreciate wholesome homeade food, giovanni's is perfect. I've been there a few times and each experience has been a pleasant one. The soups, dressings and sauce are all made at Giovanni's, and you can tell. The meatballs are also homemade and make for THE best spaghetti and meatballs ever. The pizza (when crispy) is absolutely delicious and generous. Although the salads are basically greens, croutons and dressing, the dressing is exceptional! Especially the italian.
The decor is cheezy. But Giovanni's isn't advirtising as a ritzy place, it is what it is-- a family owned Italian restaurant. Take a friend, or your family. The atmosphere is friendly and it won't dissapoint.

Pros: Homeade Sauce! Homeade Dressing! Piiizza!!

Cons: Cheesy Decor

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I ordered a meatball sub for lunch and was amazed at what I got. An open-faced sub on supermarket bread with a thick, greasy, rubbery layer of melted cheese. What did I find underneath? Meatballs? Frankly, I have no idea what it was. Spongy gray discs of some kind of meat product. No meatballs. I took several out and ate them on their own, and they tasted like... nothing. The so-called salad was nothing but clearly old green leaf lettuce (it was browning) and five little pieces of purple cabbage. The only thing that was passable was the bottle of soda and maybe the sauce. Never again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered a meatball sub for lunch and was amazed at what I got. An open-faced sub on supermarket bread with a thick, greasy, rubbery layer of melted cheese. What did I find underneath? Meatballs? Frankly, I have no idea what it was. Spongy gray discs of some kind of meat product. No meatballs. I took several out and ate them on their own, and they tasted like... nothing. The so-called salad was nothing but clearly old green leaf lettuce (it was browning) and five little pieces of purple cabbage. The only thing that was passable was the bottle of soda and maybe the sauce. Never again.

Cons: the food

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After reading the reviews I took a group to try Giovannis out. We were sorely disappointed. Service was slow. Food was marginal. We were looking for a new experience and what we learned was stick with what we know. Don't waste your money or time here.

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★★☆☆☆

After reading the reviews I took a group to try Giovannis out. We were sorely disappointed. Service was slow. Food was marginal. We were looking for a new experience and what we learned was stick with what we know. Don't waste your money or time here.

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This is one of my favorite pizza places! Start with the pizza, but come back for their other italian dishes. The restaurant is small, and you can either dine in or take it to go. Not fancy by any means, just good food!

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite pizza places! Start with the pizza, but come back for their other italian dishes. The restaurant is small, and you can either dine in or take it to go. Not fancy by any means, just good food!

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For a great pizza in Beaverton, visit Giovanni's. The crust is a little thicker than others, but that just adds to the unique and outstanding flavor. And don't limit yourself to the pizza as they have other Italian food that is just as good. Great service and wonderful restaurant.

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★★★★☆

For a great pizza in Beaverton, visit Giovanni's. The crust is a little thicker than others, but that just adds to the unique and outstanding flavor. And don't limit yourself to the pizza as they have other Italian food that is just as good. Great service and wonderful restaurant.

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Giovanni's makes the best pizza in Beaverton hands down, in fact, they just might be the best in the Portland Metropolitan area. I love their thick crust, and their toppings are always very good. If I lived in Beaverton, I would go their for pizza every week.

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★★★★☆

Giovanni's makes the best pizza in Beaverton hands down, in fact, they just might be the best in the Portland Metropolitan area. I love their thick crust, and their toppings are always very good. If I lived in Beaverton, I would go their for pizza every week.

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I ordered a three-meat pizza from Giovanni's for take-out after reading the rave reviews, but was somewhat let down. The pizza was certainly large, and the crust was thick, making for a filling meal, but the flavor was lacking. The beef and sausage were almost indistinguishable from one another, the sauce was non-existent, and the cheese was flavorless.

Overall, the pizza was edible, and didn't taste BAD, but it is not something I would recommend unless you have a large group of very hungry people.

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★★★☆☆

I ordered a three-meat pizza from Giovanni's for take-out after reading the rave reviews, but was somewhat let down. The pizza was certainly large, and the crust was thick, making for a filling meal, but the flavor was lacking. The beef and sausage were almost indistinguishable from one another, the sauce was non-existent, and the cheese was flavorless.

Overall, the pizza was edible, and didn't taste BAD, but it is not something I would recommend unless you have a large group of very hungry people.

Pros: Free parking, Very filling

Cons: Not open late, no delivery, mediocre food, slightly expensive

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I think this place has other things besides pizza, but we've never tried it. Our family has been going here just for pizza for 13 years. The crust is very thick, making it a full meal in itself. We've tried many varieties, and they're all good. What else can I say?

The drawbacks of this restaurant:

* They don't open until late afternoon, around 4 pm, I think, so you can only go here for dinner.
* Don't bother with the dinner salad. It's expensive, and all you'll get is a small plate of lettuce. Seriously.
* The building is pretty run-down. But maybe you are the kind of person who will think it has character.

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★★★★★

I think this place has other things besides pizza, but we've never tried it. Our family has been going here just for pizza for 13 years. The crust is very thick, making it a full meal in itself. We've tried many varieties, and they're all good. What else can I say?

The drawbacks of this restaurant:

* They don't open until late afternoon, around 4 pm, I think, so you can only go here for dinner.
* Don't bother with the dinner salad. It's expensive, and all you'll get is a small plate of lettuce. Seriously.
* The building is pretty run-down. But maybe you are the kind of person who will think it has character.

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This place has awesome Pizza, Only other Pizza that Compares is Nonna Emilia's in Aloha,
(Nonna's It has more cheese on it and is a little more greasy, but still good IMO)

Like others have said, this Place has been around for ever, and the reason isn't the Atmosphere, it's the FOOD, In the 80's I started going here, the place looked like a Old Soda Shop with the sparkle booths, and the service was from people who'd looked at you and you'd say to your self, I'm swearing they are saying "Here's your darn FOOD!" under their breath.

Back then Service was Crappy and Decor was Crappy.
However Food was AWESOME!

Not much has changed, the service is better, and the decor, well slightly better.

Don't go to this place if you want a flashy place with people running to your table every three seconds to see what you want.

WHY? Like others say they are busy with Takeout, Get a House Special, have it DOUBLE CUT (They cut pizza slices big here) and order it go go.

The reason this place has survived for over 30 years (I don't know how long they have been there) Isn't because of their Service or Decor, it's because the Food is AWESOME.

Call A head your Order, get it take out wait 20mins pick it up and you WON'T Be sorry.
The Pizza sauce has the right amount of spices, it's a thicker crust than normal, they put a generous amount of toppings, so even thought a large is like 22bucks it's well worth it..
And Unlike Large from Pizza Hut, it is a LARGE!

People who are concerned about decor, really don't belong in this place, But if you love food this is the place!

And after 30 or more years, with the Odd Decor it's obvious it works.
Thier Focus is on Food as all resturants should be.

Nonna Emilia's in Aloha (About 3miles West of This place is another great place to eat.)

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★★★★★

This place has awesome Pizza, Only other Pizza that Compares is Nonna Emilia's in Aloha,
(Nonna's It has more cheese on it and is a little more greasy, but still good IMO)

Like others have said, this Place has been around for ever, and the reason isn't the Atmosphere, it's the FOOD, In the 80's I started going here, the place looked like a Old Soda Shop with the sparkle booths, and the service was from people who'd looked at you and you'd say to your self, I'm swearing they are saying "Here's your darn FOOD!" under their breath.

Back then Service was Crappy and Decor was Crappy.
However Food was AWESOME!

Not much has changed, the service is better, and the decor, well slightly better.

Don't go to this place if you want a flashy place with people running to your table every three seconds to see what you want.

WHY? Like others say they are busy with Takeout, Get a House Special, have it DOUBLE CUT (They cut pizza slices big here) and order it go go.

The reason this place has survived for over 30 years (I don't know how long they have been there) Isn't because of their Service or Decor, it's because the Food is AWESOME.

Call A head your Order, get it take out wait 20mins pick it up and you WON'T Be sorry.
The Pizza sauce has the right amount of spices, it's a thicker crust than normal, they put a generous amount of toppings, so even thought a large is like 22bucks it's well worth it..
And Unlike Large from Pizza Hut, it is a LARGE!

People who are concerned about decor, really don't belong in this place, But if you love food this is the place!

And after 30 or more years, with the Odd Decor it's obvious it works.
Thier Focus is on Food as all resturants should be.

Nonna Emilia's in Aloha (About 3miles West of This place is another great place to eat.)

Pros: Best Pizza and Italian food in town, Call Ahead and order TO-GO

Cons: If you want Ambience this is not the place, if you want good food this is it.

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Went there in August 2006 for lunch. The place was pretty empty. More people getting take-out than eating in. It was also pretty outdated but that was okay-just more casual-like a pizza place, not an itailian resurant. The service was friendly and fast. Started with salad which was...plain, but fresh. I had the lasagna which I loved and will have to go back for. My sister had the pesto pasta which she thought was really good but not great. Place was clean. I liked it. I thought it was refreshing to go to a place that didn't try to be something they're not.

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★★★★☆

Went there in August 2006 for lunch. The place was pretty empty. More people getting take-out than eating in. It was also pretty outdated but that was okay-just more casual-like a pizza place, not an itailian resurant. The service was friendly and fast. Started with salad which was...plain, but fresh. I had the lasagna which I loved and will have to go back for. My sister had the pesto pasta which she thought was really good but not great. Place was clean. I liked it. I thought it was refreshing to go to a place that didn't try to be something they're not.

Pros: clean, casual, lasagna

Cons: plain, outdated

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The service was good. The decor, come on it is a low priced restaurant. I would say it is better than a bunch of cheez set pieces like at the chain restaurants. The sauce tasted like green peppers which was more reminiscent of that served at a Baptist Church pasta dinner than what I'm used too. Did I mention that I grew up in St. Louis eating good Italian food.

The pizza on the other hand was pretty tasty. If you go get the Carbonara or the Pizza, leave the meat sauce to somebody else.

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★★☆☆☆

The service was good. The decor, come on it is a low priced restaurant. I would say it is better than a bunch of cheez set pieces like at the chain restaurants. The sauce tasted like green peppers which was more reminiscent of that served at a Baptist Church pasta dinner than what I'm used too. Did I mention that I grew up in St. Louis eating good Italian food.

The pizza on the other hand was pretty tasty. If you go get the Carbonara or the Pizza, leave the meat sauce to somebody else.

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This place has been around a long time. The pizza is awsome lots of sauce ,cheese and the toppings are piled high. The meat sauce is also very good. My personal faviorite is the Lasagna, Its some of the best lasagna around. Dont miss this one.

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★★★★★

This place has been around a long time. The pizza is awsome lots of sauce ,cheese and the toppings are piled high. The meat sauce is also very good. My personal faviorite is the Lasagna, Its some of the best lasagna around. Dont miss this one.

Pros: All the food

Cons: none

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My wife and I have been to Giovanni's many times. We really like the food, and the atmosphere is cheezily pleasant. But, we've stopped going there because of the service. The last 3 or 4 times we've been there, we've had to wait more than 30 minutes just to place our order. Nobody seems to care that we are just sitting there, waiting to order. And what's odd is that we normally eat at odd times, when there is nobody else in the restaurant. After finally ordering, getting the food seems to take forever as well. Granted, the food is good, but for us, the wait isn't worth it.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I have been to Giovanni's many times. We really like the food, and the atmosphere is cheezily pleasant. But, we've stopped going there because of the service. The last 3 or 4 times we've been there, we've had to wait more than 30 minutes just to place our order. Nobody seems to care that we are just sitting there, waiting to order. And what's odd is that we normally eat at odd times, when there is nobody else in the restaurant. After finally ordering, getting the food seems to take forever as well. Granted, the food is good, but for us, the wait isn't worth it.

Pros: Good food

Cons: , Long waits

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This once-solid staple of Beaverton dining is hanging onto past glories, but is on the downward spiral toward "mall food". Refusing to let go myself, I keep going back in vain. You can only hope that the dated, plain decor belies hidden gems coming from the kitchen. Or that maybe there's a table of "distinguished Italian gentlemen" dining in the back who know something you don't. It's neither. The pizza, not deep-dish mind you, is bready, and good luck searching for cheese or sauce. While the sauce shows hope, I can only assume the mushy pasta is coming from a steam tray. Boxed wine and iceberg lettuce salads just complete the picture show you that Giovanni's has given up. The one culinary redemption is a homemade chicken soup that you'll cry for when you have a cold. Otherwise, head to Sbarro's.

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★★☆☆☆

This once-solid staple of Beaverton dining is hanging onto past glories, but is on the downward spiral toward "mall food". Refusing to let go myself, I keep going back in vain. You can only hope that the dated, plain decor belies hidden gems coming from the kitchen. Or that maybe there's a table of "distinguished Italian gentlemen" dining in the back who know something you don't. It's neither. The pizza, not deep-dish mind you, is bready, and good luck searching for cheese or sauce. While the sauce shows hope, I can only assume the mushy pasta is coming from a steam tray. Boxed wine and iceberg lettuce salads just complete the picture show you that Giovanni's has given up. The one culinary redemption is a homemade chicken soup that you'll cry for when you have a cold. Otherwise, head to Sbarro's.

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The decor leaves a lot to be desired, however the food is great! It's a bit spendy but you usually get to have leftovers the next day. One of our favorite places for italian munchies! Kudos to Giovanni's Restaurant

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★★★★★

The decor leaves a lot to be desired, however the food is great! It's a bit spendy but you usually get to have leftovers the next day. One of our favorite places for italian munchies! Kudos to Giovanni's Restaurant

Pros: Giid Food, casual

Cons: expensive, decor

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The food was pretty good and the portions were large. However, I'm surprised this was deemed a "romantic" spot. The atmosphere was definitely "basic Italian DINER" -- there was nothing romantic about it. (unless fake hanging plants and vinyl booths do it for you....). Also... I'd say the service was fair, at best.... We were seated promptly then had to wait for extended periods for everything after that... We got there just before the dinner rush so maybe they weren't ready for our group of 4. We're willing to give it ONE more try, just to be sure we didn't get there on an off night....

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★★☆☆☆

The food was pretty good and the portions were large. However, I'm surprised this was deemed a "romantic" spot. The atmosphere was definitely "basic Italian DINER" -- there was nothing romantic about it. (unless fake hanging plants and vinyl booths do it for you....). Also... I'd say the service was fair, at best.... We were seated promptly then had to wait for extended periods for everything after that... We got there just before the dinner rush so maybe they weren't ready for our group of 4. We're willing to give it ONE more try, just to be sure we didn't get there on an off night....

Pros: food quantity, food taste/quality, value

Cons: service, atmosphere

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Simply the best in all the Portland area, and prices you won't believe. Food is high quality and made on site. I like the thinner crust pizza. Calzones are excellent. A large pitcher of beer for $6? Two can eat and drink very well for about $25 with the tip and take some pizza home. They are now open for lunch. This is very casual, has a second room for large parties, a few quiet booths. No one should miss this place.

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★★★★★

Simply the best in all the Portland area, and prices you won't believe. Food is high quality and made on site. I like the thinner crust pizza. Calzones are excellent. A large pitcher of beer for $6? Two can eat and drink very well for about $25 with the tip and take some pizza home. They are now open for lunch. This is very casual, has a second room for large parties, a few quiet booths. No one should miss this place.

Pros: pizza, homemade, prices

Cons: none

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this is awesome food...especially when you're pregnant and need rich foods for the baby, yeah that's it... the baby. :)

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★★★★★

this is awesome food...especially when you're pregnant and need rich foods for the baby, yeah that's it... the baby. :)

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great family place. 100 rating. Pizza is excellent and a deal at the price.

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★★★★★

great family place. 100 rating. Pizza is excellent and a deal at the price.

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This restaurant has been a mainstay around Beaverton for a very long time. You can expect just about anything to be good. It is somewhat casual and reminds you of what you might find dropping into a diner in the Italian area of New York or

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★★★★★

This restaurant has been a mainstay around Beaverton for a very long time. You can expect just about anything to be good. It is somewhat casual and reminds you of what you might find dropping into a diner in the Italian area of New York or

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The food was pretty good and the portions were really large. Large enough thatyou have lunch the next day. However, I'm surprised this was deemed a "romantic" spot. The atmosphere was definitely "basic Italian diner" and had a cheezy

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★★★★★

The food was pretty good and the portions were really large. Large enough thatyou have lunch the next day. However, I'm surprised this was deemed a "romantic" spot. The atmosphere was definitely "basic Italian diner" and had a cheezy

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