I love Giovanni’s because it is a very local hangout in Green Point, with great food. Some people just don’t seem to get it for some reason and say they don’t like it.
Giovanni’s is not a restaurant per se it is definitely more a deli than it is a restaurant. But they have delicious pre-made food (like meatballs, salads, noodles, vegetables, curries and stews), fresh bread, imported foods (by foods I obviously mean chocolates and cookies 🙂 ), delicatessen foods, really good meats and cheeses. Although they have food they really don’t have tables to sit at, they have a few seats inside, next to the coffee bar (no alcohol) and then they have a few tall tables but no chairs. It is a place to eat good food, fast, or on-the-go (which is what I do most of the times, I take it home). What I like the most is that the food is cooked in a very Italian way and they have a lot of Italian dishes, I also like that I find products that I don’t find in any other supermarkets in Cape Town. My #1 thing to buy here is the “buffalo mozzarella” the authentic mozzarella cheese I also love the pre-made food and to make my own sandwich.
It is great but I should warn you, very very OVERPRICED! But if you are looking for great food to takeaway, cheese/meats, delicious croissants or coffee, then go to Giovanni’s.
(Above picture from: http://www.capetownmagazine.com/best-of-cape-town/10-top-delicatessens-in-cape-town/124_22_17277)