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Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta Palm Beach Gardens

Giovanni’s Pizza Ristorante is located within the Home Depot shopping center in Palm Beach Gardens.  My wife decided to go into a store in the plaza, that my son and I had zero interest in checking out.  We decided to take a walk around to see what other stores were there.  Low and behold we […]

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Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta Palm Beach Gardens

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giovannis.jpgGiovanni’s Pizza Ristorante is located within the Home Depot shopping center in Palm Beach Gardens.  My wife decided to go into a store in the plaza, that my son and I had zero interest in checking out.  We decided to take a walk around to see what other stores were there.  Low and behold we found a pizza place and took a peek inside.

There is nothing fancy about the inside of Giovanni’s and during our visit there were only a few couples enjoying the food in the dining room.  We ordered a couple of slices and proceeded to wait for them at the counter.  For some reason, my son chose to have bacon on his slice here, which I found utterly odd, since I am not sure he has tried it prior to this visit.  Would have preferred to see him try it at a place I know, and am comfortable with.

If he wants to discuss his bacon pizza, then he can write his own review, so for now we will solely focus on my regular slice.  The counter help didn’t seem too enthused to only give us a couple of slices, but money is money and they should have been happy to sell what they did.  The slice was surprisingly crispy and for the rather large size of the slice, it held up pretty well when I lifted it.  I was quite impressed with the slice they gave, they could have split the slice in half and still called it 1 slice!  The cheese was of the “ok” type of quality.  The sauce here is what I have issues with.  This sauce was very acidic, chunky and just really didn’t taste that good.  Based upon the way this pizza sauce tasted, I couldn’t see myself going out of the way for another slice, nor wanting to try it on pasta.  Although this could be based upon my proximity to the establishment, the sauce didn’t make me crave the slice again.  Giovanni’s you should considering thinning out the sauce, and making it more sweet then spicy.  Other then that you have a decent tasting crust.  So please let me and the readers know if you happen to change the sauce recipe so we can come back and try it again.

The people who were eating in the dining room seemed to be locals, who were greeted by name, and that is a nice feeling.  Normally a place cannot survive if the locals don’t like it.

Giovanni’s Pizza in Palm Beach Gardens gets 4 out of 8 slices.  I was generous with the rating, since the crust was pretty good.

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11 Responses to “Giovanni’s Pizza and Pasta Palm Beach Gardens”

  • starvinmarivn wrote:
    16 Aug 2009 at 6:20 am

    You were only a mile or so from Camilli's – which is on my top 3 list in the area. Skip G's next time (its only been there a little while) and head to C's (been there forever.

  • chrispate wrote:
    18 Aug 2009 at 12:56 pm

    ususally very good there….weird you had a bad experience

  • clay swaby wrote:
    01 Oct 2009 at 9:45 am

    i used to make deliveries up to jupiter i stop by giovannis to get pizza 4 times a week the pizza is THE BEST i dont know what this critic is talking about…hes so used to eating papa john that he doesnt know good pizza when he taste one..

  • anthony wrote:
    01 Oct 2009 at 10:00 am

    i go to giovannis all the time they have the best pizza i ever had in fl. i was born and raised in ny this pizza is the closest to ny pizza i ever had i asked them what kind of cheese they use and they said grande and he showed me the block of cheese so i dont no what this guy is talking about grande is the top of the line cheese he is dum he shuld stick wit stick wit dominos if u like sugar in your sauce. o and know what u are talking about befor u open your mouth.

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    01 Oct 2009 at 10:03 am

    Normally grande is something I could pick out when I taste it, so I would have to come back and make sure for myself they use it. Maybe they recently switched or something.

  • anthony wrote:
    01 Oct 2009 at 10:33 am

    he told me he's been usin grande since theyve opened…..not just the pizza but eveything is very very good there and the portions are huge…

  • Paula wrote:
    07 Oct 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I live in port st lucie and I travel miles to visit Giovanni's. My husband and I love everything they offer. The employees are very nice, especially the owners. I have been coming to Giovanni's since they opened. I have referred all of my friends and clients to them. So far I have yet to have a bad meal/pizza there. There sauce is NOT chunky and definetly not as acidic as this supposed “critic” says it is. It has just the right crispyness and cheesyness to it. They definetly use Grande Cheese for all of their meals. As for this “critic”, I think he needs to lay off the cheap stuff and get used to the real thing. Giovanni's is the best Italian restaurant in South Florida. No questions about it!

  • Paula wrote:
    07 Oct 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I live in port st lucie and I travel miles to visit Giovanni's. My husband and I love everything they offer. The employees are very nice, especially the owners. I have been coming to Giovanni's since they opened. I have referred all of my friends and clients to them. So far I have yet to have a bad meal/pizza there. There sauce is NOT chunky and definetly not as acidic as this supposed “critic” says it is. It has just the right crispyness and cheesyness to it. They definetly use Grande Cheese for all of their meals. As for this “critic”, I think he needs to lay off the cheap stuff and get used to the real thing. Giovanni's is the best Italian restaurant in South Florida. No questions about it!

  • Ray wrote:
    25 Jan 2010 at 2:19 am

    If you don't like the food at Giovanni's, you're probably some redneck who's used to eating dog shit. Giovanni's is EXCELLENT. I'm a full-blooded NY Italian who KNOWS what he's talking about. When it comes to Italian food, there's no such thing as “opinion”. There's only “fact”, and MY word is fact. If you disagree, may you and all of your ancestors rot in the bowels of hell.

  • frankie wrote:
    25 Jan 2010 at 9:52 am

    Your comments would suggest that a ‘redneck’ could thump you in an IQ test. On the other hand, the fact that you’re posting your comments may mean that you and your hairy-backed friends may have had a little too much chianti. Either way, the obnoxious, in-your-face attitude can go back to New York. We want good food here, not bombastic morons who think they know food because they used to steal pizzas in Staten Island.

  • dandanthepizzaman wrote:
    07 Feb 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Anybody who puts bacon on pizza can't be a pizza expert. Try almost any other topping or just the plain pizza. You have to go back to Giovanni's and give it another try. They have huge slices in the daytime that you buy by the slice. They are usually thin crispy crust, huge slices, fresh, and authentic NY taste. Their individual pies are also good, but I prefer the slices. I respectfully disagree with your review and strongly recommend you give it another try.

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