Carmel's Bistro Giovanni
Experience was amazing.
Owner came by table to make sure everything was good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
As a gluten free diner, their staff was very knowledgeable and offered many gluten free and dairy free options. The food was delicious. My husband had the lobster ravioli which he loved and I had the pasta piccata (GF) with salmon. Very fresh ingredients and flavorful. ALso had the GF garlic bread which was yummy. My only complaint is that I had to ask a few times for water, but they were busy and every other aspect of service was great. I would definitely come back to try more things on the menu. The outdoor seating option was great with enough heat to feel warm. The owner and his daughter were very warm and welcoming.
Wonderfully experience, looking forward to coming back when we are in town again.
Our garlic bread appetizer took 22 minutes to arrive, and came at the same time as our meal. Our drinks sat at the bar for several minutes (we could see them) and finally the bartender brought them to us. Our server was nice and friendly and trying very hard, but it seemed like the flow of the restaurant was not managed well and she couldn’t do anything… she was trying her best and that was very apparent. We appreciated the effort she made. The drinks were tasty and the food was fair… we also had a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes behind reservation time to be seated. We arrived 9 minutes prior to reservation time.
Chiopinio was salty and not enough liquid. Pasta/shrimp was not light creamy.
Fantastic dinner , a must visit while visiting Carmel .
Disappointing service, this restaurant is more a Mexican than Italian
Fantastic food and incredible service
A must visit restaurant in Carmel. Homemade meatballs were to die for.
Very poor service. Had to ask several times just to get water. Slow drinks were blamed on the bartender. Tried in vain to get service at our corner table for over half an hour only to find out the waiter had forgotten to turn in our order. A good manager would have stepped in at this point but that didn’t happen. The kitchen was blamed for the holdup. Skip the frito misto. It was like nuked bar food. The specialty halibut dish was very good. Unfortunately we had been there for an hour by the time we received it. I know a lot of restaurants are struggling with new staff but a little responsibility for making a mistake and an apology go a long way. If you want repeat customers, when you screw up, own it and make it right. I would not recommend this restaurant.
Service was wonderful & the food was amazing! Gluten free options were outstanding & we felt safe eating there even with our allergy!
We were here 3 years ago and it’s still a repeater. Great service and good food. On vacation and they didn’t disappoint!
We would say this is the best Italian food almost ever had and we’ve been all over the world and live in the New York area.
The staff was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised with how yummy everything was
Our very favorite Italian place in Carmel! Family owned and run and always a pleasure to be there!
Very nice bistro! The chicken flatbread was good, with gf crust much tastier than most. Fun “between the buildings” outdoor seating. Very enjoyable. Will absolutely return!
I really enjoyed my 68 th birthday meal. The service and food were outstanding
Food was really good and service was great!
We were seated outside which was fine as the heat lamps were powerful. Great gluten free options as my husband has celiac. Our server Ray was fantastic. He was very attentive and had a great low key sense of humor.
Chicken piccata was delicious as was the halibut special!
Great food and very friendly service. The only negatives were our table was a little cramped and some food came out cold. However, they took care of the cold food right away.
Food was fantastic. Highly recommend to anyone with a gluten allergy as well as to anyone else!
The Margherita Flatbread is fantastic, the pasta piccata is delicious, and the torte cake...YUM. Bistro Giovanni brand's merlot was one of the best I've had in a long while. The service was outstanding. I would go again.
Wonderful homemade gluten free pasta! And warm GF baguette.
The food was fabulous! I highly recommend this restaurant. The owners Kelly and her dad are such sweet and gracious hosts!!! ♥️
Without a doubt one of the best menus and well managed restaurants anywhere in Carmel or the Monterey Peninsula - Five Star and the superb service teamwork and quality prepared cuisine is second to none, ownership and staff treat you like family - you don’t go away hungry, and there’s a bar and great wine list, it’s always our first choice when entertaining our out of town guests and always satisfies a wide range of palettes. In over 20 years not one has ever been dissatisfied which says something about hands own ownership!
We had a lovely time at Bistro Giovanni! We got sat right on time for our reservation on the side patio right next to some heaters. The server came right away with menus and suggestions. Everything we had was delicious from the seafood appetizers and bread to the pasta (whole wheat option which is great!). The crowd was fun and the server was attentive and a really nice guy. My daughter was visiting from out of town and has been to several restaurants in the area and said this was her favorite. Highly recommend and will be returning.
Great food with wonderful service
I took out of town friends there. They LOVED it. He said it was the halibut he’d had in a long time and she raved about the truffle lobster ravioli. I always know when I bring friends here, it will be a great meal.
Got seated right away with a reservation. Unfortunately, Sat and waited about 40 minutes before we even got water or a drink order placed. Both got a seafood pasta that was DELICIOUS! Wish the service would have been better, but overall was great!
Outdoor COVID-friendly seating was in an ally alongside the building. No ambiance whatsoever. Wish I knew before booking. Cannelloni was uninspired. Would not recommend.
Very quaint could have been a good dinner just never got anything right had to ask for bread 3 times and the dinners we asked for was served incorrectly and very bland not the Italian experience we expected.
In my opinion, the best Italian restaurant in Carmel. The menu, with its wide range of menu items, appeals to everyone. Whatever we order is always very good and very authentic. The staff is friendly and efficient. The owner is very involved as well. Our go-to restaurant for Italian food.
Delicious Italian dishes with a nice variety on the menu. The food was deliciou!
Excelant service and food
Outstanding T-bone veal chop best ever, tender great sauce, eggplant best ever & good value & wine selection outstading.
we have eaten here many time and the food is always good. ambiebnce ok but last night as soon loud that they could barely hear people sitting across from you. could have been the 'ENERGETIC" people near us....
The owner was very attentive and made sure we had a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!
Food was outstanding as usual. I love trying items from their specials menu; never disappoints! Also, the meatballs with Mediterranean spices the owner makes are fantastic! Will return again, it’s always worth the drive.
Overall it was a spectacular evening. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious. I had the halibut piccata special, my wife had the salmon dijon. For dessert we shared a creme brûlée that was one of the best we ever tasted. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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OpenTable ダイナー770名によるCarmel's Bistro Giovanniの評価は4.6☆です。