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Giovanni’s Deli World

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  • Phone Number 0214346893
  • Location 103 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town
  • email giodeli@iafrica.com
  • Opening Hours

    Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 7:30am - 9pm

    Lunch: Monday to Sunday 7:30am - 9pm

    Dinner: Monday to Sunday 7:30am - 9pm

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Cost
R45 - R65
Ambience
Contemporary cool, Hip & happening
Food
Bakery fare, Deli fare, Italian, Mediterranean
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

Can we say authentic Italian? If not, you will certainly smell and taste it at Giovanni's Deli world. A cheese and meat counter does a roaring trade with patrons needing their fix of parma and parmigiano, there's also a cooked food section that's quite popular while the pantry shelves are laden with tempting baked and imported speciality goods. Plenty of pre-packed heat-and-eat meals as well as salad goodies for impromptu picnics and, of course, a buzzing espresso bar.

 

User reviews

  • this is a must when in Sea Point the most fantastic Deli/coffe shop - purchase anything from fresh Salmon to inported canned product/cheese etc just love love love
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  • Two words "love it"!!!!
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  • My favourite destination in Cape Town
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  • How many yummy things can you fit into a (not too spacious) deli? This much! Giovanni's is jammed from ceiling to floor with all good things - delicatessen from all over the world, fresh lovely bread, excellent wines, sweets that you only find here, fresh fruit, ready made food to take away... and of course the lovely deli counter from where you can pick whatever you want to eat by the bar. There is salmon, stir fries, noodles, mash, chicken, shrimp, cold cuts, cheese, tapenades.  And of course, really good coffee. No wonder some regulars practically live here.

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  • Some people call it the best deli in the world (NYC included), some call it their second home. I call it one of my all time favorites when it comes to weekday lunch; good coffee and a find real yummy things to take home. You find this gem on Somerset opposite the Stadium. Open all day until early evening. just have a perfect Italian cappuccino, read the paper, watch a soccer game or just chat to your bar neighbour. Or watch the ongoing world. If you are hungry, you can choose anything they can put on a plate at the deli counter - and its all very good and fresh. Here you can indulge on anything from fiore di latte and pata negra to chicken tikka and heavenly mustard mash. Bagels, salami, olives, icecream, pates, nuts, EVO, all sorts of delicacies from around the world, Italy in particular is packed in the cosy shop. You can even find Reeses Peanutbutter Cups from the US! And its one of the those divine places where it feels just as cool to eat alone, as to be with friends. And I promise you - some guys have breakfast, lunch and dinner there - and afternoon coffee. No wonder. Also, you can buy the most wonderful flowers at the entrance.
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  • Some people call it the best deli in the world (NYC included), some call it their second home. I call it one of my all time favorites when it comes to weekday lunch, good coffee and a find real yummie things to bring home. You find this gem on Somerset, opposite the Stadium. Open all day until early evening. just have a perfect Italian cappuccino, read the paper, watch a soccer game or just chat to your bar neighbour. Or watch the ngoing world. If you are hungry you can choose anything they can put on a plate at the deli counter - and its all very good and fresh. Here you can indulge on anything from fiore di latte and pata negra to chicken tikka and heavenly mustard mash. Bagels, salami, olives, icecream, pates, nuts, EVO, all sorts of delicacies from around the world, Italy in particular is packed in the cosy shop. You can even find Reeses Peanutbutter Cups from the US! And its one f the those divine places where it feels just as cool to et alone, as to be with friends. And I promise you - some guys have breakfast, lunch and dinner here - and afternoon coffee. No wonder. Also, you can buy the most wonderful flowers at the entrance.
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  • Thomas given the fact that Giovannis is always full I can only presume that most of Giovannis clientelle are quite happy to pay their prices - I certainly am. May I suggest that next time you doddle over to nearby Mc Donalds for a more affordable feast.
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  • Well it is an institution and the service is very friendly. But why must they go overboard with their prices? If you pay the same or more for a take-away in a comparable portion and quality than you would at a nice restaurant, something is going awfully wrong.
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  • Now that we are back from our 1 year living experience in Italy... and missing South Africa too much, we are happy that we are back and always can go to Giovannis. Little Italy in Cape Town!!
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  • Ambience at Giovannis is always very vibey. The food was great. I had Lasgange, the Sweet Chilli Chicken, The Almond Chicken Curry, with brown rice and Salmon Risotto. Yip I ate a lot. Thats my biggest complaint of the place everything looks good, and you have to restrain yourself from over-indulging. Quality of food is always high. Cuppacinos to die for, best in Cape Town for sure.Service was quick and efficient although I sometimes find there is not enough seating. But somehow it adds to the charm of the place. Highly recommended, Giovannis is an institution in Cape Town!
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Facilities

  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
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  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

Stores and Markets

A wide selection of local cheese, premium Italian cold meats and delicacies form the backbone of this established deli where locals congregate for their morning coffee and pastries.  The speciality sausage made by small local supplier Rudi’s include Toulouse and Sicilian sausage, wild boar infused with chocolate and chilli, and a fresh chorizo-style sausage. Throw together a picnic lunch from the deli counter’s range of ready-made meals, salads, pickled squid and typical Italian antipasti. There’s also a large selection of imported pasta, flour and condiments; a fair variety of olive oils and local and imported balsamic vinegars; fine bubbly and carefully selected local wines. (No-one has to know that the secret ingredient in your divine risotto is Giovanni’s freshly made chicken stock!)
Ethical shopper tip: When the local season starts, they are often the first to stock fresh local artichokes, porcini mushrooms and courgette flowers.

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