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Three generations of the Esposito family run the deli and kitchen, making home-made fare ranging from fine local and imported deli products to from bagels, croissants and kitkes, Italian meatballs, lasagne, schnitzels and sweet treats.
The deli counter is stacked with an eye-watering selection of tempting rustic fare. Join the queue and point out your buffet favourites to the servers, who weigh portions on your customised plate – say, rosemary chicken, roast potatoes and delicious marinated brinjals bursting with Mediterranean flavours.
Or build your own platter to share from the stacks of smoked salmon, gravadlax, pickled octopus, pancetta, coppa, mortadella, pastrami and salami to buffalo mozzarella, pecorino, taleggio, pesto, pickles and peppers. A good choice for vegetarians includes traditional mezze, healthy quinoa, tabbouleh and green bean salads, porcini risotto, kale and cauliflower mash. The fare is always fabulously fresh.
For dessert, select some of the many freshly baked pastries, cakes, baklava, imported truffles and nougat, or put together a platter of the finest imported and local Italian cheeses – with limoncello.
Skilled baristas make great coffee using their legendary in-house Brazilian blend – or try a breakfast smoothie or juice.
A warm and welcoming place where servers and regulars know each other by name. Good advice offered on sandwich combinations.
Casual and conversational – pull up a stool at the espresso bar on the patio or in the cosy bistro interior. Watch the fashion parade pass by on the pavement.
Catching up with friends.
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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.