If you love pizza, you definitely should know Giovanni's. By pizza, I mean the authentic kind, not the stuffy bread-type kind. Anyway, they have been our go-to spot for some delicious pizza for as long as we can remember. And now, they have pasta too!
It's located on right opposite Moon River Chinese restaurant on Thimbirigasyaya Road.
Their menu has changed since our last visit with a few new meat additions and of course, the pasta. They have a separate menu for that so make sure you specifically ask for it, otherwise, they would just hand you the pizza menu.
The Spaghetti Bolognese (Rs. 1400) we got was superb! Just like with their pizza, they have not skimped on the meat. While it was cooked perfectly with the right amount of spiciness, and seasoning, there was enough minced beef bolognese to feed at least two hungry mouths. The spaghetti itself was homecooked and it was much better than the Spaghetti Bolognese we had at Romano for the same price. It was a delicious, hefty portion which was well worth the price.
They also have other options like Carbonara and a few different varieties of Risotto.
Sandeep was essentially a sausage pizza with lots of sausage pieces, cheese and veggies like onions, bell pepper, black olives on top. It was spicy, delicious and very cheesy.
The Margarita is still the best I have had and safe to say that their standards have not wavered at all. A margarita is as good as its simplicity and strong flavours, and this one delivered both. The tomato sauce was thick and mildly spicy with melted mozzarella on top, while the fresh basil gave it a really nice kick. The red, white and green really do remind you of the Italian flag, which was not a coincidence.
Their service is casual, friendly and efficient as always, especially considering that the place only seems to get more crowded by the hour.
The ambience is pretty much the beautifully bricked wall upstairs with wooden furniture and checkered tablecloths. They also have a more spacious area downstairs if you're bored to climb those tiny stairs.
Giovanni's is as good as we remembered, if not better. Definitely check out the pasta range, it's a nice addition and one that I hope that they'll keep up the good quality and standards.
The best pizza place in town now has a delicious pasta range too.
Since they first opened their doors a year ago, Giovanni’s has been our go-to spot for wood-fired pizzas. This time around, even in Dimuthu’s absence on the day, they still dished out the quality that we've come to expect.
Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.
සිංහල අහම්බෙන්.. පොඩි විස්කි කොටයක් හම්බවෙලා මේ ඒක බොන්න තැරි ගැහි ගැහි ඉන්නවා. ඔන්න ඒ අතරෙ එනවා කෝල් එකක් යාළුවෙක්ගෙන්.. “ඒහ්.. අඩේ මොකෝ කරන්නෙ. උඹ ගෙදර නේ ඉන්නෙ. බෑ කියන්නෙ නැතුව එන්න පුලුවන් නම් වැඩක් තියෙනවා කියන්නද?”
සිංහල Giovanni's කියන්නේ කට්ටියගේ ම පීසා දොළදුක් යවාගන්න පුළුවන් සුපිරිම තැනක්.
සිංහල වැඩේ කියන්නෙ එච්චර රස වෙලත් බියර් බෝතල් 3 ඉවර වෙද්දි වෙජි පීසා භාගයක් ඉතුරුයි කියන්නකො. එක අතකින් වෙරි මරගාතෙ කියවනව. අනිත් අතින් ඉස්මුරුත්තාවට එන්න ඔන්න මෙන්න. කොහෙට කියල කන්නද අප්පේ… මේ පීසා.
සිංහල ජොවානිස් කියන්නෙ සාම්ප්රදායික ඉතාලි ක්රමේට ගොඩක් කිට්ටුවෙන් යන විදියට පීසා හදන තැනක් කියලයි ප්රසිද්ධ. මයිකල්ආන්ජලෝ, රොකෝස් වගේ පීසා කඩ පටන්ගන්නත් මුල් වුණු දිමුතු තමයි මේ කඬේ කරගෙන යන්නේ.
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