Monday, August 8, 2011


Giovanni's Italian Restaurant and Sandwich Shop has been around since Phil and I were kids. We would walk from Moonlight or D Street after a long day at the beach and order sub sandwiches. As a kid the best thing about Giovanni's was it was casual. You walk in, sandy and tired from a long day in the sun, and Vito would greet us with a loud italian voice "WHAT CAN I GET FOR YOU"....We loved it! We felt like it was our very own families dining table. Now that we are adults we still love the same thing about Giovanni's and nothing has changed about the place since we were kids. We took Phil's dad Carmine, his brother Marty and his nephew Anthony to Giovanni's on Saturday for lunch. It was sunny and warm and Vito pushed a couple of tables together for us and we sat and people watched while we waited for our food. Like most of the restaurants in Encinitas the seating outside is along the sidewalk. People walk by with their dogs, their children, kids skateboard by and now and again you get people who dont know better cruising their bikes on the sidewalk. If you're from Encinitas you're used to this. If you're not it can seem a little annoying. But dont be annoyed. Just kick back and smile as people go by. Its pretty enjoyable. When we were there on Saturday we had several people on bikes go by and they were all dressed for a 70's costume party. Ya just dont see that type of thing everyday so like I said...........Kick back and enjoy the view. Its pure entertainment!
A few minutes went by and our food arrived. Three of us had Philly Steak subs, Phil had the Chicken Parmesean sub and Marty had the all time classic MEATBALL SUB. Everything was delicious. Not a lick of food was left between the five of us. We all had sandwiches but Giovanni's is more than a sub shop. Vito offers pizzas, pastas, salads and desserts. If you dont see it on the menu I betcha Vito will make it for you so just ask!
We shared some fun in the sun and our ultimate goal was met. We had a great day with "la famiglia" (the family) at one of our all time favorite restaurants.
So head to Giovanni's and tell Vito "PHIL & ANGIE" recommended you give it a try and remember to
Giovanni's is located at
764 S. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA  92024

1 comment:

  1. Hey Angie & Phil. Great job on the blogs. My friends and I will try both of them soon. Thanks.