California is full of great cuisine and Bistro Giovanni fits comfortably into that list by presenting Mediterranean dishes with a California twist. Take in the fresh sea air wafting off the Carmel Bay just blocks away while you wait for your meal to come. Appetizers like prawns sauteed with basil, garlic, Roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and pancetta will quiet the rumbling in your stomach before the main meal comes.
You can sit inside by the window and gaze at the large wall painting or sit out on the dog-friendly patio with your pooch. If you're a wine lover, be sure to ask about the owner's da Giovanni private label bottles or select another wine from their full list.
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