Giovanni’s at 1905 Cliff Drive on the Mesa, which opened in March 2009, is closing. I called the restaurant and they confirmed that the business is set to shut down at the end of the month. A rumor that flew past my binoculars up here in the Food News Control Tower is that the soon-to-be-former Giovanni’s space is being taken over by the owners of neighboring Mesa Burger and will be turned into a beer tap room with food. As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call.

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  1. spank13 says:

    Except for the parking issues, this makes too much sense.

  2. Dennis says:

    I only tried their pizza once… three years ago, terrible!

    • Rex Of SB says:

      I’ve got to agree. The amount of basil they pour onto their pizza is totally overpowering. Strangely, the food at the upper State Street location is okay.

  3. Cris says:

    Long live Mesa Pizza

  4. Gary Sudder says:

    Giovanni’s pizza appears not very good. Canned sauce and bread -dough tough-chewy. For all the perceived “wealth” in this town, Why can’t SB have real food like LA and NY!?!

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