Reader Primetime tells me that Giovanni’s Pizza at 5003 Carpinteria Avenue in Carpinteria in moving to nearby 5205 Carpinteria Avenue, the current home of The Good Plow which replaced Fosters Freeze in August 2021. I called Giovanni’s and was told that the move will probably happen in April and that their current building was sold and is scheduled to be demolished. I have not directly confirmed what the future holds for The Good Plow though the Giovanni’s rep suggested that the end might be near for the eatery.
“Hi John, We have had an amazing run at our current location,” says Shawn Noormand, owner of Giovanni’s in Carpinteria. “Giovanni’s has been there since 1988, I’ve been the owner/operator since 1997. Our lease is up. The land owner has been a regular customer and supporter of Giovanni’s since inception. I don’t know what plans they have for 5003 Carpinteria Ave. I do know that they get regular offers on the property. My only hope is that it stays local. I am very excited about our move a few blocks down. I look forward to serving the amazing community of Carpinteria for many years to come, with the help of my children.”
Photos by Primetime