Anybody who has spent any time in Eastern Kentucky has eaten plenty of Giovanni's pizza. It just seems like there's always been a Giovanni's location in every town along U.S. Route 23.
Giovanni's is known for big ol' pizzas that feed a crowd, making them a favorite for birthday parties and sporting events. Their pizza buffet is a lunchtime staple in most everybody's hometown, offering all-you-can-eat breadsticks, pizza and pasta.
Giovanni's sandwiches are a perennial favorite as well. The stromboli sandwich (a steak hoagie with pizza sauce and cheese) and the Big Red (steak hoagie with cheese and red French dressing) are classic menu items.
My hometown Giovanni's location, in the little town of Martin, holds monthly fundraisers for the Jordan Light Foundation, a local charity (its offices are quite literally next door to the Giovanni's) that provides financial and spiritual support for families facing a medical crisis. It's always a good excuse to indulge!
Have y'all tried Giovanni's Pizza?