If you are looking for a family friendly restaurant that offers a welcoming atmosphere, value for money and delicious food, you’ll have trouble finding anywhere better than Gio’s restaurant in Nueva Andalucia.
Situated the corner just across from the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel, Gio’s attracts a mixed crowd of locals popping in for a coffee as well as tourists from the hotel, normally looking for a big boy’s breakfast to set them up for the day – or recover from the night before. (Gio’s kitchen is open from 10am until late, Monday to Saturday).
One of the great things about Gio’s is that it’s flexible. They can accomodate you whether you want a quick coffee, a full English breakfast, light lunch or family dinner. Gio’s is great for kids as well, which must come in part from their Italian heritage.
There is a sunny terrace, as well as an air conditioned dining area, and a TV lounge with comfortable chairs and free wifi, great for catching up on your emails or updating your social media. Parking is simple as well, even in high season, which is a huge bonus.
There is a huge amount of choice on the menu that includes all day breakfasts, omlettes, toasties, baguettes, burgers, wraps, salads, steaks, fish as well as pasta and pizza and a children’s menu.
We decided to try out the English Breakfast and it didn’t disappoint – two fried eggs, sausages, bacon, tomato, mushrooms and baked beans hitting the spot perfectly.
We also tried the Gambas Pil Pil that had just the right amount of chili kick to it and had us enthusiastically dunking our bread rolls to savour the sauce and a burger that came with a Jenga style tower of chips and didn’t last long. Sole as a main course was superb. You would pay much more for the same dish in “fashionable” restaurants, but the sole at Gio’s was expertly cooked, beautifully presented and enthusiastically devoured
The meal was brilliant, and it came as no surpise to discover that Gio’s was awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence recently, as well as getting an official commendation from Marbella Town Hall.
As the saying goes “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and it’s winning formula of good, honest food at value-for-money prices.
Gio’s Cafeteria and Restaurant
Calle las Violetas 1
Tel: 952 811 671