Family owned restaurant located on the edge of San Francisco's Bernal Heights and Excelsior districts, Giovanni's is a longtime neighborhood favorite that has new owners and a fresh look. The food is ...homey, as is the atmosphere, and you're likely to see families packing the old-fashioned, round wooden booths. Recent additions to the decor include oversize vintage-style light fixtures and picture-rail molding. Pasta arrives on huge platters and prices top off at $12.75 for linguine with shrimp and a creamy chipotle sauce that gets hotter with each bite, yet isn't overwhelming. We loved the tortellini with meat sauce ($8.95), with tender pasta bundles in a herb-infused sauce.