"I'm absolutely exhausted, and I want a bath," declared Carla Stevens, co-owner of Giovanni's Italian Cafe, at 3355 South Yarrow Street, when I caught her on the phone this afternoon.
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As reported here last week, Stevens and her husband, Salvatore Giacalone, had hoped to unveil their new space on the same day as their son's eleventh birthday -- on Monday, June 1 --and while it was a push, they managed to get it done. "We were completely packed," she told me. "The whole dining room was full and we had lines. It was just non-stop, but we couldn't have asked for a better first day."
And a long day. Giovanni's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, beginning at 6 a.m. (Breakfast, starting at $2.99 for French toast or pancakes, is a steal.) And soon you'll be able to drink a mimosa with those pancakes; a liquor-license hearing is set for Thursday, June 25.