When it comes to full-flavor California-Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls, and unpretentious service. Carmel Restaurant dog-friendly patio. Bistro Giovanni restaurant is the perfect venue for gatherings of colleagues, family, or friends. Whether it is a celebration, reception, themed party or a family reunion, our thoughtful staff will create the perfect atmosphere, service and dining menu for your event. Facility offers formal and informal meeting space - indoors or outdoors. The chefs make tried-and-true recipes with a California twist, like slow-roasted short ribs that fall off the bone and Pasta Pescatore with mixed seafood, white wine, garlic and fresh tomatoes over linguine.