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Giovanni's

330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 841-0122
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Ranked #1 of 957 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I decided to be a little adventurous and an adventure it was. We were in town during the “Flood of Detroit” and GPS kept sending us through some shady neighbourhoods’. Upon arriving the place looked quite nice and decided to go inside. Because of the flooding of the highways it was not very busy (a lot of... More

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just enjoyed a fabulous meal at this treasure! Their food is as good as food gets! The location is a bit unnerving upon arrival but don't worry, you will be very pleased that you did not pass It up!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Things to get: Caprase Salad, any dish with the fresh pasta, soups, and Veal. A nice place to go with a date, neighborhood is a little rough. This place feels very authentic.

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northville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When we came back from italy we needed to satisfy our craving for true homemade Italian food and Giovanni's is the key! Love to talk to the owner Fran, who is so engaging and proud. I love going to Roma Cafe too, but when you want a very special dinner in a little more formal atmosphere, Giovanni's is perfect.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Hands down the best Italian in Detroit! The service, food and atmosphere is FABULOUS!! The owner Fran and Randy are amazing! You feel like family every time you dine at Giovanni's. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants true Italian food!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As wonderful as the meals are so are the desserts. All homemade. Tiramisu and Grandma' s Lemon Pie were excellent. A must stop in the Detroit area whether you live here or visit. If you can only visit 1 restaurant in Detroit this would be an excellent choice.

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Riverview, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Detroit and by far the best for Italian. It is a special occasion place for us as it is a little expensive, but everything is house made and fresh and service is top notch. All of their pastas are fabulous. We've also had amazing chicken, veal and seafood dishes as well. You... More

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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were in the Detroit area for a Corporate event and 8 of us were looking for a nice place to have dinner. Lucky for us we found Giovanni's! Everything was amazing. The BEST calamari I have ever had. Everything was fantastic from the appetizers to dessert. Our server, Chris, was great too! An overall wonderful dining experience - and... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Even though it is a littlr bit off the beaten path, it is a nice place, terrific service and great food.

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woodhaven, mi
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went for lunch andn everything was wonderful. The first thing I noticed was all the old family photos. It has a real family feel both in the decor as well as in the menu. We tried a few appetisers. One was a sausage and one was calamari. Both were superb. After a delicious meal, I packed in tiramisu and was... More

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