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Giovanni's

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330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 841-0122
Website
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pre Mother's Day Dinner

Went to Giovanni's for my per Mother's Day dinner. Giovanni's is not usually open on Sunday so we went the Saturday before Mother's day. We found that they were open on Mother's Day, but that did not spoil my dinner. It was wonderful; I had steak stuffed with crab meat, mashed potatoes and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
johnlh
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Southfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southfield, Michigan
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went to Giovanni's for my per Mother's Day dinner. Giovanni's is not usually open on Sunday so we went the Saturday before Mother's day. We found that they were open on Mother's Day, but that did not spoil my dinner. It was wonderful; I had steak stuffed with crab meat, mashed potatoes and a dried tomato with greens salad which... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We get this place recommended by the concierge of our hotel as great Italian restaurant and chose it over a higher end chain restaurant nearby. The decision was a good one.Getting to the place was a bit awkward. The location is in an area with worn housing, old factories and smelly refineries. The hotel has a valet parking, where they... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Just discovered this, thanks to Tripadvisor, yesterday, and was very pleasantly surprised even after having read the already promising reviews: the food is really excellent! delicious, fine, cuisine - I had feared that some of the dishes might be heavy, but they were not at all. I had Michigan Lake perch in a creamy sauce with lemon and capers, my... More 

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miami, florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

During my visit to Detroit for a family reunion we stopped at this place for dinner before the rest of the family arrived. It was fantastic!! The diversity of the menu was very good. The eggplant parmigiana was cooked to perfection. The wine selection very extensive and great. The house wine, Annabella, excellent. Delicious desserts and the service, impeccable. A... More 

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Wixom, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had the pleasure of having dinner at this amazing restaurant with my wife the other night. The neighborhood has seen better days...but the instant you walk in the front door you're in a whole different world. Fran, the charming proprietor/founder has done a marvelous job creating a very nice, comfortable, well-set and relaxing atmosphere. The food...two thumbs up! Her 17... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I were at the Tigers baseball game with our son and his girlfriend and wanted to take them someplace nice for dinner after the game. Giovanni's had great reviews so my wife called from the game to try and get us reservations. They were jammed up but said they could fit us in if we could get... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant is from the old school Italian tradition. A bit out of the way but worth the trip. All dishes are homemade. And of your traditional style. They have a excellent and extensive wine selection and bar menu. Your bill will be less than your bigger chain restaurants and food will be twice as good.

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Yummy! This is a local favorite and I couldn't be happier to leave a good review. The food and service is always excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I love the ambiance, the food is outstanding and the service is great! My family goes here all the time. The lasagna is to die for. Terrible area, but totally worth it! And there's valet, so you don't really need to worry about the terrible area.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The first hint that this restaurant might really be special is when you realize where it is - tucked between a petro plant and heavy industrial factories, with the Ford Rouge River complex on the horizon. No casual drop-ins, you have to want to be here. Service is subtle and professional, from the valet to the servers. We never felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 841-0122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Canton, Michigan
Canton, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?