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330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 841-0122
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Ranked #1 of 980 Restaurants in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $80
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Midland, Michigan
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Our dining group of 6 ate here last night. I had made reservations weeks ahead. They called and confirmed. For visitors, this place is a nightmare to find. We finally did and were excited to eat. Led to our seats right away, through a buzzy dining room. Seating in a back room near faux fireplace, very happy! Our server let... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Even though we live in the area, this restaurant was suggested by the concierge at our hotel. The drive over was a little sketchy but no problem for us. The food and service are excellent. I think this restaurant could please anyone looking for quality Italian. It would be great for a business lunch, family dinner, romantic dinner to a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Detroit!! Not only is the food excellent but the inside is amazing. This restaurant is highly recommended!!! The homemade pasta is so good I bought home the little I had left because I did not want it to be thrown away. The staff is warm, inviting and very respectful to their customers. We were... More 

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We loved our meal at Giovanni's, but we never even knew it existed until we stumbled upon the reviews on this site. Tripadvisor reviewers did not steer us wrong! The meal was the best Italian food we've had and the service was awesome. John took excellent care of us--very helpful with his recommendations, including the wine. My veal dish he... More 

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Troy, Michigan, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Difficult to get to but worth the trip. Phenomenal service and personal touch. Loved the food and will be back for special occasions. Expensive but I feel worth it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Everything was perfect, the portobello mushroom appetizer was unreal! Both our meals were great, looking forward to coming back. It's not cheap, but overall you get what u pay for!

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Birmingham, Michigan, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been going to Giovanni's for years, and it never disappoints. The owner, Fran, is there supervising all day every day, and her high standards are reflected in the quality of the food and the friendliness and efficiency of the service. A few favorites: the meat-filled cannelloni with marinara sauce, the tenderloin braciole, and the shrimp scampi. All the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped in about 4:30 after seeing a Tuesday matinee performance of WICKED at The Opera House. Because of the early hour we hadn't made a reservation for our party of 5 - never thought that would be an issue on a Tuesday! But it was the week between Christmas and New Year so it seems many people are still... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

An intersting menu.. great cuisine and over above one of the best customer service experience. The produce is fresh and all the recommendations from entres to the main course were fantatstic. Skipped dessert as we had been absolutely greedy with the first couple of courses. Great ambience.. warm and welcoming.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

After reading all of the positive reviews of Giovanni's I decided to venture out and give it a try. After driving through the middle of nowhere to get where, I finally arrived. There is valet parking, which made me feel very safe. The restaurant has a very warm and inviting feel. I ordered the portobello mushroom appetizer and eggplant parmesan... More 

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Additional Information about Giovanni's

Address: 330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
Phone Number: (313) 841-0122
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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