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Giovanni's

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330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 841-0122
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 182
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
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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
The Best Restaurant in the Entire Metro Area

OK, seeing my title, may impress you more than it should. This is sort of like being the tallest midget, as Detroit is the worst major restaurant town in the country. But Giovanni's is terrific, but sits in a neighborhood that I would not visit with anything less than a .50 caliber machine gun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Russ H
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

OK, seeing my title, may impress you more than it should. This is sort of like being the tallest midget, as Detroit is the worst major restaurant town in the country. But Giovanni's is terrific, but sits in a neighborhood that I would not visit with anything less than a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on the roof, except that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We got lost in the neighbourhood and in search of a resto with tripadvisor we stumbled upon this lovely restaurant with excellent food and wine. The lady of the house was extremely kind and told us the story of her life by showing and explaining us all the old family pictures in her restaurant. The restaurant has been her whole... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Pizza is good almost everything on their menu is good but little to pricey and they need to have some deals because another pizza place is right by semoron I heart ny pizza their pizza I found better and they have fantastic deals come on Giovanni's really not even coupons I'm the magazines come on got to step it up... More 

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I recently hosted a lunch meeting for 14 of my work associates and we had great service. I had chicken parmigiana and I was so full that I didn't eat the rest of the day.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent service, great food at resonable prices. On our "go to" list. The Resturant is in an industrial and safe area of Southwest Detroit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have been to Giovanni's many times over the last 15 years, and the food is always excellent. It is well prepared and consistent time after time, and I am continually impressed each time I dine there. Their menu items always exceed my expectations, and truly represent Italian cuisine. The presentation always complements the food and is appealing to the... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

There for a special occasion on 6/24/15. Simply the best! Excellent food from starters to dessert and great service. This is our third visit and every meal has been exceptional. The owners take the time to visit with the guest and make you feel like one of the family. You can tell that they really care about the food, service... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I had a fabulous meal here last night. I would say it was one of the two best meals we've had in Detroit (the other being Joe Muer's). Giovanni's is in a part of town that might be off-putting. It's an industrial area across from a Marathon plant. Don't let that keep you from going. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food was fabulous, and the service was excellent. It is definitely the go-to place for special occasions.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I surprised my husband for his birthday and took him here. He (and I) are very old school Italian. He is very fussy! He was thrilled! We had the best meal and experience we've ever had! The servers were the best and very attentive, without being "on top" of you. The owner walked around and told us the story of... 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: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?