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Giovanni's

330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 841-0122
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Ranked #1 of 961 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
Restaurant details
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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novi,mi
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Tucked away amid smokestacks from Detroit industry you'll have to go on a small adventure off of I-75 to find the treasure that awaits. And then it's there, a beacon of gastronomical delight. There's a valet for your car so don't be shy.The history of this family owned business surrounds you as you enter. The hostess was warm & confident.... More

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Garden City, Michigan
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A hidden gem hiding on the side streets. Was very satisfy with the food and service. A must try for Italian lovers.

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Farmington Hills, MI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We've dined all over the Detroit area, but never heard of Giovanni's until our son suggested going there. What an unexpected treat! It's located in an industrial area in SW Detroit (some reviews call it "dicey", but it's just industrial with a Marathon plant across the street) about 30 minutes from our home in Farmington Hills. (But everything seems to... More

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants. A nice wine list, good desserts, and wonderful veal. If they have Halibut as a special, get it! Valet parking takes the worry out of being near a dicey neighborhood. Get reservations.

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Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tucked away in a highly industrial now desolate neighborhood, this wonderful family Italian restaurant used to serve the Italian neighborhood in Detroit that is now mostly gone. Still a destination for loyal local Italians who have moved away and people in the know who endure the drive and the isolated surrounds. Great diverse menu of Italian Food. Friendly and professional... More

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New Boston, MI
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had heard of Giovanni's but had never been. Our sons, 10 and 8, got straight A's on their report cards and we decided to go to dinner there to celebrate. Let it be known, they were the ONLY children in the entire restaurant. I was a little nervous!! The staff treated them so kindly and attentively that I began... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Just like being in Italy, the front of house staff are attentive, well trained and serve well, the food was very nice, and every bit worth the 80 USD for a starter, 1 drink and 1 main. Would I go back? yes if lived here, but I don't and I'm trying different places every day. It is in the middle... More

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Madison, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There's a little construction going on near Giovanni's... the bridge is closed by the end of the street nearby. So it took our driver a bit of time to find his way into the area (an adventure unto itself, past abandoned buildings and houses, through a very industrial area, into a sketchy neighborhood at best), but once we arrived, we... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

parked on street for free urban prairie area small venue but packed overpriced bottles of wine, but decent value in house bottles though it was a screwtop instead of cork shrimp app was delicious salads were delicious pasta was delicious service was good, although minor screwups like promising cracked pepper and not returning with it desserts were great as was... More

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Trenton, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

5 STAR Experience ! This is the best resturant that I have been to in years.... Everything was exceptional from beginning to end. You really feel like home here ! I am recommending to everyone I meet..... Kudos Randy & Fran!!!

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