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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Italy in Detroit

Very nice restaurant, withe excellent service and food so close to the real Italian one. I choose "melanzane alla parmigiana", excellent. Long list of Italian wine, especially red one from Tuscany. Dessert were also good. And at the end a Limoncello, tipical south italian liqueur based on Lemon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
MikeVi_Firenze
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Firenze, Italia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Firenze, Italia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice restaurant, withe excellent service and food so close to the real Italian one. I choose "melanzane alla parmigiana", excellent. Long list of Italian wine, especially red one from Tuscany. Dessert were also good. And at the end a Limoncello, tipical south italian liqueur based on Lemon and Alcohol.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We almost didn't stop. After driving from Detroit and then past all the refineries, we could not imagine how a decent restaurant could be here. We stopped in the parking lot to double check the T.A. reviews, and thought, "Why not?" We are so glad we stayed!! The manicotti was superb, melt in your mouth. The eggplant parmigiana was perfectly... More 

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Detroit
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

That's it - anytime I have something to celebrate, I come here. The food is to die for. If you go on your birthday the owner will come out and hug you! I love, Love, LOVE Giovanni's!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had our anniversary dinner tonight and were treated to an excellent experience. The meal, the service and attention to detail were exceptional. This was our 40th Wedding Anniversary Dinner (about a month late) and the Giovanni's gave us a complimentary Tiaramisu desert. This was not our 1st time there nor will it be our last. If you have only... More 

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Westland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Now years ago this was a great place but now it is horrible. It smells badly very musty. The service was terrible. Couldn't even get a refill. The food was the worst. Rubbery old tasting and seemed like they took the food out of the freezer and heated up. You couldn't get me to go there if they offered a... More 

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Midland, Michigan
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?