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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Excellent! Pasta is light, not heavy

Very nice inside. Free on street parking. Recommend making reservations. 4 of us went for lunch. Eggplant=excellent, lasagna=excellent, chick. parmg.=excellent and veal Marsala=excellent. Very attentive wait staff. Owner is very friendly. Homemade dressings. The pasta is very light; not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
janet s
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Rochester, Michigan
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Farmington Hills
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good but service and drinks aren't great making this an average experience at a high price. Drinks are short poors. Didn't use to be like that but now the servers say they will be fired if they poor more than a measured shot which is wrong for a restaurant in this price range.

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Thank Lesa J
Rochester, Michigan
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice inside. Free on street parking. Recommend making reservations. 4 of us went for lunch. Eggplant=excellent, lasagna=excellent, chick. parmg.=excellent and veal Marsala=excellent. Very attentive wait staff. Owner is very friendly. Homemade dressings. The pasta is very light; not heavy. No jeans, please. Will go back!

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Thank janet s
Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giovanni's is one of the best restaurant in Detroit. I visited there with my family and enjoy a lot. The taste of restaurant is great.

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Thank Sofiaalissa
Traverse City, Michigan
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were spending a long weekend with friends in Detroit, and chose to eat at Giovanni's Ristorante based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. What a great choice! As other reviews have stated, don't be put off by the location. It is located near the Marathon Refinery, and the area isn't as good as when the restaurant was built some... More 

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Thank Bob M
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to Giovanni's offered really great classic Italian cuisine and affordable prices in a restaurant that looked like it could have been decorated in the fifties or sixties. (Giovanni's actually opened in the late sixties.) We liked the old world Italian atmosphere. Be aware up front that the location itself is terrible. The restaurant is overshadowed by the Marathon... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Always fantastic Have gone there for over 30 years. Great pasta - have never found pasta like this in the US

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Thank Richard D
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Exceptional food and service - old world Italian dining - one of my favorite restaurants in the Detroit area (located in an industrial area, and some street repairs make getting there a little difficult but the food makes it worth the trip)

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Thank John H
Rochester, Michigan
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160 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the location stop you from trying Giovanni's. Our work team went for lunch, a short drive from downtown Detroit. We started with some of the best calamari I have ever had. Tender & lightly drizzled with a lemon based sauce. I had the chicken marsala. It was melt in your mouth good, the marsala sauce was some of... More 

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Thank 00vette48306
Windsor, Canada
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We had a party of 8 women who work together and hands down the food and staff were phenomenal! We were here for 3 hours and every attention to detail from appetizers to dessert was amazing, from Donna our amazing waitress!

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Thank patpet_27
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

First time dining here and it was wonderful. Very cute cozy dining room. The food was excellent, very large portions and the service can't be beat. Our table of 4 was well tended too and the staff was eager to make us happy. Water glasses never were low and the bread basket was constantly being replenished. Road construction was going... 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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?