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330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 841-0122
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food excellent-Getting reservations tricky

Love the food and have excellent service every time. Large group in December? Good luck. They have imposed a minimum spending for large groups.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
jean F
Grosse Ile, Michigan
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Grosse Ile, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love the food and have excellent service every time. Large group in December? Good luck. They have imposed a minimum spending for large groups.

Thank jean F
ann arbor
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this restaurant over a decade ago-- and always said we need to go back. Today we took my mom there to celebrate her 86th birthday with a good Italian lunch. We were not disappointed. The food was fabulous. The drive there without a GPS system would be a hard find at this time. A lot of construction on... More 

Thank traveljunkie4450
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to reach it due to a lot of roads with work in progress but the effort was rewarded by an excellent cuisine. Be there and enjoy!

Thank nicolae_gligor
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good surprise in the middle of nowhere. We found this restaurant randomly because we got lost in this area, not really touristic, full of factories, smokes and works on the roads. Fortunately, the signage of the restaurant is good. We tried it and we went into this restaurant, we found another world. A real Italian restaurant : do not... More 

Thank vr45
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took mother in law there for dinner after she said it was one of her favorite places from long ago. We went early for a Friday: 5:30 pm and didn't think we'd need a reservation - got lucky and they were able to seat us. Recommend you call ahead. Delicious! Will be back!

Thank Sunfire30
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Giovannis was at one time a dark, quiet place which grew tremendously in popularity and reputation, survived a fire and rebuilt to become a reliable, delicious, authentic Italian eatery. It is so good that even on a Tuesday evening, reservations were needed. Cars of after- work groups ,families,couples and friends were obviously enjoying the ambience and offerings. The area is... More 

Thank BeeGr8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the beaten path but well worth it! You drive south on Oakwood, continue on thru the construction zone, it's on the left, they have valet parking, $5. They have been there in business for almost 50 yrs. All of the personnel serve you in a friendly not pushy way from the valet to the coat check to the wait... More 

Thank Jim B
Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service is fantastic. Probably the highest quality food in MI. We are lucky to have such good restaurants in Detroit, and that list is growing. But this place is unreal good. Their pasta is always top notch and their red sauce is so good I'm debating bathing in it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are places that are newer but this one is tried and true. Ok, it is a little outside of the central business district but well worth the little extra drive. Don't miss it.

Thank Jacquelinebabe
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment is a gem. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere inside is great. A little off the beaten path but 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: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?