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Giovanni's

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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
(313) 841-0122
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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Southfield, Michigan
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536 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were delighted to find Giovanni's quiet and uncrowded on this particular afternoon. Debbie was our our exceptional waitress - patient, kind and very accommodating with my pickier dining companion. Wine list is a good one. Entree prices were very reasonable. The warm garlic-butter bread was mouthwatering. Minestrone was tasty. I thoroughly enjoyed my eggplant with a side of thin... More 

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Thank VaporK8
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is homemade! Excellent pasta and sauces. I had eggplant Parmesan and it's one of the best I've had. I'd definitely recommend.

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Thank Bigrenmeister
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waiter really pushed and pushed an appetizer combo, suggesting at least two for our table of twelve. The host couple finally ordered one. There was a calamari appetizer that looked very good, so I told the waiter my wife and I wanted to share one. His response was that they would not serve it as the kitchen was "really... More 

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Los Altos, CA
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the airport and based on the reviews we chose Giovanni's. The menu was filled with many options but our waitress expressed that the pasta was "homemade" on the premises and also recommended the milk fed veal. If you are expecting large pasta portions, I would NOT recommend the Pomodoro; I was really shocked by the small... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Italian cuisine. Tastes just like grandma used to make. All of their dishes and appetizers are prepared fresh daily. The whole Italian fine dining experience was fantastic. You truly get what you pay for. The owner will come to your table and make sure everything was perfect. You really feel like family here. Top notch.

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Detroit, MI
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163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on what I've read, I decided to make reservations several weeks in advance for 6 of us. We were all coming from different directions (including different states). Because we allowed more than enough time for traffic/detour and planes arrived earlier than expected at metro airport, we were all 1 hour early. Not a problem! We were seated immediately. As... More 

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Thank Showmesun
Grand Rapids
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite date night restaurant. Fresh food, fresh ingredients. We have been going here for years, always top notch food paired with top notch service. Reservations are a must, as they fill up fast, but every bite you take, you will know why you should make a reservation.

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Thank Karen P
Northville, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Calamari was outstanding as well ! We went after a Tigers afternoon game and got served immediately. The service was great.

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Thank Tom B
Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious classic Italian dishes carefully prepared coupled with great service makes Giovanni's a winner. Calamari, Veal, Lasagna, and Gnocchi are all great choices. Great wine menu and save room for the desert tray. Having a conversation with Fran Truant about the history of the restaurant made it an even more special place to dine. What a great lady!

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Thank CanAmconnection
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

From service to food Giovanni's is the best. You are greeted warmly and service is friendly and professional. The food is delicious. We had eggplant parmesan and the lasagna- delicious! The tiramisu was excellent and we were not charged for desert as it was my spouse's birthday. And she was wished happy birthday a number of times. A great restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 841-0122

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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?