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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
(313) 841-0122
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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Weston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This gem is located in an almost surreal setting adjacent to a huge Marathon Oil facility. But please don't let that deceive you. Once we stepped inside, I was back in my beloved Italy. From the welcoming hostesses to the outstanding waitpersons (the lovely Dawn and Lori) to the skilled Master Chef Randy Truant, this establishment is clearly the reflection... More 

Thank Steve C
Troy, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love Italian...say no more. This is the place. For as hard as you'll work to find it, the more you'll enjoy your meal. Totally safe area, just off the beaten path. The pictures of the luminaries who have eaten here only add to the charm and ambiance. It is a gem. A total gem. Family-owned and operated. They'll... More 

Thank DanSocial
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Giovanni's house-made pasta is fabulous. Do not miss the calamari strips or the linguine with white clam sauce - they are worth hiding from anyone you share a table with! Off the beaten path but well, well worth the trip.

Thank Lauren Willis R
Belleville, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is still a go to restaurant when you want top notch service and food. The owner is still charms each table and the food is outstanding.

Thank Caroline M
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find - This fantastic restaurant has just served me the best Italian food Inside or outside of Italy! The calamari, minestrone soup to the the lasagne was top notch. A big thank you to the owner Frances, fantastic host, made us so welcome. I'm returning to this restaurant next week, the seafood looked great, however, so did the... More 

Thank Half-a-sandwich
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is still fantastic after all these years. Food and service are always great. Never had or heard of a bad experience here. Everyone loves the lasagna. Might be the best I ever had.

Thank MTravelerI
Warren, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in a really terrible location, surrounded by oil refineries and vacant land. The food is excellent as is the service. Fine dining at its best. Linen tablecloths and napkins, pasta made fresh to order, deserts made in house.

Thank mammagogo
Southfield, Michigan
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540 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank VaporK8
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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.

Thank Bigrenmeister
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?