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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
(313) 841-0122
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Mark H
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I begin? We made reservations as a precaution. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left service was excellent! Garlic bread was yummy! We couldn't have enough. We ordered margherita bread, lasagna, and cannelloni. It was delicious. The long island tea was perfectly balanced. I helped myself to two. Had tiramisu and a cannoli. We... More 

Thank Just A
Istanbul, Turkey
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a memorable dinner at Giovanni's , the welcoming was remarkable , the lady waiter was taking care of everything . Her recommendations was just great . We enjoyed each dish , the starters , calamari and mushrooms . The soap , The salad and then the main dish , the famous lazangnia .

1 Thank DrArafat
Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I don't know what to say. Literally words escape me. The calamari was so perfect, not chewy & over cooked like at so many places. The lasagna was so delicate with its 9 or 10 sheets of thin pasta w/homemade sauce. Yum, yum, yum!

1 Thank Crystal C
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Referred from hotel. Great pasta and specials. Extensive wine list. Pappy Van Winkle of all years available for years. Fran(the owner) was there to greet patrons.

Thank Ryan J
Harrow, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

you have never expierenced calimari like this italian gem everything they do is topp shelf i cant stress enough you gotta try this place its in an industrial area and a little out of the way but man is it worth it

1 Thank Dale B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a small restaurant and one might drive right by it - based on location. However, this is a must try! Service was impeccable and the food was phenominal. Some might think it is over-priced -- but you truly do get what you pay for! Everyone from the hostess, the owner, waitstaff, etc., were very friendly. It would be... More 

Thank mrschellein
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

From the time we entered inside and greeted to the wait staff it was a very pleasurable dinner. Our waitress was exceptionable and explained everything on the menu. It was definitely great to meet the owner and chat about our experience with her. We will definitely comeback again.

Thank b0b009
Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

From looking at the neighborhood, you would never guess what is behind the doors of this building. A wonderful 5 star, authentic Italian restaurant. The Caprese salad with fresh buffalo mozzarella was just like Italy! The lasagna with home made fresh pasta was excellent. Calamari and wine were perfect. And the cannoli was fresh and crunchy! The owner, Fran, is... More 

1 Thank Cindy S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Fran and her son have done amazing job balancing high quality with a cozy dining experience. Food was impeccable from the appetizer down to the dessert and everything in between.

Thank Kim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, 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?