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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
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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Lapeer, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived, we were greeted by the hostess and the owner. Asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. It was our 35th Anniversary. After that point, it seemed that every employee knew. Our waitress, Lisa, was the best. Great recommendations, service, personality. Food was delicious, best calamari I have ever had, homemade pasta! Atmosphere was wonderful. After our... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I came here at 6:30pm after a day of exploring Downtown Detroit. I made a reservation beforehand as was promptly seated upon arrival. I used valet, which was $5, as the areas is sketchy and since it was going to get dark soon, I wanted to be safe. The bread, which was free, was decent. The house salad was good... More 

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Thank AKAshon
Weston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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 

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Troy, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 

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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 October 17, 2016

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.

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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 October 6, 2016

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.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 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 

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Michigan
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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.

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Thank MTravelerI
Warren, Michigan
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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.

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Thank mammagogo
Southfield, Michigan
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552 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $80
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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: +1 313-841-0122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?