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Giovanni's

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330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 841-0122
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Sunday
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 .

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Thank DrArafat
Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Crystal C
Middleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Ryan J
Harrow, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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

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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 

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Thank mrschellein
Michigan
1 review
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.

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Thank b0b009
Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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Thank Cindy S
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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.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Last minute decision to go there after Tigers home opener...and we're glad we did! haven't been there in years, and although the road construction caught us off guard, thanks to the special Giovanni road signs, we made it there sooner than later. we had no reservations, and were a little underdressed having been to a ball game, but they were... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Outstanding! I tried one of the evening specials = salmon resting on risotto with a light pesto cream sauce served with mixed cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas. The salmon was perfectly cooked, moist and delicious. OMG. Also loved the calamari. It was served with capers and tomatoes in a buerre blanc sauce. So yummy I could have licked the... 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, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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 Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217
  • 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?