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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

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1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
+1 864-297-0999
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (18 reviews)
“veal marsala” (9 reviews)
“four cheese” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We were thrilled to have found this great family restaurant. We both had the Caesar salad which was perfectly seasoned and the Veal Parmigiana which was divine!!! We only wish we could have taken the leftovers home, however we live 4 1/2 hours away....the bread...More

1  Thank Araxie62
Reviewed March 30, 2017

You go to Giovanni's for the food. It is intimate and comfortable inside but it is a family run restaurant just like you would find in the neighborhoods of Italy. The food is prepared with care and the owner is helpful when selecting your entree....More

1  Thank arhague2017
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Visiting SC from U.K. Good range of dishes to choose from. Quality of food (flavour and presentation) is very good. Particularly recommend the gnocchi with veal, my friend had the chicken piccata which looked great too. Generous portion sizes. Inviting interior decor. Prices are a...More

Thank DWB1982
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Small place. The owner is very active. Been here quite a few times and good if you go early. Not much from the outside but is okay once you are in... quiet dinner and reasonably priced wine... wish he would work on a few of...More

Thank World-and-I
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We found Giovanni's by accident while reading reviews for another Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, service impeccable, food excellent, served steaming hot. My husband had eggplant parm and said it was the best he's ever had and he's from Boston where they...More

Thank trishwrangler
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience we had last night at Giovanni's! Dined with 2 other couples… The food was exquisite, the service impeccable and the owner Gabriel picked out a perfect bottle of red wine to go with all our meals. There is typically a lengthy...More

Thank Frank Kearney L
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We had a very enjoyable and very tasty meal here. The owner chef, Gabriel was most gracious and suggested the main entrees as well a delightful bottle of wine. It was my birthday and with this food it certainly was a memorable one.

Thank 623anil
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We've been to Giovanni's many times and it is our favorite go to restaurant in Greenville. Tonight was Valentine's Day and were better to celebrate it than our favorite Italian restaurant. As usual our food and service was excellent and Gabriel went out of his...More

Thank Tkrena
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

With all of the great reviews we had high expectations, only to be fully disappointed. The hostess just pointing and said "sit over there" in a rude way. We asked the owner for an appetizer suggestion and he just said "pick one from the list"...Not...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed February 8, 2017

This intimate bistro has the best Italian food you can find anywhere! Family owned, delicious food, excellent wine, superior service!

Thank anderson13
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Stacey M
Do they take reservations? Closed today so we can't call...
May 15, 2017|
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Response from kooldudedad | Reviewed this property |
They do not. My advice is to arrive at 5 or after 8 unless you want to wait in line. Not a great system but well worth it when you finally get in.
Can I get a menu or just guess that I will like their options?
November 22, 2016|
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Response from Tkrena | Reviewed this property |
They do not have a website so you can't see a menu, but they have a very large selection of Italian food, from beef to seafood and a variety of pastas and sauces.
I wish they would post a menu. Do they have any vegan options? My husband really wants to go to Giovanni's but I don't want to make a fuss going there and asking or explaining what I can't have. Thanks!
September 25, 2015|
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Response from PJlincanada | Reviewed this property |
Stop in and check out there menu. When we went I wasn't looking for vegan. So sorry. I wish they would publish their menu too. They always have specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-297-0999
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Located near Hampton Inn on Woodruff Rd.
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