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Giovanni's

330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (41 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (5 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
Closed
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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11 - 20 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you seek a warm, comfortable and relaxed setting to enjoy a wonderful Italian meal that taste like it came your mother's kitchen, and you can't make it to Italy for the weekend, make a date for Giovanni's. I can't say enough about this wonderful...More

Thank takeithpc
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go out to eat once a quarter with two other couples. It was our turn to pick so we picked Giovanni's because I had never been there before. Everything was fabulous, from the service at the bar to the guy refilling water to the...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Reach this restaurante is not easy but It makes a lot of sense. After a guy park your car, you enter in a smart and warm atmosphere where the owneress propose to you delicious real italian food. 3rd generación in the kitchen remains sticked to...More

1  Thank Olivier M
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here for the first time. Was headed to see Phantom downtown. This place was great! Don't let the location fool you. This place has been here through thick and thin it appears. Very fancy place, professional employees, outstanding food, great ambiance. Prices were moderate....More

Thank chia350
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I hope last night's dinner here was a fluke. This has been my favorite restaurant in Detroit and it pains me to drop them to 3 stars. My husband and I share a birthday and we decided to spend it at Giovanni's. It's a Friday...More

5  Thank setter3
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Who would have thought you would find an outstanding Italian restaurant in the midst of an industrial section of the city? The food is outstanding and the service exceptional. The staff makes you feel very welcome, almost like you were dining in their home. The...More

Thank MikeG1952Liv
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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...More

Thank chikiemamma
Reviewed 23 October 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...More

1  Thank AKAshon
Reviewed 22 October 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...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 19 October 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...More

Thank Diamond_Jack_Tours
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dbg852
2 December 2016|
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Response from chikiemamma | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two, we both each had two drinks, tip, around $130.
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Chris S
11 December 2015|
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Response from mikehamm45 | Reviewed this property |
My wife threw a party there. I don't rember what the min price was. But I do remember a min. Perhaps it was 30$ but this was a few years back.
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jdtobias
18 October 2015|
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Response from setter3 | Reviewed this property |
Our dinner was about $110 with two glasses of wine, one appetizer, two entrees and two desserts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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