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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (46 reviews)
“braciole” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

My wife and I were at the Tigers baseball game with our son and his girlfriend and wanted to take them someplace nice for dinner after the game. Giovanni's had great reviews so my wife called from the game to try and get us reservations....More

1  Thank Eric G
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is from the old school Italian tradition. A bit out of the way but worth the trip. All dishes are homemade. And of your traditional style. They have a excellent and extensive wine selection and bar menu. Your bill will be less than...More

Thank lloyd b
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Yummy! This is a local favorite and I couldn't be happier to leave a good review. The food and service is always excellent.

Thank James N
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I love the ambiance, the food is outstanding and the service is great! My family goes here all the time. The lasagna is to die for. Terrible area, but totally worth it! And there's valet, so you don't really need to worry about the terrible...More

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The first hint that this restaurant might really be special is when you realize where it is - tucked between a petro plant and heavy industrial factories, with the Ford Rouge River complex on the horizon. No casual drop-ins, you have to want to be...More

1  Thank Pedalboy
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Very few restaurants manage to combine the charm, quality and character which Giovanni's offers. Although this restaurant is tucked into an older industrial area, the place exudes warmth and old school charm. This was my first Detroit restaurant experience and the food and service were...More

Thank walker748I
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I've been passing Detroit for years going up North. We finally decided to stop to see the Detroit Museum. Checked trip advisor for Italian and went to their recommendation of Giovanni's. It could not have been better. Started with exquisitely tender-fried Calamari (with tomatoes, capers...More

1  Thank MarthaandBill2015
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Great meal... Housemade Pasta is to die for! Ask for Tracy (server) for the best experience!!! One of the hidden Detroit gems!

Thank WB121
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Good food, great service, fine wine. Our team had a great evening. Seated in a private room for a large party and we had a great time.

1  Thank Ashok R
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I would give it 5 of 5 except I miss the old ambiance. Some years back they had a fire and in the remodel they lost some of the character and charm. The food is still top notch I am just nostalgic. Still love the...More

Thank mctadgh2
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what is the range of your dinner prices?
2 December 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from chikiemamma | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two, we both each had two drinks, tip, around $130.
Chris S
Jean F mentions a minimum imposed for large groups in December. What is that minimum for a group of 10?
11 December 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from mikehamm45 | Reviewed this property |
My wife threw a party there. I don't rember what the min price was. But I do remember a min. Perhaps it was 30$ but this was a few years back.
How much would a full dinner for 2 cost? Appetizers, entrees and dessert
18 October 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-841-0122
  • E-mail
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