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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

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2027 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801-4031
+1 903-729-3595
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lampasas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! The bread is great and I highly recommend the Chicken Aristocrat. It is very good!

Thank bapreece
College Station, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I came here together for lunch after she and my dad had been here a couple times. She raved about it so I couldn't wait to try it. I love when you walk in how you immediately get the Italian vibe with the decorations and the lovely, soft music. Our waitress was friendly as she asked for... More 

1 Thank Michal D
Palestine, Texas
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, clean, friendly, delightful decor, modest prices, good location. Two things make this a truly great dining experience in addition to a great kitchen: no bar and no annoying TV. I've had the Tortellini Bolognese and it is excellent. Their appetizer breads are tasty and a great value. Good lunch prices also.

Thank Steve G
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Just great Italian food!!! The Lasagna is good, the Chicken Florentine is my favorite even the pizza at Giovanni's is delicious. Nice atmosphere, soft music, good service and staff. Good prices. I'd highly recommend Giovanni's in Palestine.

Thank Kelly G
Tyler, Texas
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545 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here for lunch and really liked it. I had the Spaghetti and meatball lunch special. It comes with garlic rolls and a side salad. The rolls were very good and my entree was also good. It won't break the bank either, my bill was under $10. My waitress was great, I will be back.

Thank WildHaireHiking
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. It is open and spacious so the tables are not right on top of each other. They do not serve wine so you need to bring your own. We ordered calamari which was surprisingly good. The bread was to die for. The kids enjoyed the pizza also. While the food is not... More 

Thank MrsMRHouston
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Best real italian food. The salmon Italian style is wonderful. BreD with dipping oil offered and always hot from oven salads are made like served in Italy Bring your own bottle of wine though! The staff will serve it superbly. You will love it!!!!

Thank Michele B
Meridian, Texas
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

When in town visiting relatives we seem to end up here. The food was a little bland, but for the price it wasn't a bad value. The service was attentive and quick.

Thank TX-Travl R
Chesterfield, Missouri
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This restaurant has a wide variety of dishes. We were in town for two meals total and both were eaten at Giovanni's!! The exterior belies the quaint and spacious interior. You are greeted by hosts at the door and escorted to a wide range of tables and booths. Take your time perusing the menu. Lots of appetizers!! The house salad... More 

Thank Ronald M
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415 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The salads were fresh and tasty. We allhad different chicken dishes. Picata, parmigiana and marsalis. They came over angel hair pasta. The service was good.

Thank roxiekay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2027 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Palestine
  • Phone Number: +1 903-729-3595

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