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Giovanni's

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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Plymouth, Michigan
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and the holiday season so we made a reservation. We arrived on time for our... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 owner usually makes the rounds at the tables welcoming you to her restaurant inquiring if... More 

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Thank MikeG1952Liv
Lapeer, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 was delicious, best calamari I have ever had, homemade pasta! Atmosphere was wonderful. After our... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to be safe. The bread, which was free, was decent. The house salad was good... More 

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Thank AKAshon
Weston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and Lori) to the skilled Master Chef Randy Truant, this establishment is clearly the reflection... More 

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Thank Steve C
Troy, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the charm and ambiance. It is a gem. A total gem. Family-owned and operated. They'll... More 

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Thank DanSocial
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Giovanni's house-made pasta is fabulous. Do not miss the calamari strips or the linguine with white clam sauce - they are worth hiding from anyone you share a table with! Off the beaten path but well, well worth the trip.

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Belleville, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is still a go to restaurant when you want top notch service and food. The owner is still charms each table and the food is outstanding.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What a find - This fantastic restaurant has just served me the best Italian food Inside or outside of Italy! The calamari, minestrone soup to the the lasagne was top notch. A big thank you to the owner Frances, fantastic host, made us so welcome. I'm returning to this restaurant next week, the seafood looked great, however, so did the... More 

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Michigan
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place is still fantastic after all these years. Food and service are always great. Never had or heard of a bad experience here. Everyone loves the lasagna. Might be the best I ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Italian
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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

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