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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (8 reviews)
“cannoli” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I did not enjoy driving through an industrial area for 3 miles to get to this restaurant. But the food was awesome. The waiter was very professional. The fresh garlic bread and calamari starter was delicious. Everyone in my group ordered something different. The fettuccini...More

Thank Mildred H
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were seated immediately upon arrival according to our reservation time. Our server was absolutely terrific, took time to explain the specials, was friendly, conscientious, and not overbearing. We started with the house calamari - light and delicious - this could be a meal in...More

Thank cjansen6218
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Whenever I am in the Detroit area, I go to Giovanni's. Always consistent. Always the best. The staff is professional, service great and the food magnificent. The calamari appetizer is the best I ever had anywhere. Giovanni's is one of my top 10 restaurants. If...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Dined at Giovanni's last night and everything was outstanding. Everyone from the valet, hostess, waiter etc. we're all so attentive and friendly. Only negative was that waitor, helper, manager, host, etc. all came to the table before we even sat down and felt overwhelmed trying...More

Thank CandiceH
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Hard to find a decent Italian in Detroit but this is it ! A little off the beaten track but an easy taxi ride from the centre. Traditional old style Italian. Excellent food and excellent service, reasonable prices. We went back the next night.

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This restaurant is in an older, industrial area and very easy to miss. But just look for the line of cars outside and you'll find it. The place is small, cozy and very Italian. It's been run by a family member for many years. The...More

Thank margie214
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We heard a lot of buzz about this place lately due to some of the celebrity endorsements - here is the good and bad Good - my wife had an excellent Filet Mignon that would rival best steakhouses - tiramisu was outstanding, light and flavorful...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Best Italian food ever. The veal limone was tender and generous. Seafood oline was fantastic. We traveled over 40 miles and it was well worth the drive. We will be back.

Thank tabasile
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We return a couple times a year & meet friends from Ohio. The food is very good & love the bread & olive tamponade, it was yummy. Instead of the usual bread & oil you get elsewhere, they grill theirs. The Reuben was awesome. Our...More

Thank bdsmom1
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

the location is very shady and scary. If you are not used to Detroit hood you may cry. But the food was worth it! It was visited by George Clooney and other celebrities, Ryan Gosling, Sinatra etc. We ordered portobello mushroom appitizer-and it was amazing!!!...More

Thank JazzzyJas
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2 December 2016|
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Response from chikiemamma | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two, we both each had two drinks, tip, around $130.
Chris S
12 December 2015|
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Response from mikehamm45 | Reviewed this property |
My wife threw a party there. I don't rember what the min price was. But I do remember a min. Perhaps it was 30$ but this was a few years back.
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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