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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
+1 864-297-0999
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“bruschetta” (18 reviews)
“veal marsala” (9 reviews)
“four cheese” (3 reviews)
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1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a foodie and Greenville resident for several years I can't believe I never found this gem. I read some of the reviews and was shocked to find people who didn't like or felt it wasn't authentic. Well, personally, as someone who eaten in Italy,...More

Thank CH0317
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us by a person who lives in this area. I've read the reviews... My husband and I loved it ! The atmosphere was like places use to be ... u could talk... there was candlelight ... nobody rushed u ......More

Thank Marcie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a new restaurant in town and in a great location, as it is located right across the street from the theater. Location is really the only thing going for this place. The prices are over the top and I saw only one truly...More

Thank Juls1954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this place and wow was I surprised. The owner or manager was a complete jerk. When my dish was incorrect and I told him it was he proceeded to take his glasses out to tell me to use them to look at...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing! Service was quick and the atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank buddhagirlie
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

It was good food but rather bland food and service was quick almost too quick . Lots of food but lacked seasoning to my liking

Thank M1265KCjamesb
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Giovanni's for the first time with a gift certificate from a student. It's small and intimate and was delicious! It was real food, homemade and fresh! Wonderful complimentary bruschetta to start, then we had the chicken piccata and smoked salmon with potato...More

1  Thank Meby C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Giovanni's is a lovely restaurant on the small side so it was a perfect place to meet up with a friend have dinner, great wine, and good conversation. The staff is all very nice and attentive to your needs. Giovanni has a relaxed way about...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem in the heart of the busy woodruff road. Always great food. Best to go early to avoid waiting as it's a small place and Gabriel doesn't take reservations. Family owned and operated. Delicious and friendly.

Thank fortylovesherry
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I heard from a number of others about the excellence of this restaurant. May I say the under rated it. The owner was welcoming and explained the menu. I took a chance and ordered the veal piccata which I rarely do in the south. It...More

Thank LucyBHoffman
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Stacey M
16 May 2017|
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Response from kooldudedad | Reviewed this property |
They do not. My advice is to arrive at 5 or after 8 unless you want to wait in line. Not a great system but well worth it when you finally get in.
23 November 2016|
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Response from Tkrena | Reviewed this property |
They do not have a website so you can't see a menu, but they have a very large selection of Italian food, from beef to seafood and a variety of pastas and sauces.
26 September 2015|
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Response from PJlincanada | Reviewed this property |
Stop in and check out there menu. When we went I wasn't looking for vegan. So sorry. I wish they would publish their menu too. They always have specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-297-0999
Located near Hampton Inn on Woodruff Rd.
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