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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (50 reviews)
“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 1 week ago

I am from New Jersey and I tell you this is one of the best ITALIAN Ristorantes in the entire Midwest let alone Motown. Fresh and delicious food prepared from old world family recipes. There is no special dish - everything is great. Say hello...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I spotted this restaurant on trip advisor, it did not state we needed reservations. Prior to our concert of MoTown with the DSO, my husband and I went to Giovanni’s for the first time. When we arrived they placed us at the bar because...More

Thank Chevygirl_32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic dinner at Giovanni's! It started with their delicious bread, then my husband had the fried calamari which he thought was great, house salads which were just right, super fresh and very good house dressing. He had pasta bolognese and I had...More

Thank Helene K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Homemade pasta, great traditional sauces, and the owner walks around and visits each table. The desearts ara very good also. It is a warm feeling place, with wait staff who have been there for many years. If you use the women's room, there are taped...More

Thank SusanTitus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a reason that this restaurant gets such great reviews and it the fabulous food and great people. We started with a salad, Caesar for my husband and Caprese for me. Both was very good. We each had the off-menu special filet with 4-cheese...More

Thank TwinMom1995
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Giovanni's is truly a favorite spot for excellent Italian cuisine. The food is always delicious thanks to Chef Randy and the service is always on the mark. Dining at Giovanni's is always a large treat.

Thank CarlGPW
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great ambiance, great food, great people! Get a take out of the lasagna before you order dinner and you'll be so glad the next day!! Spectacular homemade pasta, all the dishes are excellent! Well worth the drive....

Thank gailjoyceb
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very Good traditional Italian food, good service set in a typical neighborhood restaurant environment. Its location is not he best and the decor is somewhat dated but if your looking for good Italian its the place to go!

Thank paulsgrant
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great evening there. The lasagna is amazing, is a must. they have lots of options for desert. They have excellent service. Overall I really recommend this place.

Thank Cristyn3
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A good imitation of italian cuisine, excellent lasagna and very famous place. The bill si Highlanders but otherwise is excellent, try it.

Thank Nate_Twice
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3 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.
19 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
USD 15 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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