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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you seek a warm, comfortable and relaxed setting to enjoy a wonderful Italian meal that taste like it came your mother's kitchen, and you can't make it to Italy for the weekend, make a date for Giovanni's. I can't say enough about this wonderful taste of Detroit.

Thank takeithpc
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go out to eat once a quarter with two other couples. It was our turn to pick so we picked Giovanni's because I had never been there before. Everything was fabulous, from the service at the bar to the guy refilling water to the waiter. We actually had 2 waiters and we could not have been better served. Everyone's... More 

Thank Linda R
Burgos, Spain
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Reach this restaurante is not easy but It makes a lot of sense. After a guy park your car, you enter in a smart and warm atmosphere where the owneress propose to you delicious real italian food. 3rd generación in the kitchen remains sticked to the traditions. A place to go during your stay in Detroit.

Thank Olivier M
Clarkston, Michigan
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here for the first time. Was headed to see Phantom downtown. This place was great! Don't let the location fool you. This place has been here through thick and thin it appears. Very fancy place, professional employees, outstanding food, great ambiance. Prices were moderate. The place is just outside of the refinery area so kind of strange path to... More 

Thank chia350
Plymouth, Michigan
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294 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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 

3 Thank setter3
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 

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 

Thank chikiemamma
Oakville, Canada
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

1 Thank AKAshon
Weston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 80
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?