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330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
+1 313-841-0122
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (46 reviews)
“braciole” (4 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 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...More

1  Thank AKAshon
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...More

Thank Steve C
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...More

Thank Diamond_Jack_Tours
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Lauren Willis R
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank Caroline M
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....More

Thank Half-a-sandwich
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.

Thank MTravelerI
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place is in a really terrible location, surrounded by oil refineries and vacant land. The food is excellent as is the service. Fine dining at its best. Linen tablecloths and napkins, pasta made fresh to order, deserts made in house.

Thank mammagogo
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were delighted to find Giovanni's quiet and uncrowded on this particular afternoon. Debbie was our our exceptional waitress - patient, kind and very accommodating with my pickier dining companion. Wine list is a good one. Entree prices were very reasonable. The warm garlic-butter bread...More

Thank VaporK8
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Everything is homemade! Excellent pasta and sauces. I had eggplant Parmesan and it's one of the best I've had. I'd definitely recommend.

Thank Bigrenmeister
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what is the range of your dinner prices?
3 December 2016|
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Response from chikiemamma | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two, we both each had two drinks, tip, around $130.
Chris S
Jean F mentions a minimum imposed for large groups in December. What is that minimum for a group of 10?
12 December 2015|
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Response from mikehamm45 | Reviewed this property |
My wife threw a party there. I don't rember what the min price was. But I do remember a min. Perhaps it was 30$ but this was a few years back.
How much would a full dinner for 2 cost? Appetizers, entrees and dessert
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
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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