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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 good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
“veal marsala” (9 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been going to Giovanni's for several years. The food is amazing! I love the pesto and toast they bring for sampling. The attention to detail comes through with every aspect of the dining experience. If you are unsure of what you might want...More

Thank jchopkins96
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed eating here at this restaurant. Serive was good and it was a white tablecloth restaurant, which usually means good food! Very clean!

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a unbelievable dinning experience! Traveling through on business, will be back! Service was PERFECT AND THE FOOD WAS TOO!!!! Thanks!!!

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giovanni and his son, are part of the reason this restaurant is so special. There is no dought this is the best Italian food in the upstate, but what makes it so special is the sense of family. I can go on and on, but...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been patronizing Giovanni's for a number of years. The food and service is always the best around. Small place. Big on value.

Thank RoadHogGreenville
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place is tucked away in a small strip mall. The inside decor is very comfy and the atmosphere was great. Very low lighting set the mood. My husband and I both had the cheese ravioli. The cheese inside the ravioli was amazing, sweet and...More

Thank Amber W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

An authentic taste of Italy in little Greenville is what you'll find in this tiny, but quaint restaurant. Housed within a strip mall off Woodruff Road is a little piece of Italy. If you are tired of the large-chain Italian restaurants then stop by (and...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 15 August 2017

First visit and the food was very good. The atmosphere is kind of like being in an old family Italian restaurant. Service very good and prices reasonable. Worth a visit so you can form your own opinion.

Thank swiftyl
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy coming here. The owner is also the host and head waiter. Be prepared to wait because the food is prepared fresh for each mill and there is generally a crowd. Sauces are prepared fresh each day by the owner and are very...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

As a party of 4 we were seated right away which was nice. I ordered a diet coke and was served a glass of ice with a warm can of diet coke. The rest of the table had water, no ice. We were served brushetta...More

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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