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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

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2027 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801-4031
+1 903-729-3595
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Slocum, Texas
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay Italian food, spotty service. Everything very average. Easy access near Loop 256 and West Oak. Limited parking. Overshadowed by the very popular Little Mexico next door. Ironic since this was the former location of Little Mexico.

1 Thank slocumdave
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good atmosphere. Great Food! Visited Giovanni's for a late lunch/early dinner. Service was good, wait staff friendly.

1 Thank Vickie H
Joplin, Missouri
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231 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very wide variety of entrees. I had the manicotti and it was fine. Made with marinara sauce that was good. Lots of other customers had fettuccine with chicken and seemed happy. The best thing I had were the great garlic bread rolls!! Very good service.

1 Thank octoberhart
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this establishment for a bite to eat between meetings. I was excited to see a pizzeria in the heart of Texas and was in the mood for a good pizza. For starters, I am of Sicilian origins, and have had pizza from all over Italy and Sicily. I ordered a sausage, and anchovy pizza, unfortunately, anchovies were not... More 

Thank Sicilian_Omerta
Lampasas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This place is awesome! The bread is great and I highly recommend the Chicken Aristocrat. It is very good!

1 Thank bapreece
College Station, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My mom and I came here together for lunch after she and my dad had been here a couple times. She raved about it so I couldn't wait to try it. I love when you walk in how you immediately get the Italian vibe with the decorations and the lovely, soft music. Our waitress was friendly as she asked for... More 

1 Thank Michal D
Palestine, Texas
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, clean, friendly, delightful decor, modest prices, good location. Two things make this a truly great dining experience in addition to a great kitchen: no bar and no annoying TV. I've had the Tortellini Bolognese and it is excellent. Their appetizer breads are tasty and a great value. Good lunch prices also.

Thank Steve G
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Just great Italian food!!! The Lasagna is good, the Chicken Florentine is my favorite even the pizza at Giovanni's is delicious. Nice atmosphere, soft music, good service and staff. Good prices. I'd highly recommend Giovanni's in Palestine.

Thank Kelly G
Tyler, Texas
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550 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here for lunch and really liked it. I had the Spaghetti and meatball lunch special. It comes with garlic rolls and a side salad. The rolls were very good and my entree was also good. It won't break the bank either, my bill was under $10. My waitress was great, I will be back.

Thank WildHaireHiking
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. It is open and spacious so the tables are not right on top of each other. They do not serve wine so you need to bring your own. We ordered calamari which was surprisingly good. The bread was to die for. The kids enjoyed the pizza also. While the food is not... More 

Thank MrsMRHouston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2027 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Palestine
  • Phone Number: +1 903-729-3595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?