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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

2027 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801-4031
+1 903-729-3595
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2027 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801-4031
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I make a point to stop at Giovanni's each spring in April when I travel to Palistine. First, the portions are large. Secondly, the prices are more than fair and even on the low side. For instance the Lasagna is only $9.95 as of 2018...More

1  Thank John P
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much..this what we strive for!! We appreciate your continued patronage!!๐Ÿ˜Š

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Giovanni's is one of our absolute favorites spots in Palestine, there hasn't been a single visit where we were unhappy and we've been coming here since they opened. I always order the Veal Parm, it's a huge portion (enough for two!) and the Veal is...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you!! We appreciate your continued patronage!! We strive for excellence and to make the customers happy and full๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ it's great to be appreciated!!

Reviewed 20 January 2018

Giovanni's doesn't play around. The management here is top notch and the attention their staff pays to customers is fantastic. Apart from their friendly waiters, they also have a lovely traditional Italian ambiance. The murals are my personal fave. Lastly, but never least, the food...More

1  Thank Em G
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you very much..we try our best to achieve the best experience possible!! Please come see us again soon!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š we appreciate you just as much!!

Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have eaten here many times. The food is always good and the service is good as well. They bring out rolls and a dipping oil before the meal. I love the rolls with butter. We usually get an order of garlic cheese bread or...More

2  Thank labtechsupreme64
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you very much for your patronage!! We appreciateyou!!๐Ÿ˜Š

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Giovanni's starts your table with warm fresh bread and a saucer of oil and balsamic vinegar to get you started. I always carry a local wine from "Granny Muffin Wines" and they provide wine glasses and don't charge a corkage fee. I like many of...More

2  Thank Mike J
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you greatly for your patronage!! Spread the word about the ๐Ÿท !! We can accommodate large gatherings as well!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Wow great place to eat and feel at home. Stayed 3 days for business and visited for dinner my first evening. Food was great, the waitress was genuinely caring, pricing reasonable with generous portions. If youโ€™re in Palestine stop in for an enjoyable evening dinner

2  Thank jvhsgeometry
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you very much...we love to make you feel as if you are coming home!!! See ya soon!!๐Ÿ˜Š

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Spent almost three weeks in Palestine for an AKC event. Ate here at least four times. Does not serve alcohol bring your own. Very good Italian food, had the veal piccata twice, veal marsala once and lobster ravioli once. Good salads. Good food. Good service....More

2  Thank Dale L
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

It was a pleasure serving yall!! Cannot wait till next year when you come back!! Don't forget your wine and EXTRA friends..lol๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š..call me and I'll have your tables ready!!!

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner while on thce road south. We were very pleased. I had shrimp parmigiana and my wife had chicken fettuccine. They were both excellent. My shrimp were humongous and delicious.

2  Thank George B
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

We thank you for your patronage!! Come back soon๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a very personable restaurant. The staff was friendly an attentive. The food is par for the course in small towns. The food we had was very average, but I would go back for it and I definitely feel the portions are a good...More

2  Thank ferret538
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank y'all!! I do apologize about the sampler.. It does tend to be slot of ricotta on both sides of the lasagna and melts into a big cheesy bowl of cheese and sauce!! I personally love to eat the gios trio that has the lasagna...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent bread with olive oil and basalmic vinegar. Salads are OK. Chicken dishes are OK. Seafood is OK. This time I had the veal parmigiana. Very small portion - breading was completely off the veal. Pasta was OK. Service was good - friendly and timely....More

2  Thank MRR1234567
Tracy b, General Manager at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you!! Try the pizza next time...it IS awesome๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š we homemake our bread from scratch and use only the best mozzarella๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USDย 8 - USDย 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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