Detroit >Food & Dining > Giovanni's
330 S Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI | Directions 4821742.290046 -83.146023
Neighborhoods: Oakwood Heights
OVER PRICED SLOP! – The owner is pretentious the waiter was terrible after telling us how Frank Sinantra ate there. The food tasted like Frank threw it up. Lasagna unrecognizable with some wierd nutmeg tasting whitesauce. Over priced wine tasted like $3.97 Chard from Walmart and the bathroom was disgusting. This place may have been good but it's not anymore.
The food was good BUT..... – The food was very, very good but you couldn't hear the person talking right across the table from you. Everyone in our party complained about the same thing. They need to do something to reduce the decible level otherwise, as good as the food was, many of us wouldn;t think of going back. My ears are still ringing.
Outstanding Italian – Giovanni's is a Detroit institution. And, in a neat switch, they manage to hold to their own high standards. Through fires, economic downturns, and suburban flight, Giovanni's has continued to turn out consistently high-quality Italian food. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the owner's commitment is evident. Go. Eat. Enjoy.
Oh--and try the spinach gnocchi. It's the best!
Excellent food, service, and ambience! – Diverse menu, well-prepared food, superb ambience, excellent service, secure parking, and a personal touch from the owner and her family.
For seven years, our favorite place for romantic dining.
Just great comfort food! – Order an entree but you MUST order a pasta too. It practically melts in your mouth. You'll find out what you've been missing at other italian restaurants.
Romance x 5 – this is a great little family restaurant that is hidden away in an industrial area of town. very limited tables but this is excellent for quiet discussions with your tablemates. The ambiance is great and the staff are properly trained to service customer but leave enough alone for private conversation.
the food is excellent and well proportioned, you will not go home hungry. The wine list is extensive but you will pay for the uniqueness of the bottles.
All in all an excellent experience and you will return time and time again. I have been in many family restaurants across the US and this rates at the top of my list for experiences. If you are there with a someone special, it's a sure bet.
bestttttttttttttttttttt fooooooooooooood – I always take people that visit me to Giovanni's & they ALWAYS love it! The atmosphere is lovely. The restaurant is well decorated & inviting. They have an incredible array of pasta dishes & pizzas. I consistently get the Fettucini Roma, the mushrooms are to die for! Anything I've ever eaten there is delicious. Definitely a must-try if you're in the area & looking for a great meal for your money!
Great Food - Great Night – The food was fantastic, I had the Prociuto Pizza which was amazing, my friend had the Pecorino pizza, which was also great. Both were wonderful, great thin crusts, bursting with flavors from the fresh and abundant ingredients. The salads are simply dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and pepper- but for once, you can actually taste the quality ingredients, not just the salad dressing. The wine selection was superb, and the bartender let us taste a few to see which we liked best. Would definitely go back, wonderful service.
I love this place! Mangia! Mangia! – This is perfect home cooking italian. The place is always packed which is a sure sign that it is well liked. The bolognese and the lasagna are the best I've ever had. You can tell they use the best ingredients because even the simplest things are delicious! The pasta is an unbeatable deal and if you are with a large group - the portions are generous. There is also a under $25 wine list with a wide selection of both red and white. Mangia!
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful – All the pasta and salad options are excellent portions and a nice variety. Not the same old stuff. Freshest mozzarella I have had but beware the tiramisu is deadly for anyone on a diet!!! Bellisimo
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