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Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit, Detroit, MI

Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit

4.9
4.9
295 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Giovanni’s Ristorante invites you to experience Italian cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of the old world charm where friends and family gather to enjoy more than just a meal. The homemade pastas, the prime cuts of meat, the fresh fish and farm grown vegetables are carefully prepared to preserve a distinctive flavor of the finest regions.

Specialty wines and spirits complement each course. Guests enjoy tableside conversation with Frances Cannarsa Truant, the “padrona” or perhaps a visit from Chef Randy Truant. The atmosphere is convivial, warm, and aromatic. The staff is seasoned, the service impeccable.

The Godfather Room is the ideal setting for a business meeting.
The Wine Room offers a touch of romance for that special evening.
The Main Dining Room is a perfect place to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary.
There’s a Speak Easy in the back for the ultimate private party.

Simply looking for a wonderful meal? Come for lunch or dinner.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 841-0122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Giovanni's Ristorante offers a separate catering menu for all your party needs. From large corporate events to family gatherings, we can take care of it all.

  • Private party facilities

    Giovanni's Ristorante has three banquet rooms available for private dining events. Great for family gatherings, business dinners, rehearsal dinners, or any special dining need. Please call and inquire about our Godfather Room, Wine Room or the Famous Speakeasy, where Frank Sinatra loved to dine.

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Parking details

    Giovanni's Ristorante has Valet and Self Parking available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Half pans will feed approximately 10 people. Full pans will feed approximately 20 people

Antipasti

  • Arancini

    • Half$30.00
    • Full$60.00
  • Shrimp Giovanni

    • Half$50.00
    • Full$100.00
  • Tenderloin Tips

    • Half$60.00
    • Full$120.00
  • Eggplant Rollatini

    • Half$50.00
    • Full$100.00
  • Peperoni e Salsiccia

    • Half$40.00
    • Full$80.00
  • Portabella Mushroom

    • Half$35.00
    • Full$70.00

Insalata

  • House Salad

    • Half$30.00
    • Full$60.00
  • Caesar Salad

    • Half$40.00
    • Full$80.00
  • Giovanni's Chopped Salad

    • Half$45.00
    • Full$90.00
  • Caprese

    • Half$60.00
    • Full$120.00

Pasta

  • Pasta

    Choice of: Penne, Spaghetti, Fettuccine. Choice of Sauce: Bolognese, Pomodoro, Arrabiata

    • Half$50.00
    • Full$80.00

Pasta Speciale

  • Penne alla Vodka

    • Half$60.00
    • Full$120.00
  • Strozzapreti alla Norcina

    • Half$70.00
    • Full$140.00
  • Fettuccine di Manzo

    • Half$100.00
    • Full$200.00
  • Tortellini Sundried Tomato Almond Pesto

    • Half$75.00
    • Full$150.00
  • Manicotti

    • Half$65.00
    • Full$130.00
  • Cannelloni di Carne

    • Half$75.00
    • Full$150.00
  • Lasagna a Forno

    • Half$65.00
    • Full$130.00

Giovanni's Lasagna To Go

  • Giovanni's Lasagna To Go

    Frozen House Made Lasagna. For Any Special Event

    • Small (2-4 People)$25.00
    • Large (6-8 People)$55.00

Piatti della Casa

  • Pollo Piccata

    • Half$70.00
    • Full$140.00
  • Pollo Marsala

    • Half$70.00
    • Full$140.00
  • Pollo Carciofini

    • Half$70.00
    • Full$140.00
  • Pollo Parmigiano

    • Half$70.00
    • Full$140.00
  • Pollo Milanese

    • Half$70.00
    • Full$140.00
  • Vitello Piccata

    • Half$90.00
    • Full$180.00
  • Vitello Marsala

    • Half$90.00
    • Full$180.00
  • Vitello Carciofini

    • Half$90.00
    • Full$180.00
  • Vitello Parmigiano

    • Half$90.00
    • Full$180.00
  • Braciole di Manzo

    • Half$100.00
    • Full$200.00
  • Eggplant Parmesano

    • Half$50.00
    • Full$100.00
  • Salmon Carciofini

    • Half$75.00
    • Full$150.00

Dessert

  • Cannoli

    • per piece$8.00
  • Small Tiramisu

    • Serves 6-8$45.00
  • Large Tiramisu

    • Serves 12-16$90.00
  • Torta della Nonna

    • Serves 1 2$80.00
  • Chocolate Flourless Cake

    • Serves 1-2$80.00

Side Dishes

  • Garlic Bread

    • Half$5.00
    • Full$10.00
  • Bruschetta

    • Half$10.00
    • Full$20.00
  • Green Beans

    • Half$25.00
    • Full$50.00
  • Broccolini

    • Half$30.00
    • Full$60.00
  • Risotto

    • Half$60.00
    • Full$120.00
  • Truffle Marble Potatoes

    • Half$40.00
    • Full$80.00

Last updated: February 1, 2022

What 295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Italian

  • Detroit

    Best Overall

  • Detroit

    Best Food

  • Detroit

    Best Service

  • Detroit

    Best Value

  • Detroit

    Romantic

  • Detroit

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  1. JM

    JohnM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Italian restaurant in Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

  2. KS

    KirbyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and was very pleasantly surprised! Giovanni's has an upscale feel but the staff are still very down to earth and kind. Chris was absolutely awesome walking us through any dishes we were interested in. If you go, you MUST TRY THE CALAMARI... it was literally one of the best tasting experiences I've ever encountered!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Angela provided excellent service. We loved the homemade salad dressing and the homemade pasta. The rest of the meal was good/fair.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend Giovanni’s! It was our first time here and I can’t say enough amazing things about our experience. Everything from the bread to the dessert was delicious. The service was great, the ambiance was perfect for a special occasion (or for anytime you want to enjoy some REALLY good Italian food). Just make sure to make a reservation before you go, they fill up so fast and they don’t take walk-ins.

  5. GJ

    GlennJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food and ambiance. Made for a great anniversary dinner.

  6. c

    cmdplymouth

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Disappointed that our favorite Shrimp Olindo was no longer on the menu. In fact, on our visit they were totally out of shrimp. House dressing was delicious but lettuce was a little less than fresh. Sea bass was great. Service good.

  7. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants anywhere and I travel around the country for work. The food is phenomenal, the décor is great, and the service is so personal and professional.

  8. F

    Feedmeplease444

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time dining here and it was wonderful as before! Erin, our server was so nice and funny and helpful! The food was outstanding and some of the BEST calamari I’ve ever had! Go here, you won’t regret it!

  9. p

    patriciar

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at Giovanni's is the best in this area. I live in Ann Arbor and you could not get a meal here anywhere near the quality. The Shrimp Giovanni is my favorite appetizer. The shrimp couldn't have been fresher, served atop buttery Risotto. Arancini balls were delicious and served with a spicy tomato sauce. We loved the Veal Marsala and the Eggplant Parmesan. Dessert tray pretty amazing! Can't wait for our return trip to this wonderful Italian restaurant not far from Detroit Metro Airport!!! Only a 35 minute drive from Ann Arbor.

  10. WD

    WesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic, service was fantastic, an overall outstanding experience. Value was high! Must dine here!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well worth the hour drive and the best meal ever! The staff was excellent and friendly. Will be back for sure!

  12. TG

    TimG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server (Chris) was exceptionally professional and knowledgeable about the menu selections. He was friendly and made our dinner better than it would have been otherwise. The food was good, but nothing special. I've definitely eaten at better Italian restaurants. That being said, everyone at our table chose a different dessert and they were all fabulous.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time visitors. We will be back. Our server, Sarah, was very knowledgeable! Her timing for each course was perfect. The food and drinks were delish! We enjoyed our evening. We will be back.

  14. C

    Cap10bob

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar. Nick was very pleasant,attentive, and helpful with the wine list and menu. We had the Calamari appetizer and the Saltimbocca entree followed by Lemon cake dessert. Everything was delicious.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was very good even tho its not as great as it use to be.

  16. MC

    MarioC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family has been dining at Giovanni's for literally decades. It is a top notch restaurant with excellent service and great food. In our view it is the best Italian restaurant in the Detroit area.

  17. LI

    LISAV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time experiencing Giovanni's for my birthday... Absolutely awesome. The service was impeccable, the food was so good that we will return.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Grade dinner. The lasagne, excellent as was the veal. Our waitress, Erin, was absolutely great. If you haven't been there, go. You'll thank me later.

  19. K

    Kowached

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding Italian restaurant, it is a hike for me, but I look for any excuse to be in the area and stop in.

  20. E

    Eman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time in a restaurant I had heard good things about for years. Did not disappoint.

  21. RF

    RonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Kimberly, and the entire staff were terrific!

  22. h

    hoffadav

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have heard about this place forever and finally went there. It's in a crazy industrial neighborhood but once you walk inside, it is the quintessential Italian old School restaurant. Server was great, food was extremely good, all for a fair price. The menu is simple. Nice and quiet, its a great off-the-beaten-path Real Detroit alternative to chain places that, while good, do not offer the charm this place has. Get the cheesecake.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our all time favorite restaurants. We recently had one of the best dining experiences of our lives here. PERFECTION...food, staff, ambience, etc.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food, great night. If it’s good enough for Robert De Niro, it’s good enough for this guy.

  25. RS

    RandiS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enthusiastic waiter, delicious food!

  26. ND

    NDP17

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent, staff, food, presentation and atmosphere. Thank you!

  27. AN

    AlanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, Sharon, our server, was very friendly and offered great suggestions, free anniversary tiramisu, we will definitely be back again soon!

  28. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service from Rochelle with our first visit. A positive experience for our 35th anniversary.

  29. BL

    BradL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in Detroit!

  30. MW

    MargaretW

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is exceptional. Dining at its best. Quiet so that you can hear the conversation at your table but not your neighbor’s.

  31. J

    Johnny

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Nice Italian restaurant with great food and good wine list. The service was a bit slow but I attribute that to the lingering effect of the C19 issue and often short staffing. The food was outstanding. However, the atmosphere was very loud so not conducive to a romantic night out with ones special person. Would still go back for the food and service (very friendly).

  32. GD

    GloriaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's a gem of a restaurant. Food was perfection. Will be back.

  33. MG

    MaryG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had to move several times, unusual circumstances, not the fault of the restaurant. Ended up sitting at the bar. Wonderful dinner. The bartender was great. Our first time there. Will definitely be back.

  34. h

    hank

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We dined for our Anniversary and everything was good until the table next to us had a medical emergency which went on for about 1/2 hour until the paramedics took the patient out. I realize this was no ones fault and hope that the man turned out to be ok but since basically what would have been a wonderful Anniversary dinner out was ruined. The restaurant did comp 2 desserts but since four of us dined I think the Restaurant should have done more.

  35. JP

    JamesP

    Grand Rapids

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service and atmosphere. Menu has great choices. Veal Saltimboca sauce was a little different than expected. Overall, a nice experience. Staff was super accomodating on a busy night.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Quickly becoming one of our favorite go to restaurants. The food is literally the best Italian food that my husband and I have ever had. And we are foodies, who frequent great restaurants. Everyone we bring here always says they will be back.

  37. RB

    RyanB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant and Chris our server are stellar!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place and great food!!

  39. KK

    KeithK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chris is the best server there, we have had him many times, and everything is outstanding!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always - from the staff to the service to the food. A+

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 841-0122.

Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit is rated 4.9 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit

330 S Oakwood Detroit, MI 48217-1453

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Giovanni's Ristorante has Valet and Self Parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 841-0122

  • Catering

    Giovanni's Ristorante offers a separate catering menu for all your party needs. From large corporate events to family gatherings, we can take care of it all.

  • Private party facilities

    Giovanni's Ristorante has three banquet rooms available for private dining events. Great for family gatherings, business dinners, rehearsal dinners, or any special dining need. Please call and inquire about our Godfather Room, Wine Room or the Famous Speakeasy, where Frank Sinatra loved to dine.

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