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Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit, Detroit, MI

Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit

4.8
4.8
366 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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

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What 366 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, table wasn’t the best located in the front door and next to kitchen, loud and a lot of traffic. I ordered salmon and my wife had chicken Marsala…. Both were good meals , had big wine menu but we only had water,
  2. a

    ahmedh

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all at round! It was very hot in the back dining area
  3. KW

    KevinW

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family meal after Detroit Auto Show; Phenomenal dining experience with complex flavors.
  4. C

    Chelygirl49

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far our most favorite Italian restaurant ever. The history, the ambiance, the service and most importantly the food is just the very best. We always enjoy our time at Giovanni’s for so many reasons. The food is always delicious, so many amazing choices. Giovanni’s is a jewel!
  5. JB

    JulieB

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This has been one of our favorite Italian places for over 30 years. The quality remains the same, even though some of the faces change. Some of the best calamari and gnocchi you will ever have! A hidden gem for certain.
  6. CJ

    ChristopherJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Recommed the veal marsala was particularly good. Waiter was exceptional!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  8. MT

    MarciaT

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and kudos to the chief and staff for such wonderfully prepared meals best restaurant in Michigan
  9. MP

    MrParadise

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Pro: According to other reviews from here and Yelp, I read that you should expect to "take your time and enjoy it", which is what we did. Took around 2-hours for dinner for us. Appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Bottle of wine was good - fairly priced. The serving staff was very good, always had wine in my glass and water. Timing of cleaning the table and delivering food was great. Overall, would definitely go back! Con: Maybe it was where we were sitting, but the ambience was my only gripe. We were a couple tables away from the kitchen so whenever the door opened it was like staring into heaven, very bright, white lights would pour onto the floor. Furthermore, I would highly suggest wearing a sweater, jacket, or pullover. It was absolutely freezing in there when we attended.
  10. J

    Jules23

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful restaurant! We loved the food--my ravioli was outstanding! The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing and the service friendly but professional. Will definitely be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful date night here with my husband - our server Elizabeth was very friendly & attentive & she made excellent menu recommendations - we are already excited to return!
  12. SB

    StaceyB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from beginning to end. When we walked in we said it smells great, the hostess said oh that’s me wait until you go in and she was right.!
  13. AY

    AuntieY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place! Everybody is so welcoming and the food is excellent. Our server, Nora, did a fantastic job.
  14. NK

    NekiaK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent! Service was good.
  15. SC

    StephanieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A member of our party wanted canneloni from a gods Italian restaurant. He was very disappointed. The rest of us loved our meals. Have always lived Giovanni’s and will continue to come back - just won’t order the canneloni.
  16. AM

    AmyM

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorites! My cousin and I met there to catch up. Service is fantastic. This is also a family favorite for special dinners and celebrations! You won’t be disappointed.
  17. JS

    JanetS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first experience and we can’t wait to come back. Our server Erin was attentive, helpful, friendly. She made our experience delightful. We ordered a delicious appetizer of beef tips with mushrooms… so yummy, I had lasagna.. so delicious.. then a wonderful key lime cheese cake. This place is a Detroit gem!
  18. P

    Pbow25

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, and amazing service….what’s not to love?
  19. j

    juneb

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our waitress Sharon was great, apologized for delays. Food was outstanding.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife & I went for our wedding anniversary dinner, with this place always being our go-to for the occasion. Food was excellent, service was top notch, ambience was nice and appropriate. Ask for Chris to serve you - he was a wonderful and friendly server.
  21. RW

    RobertW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated with our friends on their 50th anniversary and the experience was exceptional.
  22. d

    dawnied38

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food & service. Nora was awesome. Would definitely go back
  23. J

    Jason48089

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service.
  24. CD

    CmoreDanintheD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, Sarah was very attentive. The restaurant has old world Italian charm with tables separated with drapery to encourage a romantic atmosphere and cut down on noise. And the Italian lesson playing in the bathroom muzak genius. The real star of the show was the food!! EXQUISITE!!
  25. SM

    SueM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem. The food was wonderful.
  26. b

    bobk

    Detroit

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Italian fare. Great home made pasta. Everything was perfect. One of the best in Detroit area.
  27. J

    Jeff

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were in the smaller room and one of the waitresses serving the next table was too loud and much too talkative about her opinions and feelings. Disruptive to say the least.
  28. JS

    JerryS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  29. RZ

    RobynZ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal with a great friend for her 50th birthday and couldn't have picked a better restaurant for her choice of Italian. David was our server/bartender and took great care of us; thank you David! My friend had a martini and myself the house cab, which was lovely. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We started with Arancini and an artichoke dish, both on special as appetizers, followed by the blackened salmon special for me, without the blackened, and chicken piccata for her and finished off with key lime pie and tiramisu. Although pricey, food was delicious and atmosphere comfortable with dividing ceiling to floor curtains, spaced so you weren't on top of surrounding tables, and had some privacy without being cut off from the main central room. Bar woodwork details... gorgeous! Didn't have room for my side of pasta and so glad I took it home; the homemade pasta is divine!
  30. b

    bobt

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Desite the sketch neighborhood, every dish I had was delicious from the calamari to the key lime pie. Chris was a great waiter for us. Will definitely return for our special occasions or when we just want a great meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Instant friendliness and great service as soon as we stepped in the door. The manager, who’s name I don’t recall unfortunately, was very friendly and hilarious. My wife and I travel all the way from Saginaw just to dine here. Every time we’ve been here the service and food have been amazing. Even more so this night. Angela was above and beyond amazing as a server and the food was delicious as always. The portion of the eggplant parmigiana I received was HUGE. And I enjoyed every single bite. You have our business for life Giovanni’s. Thank you!!!
  32. ST

    StuartT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious wait staff was excellent ambience was special
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never ever disappointed In Giovanni’s. Amazing staff, amazing ambiance, amazing food.
  34. JH

    JanH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding meal. Communicative & attentive staff. Space. No blaring tvs.
  35. MR

    MichaelR428

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had the pleasure of celebrating our anniversary there. Our appetizers, dinner and drinks were all excellent and lived up to the reputation of this restaurant. Our server, Sarah, was very attentive and helpful as she guided us through our evening, as this was our first visit to their establishment. We will definitely be returning and it will not take an "occasion" to do so. Thank you Giovanni's and thank you Sarah for a wonderful evening, Michael R.
  36. MT

    MarciaT

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  37. LB

    LauraB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rice balls (starter) were magnificent! I loved the Cannelloni de Pesce- very rich and flavorful with a delicious sauce to mop it all up! Ask for a virgin mojito for a fun and tasty drink if you aren’t consuming alcohol (pregnant, in my case!).
  38. A

    Anna

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great but one thing that bothered us was that the door to the kitchen was right there you can see in there and is bright white while the restaurants ambiance was nice dark and cozy so whenever someone went in and out that door it was ruining the vibes with the bright lights coming from the kitchen.
  39. TK

    TKHodges

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood cannoli’s & lasagna were awesome. We also got the artichoke appetizer. They were good, but a little pricy for 3 small pieces. Not worth the $18 for them. Overall, wonderful experience and can’t wait to go back!
  40. D

    Dawnc1

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Alfredo was the best I’ve ever had. The risotto balls were amazing. Everything we tried was delicious.

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 4.8 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
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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