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Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
i’ve been driving past this place my whole life and never took the opportunity to see if it lived up to the hype. Well I finally decided to see what it was all about, and giovanni’s didn’t disappoint. Everything was fresh and homemade, the bread came hot from the oven and the minestrone soup was wonderful, tried the blood orange Cosmo it was delicious. I had the veal marsala and it was very good, oh and the shrimp appetizer with risotto was amazing. I can’t believe I waited so long to try Giovanni’s but I will be back exploring the menu there’s so much to choose from
Our first visit and definitely our go-to for Italian now!! Food was tremendous and Debbie was just a gem to help walk us through our meal and spoil us with outstanding service!!
Always a great family experience! Delicious sauces and my favorite is the calamari and Eggplant Parm!
Chris was excellent. Other severs were attentive and extremely polite. A wonderful experience.
Always love seeing crystal and having the chicken soup
Veal was excellent! Artichokes were great. Only wish that the Calamari were a main dish and that they came with an aioli sauce. I’ve moved to Puerto Vallarta, return each year for three weeks and try to visit with you. I miss the grande dame
Calamari, Caesar and "special" Filet were "to live for". Veal Marsala was fine but was a bit bland in flavor. Dessert selection was amazing - would have liked to have taken some home.
JUST OVER ALL GREAT! SERVER WAS VERY HELPFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ON THE FOOD AND WINE. I CAN SEE WHY ITS SO HARD TO GET RESERVATIONS HERE! FOOD 10 SERVICE 10
We had a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely amazing. Not one complaint. We were happy the restaurant wasn’t busy and was quiet where everyone could have their own conversation. Really enjoyed it will definitely be back. Server was great as well.
Waitstaff was very attentive to our needs: clearing used plates, replenishing water/bread basket, brushing crumbs off tablecloth, inquiring about satisfaction with our dinner selections. Due to Covid, the restaurant was half-filled and privacy curtains were up, but I would've preferred the hustle and bustle of staff taking care of patron needs in a full environment.
Giovanni's is a gem. It's in the middle of nowhere, but totally worth it. We grew up in New York, and my brother-in-law who is Brooklyn Italian said the calamari was best he ever had. I went back the next weekend and ordered the eggplant--again, the best I ever had in my life. They cook everything to order. Everything. No tray of eggplant. No pre-made trays of anything. My eggplant parm was made to order, and it was out of this world. The sauce is nirvana. This is my new place.
Service was shoddy but the food was excellent.
Giovanni’s never disappoints. Best Italian in metro Detroit
Crystal is an amazing server, we love her !!!! The food was amazing as always. Drinks well made!
The food was so so so good and great portions.
Great service. Loved it. Will definitely eat here again!!
Amazing food. Waitress seemed a little overwhelmed.
The food was superb and the waiter Chris was excellent
Great service and food, one of my favorite places to eat.
The food was excellent. I cherished the Lasagna. I hope you make a night of it.
One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Our server, Chris, was delightful and pointed us in the right direction with some truly fantastic recommendations. One of which was the calamari- which is unlike any I've had! They use calamari steaks so you get thick strips of meat (not tiny rings) fried lightly and perfectly with an amazing buerre blanc sauce. Other standouts were the gnocchi with mushrooms, the caprese salad, and the incredible and light tiramisu. Definitely number 1 restaurant in Detroit!!! Worth heading out of the city to try.
Food tasted great. Everything was cooked to perfection! Not expensive for quality of food and service you get. Will definitely come back.
The waitress and staff were very nice food was to die for. Very clean and romantic this place is a hidden gem in Detroit.
Wonderful from start to finish great food great service will definitely come back thanks for making our first time great
Slow to start, but we had the best waitress!! She made the experience amazing. Food was good & plentiful!!
The food was fresh and hot. I loved that the waiter was knowledgeable on ingredients and taste. He was able to suggest things from the menu that we would enjoy . The lemon tart for dessert was phenomenal!
One of the best meals we have had in a while and Crystal, who helped with our orders, hands down made our experience dining there even better. She was fantastic. We will totally dine there again and will request Crystal
We were greeted by a friendly hostess. Shown to our table and with the Covid the restaurant was divided by lovely drapes which made it very quiet and special. Our dinners were hot and very tasty. The waiter checked on us without being pushy. Randy the owner came out and chatted with us and couldn't have been any more kind and pleasant. Left overs boxed up along with a nice piece of dessert for my husbands birthday. The valet pulled the car right up front and we were on our way. This is our special place.
The place never, ever, disappoints. Great food, prepared as it should be and served by a caring and courteous staff. A+++
The server did a good job letting us know the specials and the food was excellent.
Very intimate- service outstanding- you can linger over dinner and feel like you’ve had a wonderful evening!
Our service was great and the people at front desk were very accommodating.
The food and service were top notch!
It was a lovely birthday celebration! I enjoyed it very much. My food was very good. My son selected a very nice wine too!
Food was absolutely amazing.
what an amazing place - we have not been there in 20+ years - we will be back with our friends (a party of 10)
Consistently exceptional. Another great meal and service.
Great bday for sister they loved the food and we were able to sit there and reminise after lunch they allowed us when lunch was over. Thk u to Linda great desert too.
It was amazing. The decor, ambiance, server, and incredible food. Our server Nadeem was everything.
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 72 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.