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Giovanni's Ristorante - Detroit

4.8
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73 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 73 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such incredible food and service. They handled COVID wonderfully. Very socially distanced but still had a wonderful and special ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ShannonH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipWyattSmith
Detroit
186 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great family experience! Delicious sauces and my favorite is the calamari and Eggplant Parm!

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vipImpressedDillards
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was excellent. Other severs were attentive and extremely polite. A wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love seeing crystal and having the chicken soup

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DenisB
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Laker6
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EarlDae
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LenaH
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LisaN
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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Nirvana
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was shoddy but the food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni’s never disappoints. Best Italian in metro Detroit

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Mark
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crystal is an amazing server, we love her !!!! The food was amazing as always. Drinks well made!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so so so good and great portions.

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SheenaA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Loved it. Will definitely eat here again!!

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Mark
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Waitress seemed a little overwhelmed.

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FadilS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the waiter Chris was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food, one of my favorite places to eat.

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vipRobertW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I cherished the Lasagna. I hope you make a night of it.

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ClaireS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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VanessaL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted great. Everything was cooked to perfection! Not expensive for quality of food and service you get. Will definitely come back.

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TyroneArmstead
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress and staff were very nice food was to die for. Very clean and romantic this place is a hidden gem in Detroit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish great food great service will definitely come back thanks for making our first time great

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Slow to start, but we had the best waitress!! She made the experience amazing. Food was good & plentiful!!

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Mariamb
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLisaS
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipEatsOut5PerWeek
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place never, ever, disappoints. Great food, prepared as it should be and served by a caring and courteous staff. A+++

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DanielleG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server did a good job letting us know the specials and the food was excellent.

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CindyS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate- service outstanding- you can linger over dinner and feel like you’ve had a wonderful evening!

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JoeC
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great and the people at front desk were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely birthday celebration! I enjoyed it very much. My food was very good. My son selected a very nice wine too!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing.

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vipDebby
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what an amazing place - we have not been there in 20+ years - we will be back with our friends (a party of 10)

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G3SM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently exceptional. Another great meal and service.

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JeannieT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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 73 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.