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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food is exceptional along with the staff. We were greeted warmly and abruptly. The filet was amazing and the coffee is true Italian standard. This restaurant is awesome.
Best calamari I have ever had and as always their lasanga is second to none!
Outstanding food and service
The food was amazing! We started with the calamari appetizer which was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The main courses came with the choice of a salad or soup. Our server suggested combining the Italian and the honey balsamic dressing and she was so right! Save room for the homemade desserts... we ordered 3 different ones and they were all delicious!
The only downside is the location which is a little out of the way, but it’s worth the trip!
Truly the food was outstanding, yet the noise from other tables was quite loud and caused us to practically shout to each other. Created a massive hole in the “romantic ambience feel.” Short staffing on many levels created an uncharacteristic delay in everything. For example... 20 minutes to get a cocktail.
Celebrated husband's 70th birthday. Waitstaff was fun, lighthearted and attentive. Food was excellent and highly recommend.
Our experience at Giovanni was fantastic. Great service and food. We will definitely be back!
The best food and wait staff you’ll find in Detroit. Also very reasonably priced!
Always have a pleasant experience
Best Italian food outside of Italy! Fantastic staff
Amazing experience love this place
Excellent evening. Food was delicious, prepared perfectly and our server Sharon was fantastic! Definitely will return!
Fabulous! We were visiting from out of town for my husbands birthday. From the outward appearance you wouldn’t think much of this place, but the inside was beautiful, food was delicious and the overall experience was phenomenal.
The food is beyond excellent and it is the closest Italian food next to being in Italy, everything is made fresh that evening, even the pasta. Never disappoints. The service is spot on, Crystal is amazing!!! Can’t wait to be there again.
This is the best hidden gem we have ever found! The food was amazing!!! Crystal, our server, was outstanding. Our new favorite Italian restaurant. We will definitely be back often.
Excellent food, service and environment. I can't wait to go back! Thank you Deb for making our ladies night out even more special!
I was amazed at the food and service from valet too waitstaff and management. It was the best meal my wife and I had ever had. We will be back ASAP!
You can't ask for a better dining experience. Never disappoints!!!
Was a wonderful evening being able to celebrate a birthday after being allowed to dine in again after 75 days of lock down.
Food was just ok. Server was amazing. Ambiance was nice and quiet for a date night.
Great food and great service
Without question, my favorite Italian spot. Fresh-made pasta, specialty dishes, outstanding deserts, and excellent service. I've been 6+ times and I will be back very soon!!!!
Loved the food and the surroundings. Thanks for a memorable evening
What all restaurants should arrive to be. Outstanding.
Such incredible food and service. They handled COVID wonderfully. Very socially distanced but still had a wonderful and special ambiance.
as always. food and service were fantastic. never disappoints
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.
One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Never disappoints and the service and food quality is top notch. Michelle Makaroff is one of the best managers in the business and the Resturant is extremely well run.
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
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 94 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.