Where To Eat AT Detroit & Abroad: Giovanni’s Ristorante

Giovanni’s! Giovanni’s! Giovanni’s!

No. I did not just finish watching  the 1988 film: Beetlejuice, but I am hoping that similar to the movie, if I say Giovanni’s three times, I will miraculously be whisked away to one of Southwest Detroit’s, best kept jewels.

Giovanni’s Ristorante, has been serving the people of Detroit and visitors since the late sixties. Fran and Randy, the mother and son dynamic duo, go over and beyond to keep the tradition of great food and good times alive.

I was fortunate enough to experience the Italian restaurant with great company and we all shared the same sentiment: Giovanni’s fare is  delectably delightful to the palate–from the appetizers, to the entrees, all the way to the desserts. Of course, we taste tested each other’s dishes.

When you visit Giovanni’s, be sure to have the Shrimp Giovanni. The appetizer is served a with risotto, that is ultra creamy and flavorful–you’ll definitely want a second helping, trust me. In true fashion of myself, I veered off of the beaten path. I ordered a  16 ounce ribeye that wasn’t on the menu. Let me tell you, I have no regrets. The steak was tender and cooked to perfection; the mashed potatoes and asparagus that accompanied the prime cut of meat, melted in my mouth like butter. My eyes were bigger than my stomach, so I had a second helping for lunch the following day and it taste just as wonderful as the first day.

The waitstaff at Giovanni’s was superb. My observation was that their employers must treat them well as they were very happy and pleasantly accommodating to my party of four.

As you can imagine, I wasn’t able to taste everything on the menu, but I plan to visit again soon. I must try the Alfredo. I hear nothing compares to the signature dish.

Going on an intimate date or planning a party, you won’t go wrong with Giovanni’s. They Take reservations and walk-ins alike. Valet parking is also available. Please note: Giovanni’s is closed, Sunday and Monday.

For more info, visit: https://www.giovannisristorante.com/Home.html

(313) 841-0122


330 S. Oakwood Blvd. Detroit, MI 48217