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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
+1 864-297-0999
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fantastic experience we had last night at Giovanni's! Dined with 2 other couples… The food was exquisite, the service impeccable and the owner Gabriel picked out a perfect bottle of red wine to go with all our meals. There is typically a lengthy wait because this place is fantastic, but once you get inside you are transported to... More 

Thank Frank Kearney L
Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable and very tasty meal here. The owner chef, Gabriel was most gracious and suggested the main entrees as well a delightful bottle of wine. It was my birthday and with this food it certainly was a memorable one.

Thank 623anil
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Giovanni's many times and it is our favorite go to restaurant in Greenville. Tonight was Valentine's Day and were better to celebrate it than our favorite Italian restaurant. As usual our food and service was excellent and Gabriel went out of his way to ask my wife if she liked her wine. When she responded that it... More 

Thank Tkrena
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all of the great reviews we had high expectations, only to be fully disappointed. The hostess just pointing and said "sit over there" in a rude way. We asked the owner for an appetizer suggestion and he just said "pick one from the list"...Not very informative. We both ordered lasagna and were expecting something similar to what we would... More 

Thank Mark H
Greenville, South Carolina
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This intimate bistro has the best Italian food you can find anywhere! Family owned, delicious food, excellent wine, superior service!

Thank anderson13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Giovanni's is a gem of a restaurant! We've been celebrating special occasions here for many years and have never once been disappointed. Last night was no different. Expect a wait if you arrive at peak dinner time, (but it's well worth every minute)! You're absolutely transported to the best of Italy! Hubby had sea bass and I had veal Marsala!... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Huge portions. Tiramasu was amazing. Chicken was great. Pasta perfectly al dente. Chicken picata was delicious. Food was fresh and cooked to order.

Thank Lauren I
Greenville, South Carolina
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480 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place is in a strip mall at the corner of Miller RD and Woodruff. The food is very very good - first time visit. I am a tough grader - cannot give them a 5 - why: no website, location, ambiance inside a bit lacking (bench seats like a diner for some of the tables). Ordered 2 glasses of... More 

Thank Ron T
Greenville, South Carolina
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem if a place. The owner is typically the person describing the daily specials which I have yet to not try one of the specialties. The ravioli is the best, the sauces are unique and flavorful. Great wine selections. Arrive early as they do not take reservations and have had to wait for more than... More 

Thank kooldudedad
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Arrived in town late and needed a good dinner after spending the day on the road. Found Giovanni's on the GPS. This was a lucky choice and a great restaurant. Service was excellent and food was absolutely perfect. Be sure to put this on your list when in Greenville

Thank Roger N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-297-0999
Located near Hampton Inn on Woodruff Rd.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?