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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
+1 864-297-0999
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bruschetta” (17 reviews)
“veal marsala” (9 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Giovanni is a small Italian restaurant in a corner strip mall. There is nothing fancy about the exterior or the inside decorations. There is really only about 12 tables for 2 or 4 people. I think there is one table that can accomodate 8 people....More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I took a friend whose mother was from Italy and he said was like what his mother used to cook.Everything has always tasted fresh and the service was the best.

Thank Danny P
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Giovanni and his son have a quaint Italian restaurant in the upstate of South Carolina that has some of the best Italian food we ever ate. What makes a restaurant so special, well the food of course, but more than that are the people who...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have been to a few Italian restaurants in the past, Giovanni's is simply the best. The review could end here, because all is said. The people who run/operate/own this place really know how to cook. The food is fresh, prepared with care, just done...More

Thank jwamerica
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Arrived unannounced with a party of 6.Waited about 40 minutes. The place is small but quaint. Excellent atmosphere. Great service. Ordered Veal la parmigiana. Honest injun the best I've ever had. We had the only table in the place that would hold 6.There was plenty...More

2  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We have been going to Giovanni's for several years. The food is amazing! I love the pesto and toast they bring for sampling. The attention to detail comes through with every aspect of the dining experience. If you are unsure of what you might want...More

Thank jchopkins96
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed eating here at this restaurant. Serive was good and it was a white tablecloth restaurant, which usually means good food! Very clean!

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This was a unbelievable dinning experience! Traveling through on business, will be back! Service was PERFECT AND THE FOOD WAS TOO!!!! Thanks!!!

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Giovanni and his son, are part of the reason this restaurant is so special. There is no dought this is the best Italian food in the upstate, but what makes it so special is the sense of family. I can go on and on, but...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Have been patronizing Giovanni's for a number of years. The food and service is always the best around. Small place. Big on value.

1  Thank RoadHogGreenville
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Stacey M
16 May 2017|
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Response from kooldudedad | Reviewed this property |
They do not. My advice is to arrive at 5 or after 8 unless you want to wait in line. Not a great system but well worth it when you finally get in.
23 November 2016|
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Response from Tkrena | Reviewed this property |
They do not have a website so you can't see a menu, but they have a very large selection of Italian food, from beef to seafood and a variety of pastas and sauces.
26 September 2015|
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Response from PJlincanada | Reviewed this property |
Stop in and check out there menu. When we went I wasn't looking for vegan. So sorry. I wish they would publish their menu too. They always have specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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