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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
+1 864-297-0999
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (18 reviews)
“veal marsala” (9 reviews)
“four cheese” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was amazing! Service was quick and the atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank buddhagirlie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was good food but rather bland food and service was quick almost too quick . Lots of food but lacked seasoning to my liking

Thank M1265KCjamesb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Giovanni's for the first time with a gift certificate from a student. It's small and intimate and was delicious! It was real food, homemade and fresh! Wonderful complimentary bruschetta to start, then we had the chicken piccata and smoked salmon with potato...More

1  Thank Meby C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giovanni's is a lovely restaurant on the small side so it was a perfect place to meet up with a friend have dinner, great wine, and good conversation. The staff is all very nice and attentive to your needs. Giovanni has a relaxed way about...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem in the heart of the busy woodruff road. Always great food. Best to go early to avoid waiting as it's a small place and Gabriel doesn't take reservations. Family owned and operated. Delicious and friendly.

Thank fortylovesherry
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I heard from a number of others about the excellence of this restaurant. May I say the under rated it. The owner was welcoming and explained the menu. I took a chance and ordered the veal piccata which I rarely do in the south. It...More

Thank LucyBHoffman
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Where to begin? I had the spaghetti and meatballs. Amazing. Caesar salad, over the top. Wine, selected by the owner (did I mention he's Italian ?), was fantastic. Large servings. Everything comes out fresh and hot. Complimentary Bruschetta, which is also incredible. Small place. Arrive...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Don't let the fact that this gen is in a strip mall fool you; this is first class, authentic, personalized experience. On my visit I had the best service I've had in a Greenville. And the most delicious, authentic Italian food. The price is also...More

Thank Shalottlove
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Smallest quaint Italian restaurant I have been to in a while. Don't let the strip mall fool you. Go in! The food had great flavor. My reason for the average rating is quantity. For the prices paid, I would have felt more comfortable with a...More

Thank ocwarren
Reviewed 16 April 2017

There are many reasons to go to Giovanni's, one could be the outstanding food or maybe the great service, we like them both and the fabulous collection of very delish wines. Giovanni has outdone himself again with and excellent Malbec that both myself and my...More

Thank Richard F
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Stacey M
Do they take reservations? Closed today so we can't call...
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.
Can I get a menu or just guess that I will like their options?
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.
I wish they would post a menu. Do they have any vegan options? My husband really wants to go to Giovanni's but I don't want to make a fuss going there and asking or explaining what I can't have. Thanks!
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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
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Located near Hampton Inn on Woodruff Rd.
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