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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
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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460 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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30 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
New Orleans
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I went to this restaurant. We had the sea bass which was outstanding. The veal was superb. We talked to the owner, Gabriel, he was very interesting. The only negative issue was the wait. And, you know it's popular if there's a line to wait. He needs a bigger place and soon. The whole place... More 

Thank graymorr
Baden, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I grew up in Italy and it was a nice surprise to find out that in this restaurant you can eat the same quality and kind of food you could eat in my own country.

Thank Valerio L
South Carolina
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Wonderful family dishes ranging from Seafood, Veal, Vegetarian, etc. Always some great specials. Owner Gabriel is one of the best wine sommelier in town. Always has the best suggestion. Gabriel always personally takes your order and recites the specials. Listen fast! Better get there early. Very romantic setting with murals and soft lighting.

Thank MTM75
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Giovanni's many times and the only negative I can say is that you better get there early so you don't have to wait on a seat. This is a small Italian restaurant that has a good atmosphere and great food. I have never had a bad meal there and it is reasonably priced. Get there at... More 

Thank Tkrena
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Small neighborhood style restaurant with lovely service. Wonderful Variety of food and four of us enjoyed wonderful meals. From chicken to seafood to veal all were excellent.

Thank Barbara S
Waxhaw, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here after reading the great reviews, it was a wonderful experience! A hidden treasure that we will visit again when we come to Greenville! The atmosphere, service and especially the food were all incredible. It is in a strip mall, but don't let the outside appearance fool you, it is a real Italian place with... More 

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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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?