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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 good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (14 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went to this lovely restaurant this evening with my family. My husband and I wanted to treat our daughter and her husband and two small children. We were met with a very nice welcome and a nice table for us all to fit around....More

Thank egt1954
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The eggplant parmesan is amazing if you can get it-it sells out quickly! This is one of our favorite spots!

Thank weezie29302
Reviewed 23 April 2018

You wouldn't think this place is good when you first look at it. You'll find it in a strip mall, near a massage parlor. But definitely go. The food and service are wonderful. Other reviewers noted that they don't take reservations. The place is too...More

Thank EC13091
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Been visiting this little gem for years. Have NEVER had a bad experience. Friend of ours from Texas was in town. She LOVES this place. The owners KNOW her and always greet and give her a big hug. These owners are like family to us....More

Thank RoadHogGreenville
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Wonderful food and great atmosphere/ambiance. A very romantic place to have dinner! Reservations not accepted, but we went on a weekday and arrived before 6pm and we were seated promptly.

Thank Waterbirdd
Reviewed 7 April 2018

After being out of the country for awhile my wife and I decide to eat at Giovanni's and wow what great food they serve. It all starts when you walk in the door and you're greeted by Mr. Giovanni or his son and you know...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Nice feeling restaurant. A bit noisy but expected if the food is good tasting. My and I had the grouper which was full of flavor but small on the portion size. Servicing staff seemed to be attentive. Would recommend and come back

Thank JohnT01Traveler
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
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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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