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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
Located near Hampton Inn on Woodruff Rd.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes, you have to wait to be seated, but that's because people know how great this restaurant is. There is no second guessing that this is the best Italian food in the Upstate. Last night after the movies my wife and I had dinner here...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Giovanni’s restaurant doesn’t except reservations and I don’t want to tell you how good it is because then I’ll never get to go again. The place will be jampacked as this is the best Italian food in Greenville. It’s super small and quaint the only...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bradburygang1
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We enjoy going to Giovanni's for a bunch of reasons and certainly, the food is one of them. Another reason is the calmness of Giovanni and his son in how they handle the crowd of people that come since no reservations are accepted. Another reason...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Richard A
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Our son chose this restaurant and it delivered! They didn't take reservations, and it is very small, but oh, so quaint! It's like stepping into a Little Italy. It was so authentic and the food was delicious! I had the lobster ravioli with creamy tomato...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank whitey333
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Tried this place based on trip advisor and happy I did. It’s very small, only 15 tables or so. Strictly family run, we had to wait 15 minutes till the owner arrived with the key to the front door. Service is by the owner and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank xcnk
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant. Only one table that seats six. No reservations taken. Great food. Nice service. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Al A
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Why is Giovanni's such a great Italian restaurant simple, caring, service, taking time in food preparation and a wonderful wine cellar. Yes, they do not take reservations so you may have to wait, yes, everything is freshly made to order so don't be in a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard A
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The best authentic Italian around! No reservations so expect a wait. Well worth it though. Everything on the menu is delicious and great wines and service!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank eleanore4282
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Some of the nicest people you will ever want to meet. Gabriel and other family members make this place a home away from home. So pleasant. AND. The food is fabulous. Do NOT let the location fool you. It's small and quaint but it's just...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank RoadHogGreenville
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This place is like walking back into my childhood, wonderful service, knowledgeable servers, personal attention from the owner, and, of course, memorable food and wine!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Stacey M
15 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.
25 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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