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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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“bruschetta” (16 reviews)
“veal” (15 reviews)
“linguine” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank whitey333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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!

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

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!!!

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

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!

1  Thank linenmaven
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Only 16 tables, no reservations. I think this is one of the best Italian restaurants anywhere near Greenville, SC. Owner & his son are charming, the food was lovely, the portions too large.

1  Thank Kathie F
Reviewed 28 July 2018

.It's been a while since we tried this restaurant and although there was a line to the door we were seated quickly as we were a party of only two. Not a great seat since it was outside the kitchen entry and near the bathrooms...More

1  Thank Marlyn55
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I’m so sad it took me so long to visit Giovanni’s. Had an amazing dinner of Cobia with piccata sauce served with linguine. I loved the ambience of this small tucked away locally owned restaurant. Can’t wait to go back to try the daily made...More

1  Thank chuck f
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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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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
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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