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Giovanni's Italian Restaurant

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1178 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607-4130
+1 864-297-0999
17:00 - 21:00
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Woking, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting SC from U.K. Good range of dishes to choose from. Quality of food (flavour and presentation) is very good. Particularly recommend the gnocchi with veal, my friend had the chicken piccata which looked great too. Generous portion sizes. Inviting interior decor. Prices are a little higher than you may pay elsewhere but it's worth it for the quality. Service... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small place. The owner is very active. Been here quite a few times and good if you go early. Not much from the outside but is okay once you are in... quiet dinner and reasonably priced wine... wish he would work on a few of the meals. Some tend to be too standard.... had a lobster ravioli which was made... More 

Thank World-and-I
Taylors, South Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Giovanni's by accident while reading reviews for another Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, service impeccable, food excellent, served steaming hot. My husband had eggplant parm and said it was the best he's ever had and he's from Boston where they know Italian cuisine. My ravioli was delicious, Caesar salad divine, and the bread crunchy, warm... More 

Thank trishwrangler
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience we had last night at Giovanni's! Dined with 2 other couples… The food was exquisite, the service impeccable and the owner Gabriel picked out a perfect bottle of red wine to go with all our meals. There is typically a lengthy wait because this place is fantastic, but once you get inside you are transported to... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a very enjoyable and very tasty meal here. The owner chef, Gabriel was most gracious and suggested the main entrees as well a delightful bottle of wine. It was my birthday and with this food it certainly was a memorable one.

Thank 623anil
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to Giovanni's many times and it is our favorite go to restaurant in Greenville. Tonight was Valentine's Day and were better to celebrate it than our favorite Italian restaurant. As usual our food and service was excellent and Gabriel went out of his way to ask my wife if she liked her wine. When she responded that it... More 

Thank Tkrena
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

With all of the great reviews we had high expectations, only to be fully disappointed. The hostess just pointing and said "sit over there" in a rude way. We asked the owner for an appetizer suggestion and he just said "pick one from the list"...Not very informative. We both ordered lasagna and were expecting something similar to what we would... More 

Thank Mark H
Greenville, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This intimate bistro has the best Italian food you can find anywhere! Family owned, delicious food, excellent wine, superior service!

Thank anderson13
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Giovanni's is a gem of a restaurant! We've been celebrating special occasions here for many years and have never once been disappointed. Last night was no different. Expect a wait if you arrive at peak dinner time, (but it's well worth every minute)! You're absolutely transported to the best of Italy! Hubby had sea bass and I had veal Marsala!... More 

Thank Mary P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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?