Giving back to the community
Fran and Randy Pay it forward


The Cannarsa-Truant families pay their good fortune forward by giving back to the communities and the organizations that are near and dear to the hearts of Giovanni’s patrons.

DIFFA – Dining by Design
Giovanni’s Ristorante participates in this unique one-of-a-kind event to benefit the Michigan AIDS Coalition

Sunset at the Zoo
Sunset at the Zoo is not just a great party – it raises critical funds to support the Detroit Zoological Society.

The Garden Party
The Garden Party event is held annually at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, featuring food from Michigan’s best restaurants and 100 of the finest wines. More than 600 people attend the event and proceeds benefit Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Oakland Community College – Culinary Studies Institute.

20 years of Thanksgiving dinners for St. Leo's soup kitchen

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner for St. Leo's Soup Kitchen
Since 1985

“Frances Cannarsa-Truant and her son, Randy Truant — both members of St. Hugh Parish in Southgate — have been making full-blown Thanksgiving Day meals for patrons at St. Leo's Soup Kitchen in Detroit. In the days leading up to the big national holiday, their chefs who routinely turn out fine homemade lasagna and scrumptious scaloppini switch gears to make the classic American dinner for folks who can't afford it themselves.”

Wine & Dine in the D
This charity event was created to raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and their continued research and development of treatments of this blood cancer. Giovanni’s is proud to support this worthy cause and participate in the beautiful surroundings of Orchestra Hall with the backdrop of live Jazz music.