YOU NEVER KNOW WHOM YOU MIGHT SEE AT GIOVANNI’S RISTORANTE! Check out the seating chartas you enter The Main Dining Room to see where your favorite celebrity dined. Be sure to visit the restroom for a language lesson and take a peek at the “Walk of Fame” hallway leading to the Speak Easy.

One never knows who’ll be spotted at Giovanni’s!

Barbara and Frank Sinatra together with Martha and William Clay Ford hosted a private dinner party in the Speak Easy Room. It was a top secret affair, and after dinner Mr. Sinatra told Frances: “This is great Italian food!

Danny DeVito and Jack Nicholson called on Giovanni’s to cater dinner while they were in town shooting the movie, Hoffa. Pat Benatar enjoyed dinner at the restaurant and later invited Frances to join her backstage at Pine Knob. Celine Dion sat by the sewing machine and said nothing. Frances has a wonderful story to tell about what Frances’ mother had to say when Celine and her entourage came in!

When the cast of American Idol were in town, Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson came in for dinner. Frances called Simon “Solomon”, he corrected her and she gave him a taste of his own medicine saying: “Simon, Solomon what’s the difference?”

George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Grant Heslov, Paul Giamatti made themselves at home, eating, laughing and horsing around with Frances, Randy and all the staff. They were in town during production for Ides of March. After his visit Giamatti commented on his stay in Detroit: “I went to a GREAT Italian place called Giovanni’s. Amazing pasta…fantastic woman who owned the place…”

  • The Godfather Room is the ideal setting for a business meeting
  • The Wine Room offers a touch of romance for that special evening
  • The Main Dining Room is a perfect place to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary
  • There’s a Speak Easy in the back for the ultimate private party

Celebrity Seating Chart

Table 30 – Red Skelton

Table 31 – Danny DiVito and Jack Nicholson

Table 32 – Jason Priestley

Table 33 – Michael Bolton

Table 36 – FoMoCo

Sewing Machine – Pat Benatar, Celine Dion

Wine Room – Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest, Nigel Lythgoe

The Main Dining Room Seats 65
Guests enjoy the warm ambiance of the Main Dining Room. It is the best place in the house to “people-watch”. The intimate, full service bar at the back of the room is beautifully crafted with hand carved oak panels telling a story of winemaking.

The Godfather Room Seats up to 14
There is a powerful presence in the room and the furnishings are aged to perfection. A fireplace warms the room when there is a chill in the air…until the movers and the shakers of industry find it “too hot to handle”.

The Wine Room Seats up to 24
The wine gate is handcrafted wrought iron from Italy. The artisan, a local ironsmith, took months to create the exclusive design. This room is the perfect setting for a proposal, a champagne tasting or a quiet dinner for friends to catch up.

The Speak Easy Seats up to 24
Hidden in the back of the restaurant, the Speak Easy has served as a private dining room for celebrities visiting the area, executive lunches and dinners, and many holiday celebrations. As guests walk through the main dining room, through the “Walk of Fame” to get to the hide away, an air of mystery and excitement wafts through the restaurant!

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