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da Giovanni

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Lincoln, between 5th and 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-626-5800
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: If you like being nestled among towering pines while enjoying Carmel ocean...
If you like being nestled among towering pines while enjoying Carmel ocean views and spectacular sunsets, or dining at romantic tables in cliffside Mediterranean cafes, da Giovanni is your place. Firok Shield and his restaurant family operate this Carmel restaurant with careful attention to detail and a love of hospitality, offering a fusion of recipes handed down from his grandmother, such as Insalata Greca or Osso Buco. It's no wonder da Giovanni is one of the most highly recommended.
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Memorable Dinner in Carmel

This Italian restaurant is rated highly in Trip Advisor. My wife and I had a long day around the peninsula and in Carmel, and I was pretty tired and had an upset stomach. The last thing I wanted to do was go to dinner. We had made a reservation and decided to honor it, and are we glad we did!... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Carlton E
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Austin, TX
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Austin, TX
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This Italian restaurant is rated highly in Trip Advisor. My wife and I had a long day around the peninsula and in Carmel, and I was pretty tired and had an upset stomach. The last thing I wanted to do was go to dinner. We had made a reservation and decided to honor it, and are we glad we did!... More 

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Fincham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Delicious food, friendly service, puddings to die for! A fantastic place for our first night in Carmel. Many thanks to the chefs....

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our night out at da Giovanni's. Excellent service. Nice Italian food and wine selection. The Sirloin Cannelloni was awesome. We were even blessed with a view of a stunning Carmel sunset!

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Curitiba, PR
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

No significant complains. Slow service compensated by good good ( nothing terrific, but good). Few people as attendant, leading to a slow service. I would come back, since the food and environment were good.

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this review

Hi Heberson: Thank you for coming in for a late dinner and for your kind words. We do hope you will return as our menu is extensive and just right for those with good taste! Thanks again - Firok. More 

SANTA CRUZ
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

da Giovanni is a charming family operated restaurant. Our dishes were among the best meals we have ever enjoyed. We tried the cannelloni as suggested by other reviewers. It was wonderful, best I ever tasted. We also tried the halibat special and it was also wonderful. We will be back.

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this review

Hi Charles: Thanks a million for your review and praise of our food. We work hard to please and so your words mean a great deal to us. We hope to see you again soon. Firok More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We wandered off the street and despite being short staffed , the waitress found us a table without flapping ! Just as well we arrived when we did as it was early evening and busy - 6pm. Great choice of Italian signature dishes with the restaurants own subtweet variations. There were five of us ; we shared three starters (... More 

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this review

Dear Linda! We very much appreciate your candid and bright review. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed your meal at da Giovanni. Thank you for selecting our restaurant for your five-some! Please return the next time you are in Carmel.Thank you again - Firok More 

Santiago, Chile
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Restaurant is smallish, make sure there isn't a big party seated at the time you want to eat as it gets very noisy. Our meal was excellent. So was the service. I had canneloni, my husband had a veal t- bone. My spinach salad was delicious. Very good staff, reasonable amount of time to wait for meal, no rush to... More 

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north carolina
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went for dinner recently. It's on the second floor of a commercial building just off the main street. Dining room is quite nice, it was not too crowded and service was attentive. My husband had the muscles which I thought were "very fishy" and not to my taste, but he liked them. We had Mama Mia (sausage and pasta)... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Popped to De Giovanni's on a TA advice as always. Ambience was very pleasant, service was on the ball and attentive which was great. Food was also wonderful apart from some overlooked garlic which was a little overpowering. That said, my family as a whole had a great meal and would certainly go again. Thank you for tonight's meal!

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Huntsville, Utah
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our group planned to go to another restaurant in the Carmel area, but it was packed. Instead we went to da Giovanni's and were we happy we did. The service was warm and personable. The food was delicious!! They let us get half plates so we could try more things. We had two types of ravioli, both amazing. The cannelloni... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lincoln, between 5th and 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

Description

If you like being nestled among towering pines while enjoying Carmel ocean views and spectacular sunsets, or dining at romantic tables in cliffside Mediterranean cafes, da Giovanni is your place. Firok Shield and his restaurant family operate this Carmel restaurant with careful attention to detail and a love of hospitality, offering a fusion of recipes handed down from his grandmother, such as Insalata Greca or Osso Buco. It's no wonder da Giovanni is one of the most highly recommended.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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