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All 151 Carmel Restaurants

da Giovanni

Lincoln, between 5th and 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-626-5800
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Ranked #15 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $7 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We travel from London to Carmel every November and always catch a dinner or two at this place every time. They waitress remembers us - how I will never know as it is always so busy that I would recommend making a reservation always. The restaurant is old school Italian with a traditional menu of well cooked food and an... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited tonight with our family. This is probably the best Italian food we have had since we returned from italy. Service is excellent they have an amazing atmosphere!

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San Francisco, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We happened upon this place randomly, and wow were we lucky. The waiter noticed I was with my significant other and offered us a window table, which was very attentive. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wine offerings, and asked us what we like in a wine, then suggested some. He also didn't get upset that we wanted wine by... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place during a stop in Carmel and I'm really glad we did. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. This was definitely one of the best Italian meals I've ever had. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly, and at the end of our meal even gave us a glass of... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

had the most wonderful meal at DaGiovanni last night. I can honestly say it is the best meal I have ever eaten. This is not only the best restaurant in Carmel, but on the entire peninsula! Kelly was our server, and she was amazing. She was sweet, knowledgable, friendly, and had that special something you don't come across very often.... More 

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Carmel, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One of the only restaurants in Carmel by the Sea with a View of the Ocean! Everyone was so welcoming and nice. The food was excellent. We'll return time and time again!

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! Very much appreciated! More 

Pembroke Pines, FL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Without question we stumbled upon a hidden gem along the coast. From the minute we walked into the restaurant to the goodbyes we said when complimenting the staff, this was a superb experience. The food was fresh, unique and tasty without a heavy feeling. The waiter Duncun was abut as friendly and helpful as one could expect. Then the price...I... More 

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Livermore, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I celebrated my 50th birthday with 8 of my friends. the intimate atmosphere was perfect for our group. The wait staff was great and we really enjoyed our meal. The Mousse was really good.

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing da Giovanni for your 50th birthday celebration! And for sharing your kind words with the readers of Trip Advisor. Much appreciated! More 

Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Incredible Italian restaurant in the heart of Carmel by the sea. Many great specials in addition to their menu. Everything we ordered the tasted fabulous. Dinning experience is one not miss. Very clean, nicely decorated great setting. The service is fantastic, you will not go without your table making sure all your needs and wants are for filled by every... More 

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Brighton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very good Italian food with superior service. The prices were reasonable and the location is right in downtown Carmel.

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this review

We are happy to read that you enjoyed your meal at da Giovanni. Many of our recipes have been in the family for years ... a tradition of excellence in cuisine! More 

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Additional Information about da Giovanni

Address: Lincoln, between 5th and 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: +1 831-626-5800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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