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Ristorante Don Giovanni

235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
650-961-9749
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Ranked #41 of 293 restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Villa
Transit: One block from Downtown Mountain View Caltrain and Light Rail station. VTA bus lines 34, 35, 51 and 52 stop at the Villa and Castro intersection.
Description: Ristorante Don Giovanni welcomes you to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine on Castro Street in Mountain View, California. The warm and inviting atmosphere complimented by the Italian decor, makes this the place to celebrate any special occasion, romantic dinner, or just a simple home cooked Italian meal. Lunch and dinner menus include: Antipasti, Insalate & Minestre, Pasta, Rotisserie, Panini, and Fish along with an extensive Wine list and Full bar. Let Ristorante Don Giovanni provide you with excellent service and facility for your next event. We offer custom tailored menus that are just right for your breakfast, brunch, lunch, and/or dinner needs. Our facility can provide: TV * VCR * PA SYSTEM WITH MICROPHONES * POWER POINT * OVERHEAD PROJECTOR * WIRELESS MICROPHONE * FLIP CHART STAND/PADS/MARKERS * DIRECT PHONE LINES AND INTERNET ACCESS * MOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION ACCOMMODATIONS
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English first
Ottawa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went to this restaurant for lunch with fellow co-workers from the office in Mountainview. Nothing exceptional. Food was average to good. May be it was because we were such a big group. The nice thing about this restaurant was that it could fit such a big group. We were more than 50 people and we had the side room to... More

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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ristorante Don Giovanni serves delicious authentic Italian food. The menu provides a multitude of reasonably priced choices. The veal cutlet was delicious and the serving size was very generous. My wife had the swordfish which she described as "excellent". Giovanni's is one of a very few Italian restaurants which serves authentic cannoli. The shell is cooked to perfection providing great... More

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long island new york
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A very classy italian restaurant. The pasta dishes are authentic. Our waiter was experienced and attentive. Great food.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went to DG with a large party so we had a room to ourselves and a couple of wait staff. The service was just ok. They didn't go above and beyond. The owner is Turkish I believe. I ordered the screw pasta with veggies in white wine sauce. It was ok. The taste is bland and the sauce was... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I can't say "the best" since I haven't been to all of them, but Don Giovanni is very good. An extensive selection of Italian food, including a lot of seafood, and a good wine list. Nice ambiente and the waiters seemed pretty authentic, too. I had the caprese folowed by pesto penne, the quality was very good but not really... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I love this place. Waiters are charming, good bar, great food. It is a great date restaurant. Call and make a reservation for a booth. It's more romantic. There are always 2 or 3 specials every night. A fish, a meat, and a pasta dish. One time I had a swordfish that was slightly tough, I mentioned it and the... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This restaurant was open on Christmas evening and we had a reservation. The place was getting very crowded but there were 3 tables near us that became occupied after we arrived. All three of these tables had been served their meals, they were finished and paying their bills before we got our food. Every time we tried to get the... More

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reno, nv
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Where to go to dine out on Christmas Day...Don Giovanni's. They were sooo busy and by no means was the quality skimped upon. Our waitress was cheerful and gave us the heads up that the kitchen was running slow due to the multitude of diners (greatly appreciated). Everything that came to our table of 6 was excellent. From the bread... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had a reservation & were seated immediately. The waitress came right away & alerted us to the fact that they were overwhelmed and our food would NOT be served in a timely fashion. So at least we were warned. Our wine arrived. After quite awhile I asked for some bread - she was really embarrassed to say they had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Definitely a delicious pasta with a friendly quick service at the heart of Mountain View. Also the soup at the beginning was great. Enjoyed the Xmas decoration with a big Xmas Tree at the middle of the hall.

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