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Ristorante Don Giovanni

235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
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Ranked #38 of 289 restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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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70% Recommend
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

They sat me right away, as they did all others Waiting. Brought a glass of Chianti and said special was Lamb Shank. Ordered and had food in 15 min. It was excellent, and top notch service. I have had family here before and it has always been excellent, but on my own it was all the same great service! Come... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

What a great dinner! We were sure hungry and when we arrived we were seated right away. We started with the fresh sliced Italian bread dipped in herbed oil and balsamic vinegar. The balsamic really gave it a complex flavor that was quite nice. Rather than an appetizer, I convinced my friend to split an order of gnocchi - he'd... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

After being seated, we wasn't waited on for at least 30 minutes, finally we placed our order. After another 20 minutes wait we were told that our order could not be taken due to a gas leak. The kitchen was closed and we was asked to leave. Simply unacceptable ruined what was set to be a wonderful evening. The waiter... More

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Menlo Park, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go here often when we are randomly strolling down Castro Street and feel like Italian food. The food is reliable and consistently good. The service is excellent

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