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Ristorante Don Giovanni

235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
650-961-9749
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Ranked #39 of 296 Restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Los Altos, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

15 of us just had dinner there for a birthday party. 5 kids 8-13 They gave us the big private room and our server was excellent ... The fresh mozzarella and roasted vegetables were very tasty. Entres were very good...a very wide range of wine selection. Kudos... That's beyond what I had expected. Really above average for our area which... More

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Tiburon, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very average. The food was a throwback to east coast Italian from the 60s. Wine was cheap (for a restaurant) and service was okay. Best part of the meal was the dessert. With al the other good restaurants in the area I don't understand how they stay in business.

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American Fork, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my first visit, but my roommate has been here several times and it is one of his favorites. The service was exceptional; we never had to wait and were frequently visited to see how the food was and whether we needed anything. I had the calamaru appetizer; it was comparable to my favorite calamari, from Emeril's in the... More

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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Additional Information about Ristorante Don Giovanni

Address: 235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone Number: 650-961-9749
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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