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Ristorante Don Giovanni

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235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041 (Villa)
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.
650-961-9749
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Ristorante Don Giovanni welcomes you to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine on...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant for business group lunches

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
ottawatravelbug70
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Ottawa
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been to this restaurant several times before over the past few years when I come to Mountain View on business. Food is very good and the service is usually very good also. Went to dinner there by myself last night and sat at the counter. The person who greeted me , John I believe is the owner. He didn't... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Four of us ate early dinner here recently after a matinee at the Mountain View Performing Arts Centre. Food, portions, atmosphere, wine, and prices were good. Service was excellent. Not too noisy, but we were early so don't know how good it was later on. Eggplant Parmesan was disappointing. Hard to find the eggplant in the mushy topping with spaghetti.... More 

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Los Altos, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
69 helpful votes 69 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
    (Villa)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-961-9749

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating

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
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?