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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, 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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great travelzoo deal

Lunch deal $29 included large antipasto plate for 2 which was quite good, but lot of tiny pre-cooked shrimp would be better at just 2 large grilled shrimp. 2 mains included NY steak with mashers/vegs. Good size and tasty. Risotto del mare. Plenty of shellfish and good size. Broth so-so. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
MarinaRon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Burlingame, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had an exceptional dinner with wonderful service. I ordered Fettuchine de Mare. The sauce was excellent and had fresh tomatoes and looked home made. The sea food was plentiful with lots of prawns, scallops, and squid. Complementing this was a glass of house Malbec which was excellent as well. One other diner at the table had a seafood in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lunch deal $29 included large antipasto plate for 2 which was quite good, but lot of tiny pre-cooked shrimp would be better at just 2 large grilled shrimp. 2 mains included NY steak with mashers/vegs. Good size and tasty. Risotto del mare. Plenty of shellfish and good size. Broth so-so. Service excellent with no hint of disdain for Travelzoo voucher.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

together with the Mongolian BBQ across the street, this is probably one of the oldest restaurant on Castro street. Still serves up one of the best pasta, reasonable priced good wire that pairs well with the well seasoned food here. The service were good, friendly but lack attention to detail. Do not forget this place when you visit Castro street... More 

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Daly City
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Could not decide where to go on Castro Street in Mountain View and decided that we all wanted Italian Food. We sat outside, although a bit cold, but nice. Service was good. We had an appetizer or carpaccio (sp?) and it was good, enough for 2 people, although there were three of us. We all ordered different dishes. I had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great Italian in the heart of mountain view. Food is very good with service to match. We had a set menu for a work function which was very good and a surprise compared to most set menus. Worth a visit.

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Laguna Beach, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

So, we set out for dinner on Father/Daughter night and my daughter picks this restaurant while driving by to find parking. My heart was set on Chinese food that night but she insisted on this perfect little Italian restaurant we passed just 5 minutes earlier in the village. I order some white wine and she had ice tea. We had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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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: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?