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Cafe Don Giovanni

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5610 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 5, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1900
941-383-0013
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistent Service

The owner, very warm and engaging, serves as well as cooks. Each time we've been there the food has been quite tasty. He always gives us some Lemoncielo to sip while we eat our desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Stephanie E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Don Giovanni and had a great meal with my folks. The veal parmigiana was great and a nice portion. My really enjoyed the veal Marsala with excellent sweet sauce. Had great service and will be back for sure!

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2 Thank dan n
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Ok...this restaurant is not so easy to find - and looks rather unassuming from outside. And inside its warm but rather like dining at your grandmothers'. But the experience is unique among restaurants on LBK which tend to be touristy, and not very special. The owner is part-time chef and server, and VERY Italian. So if you make an effort... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

For our Anniversary I Choose DON GIOVANNY RESTAURANT, my husband's background is Italian we have been in so many Restaurant but DON GIOVANNY EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS, The food and service was Excellent we felt as we were in Italy. Thank you Don Giovanny for making it a special day.. Pat and Cesar Thomas.

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2 Thank PAT T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The owner, very warm and engaging, serves as well as cooks. Each time we've been there the food has been quite tasty. He always gives us some Lemoncielo to sip while we eat our desserts.

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2 Thank Stephanie E
Laurel, Mississippi
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The owner served us. It was almost empty and he first came out in a white Tshirt. Then after we ordered he changed to a white dress shirt and tie. The food was over priced and just okay. The decor is dated. We did get a cup of lemon-cello with dessert.

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This place always delivers for me. It is too bad it is not in a more visible location, but you must go there and try their Canneloni. If you dont know what that is...well go there and try it

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3 Thank normaray
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small place with good italian food. They have a good selection, not just pasta. It is reasonably priced and the service was good.

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4 Thank Lbwh
Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Cafe Don Giovanni for the first time last week while on vacation, and the food was delicious!

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4 Thank db1104
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was really good, but no ambience. It is that old school restaurant with no bells or whistles, but the food makes up for that. Everything was excellent, service was great. Owner/chef came out to check on us which was a nice touch. Very friendly staff. Great place nearly the Silver Sands to get dinner!

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4 Thank 2Gilly345
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've traveled to Italy many times and of course, love the food. Don Giovanni was excellent and very reminiscent of my wonderful meals in Italy. The homemade mushroom ravioli had the most delicious marinara sauce. My husband had the grouper in caper, lemon and white wine sauce that was amazing! Salads with shaved vegetables and gorgonzola cheese were dressed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5610 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 5, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: 941-383-0013

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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