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5610 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 5, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1900
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Ranked #16 of 24 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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223 reviews 223 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Friends took us to,this little, unpretentious Italian trattoria and the food was good. All entrees come with a house salad and wonderful garlic bread. I had the seafood in marinara sauce and it was good. Frankly I think it is a little pricey for pasta but the owner was very nice and the service was good.

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Uset to go to this restaurant every time we were in town, (4 to 6 times a year.) for the last 8plus years. The food was decent but the service was very inconsistent. The owner chef knows little or nothing about customer service. Last time we were I told the owner because of his behavior and attitude, I would never... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Tried Cafe Don Giovanni on our last visit to Longboat Key and liked it so much the first time we went back again. First time with 2 friends and the next time just my husband and me. Friendly service and good food on both occasions. I agree with the other reviewers that the looks of the place from the outside... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Restaurant a bit hidden away but once you know it's there you'll be back. Staff very attentive with many regulars greeted at the door. Clear that the staff were very enthusiastic about the food, with good reason. We were extremely pleased with our meals as well as the service. We will be back!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been to Cafe Don Giovanni a couple times and from the outside it looks like a place that would not be all that good but like they always say "Don't judge a book by its cover." This restaurant has great food and everything on the menu is very good. The only thing that I disliked about the restaurant... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's easy to miss this place as it lies behind Harry's Convenience store on Gulf of Mexico drive. But, once you're inside, you'll find a little bit of Italy. The cozy surroundings and delicious aromas offer a hint of the tasty treats in store for you. Our meal was excellently prepared and served piping hot. Preceded by lobster bisque, the... More 

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Longboat Key
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant, on Longboat Key, is like traveling to your Uncle and Aunt' house for Sunday Dinner. The atmosphere, the friendly family welcome and the delicious opportunities on the menu make for a great meal! All the food is fresh and prepared to order. The salads are large and tasty. The sauces are terrific. The meats are tender and flavorful.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If this wasn't recommended we probably would not have thought to try it. Great Italian food in a family atmosphere. Great take out too. Friendly service.

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Sarasota Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

there is little ambiance at this restaurant but it is our first choice when we want just a good Italian dinner. the food is fresh. the menu has enough variety to suit any palate. the garlic bread (complimentary) is to die for. the only negative is that it is a little pricey for pasta. but we keep coming back.

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Jupiter, FL
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A great little Italian restaurant. We stopped here only because the traffic to go over the Cortez bridge was too long. It does not look like inviting from the outside, but the food is excellent. We went with a party of six and ordered both from the specials and regular menu. Nothing was disappointing. Even the dinner salad was a... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Don Giovanni

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

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