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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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Best canneloni in Florida

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Waldwick, New Jersey
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Laurel, Mississippi
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12 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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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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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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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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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Philadelphia
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?