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All 23 Longboat Key Restaurants

Cafe Don Giovanni

5610 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 5, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1900
941-383-0013
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Ranked #16 of 23 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Me and my wife came in for dinner last night. I ordered the lasagna for my wife and I hade the Baked Ziti. The price was perfect for the food. Our waiter was very nice and pleasant to talk to. He ran at time and seemed to to be in a rush but overall it was very good service!! We... More 

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Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were a group of 6 (4 adults, 2 children). We ordered two glasses of wine, four entrees, and one children's spaghetti to be shared between my two kids. The adults all really enjoyed their meals. I had brought food from home for my kids, who are both picky eaters. And so I only ordered a small plate of spaghetti... 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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