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Cafe Don Giovanni

5610 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 5, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1900
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Ranked #14 of 22 Restaurants in Longboat Key
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Longboat Key, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

New friends recommended this place. The menu looked promising but then we were served the food. 2 of us ordered a veal dish with a sage sauce except that there was no flavor of sage. The 3 pieces of veal were about the size of a silver dollar but much thinner. The other 2 people ordered something else and were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We had good food but when we checked out the waiter went ballistic about the tip. He said we are never welcome to come back. He was yelling and used fowl language.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When you enter this restaurant situated in a nondescript strip mall on Longboat Key, the wonderful aroma of garlic envelops you. The restaurant does not have fancy decor, just checkered tablecloths, wine bottles and wonderful, wide spaces between tables. We loved that you do not have to listen to any other table's conversation. Service was spot on. Friendly and efficient.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

The food was very good but it took almost 30 minutes to order than 45 to get it so if you don't like to wait may be worth to go somewhere else

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Longboat Key, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Food was very good.They ran out of the grouper that I had ordered so I had sole and it was excellent

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stevens Point WI
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We loved it! Prosiutto with melon appetizer, chicken limone, veal marsala, veal picatta. We all had excellent food.

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