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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
Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Great italian food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
2Gilly345
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Brandon, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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239 reviews 239 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 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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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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