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170 Mission Street, Pondicherry, India
(0413) 9894897955
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Slice of Italy

On the top of corbelli on mission street the Late Don Giovanni from Italy set up a great Italian restaurant. The open air with the sea breeze with the ocean in the distance makes for good ambiance. The food is pure Italian and you need to have a taste for it. The pork chops in red wine was amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
JaideepJR
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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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English first
Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On the top of corbelli on mission street the Late Don Giovanni from Italy set up a great Italian restaurant. The open air with the sea breeze with the ocean in the distance makes for good ambiance. The food is pure Italian and you need to have a taste for it. The pork chops in red wine was amazing. Costly... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Don Giovanni is run by an amicable, flirtatious native of Bologna, Italy on the rooftop of Hotel Corbelli which is owned by another Italian. To understand this restaurant, one has to understand its owner who while being Italian in all respects has actually lived most of his life in India. His food therefore can at best be called a fusion... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are a non-vegetarian, try the Parma Ham pizza and Spaghetti puttenesca, will not be disappointed. We enjoyed the difference in taste and the quality of cheese used on these dishes. It is a nice place to have dinner, considering it is a roof top joint.Be there early, on one occasion we had to settle for pastas, as the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Frankly I am extremely puzzled by the rave reviews that this restaurant has received. Having eaten really good Italian food on a regular basis, this food was absolutely HORRIBLE!! The bruschetta was chopped tomatoes and basil on regular toasted slices of bread. The caprese was a joke with no sign of fresh mozzarella anywhere. Rather there were some slivers of... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Awesome food and great hospitality is the speciality of this place. Great place to Italian delicacies. We had their veg pizza and penny white sauce pasta. Both tasted very good. Heard that their lasange is also a must to try. This restaurant is located in mission street close to dominos outlet. It is a roof top restaurant located in the... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Love the ambiance of this place, good views of pondicherry, breezy, the Pizzas are extremely good, so are the pastas. Also, on occassion, they have Lobster on the menu which is worth a try.

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Plymouth, UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This Italian restaurant is on the roof top on 5th floor, on top of Hotel Corbelli, the side that face the sea is open so the continuous breeze from the sea with no fans and A/C is most refreshing. One could see the sea far away see the moon rise, have a cold beer and have your pasta, or fish.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Located atop the hotel corbelli . this is a place u just cannot afford to miss. The food is toooo good. The old charming gentleman who runs the place takes time to serve but serves the bestest fare in town. Tried their Foccaia, piza, sphagetti in pesto sauce and gnocchi, grilled potatoes. All of them excellent ... pizza and focaccia... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Living in Chennai, I travel to Pondicherry often for various reasons. My ex is a big foodie and she dragged me to Don Giovanni's once. It was honestly among the best Italian meals I've had (not that I've had many to compare). The owner is a sweet, but slightly flirtatious dude who is often mildly drunk on beer. He's pretty... More 

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Pondicherry
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Don Giovanni is the only restaurant I've found in Pondicherry that serves clams, and their clam pasta is to die for. My father recently visited from the US and he fell in love with the food at Don Giovanni. He insisted on returning there for an encore dinner. My brother-in-law is still thanking me for introducing him to this place.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 Mission Street, Pondicherry, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: (0413) 9894897955

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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