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170 Mission Street, Pondicherry, India
(0413) 9894897955
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
not suitable for veg. south Indian food lovers

The place and food are awesome and the service, place are too good with a touch of Italian music and the owner himself takes care of you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
amithsid
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Mysore, India
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Plymouth, UK
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Yummy pasta by chef don , mouthwatering Taste and stay for longer . Love to come back again for and try out your other menu

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Balangir, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Authentic Italian food with beer and wine optional. The owner is very hospitable and friendly. I'd recommend the Four Cheese Gnocchi.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was like a little bit of Italy in India. The decor was simple and everything about the service was honest. The owner (from bologna) makes his way to every table and makes you feel very welcome. The homemade pasta was delightful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I struggled for more than an hour to find this amazing place on top of hotel corbelli, but it was totally worth it. It's a rooftop bar/restaurant with Cold breeze, nice view, and the best part is the Italian chef Max, who himself takes the orders sitting by your side and talks to you with a sweet smile. The pizzas... More 

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Bangalore, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Its a small restaurant on the roof top of a smallish Hotel in main market area. It can be hard to find this place. Hotel as well as restaurant look ordinary and not very well maintained and managed by a French couple in their late 60ies. All these I believe may not catch your eye until you eat the food,... More 

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Mysore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The place and food are awesome and the service, place are too good with a touch of Italian music and the owner himself takes care of you.

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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

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