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“Lovely food. Friendly service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni
18 Bouverie Road West, Folkestone CT20 2SZ, England
01303 850 962
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Ranked #26 of 149 Restaurants in Folkestone
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Lovely food. Friendly service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I had been to this Italian before and been highly disappointed but this Monday early dinner was lovely, I wonder due to the day and time that we had been lucky to have full attention.

The mushrooms were nice although nothing to go mad about, My partner had the Bruschetta which consisted of about 4 pieces of toasted bread, a lot for a starter.

He had Cannelloni which tasted lovely and the icing on the cake for me was the Filet Steak with Red wine sauce, now although the sauce was very thick with a strange white tinge, it was rich and tasty. The filet itself was cooked to perfection for me (pretty much raw) and was huge, I think I got a lot for my money in way of size.

I will be back again someday.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Worst Italian I have ever been to.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

You go to an Italian restaurant for great Italian food. The mushroom dish that came did not match the description in any way and the mushrooms were chewy (the microwave pings were probably the indicator that I should have run away).

The calzone pizza was OK but the edges were doughy, the filling had the feeling it was undercooked and the tomato sauce on top had been thrown on to leave splodges all over the plate.

To end I had a double espresso which was served in a normal tea cup.

Advice to this restaurant; Reduce your menu so that you do less dishes very well and focus more on customers rather than family visiting (for most of my meal I was one if 5 customers and there were as many staff and family present).

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Good Italian Food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Took the family to this restaurant for birthday celebration meal. Very friendly service and we were not rushed in any way so had a very relaxing evening. There was plenty of choice on the menu that included pizzas and the food was good. Will certainly return.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Ignore exterior impressions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Great place to eat lunchtime or evenings for lovely Italian hospitality, marvellous with kids who benefit with huge portions! The little extras make it a worthwhile experience complemented by an excellent and varied menu. Our mains were veal,steak and lamb all cooked to perfection with an enormous pizza for the child and nothing was too much trouble.
The service is laid back and the lunchtime opening hours went by the board when a party of six arrived to eat after the 14.00 closing time. Overall a very pleasant restaurant/pizzeria representing good value for money with generous portions.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dover, United Kingdom
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118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Good Italian Restaurant, friendly family run”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Visited several times for family birthdays and with Korean exchange student. Family run restaurant, always very welcoming. Prepared to make changes to dishes/menu and will suggest such changes, eg Korean exchange student with us wanted spicier food, so owner himself suggested spicing up the Amatriciana sauce especially for him.

Food always of good quality and tasty. Price? Well like many Italian restuarants this is not the place for cheap food, but you do get what you pay for.

Always happy to go back and will do so in the future.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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