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“Good Authentic Food and Great place.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni
170 Mission Street, Pondicherry, India
(0413) 9894897955
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Ranked #30 of 212 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Pune
1 review
“Good Authentic Food and Great place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Located on top floor of Hotel Corbelli, Its a great place to get the feel of pondi. We went for dinner their. We were surprise by authenticity of the ambiance and the food. Max, the owner of the restaurant was quite friendly and helpful in guiding us to order the right food. Pricing is above average; Rs.300-Rs.400 per person. But its worth!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best clam pasta ever!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If your looking for some great, home cooked Italian food in India this is the place to go! While a lot of food in India can taste "indianized", Don Giovanni's is the real deal. Owned by Max, an Italian who has lived in India for over 30 years, it's got a great atmosphere, great food and a nice view of Pondicherry.

A must visit for the clam pasta alone, it was a good portion and had tons of clams, everything about the dish was delicious. Max is hilarious and in the true Italian fashion was hospitable, didn't rush, and charming.

It's at the top of a hotel, so if you have trouble finding it, look up. :) It's an open air restaurant above Hotel Corbelli.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Homely food, natural ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great food, personal attention by the owner. Could be a little less scruffy. Open air, noisy but the food made up for everything. And the tiramisu was to die for.

Visited March 2013
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food at an average price ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

It was totally by chance that we came across this place while walking around the shops in pondicherry during our 2 days stay there.. it is located on the top floor of a hotel. A little noisy as it is in the middle of a noisy street but the food is amazing. Italian food cooked by an Italian chef. He is a short man with white hair who is really friendly and explains the dishes if you are curious what the dishes are like... we had the anchovy spaghetti, grilled fish, tiramisu and chocolate ice cream (twice). Definitely the best homemade chocolate ice-cream I have tasted!! And best thing is food is at a reasonable price with NO additional taxes!! Meal for 2 costs around Rs1000.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi, India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Roof top, personal touch by Italian chef, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Went there for dinner was quite noisy due to the traffic that time but it was pleasant .

Personal touch by chef to come and seat next you and explain what exactly you are ordering and how will it be was highly impressive.

Ordered four cheese pizza , pesto spaghetti and tomato gnocchi . Highly enjoyed the pizza !

Don't miss the tiramisu . Coffee was ok

Value for money decent
Food is good

Recommended !

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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