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Ristorante Don Giovanni

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$$ - $$$
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235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203 (Villa)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mountain View, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service is excellent and the food is also . The waiter always remembers our drink order with out us saying anything. the crab cakes are delicious as well as the risotto.

Thank PetraSwift
Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Don Digonanni has been there for years. It is not your typical pizza place; in fact, I am not sure they serve pizza. It is one the more established Italian restaurants.

Thank ebandari
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

They try their best but place needs to gain some class for the prices they charge. Staff is friendly and accommodating but... menu was dirty with smudges of some substance all over it, can't overlook something like this. There were three people lunching. Asked for a lemon, waiter brought only one piece of lemon that didn't look too fresh. Portion... More 

Thank elfein
Mountain View, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The best food, service and friendly help. There is a great selection to choose from. The restaurant is centrally located in Mountain.

Thank ebarrydiane324
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

12 family members went to this restaurant for a very special birthday evening. I made reservations for 15 to begin with and modified to 12 over three confirmed phone calls AND an on line reservations system When we arrived the table was set for '7-10' people with them stating someone had called to change it. Not moving, we all squished... More 

Thank ScruffyOne
San Francisco
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Whenever I'm asked for a recommendation for a good restaurant to take clients, or friends, my first choice is always Ristorante Don Giovanni. For large groups, they have a private dining room, and a wonderful system for letting the wait staff know what meal you've chosen from the pre-order menu.

Thank 18thpenguin
Mountain View, California
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120 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I judge an italian restaurant based on their red sauce and Don Giovanni's is very good. They have a room for special events and from salad through dessert, very very good food.. Only negative is its not very budget friendly and not quite a value for price to food ratio.

Thank Ty L
Boynton Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a lovely restaurant for dinner. Everything that was brought to other tables looked appetizing. All of our dishes were hot, delicious and ample.

Thank TinaBoynton
Los Altos, California, United States
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484 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

If you want real Italian food with indoor/outdoor dining for a special occasion, family dinner, or big banquet, this is your place. The menu is traditional Italian fare and it's done very well. The bread and garlic/oil/vinegar mixture are some of the best I've had. Worth a try while in downtown Mountain View.

Thank Rhett L
San Francisco, California
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150 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

This restaurant has been around for years; but lately, the food quantity, not quality has been reduced .... maybe to make up for local cost of living / hourly wage increases; Most return customers return for the experience, quality, quantity, and service that they have received before. Not so good here; it would be a better choice to change the... More 

Thank Joseph Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
  • Public Transportation: One block from Downtown Mountain View Caltrain and Light Rail station. VTA bus lines 34, 35, 51 and 52 stop at the Villa and Castro intersection.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-961-9749
Ristorante Don Giovanni welcomes you to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine on Castro Street in Mountain View, California. The warm and inviting atmosphere complimented by the Italian decor, makes this the place to celebrate any special occasion, romantic dinner, or just a simple home cooked Italian meal. Lunch and dinner menus include: Antipasti, Insalate & Minestre, Pasta, Rotisserie, Panini, and Fish along with an extensive Wine list and Full bar.

Let Ristorante Don Giovanni provide you with excellent service and facility for your next event. We offer custom tailored menus that are just right for your breakfast, brunch, lunch, and/or dinner needs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?