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Ristorante Don Giovanni

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235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203 (Villa)
+1 650-961-9749
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Campbell, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a date night at Don Giovanni's. The food was very appealing, with good flavor. A medium size, very nicely decorated restaurant. A nice place to go with family and friends.

San Francisco, California
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277 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my mom's 77th birthday at their private room in the back. The room was nicely finished with a cozy fire place, exactly what we needed for a party of 15 on a rainy January evening. Our immediate seat-mates had the antipasti (great!), Minestrone soup (good), clam pasta (great), and steak (great), and veal (ok). Service was friendly &... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Our group had mixed reviews on the food they chose. The person who chose Ravioli was pleased with the choice; the Marsala chicken was tough but had a good flavor; the parmesan-crusted salmon was way too salty (perhaps because of the Parmesan cheese?). The veggies were soft making them unappetizing. Overall, the best thing we had was the house salad.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Walking downtown Mountain View with the pooch. MV has a number of restaurants on Castro Street that have off-the-sidewalk, street side seating that's a single step down. Don Giovanni offers a lunch menu that is top notch. Had the eggplant parmesan for lunch. It has to be the best eggplant dish I've had in years. Not bitter; the mistake many... More 

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Los Altos, CA
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted by a very gracious man (the owner?) and shown to a nice table. Our experience went downhill from there. This may have been in part because we were there on a Groupon. As soon as we showed it to the waiter, his attitude became condescending. We had questions about the menu, which he... More 

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Los Gatos
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477 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Went to an early dinner on a Saturday after a theatre performance. Because it was 4:30 pm this restaurant only had a few diners. This may have skewed my views of the restaurant. Four of us dined in side booth and it was really wonderful that we could hear each other talk and didn't have to raise our voices to... More 

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Mountain View, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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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69 reviews
41 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 

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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.

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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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 650-961-9749
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?