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Ristorante Don Giovanni

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235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041 (Villa)
650-961-9749
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank 18thpenguin
Mountain View, California
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117 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Ty L
Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank TinaBoynton
Los Altos, California, United States
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304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Rhett L
San Francisco, California
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144 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Santa Clara, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A friend and I stumbled on this restaurant while strolling along Castro Ave. What a delightful find! We had a comfortable booth, and were both impressed with the excellent service. Although our Ceasar salads were average, both of us loved the lasagne. We'd dine there again!

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Thank sobaytravelguy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and the food was also very good. I recommend ravioli with bolognesa. Also tortellini with cream and peas.

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Thank Julieta M
Sunnyvale, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Had a business meeting/dinner here this past week with 6 other work colleagues. Although we had a reservation and 2 of us got here early, they wouldn't seat us until all of us arrived. But after waiting several minutes, they finally seated 3 of us while we waited for the rest of our party. The service and waitstaff were excellent;... More 

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Thank ECL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Seemed like authentic italian food in Mountain view. I had a dish with sausage and penne pasta (I don't recall the italian name). It was a huge portion, yet I finished it! I couldn't stop eating it. The olive oil dip for the bread with, I think, roasted onions was quite tasty too.

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Thank philshea
Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The food was superb. Wine was good too. Service was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive. Parking is a challenge and the acoustics were poor making it difficult to hear. If it were not for that I would have given a 5

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Thank Mary H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
    (Villa)
  • 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
Description
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.

Our facility can provide:
TV * VCR * PA SYSTEM WITH MICROPHONES * POWER POINT * OVERHEAD PROJECTOR * WIRELESS MICROPHONE * FLIP CHART STAND/PADS/MARKERS * DIRECT PHONE LINES AND INTERNET ACCESS * MOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION ACCOMMODATIONS

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