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Cafe Don Giovanni

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5610 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 5, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1900
941-383-0013
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We pulled in here this evening for a family dinner at 5 pm. The door was open and the lights were on. Everything was set out on the tables, but it was like stumbling upon the Mary Celeste. It was completely empty. Not a soul to be found in the restaurant, kitchen or anywhere. So we left. I joked to... More 

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Visited here twice on a recent trip and as always Emilio and his team deliver good service and food .This restaurant is casual but professional . We look forward to the next trip ..

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Glocester, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

First visit; cozy quiet atomosphere. You can tell off-season has arrived. Excellent veal marsala. Nice extensive Italian menu.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The lobster shrimp pasta was excellent. Enjoyed every bite. I was so full that I couldn't enjoy my favorite dessert.... Lemmonicello cake. So I took it to go. Delicious. Enjoyed over two evenings. Very generous slice.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We have been here everytime we come to Longboat and have never been disappointed. Grouper picatta was excellent and vegie primavera.

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1 Thank italian71
Michigan
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Longboat Key for years and finally found Cafe Don Giovanni. It's hidden in the back of a strip center, pretty nondescript. We've stopped before during the day looking for menus on a window and didn't see any, so we forgot to go back. Well yesterday we asked the bike shop owner in the same strip... More 

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We thought we would try this restaurant in an out-of-the-way location. The dining room was attractive, though largely empty. My wife had flounder, which was very good. Same for my lasagna. I would rate it as first-rate. We were very disappointed in the salads, which were ordinary at best. We were surprised when the waiter, apparently the owner, used a... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Longboat Key offers wonderful restaurants so we decided to try one we had never been to before. Upon entering there were very few diners so we thought there would be no problem.. Once it was established we had no reservations, we were escorted to "the only table left". We did see others come in without reservations and be seated. Finally,after... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This restaurant is excellent for a casual evening out. Good Italian food, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices and they even take reservations, which is unusual for small restaurants in Longboat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Went to Don Giovanni and had a great meal with my folks. The veal parmigiana was great and a nice portion. My really enjoyed the veal Marsala with excellent sweet sauce. Had great service and will be back for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5610 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Ste 5, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: 941-383-0013

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