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Don Giovanni

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358 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5426
+1 212-581-4939
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Datchet, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tried this restaurant for dinner based on its good reviews but was left a little disappointed. The food was average at best, although the service was good. It's not a bad place, but there are far better Italians nearby.

Thank Tomo317
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch on our first day in NY. Oh my how delicious the food was! We went in quiet early for lunch but the staff were more than happy to accommodate us. We ordered the Garlic twists (uhh I'm still craving them!) Chicken parmigana and I had a ceaser salad with chicken. I cannot say a... More 

Thank mo71ey
Don G, General Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We would love to see you again. More 

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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent pizza and pasta. Great service. The cheese ravioli was excellent. It is just off Broadway. Have eaten here before and will always return when in New York

Thank magan g
Don G, General Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you! We'd love to see you again! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't complain about the food even though they were just an American version of Italians dishes. It's a cute place but I was not happy about the service of the waiter and that we had to wait for so long to get food. I can't figure out why there was so much people working there ... half of them... More 

Thank Vanessa B
Don G, Guest Relations Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Hello Ms. B, We are very sorry about your experience at our restaurant; what the waiter did was completely inappropriate. We do not support this behavior at all. Is it possible to let us know which location you ate at ,what day and what the waiter looked like. I would love to make it up to you. Please call us... More 

Madison, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I asked the waitress about the shrimp skewer special, which was about $10. She said that was an appetizer so I ordered the shrimp over potato raviolis special, which was about $22. After a short wait she brings me the shrimp skewer special. It looked good but did not seem enough for a dinner meal. The waitress apologized and after... More 

Thank Tom D
Don G, General Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Hi Tom, I am so sorry that you received such mediocre service! Can you please tell me at which location you dined and furthermore what the waitress looked like? Please alow me to comp your next meal the next time you visit us. Ari More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this evening to have a meal on our first night in NYC. The menu is varied and the food is full of flavour. We both had pasta dishes but the pizzas we could see being cooked in the kitchen looked incredible! The staff were very attentive and helpful. Visit with confidence that you will get... More 

Thank Rubix_Cube84
Don G, General Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are happy you had a good time! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Informal, good food, quick service (not rushed, just right to make a show). Reservations recommended.

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Don G, General Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

I've made it a habit of frequenting DG when I'm in town on business. The food is good, but the atmosphere is the best part. Very interesting to say the least! I always notice something different on the walls.

Thank L3404XJemilyd
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

Meal was ok nothing to shout about. Asked for the bill and left a 5 dollar tip. Was then chased out of the door as did not leave enough. Take some advice.....offer fantatsic food and exceptional service and you might get more! 18% is a guide not an expectation. Shame on you!

Thank Nigel N
Don G, General Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Hi Nigel, we are sorry for the service experience. It is not our standard, we will do our best to prevent those incidents from happening again. More 

Oak Lawn, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Every time we're in NYC we stop here. You get smacked in the face with the smell of garlic when you walk in the door, and it's glorious. Everything here is outstanding and not at all expensive. I cannot recommend it enough.

Thank A L
Don G, General Manager at Don Giovanni, responded to this review

Wow thank your for the kind words! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $45
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 358 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5426
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-4939
Right in the center of Hell's Kitchen, this midtown Manhattan location has proudly served its patrons for over 20 years. The vibrant, fast-paced atmosphere of this restaurant matches the bustling activity surrounding it on all sides. Don Giovanni is just steps away from Times Square, the Theater District, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden. The neighborhood is filled with the hottest clubs and lounges, live bands, and Broadway shows. What better way to start your evening or to end a long day of exploring, than with a delicious, no frills Italian meal at our restaurant!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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