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Review of da Giovanni

da Giovanni
Ranked #40 of 160 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: If you like being nestled among towering pines while enjoying Carmel ocean views and spectacular sunsets, or dining at romantic tables in cliffside Mediterranean cafes, da Giovanni is your place. Firok Shield and his restaurant family operate this Carmel restaurant with careful attention to detail and a love of hospitality, offering a fusion of recipes handed down from his grandmother, such as Insalata Greca or Osso Buco. It's no wonder da Giovanni is one of the most highly recommended.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

For top notch Italian dining this is the place. The menu selections are super. Each dish is specially produced and served elegantly. The tastes are special and cannot be found anywhere else. This is first class Italian. Good wine selection!!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a great place for coiuple - romanatic and Friends. If you are by yourself you will feel at home in the rich surroundings.
This is one of our favorite places in Carmel. Intimate with great food and service. If they had a room upstairs - I would live there. The porrtion can be large so be careful, but makes great days after. Great Wine selections. Everyone can fined something they like on the menu.
If you find something You do not like - tell me and I will go back and try it - just love the opportunity to go back.
A sport coat is not needed - elegant casual dining. There is pation dining but strongly recommend eating inside.
Go and enjoy.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I never go to Carmel without reservations to this restaurant. I love the staff and food. A short walk from the center of town but worth it.

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Dear Warner: Many thanks from all of us to you! We are here for customers just like you and want you to know how much we appreciate you taking the time to let us know that we are doing it right! Thank you again.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We were told by a relative that da Giovanni's (the upstairs Giovanni's) is the place to go and the cannelloni is a must. It's off-menu, but apparently a constant special. The pasta is homemade and the gound filet is divine topped with the best marinara sauce I have ever had. (In fact, the marinara sauce served with bread before the meal is enough to make you drool Drool anyway.) An exotic halibut in phyllo dough was less spectacular, though that was an impressive effort.

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QuickSilver12, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2012

Dear R Randall: We are super happy to read that you enjoyed our cannelloni! It is an long time family recipe and we make it for our customers with great pride. We welcome you back any time and thank you wholeheartedly for your kind review of da Giovanni. Firok ... Owner

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We particularly like the service. This is family run and I feel they take pride in their food and want their customers to enjoy the experience.
A nice variety on the menu.

Thank DariaKen
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