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Ristorante Don Giovanni

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235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203 (Villa)
+1 650-961-9749
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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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 3 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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453 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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.

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Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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.

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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 12 September 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 23 August 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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Hawaii
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

12 family members went to this restaurant for a very special birthday evening. I made reservations for 15 to begin with and modified to 12 over three confirmed phone calls AND an on line reservations system When we arrived the table was set for '7-10' people with them stating someone had called to change it. Not moving, we all squished... More 

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San Francisco
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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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Mountain View, California
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119 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
    (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: +1 650-961-9749
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?