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Ristorante Don Giovanni

235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
+1 650-961-9749
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“carpaccio” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

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....More

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed 15 June 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...More

Thank Joseph Y
Reviewed 23 May 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...More

Thank sobaytravelguy
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Julieta M
Reviewed 19 May 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...More

Thank ECL
Reviewed 28 April 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,...More

1  Thank philshea
Reviewed 20 April 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

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Visited here alone. Was waited on quickly. Waiter seemed rushed even though there was only one other group of people in the restaurant. He had a thick italian accent and immediately started telling me the specials so quickly, I really didn't understand what he was...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The service was great. We Had a larger party and multiple servers help so not really sure who the main one was. The food was ok. Calamari to start off was really delicious the main coarse I had the penne pesto pasta but it was...More

Thank Emanuelle I
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Mediocre Italian restaurant with clingy waiters, unimpressive food a'la Italiana, but it's OK for the price. And yes, guys, if your waiters pretend that they speak Italian, they should at least know the Italian names in the menu. "Gnocchi" is not pronounced as "G-NOU-TSHI".

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1203
  • 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
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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