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“Homemade Italian Delight”
Review of Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Ranked #97 of 375 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Homemade Italian Delight”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

If you're in for authentic Italian food which is slightly on the expensive side, then Don Giovanni will not disappoint you. It is located in the roof top of a Hotel on Mission Street in Pondicherry(The best closest landmark would be Nilgiris Supermarket). It is an open-terrace restaurant with a peaceful atmosphere and a very decent owner who is also the head chef of this place. He serves quality food & craves your feedback at the end of your meal. Do not go with the hope to eat Indian food here. It is strictly Italian!. Had a lot of fun here. Did not understand a word of the menu but our chef helped us out. Every dish is worth 2 people's stomachs. Spend 2 hours here and enjoy your food with all the chillies & seasoning available at an accessible shelf. You will never regret it. FYI, car parking could be a problem for you here - you would have to park in adjacent streets.

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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A wasted effort”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Read the Wikipedia writeup so we went. On the terrace of an hotel in Tamil quarter. At 7. 30pm, it was empty. I think the Italian chef ( busy reading a newspaper and having his coffee) was as surprised to see us as we were to see him and an empty restaurant. Not a soul. Menus were scruffy. Chef was also the waiter, a bad sign for a good place. Whole place exuded the feeling of it having seen better times, possibly. We sat and then left as were unsure of what the meals would be like.

Visited February 2014
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good portions but nothing extraordinary”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Had dinner at don giovanni after reading he reviews here. Located on roof top of Hotel Corbelli, reaching the restaurant is not an issue but finding parking is difficult. Semi open, the sea breeze is very refreshing. The veg pizza was delicious and the gnocchi was well cooked. The servings are pretty large and we were unable to finish what we ordered.
The Tiramisu was a huge letdown as it was made using chocolate flavored sponge and had mousse on top of it. On the whole I would say the whole experience was just about ok and not something that is a must do when you visit pondicherry

  • Visited January 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“terrace fun”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The restaurant is on the terrace of a hotel on busy mission st. It is run by an italian and the food is cooked by them too. It had good breads, pasta and pizzas. the ravioli was good too. the portions are fairly large and satisfying. The tiramisu was good too.

Visited January 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“As best as it gets!”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

If you ever wondered what miracles can land of your plate, You need to get here. The place is rusty, but so full of warmth that one falls in love with it. And the food is simply heavenly. And the service prompt and pleasant. Highly recommended

Visited March 2013
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