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Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View
Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View

Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dongiovannis.com
  • Phone: (650) 961-9749
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Dessert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available upon request - contact us for details and pricing! Experienced corporate catering to large events.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Turkey Earthquake Relief Benefit Dinner - November 13th at 6:30PM - $55 per person Includes delightful menu, free bottle of wine for every pair of tickets sold. All proceeds go directly to victims of the earthquake via the Kurdish-American Cultural Center. Please help the people of Turkey! --- FREE Thanksgiving Day Dinner All day Thanksgiving, from 11AM to 4PM, no reservations, first come first served.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Villa
  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking is readily available. Public parking lots and street parking is available behind the restaurant and on surrounding streets.
A word from Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View
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 ACCOMMODATIONSContinued
Diner Reviews
  • "One of my regular dinning spots for pasta but they always have excellent daily specials."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Good time for our group. Nice selctions to cover various taste and diet requirements."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The fried calamari appetizer was the best I've had anywhere. The breading was light but crisp and the squid was very tender. Our group had three different pasta dishes for lunch. All were cooked perfectly, served piping hot with sauces that were balanced, well blended and exquisitely seasoned. We topped off the meal with a marvelous,decadently rich chocolate mousse with strawberries and whipped cream. The house Pinot Grigio was a nice complement to the linguini with clams. You can take your gourmet friends there with confidence knowing they will enjoy a very nice meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has been in downtown Mountain View for a long time. The beuaty is that the servuce and food are always outstanding. And every Thanksgiving they feed over a thousand folks for fre as a thank youy to tyhe community."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We all had an enjoyable meal with good food served promptly. The vegetables were fresh and varied, not the typical packaged mix. Servings are sized well and look appetizing on the plate. We all had the Greek salad, which was a generous portion and nicely dressed. My chicken piccata was very tasty. The chocolate mousse was yummy. My only service suggestion is that plates are not taken away before everyone has finished. I actually had to grab mine back because I was saving my favorite little bites for last and my plate was almost empty."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was mixed. Bruschetta was very good; for some reason this restaurant doesn't seem to believe in crispy Calamari. Maybe crispy style is an Americanism or something, but that's how I prefer it. Overall the food was not up to the standards I expected from prior visits."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It was my first time at this restaurant. I read the yelp review and wanted to take my friends who live around this area to a fine dining experience. We really enjoy our food, they were delicious. However, we had to wait for awhile for our service from our waiter even though the restaurant wasn't busy. Later our waiter explained to us what was the holdup so it was fine. Overall, I would strongly recommend this Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "In London when a restaurant is fully booked - it is referred to as chock blocked. This was the case at Don Giovanni Mountain View when we had arrived - never the less our reservation was honored and had received our table within three minutes. Food, service and ambiance were excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went for lunch and I had the Frutti di Mare which comes with a mild saffron sauce. All of the various fish was very good but the sauce was tasteless. My wife had the Rigatoni con Salsiccia and said it was very good.The restaurant was clean and the wait staff very friendly."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Excellent food and friendly professional service."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere was open and delightful. The wall scenes are very artistic and colorful. It was a fun and comfortable dining room. Red Zin was great! Our waitress Josie was helpful, friendly and fun. The calamari was tender, crispy but slightly salty for me. I tried the polenta appetizer and it was very good. The sourdough was soft and tasty but was not hot, which I love. The Halibut special was delicious. My family also loved the Bolognese and the Filet special (Pricey!) Desert was ordered, Mousse, Bread pudding and Gelato, all good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our group if 16 arrived at 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon with reservations and we were seated promptly in a quiet, uncrowded restaurant. The service and food were excellent, and people in the group could converse easily with adjacent friends. It was a good experience for us. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a nice lunch with excellent service which was polite and attentive to our needs. Food was excellent. Only had lunch so don't know how dinner would be. Will try one time a dinner for sure."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We were a party of 12 and had attentive and timely service. The food was delicious and was enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As always, the staff makes us feel like they are happy to see us. No matter if we are bringing out of town company or our children with us, there is something for everyone in a fine dining atmosphere. It's our "go to" restaurant. We enjoy the food very much. Love, love, love Don G's!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants that we come to often. We were celebrating our 13th anniversary and came to this restaurant on our first date. We were wished "Happy Anniversary" by more than one employee. Service and food were outstanding as usual! With dessert, we were each given a complimentary after-dinner drink. What a nice surprise!! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Oir first time here for lunch. Have had dinner several times. Arrived about 1:30 for lunch. They close at 2:30 until dinner. Fast , professional service. Food arrived quickly and was outstanding, as usual. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Made resv for a birthday dinner on Aril 19th on Opentable, request a nice table. When we arrived, restaurant didn't care if we had a resv. or not. We were seated a table near the front door which was open and the cold air was chilling(it was a cool evening). The server didn't take time the difference of the 2 Italian wines and the specials well. The is no excitement , character in the food. I won't return to the restaurant again "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Overall we had a good meal. The menu is mostly Northern Italian, which means it is much more than pasta. The pictures of the Godfather were a little confusing, but we enjoyed the dinner. My wife had the clams and I had the sole--both cooked nicely. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We visited on a Sunday night so it was quiet. The service was very good. Great salads, bread, and dipping sauce. We all liked our dinners. The only slightly negative comment was that the Pollo ai Carciofi did not have any Marsala flavor. The rest of our party loved their meals."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "the food and service were just great. another dining pleasure. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a great dinner and my friend is allergic to Garlic and they worked around it beautifully."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Classic Italian food. They strive to keep is fresh. The fish of the day is usually really good. I have been here many times and never a bad meal."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I chose Don Gioivanni for a group dinner because the menu is extensive and varied. We sampled a wide variety of dishes - all good - and several ordered the very interesting weekend Prix Fixe offering. The down side is that the interior is very open and was hopping on Saturday night, so we couldn't converse even with the people directly across the table from us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had dinner at your restaurant last week for the 1st time and enjoyed it. i came back on March 17th at 6:30pm with my brother, sister in law and boyfriend and we all enjoyed it very much. Our waitress was excellent; great personality and very attentive. We will back!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The servers were patient and personable. I like when servers give you time to make a decision, without rushing you. It was a very laid back, comfortable environment. The servers were attentive, without hovering. The food was brought very quickly and we were allowed to have time to chat before paying the bill. The food was delicious - I love that they brought us bread with the delicious garlic and olive oil dip, so we had something to eat while deciding on our meal. The server brought the dishes and immediately offered us parmesan for our pasta. We never had to ask for anything. Cloth napkins, professional yet personable environment. A pleasant and classy lunch experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was my first dinner there, and I met up with three friends there. I loved the angel hair pasta pomodoro. One of my friends had, and really enjoyed, the chicken with cheese, mashed potatoes, and artichoke hearts--sorry I can't remember the correct name. It looked amazing, and briefly made me have second thoughts about my order, till I tasted mine and loved it. Another friend had a really good steak. And we had one more person eating pasta, can't remember the name, but a creamy sauce that he declared amazing. We ordered sweets after the main course--Crème brûlée and orange sorbet--and these were great too. And as if delicious food were not enough, the staff took good care of us, and the restaurant is beautiful."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "as always, a delicious lunch and attentive service."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Server suggested plates A and B. I choose dish B but the server brought Dish A."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! I always order pasta the way I want it and the chefs do exactly that. Pasta Carbonara with extra garlic, easy on the cream, touch of wine. La-dee-da."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "much too loud; noise level made it so we couldn't hear each other at the table (only 4 of us). food OK, but not outstanding, nothing I would drive a distance for. I had a dish that had "creamy garlic sauce" that was way to rich and creamy for me. Expected cream but I think the cook overdid it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We took my father here Sunday evening and it was wonderful. He and my husband had the roasted lamb shanks, one of the specials, and they both enjoyed the dish. Service was attentive and it was not too busy so we could hear each other across the round table. We've been here many times. Another win for Don Giovanni's!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Consistently great. Love the veal saltimbocca. Even the veggies are yummy. Tortellini Michaelangelo is another standout. Service super. Will always go back when back home in Mtn View."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We hadn't been to this restaurant in a long time so it was great to know when we popped in for a birthday dinner, it was the same great food, same great service, just a good way to remember that this restaurant is authentic in their core beliefs, serve great food, have great service, everyone was friendly and helpful. Mama Mia, we will be back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The location is good, but parking is a bit difficult if you don't know the area. The restaurant is spacious and can accommodate several tables of 8+, so it's a good location for company get togethers, which is what we were there for. There is enough variety in the food for different tastes and the prices are very reasonable for lunch. I have not been there for dinner. The quality of the food is good. It's very normal Italian fare, so if that's what you're looking for, it's a good spot. They were nice about our party being just a little over half of what we originally booked for, so kudos to the staff."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The lighting and setting there is beautiful and warm. Food was great! We've been there many times and the quality of the food has always been consistent. Had the special lobster ravioli and crab Louie. They made a special butter penne for my son who has food allergies. Ended the evening with tiramisu. We had a window seat to enjoy the trees in downtown Mtn View all lit up with holiday lights. It was a great way to start the new year."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we were very satisfied with the friendliness, service, food and quality of our new year's eve meal."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a reservation & were seated immediately. The waitress came right away & alerted us to the fact that they were overwhelmed & our food would NOT be served in a timely fashion. Our wine arrived. After quite awhile I asked for some bread, she was embarrassed to say they had run out of bread. Not too long after, the appetizers arrived (carpaccio and the "Greek" salad), along with some warm bread. It was still quite some time until our entrees arrived. My husband ordered mussels that were quite small, which he considers more succulent. I had the pesto. The staff were pleasant, the food was fine, & we will probably go back, just not on Christmas Day!! BTW, they said they had been this busy last Christmas,one would think they would learn!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We were a group of four looking for a place to eat Christmas evening. Only one of us lives in the area and she had been there before and enjoyed it. There were three tables that we knew had come after us and yet they were served, ate, paid and left before our dinner arrived. After a 60 minute wait, the food arrived. The special was filet mignon and 2 of us ordered it med. rare. It had to be returned twice, once it was brown & the other time it was cold and purple. I ordered ricotta ravioli and asked for Marinara sauce instead of Italian meat sauce since I am a vegetarian and he said they don't do substitutions but I was lucky because they were out of meat sauce. They gave us free dessert but it was too little too late."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This a fine spot for unpretentious Italian family cuisine. A welcome respite from cupcake stores and burger joints. Attentive Staff, and a spot to keep in mind for large events, as they have a large, separate banquet room."
    Dined on 12/25/2013