Don Giovanni's - Chelsea

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Our Chelsea location is the original Don Giovanni Ristorante and has strived to bring its clientele superb Italian cuisine for over 20 years. We have proudly watched our neighborhood develop around us; from a once barren area to a now thriving dining and culture scene. Don Giovanni Ristorante is set in the heart of the Art District, just steps away from Chelsea Piers, The Highline, and more. Supremely close to all the hottest clubs and lounges, art galleries, music and film studios, a visit to New York City is not complete without a stroll into Don Giovanni’s. Above all, our neighborhood is important to us and we have taken care of our residents for years. We kept our restaurant open during the tragedy of September 11th and also during the 2004 New York City Blackout in order to provide assistance to those affected. We were recognized by Governor Pataki for our relief efforts.

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OT
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved Giovanni’s. Simple, down home Italian food. Pizza was excellent and the wine selection nice. Easy, affordable neighborhood place with s casual vibe. Will return..

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on October 7, 2019

We appreciate your review! Thank you!!

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SF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay but I liked it better when I was there this past summer.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we are always striving to do great and will sure look into your feedback.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome will absolutely go again and again

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you so much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice atmosphere and service! Easy to get to. A short walk from the Highline.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for your review.

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LB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service! Quiet, quaint and great value!

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you!

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, great service! Very kind staff! We will go again!!

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on July 11, 2019

We are looking forward welcoming you soon again!

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was chaotic at best. There is no one waiter who works the table. It is catch as catch can. The food was mediocre at best. My friend sent her mail back and had to take it off the bill

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on June 17, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that you were dissappointed and hope you will give us another chance. Thank you for your review.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Family restaurant

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d
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our pasta dishes were executed quite nicely. Good food quality and great service. We will visit again.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your review! The Don Giovanni Team

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service! Loved the garlic bread with mozzarella cheese.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went to Don Giovanni's for the first time in years for a quick lunch with a friend. It was not crowded and we were seated right away. My friend had the chicken parmigiana sandwich and I had a special "dirty risotto." The food was served quickly and it was fine...not haute cuisine, but perfectly serviceable.
The best thing is the noise level was low so we were able to talk. Good neighborhood joint and decent Italian food.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you soon again at Don Giovanni.

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great night out - pizza and wine menu very good! My pasta was excellent and love their sauce. Want to go back soon!

A
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, fantastic service, great decor and well located next to the Highline. We were made to feel very welcome.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you! The Don Giovanni Team

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DC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The cheese on the pizza was almost inedible. There was so much of it and I had to scrape it off. I wouldn't eat here again.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on April 24, 2019

Dear Dan, We are sorry to hear that your pizza wasn't of the quality our guests have come to expect from us and thank you for your review so we do have the opportunity to follow up internally and find out what happened. We hope you will give us another chance. The Management

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a
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. I noticed the pasta plates are much smaller. As busy as the restaurant was the wait staff were on top of things.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you! The Don Giovanni Team

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J
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was really bad...An Italian restaurant that doesn't even offer a regular Caesar salad, unless made from Kale. Their pizza was just as the $1.00 slice anywhere.
We do not recommend the place!

FN
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A reliable neighborhood place, Don Giovanni doesn't disappoint. Great food, good prices, and accommodating, friendly, and responsive staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good neighborhood restaurant. Service and food is good. Price is fairly reasonable.

Don Giovanni's - Chelsea
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you! The Don Giovanni Team

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were so excited about Don Giovannis - the reviews were great! It is a cute and cozy ambiance and we came in on a Sunday evening and were sat right away. That's where the high marks end. Two out of the four of us got our salads right away. The other two waited forever for their soups. We watched UberEats Bike Messengers run in and out of the restaurant and the kitchen seemed to only focus on these orders. Meanwhile, the two salad eaters had finished and got their entrees while the soups weren't even served to the other two yet! WHAT!? The ravioli that did come out was not cooked all of the way and a diner was left with hard pasta parts. The waitress did apologize, but it was not her fault. I think that the restaurant must get penalized if their Uber Eats orders are not sent out on time and their dine in customers suffer the most for it. The food was meh....and service was terrible. We wanted to get out of there so fast that we left a bag behind by accident. We called within 5 minutes of leaving the place and they lied and told us that it wasn't there. Just a crappy experience and disappointed in wasting a NYC meal there on our visit to The Big Apple.