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About 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 ACCOMMODATIONS

235 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Villa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 961-9749

Website:
http://www.dongiovannis.com/

Catering:
Catering is available upon request - contact us for details and pricing! Experienced corporate catering to large events.

Parking Details:
Public parking is readily available. Public parking lots and street parking is available behind the restaurant and on surrounding streets.

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.

Private Party Facilities:
Ristorante Don Giovanni's banquet facility welcomes the possibility to service your personal event or Company's business needs with an inclusive pricing that includes choice of salads, entrees, and desserts.

Private Party Contact:
John Akkaya: (877) 789-0346

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!
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FREE Thanksgiving Day Dinner
All day Thanksgiving, from 11AM to 4PM, no reservations, first come first served.

Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Pleasant evening for two couples. Food and service were fine. Restaurant has been reliably good over past years.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was outstanding. Four of had sole, mahi mahi, veal, and ribs. Each of us found the food outstanding. Pleasant service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was excellent as was service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always enjoy the food, just wish the see red were polite.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was good not great. Overall, we thought the prices were too high for the quality.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I enjoyed the service that we got. I thought the food was very good and the price was very reasonable. The atmosphere was very nice as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Don Giovanni is one of my husband and I's key date night locations! It had some solid food and a great bar. Right on Castro street, it's not too bad to find parking or just walk to it from where we live!

First, the wine list is great! Lots of chianti choices from Italy as well as lots of California wines, which all pair well with food.

As for food, here are our recommendations/thoughts:

-Bread!: When it's fresh, it's SO GOOD. It comes with balsamic and olive oil, lightly spiced with garlic and pepper. But sometimes, the bread can be stale and
- Starters:
*Calamari! Never overcooked, seasoned well. I wish it had other sauce choices besides cocktail sauce, but I'd love to have some kind of spicy mayo or tartar sauce too.
*Caesar's salad: Solidly done, but it's still just a salad so it's not that exciting
-Pastas:
Literally ALL OF THE PASTAS are amazing. All of the sauces are well balanced and delicious, the pastas are always perfectly cooked, and the proteins are yummy! I really love the michaelangelo pasta and the frutti di mare dishes.
- Secondi: Some of these dishes are the same as the pasta, but no pasta lol. So they're pretty good.
* Chicken Parmesan: My husband's favorite. They lightly fry it so that the breading is crispy, then finished in the oven. It comes on a bed of linguine and it's just perfection.
* Pollo ai Capperi: This is what I got last time and it was the perfect amount of food, and the perfect balance of each portion! The vegetables were cooked nicely, the mashed potatoes were delicious, and the chicken was still moist and tender.

My one nit with this place is that the service can be spotty, especially if they're busy. It can be hard to wave a waiter down and get a refill on water, but they try to come by as often as possible and make sure you're doing okay.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to dinner for New Years Eve. We liked the broad choices on the menu and the number of available wines.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great staff and service! We went for a family dinner on Christmas Day - they were packed, but were juggling everything beautifully. Good vegetarian choices and wine list. We enjoyed the gnocchi, eggplant parmesan and penne pesto and everything was delicious including the cannoli! We will definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

As usual, this restaurant was overbooked and the service was TERRIBLE. We waited and waited in a sea of people and no one seemed to care. Waiting at the bar for our table, we could not even get a drink. Guess they just assume they are forgiven because it was Christmas. I'm done with these people

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had family Christmas dinner here. Food is tasty, portions could be larger but are okay. Prices are affordable for a family dinner or a couple. Nice ambiance but noise level WAY too loud; we were practically shouting to hear one another.
Basically a good experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Four of us went for Christmas, got seated right away. Food was great. Good time had by us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been to Don Giovanni twice in the last 6 weeks, once on a Saturday for lunch with a group of 12 and once on a Friday night for Dinner with a group of 5. Both times our experience was wonderful, the service was exceptional, they were very attentive and diligent, fun and helpful. The food was also exceptional, served in a timely manner, salads were very fresh and pasta/entree dishes were served steaming hot and obviously very fresh. We found the prices very reasonable especially for the portion sizes and quality. Would highly recommend Don Giovanni's to all!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Spicy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This is my favorite go-to restaurant for special occasions. Never disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Never been to this restaurant but saw all the positive reviews. Portion size is good, waiter was friendly, food was good, and wine good. I wouldn't go ga-ga over the restaurant but I do give it a thumbs up.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The restaurant is a pleasant walk from the Center for the Performing Arts. We had a group of seven people. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the service was excellent. Will definitely go there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Don G. (as well as it's sister restaurant, Cafe Figaro in Burlingame) is a wonderful Italian restaurant. Food is always wonderful -- not just some dishes as happens in many restaurants. Service is always good and owner (or son) is on site and actively involved in the proper running of the restaurant and the consistent quality of the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very enjoyable environment, great food and ambience for business meeting and prompt service fo the highest quality. Highly recommended.

Tags: Happy Hour, Organic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Have been to many Italian Restaurants in the area but we continue to come back to Don Giovanni's. Food here is always great and the service is just as good. The restaurant has a elegant but cozy feel to it and would be a wonderful place for a special occasion or a romantic date. I have been here with my Wife, Friends, Family, and just my Daughter for a Father/Daughter night and I am never disappointed. Menu has a large selection, plus they always have a few specials to try.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My husband wanted to be seated at a certain table for his birthday since there was no one there, but the waiter wanted to place us at a small booth for two instead. We requested to sit at a table for 4 where there was more room to put our jackets and purse. Being Sunday, there were only a few people and was quiet. We enjoyed our food, as usual, but it just dampened our spirit by not honoring our simple request since we've been at this restaurant quite regularly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Although early evening, very crowded. Delicious food. Slow service that night. Would like to try brunch.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Overpriced. No Pizzas.
Overpriced. No Pizzas.
Overpriced. No Pizzas.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This has been our third or fourth visit at this fine restaurant and as usual, we've had great food and fine service. Everyone was very attentive to all of our needs. We loved the delicious garlic and olive oil with the delicious warm bread! Our friend had the Salmon special and was moist and tender! We will definitely be back! Thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The Napa Cabbage Salad with shrimp was excellent. The shrimp was coated with some herbs, don’t know what they were but the result was delicious. If you like chocolate the lava cake is a must.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The fish dishes my friends ordered looked great. Stay away from the eggplant Parmesan, it tasted like it was all breading.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I've been here several times and never had a bad experience. The food and service are always amazing and it's one of the few places in MTV that is happy to take walk ins and will try to accommodate large parties on short notice. Solid wine list and variety of food!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dining out should be a special experience, at least that's what we all hope for. And our pre-theater evening with friends at Don Giovannis didn't disappoint. Our table for 8 was waiting for us in a great location, the wine we brought was promptly opened, the appetizers served quickly, and our waiter was knowledgeable - and hilarious. We had a variety of entrees, and all were excellent.....especially the Veal Marsala (their most popular dish). All-in-all, it was a delightful evening. My apologies to our waiter for erroneourly under-tipping....which we corrected later. I need to hone my calculating skills better. LOVED our evening!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I went with some friends last Wednesday for a get together and attention was Great, we order some Chicken Parmesan with lenguinne Pasta and was the Best also the Wine.
We defenly are coming back soon!!!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was flavorful and served quickly. Antipasto for Two was a bit unimpressive on the plate, but was good and served as an appetizer for our family. Pasta servings were generous; Linguini Vongole was a little garlic heavy, but good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My Wife and I love this restaurant. Great Italian seafood

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Visited on a weeknight for a birthday dinner and it was lovely. It was not crowded so it was good for conversation (important for the older members of our party). Food was authentic, interesting, and delicious. Service was attentive but not annoying. Overall, we had an excellent meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This was our second visit to Don Giovanni's and we've had a wonderful meal visiting with friends. Lunch was delicious and I'd have to say that the Veal is so tender and delicious. The sea food linguine and cippino were scrumptious. We'd be back again. By the way, we loved the garlic olive oil dip with our bread, too!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Never seems to have all the dishes listed on the menu. Included 18% service charge on the bill for a lousy services.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The meal & service was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Absolutely wonderful restaurant. A 10! We eat here whenever we are in town visiting family. We've had many fantastic dinners all with exceptional food and service. The absolute best restaurant on Castro St in Mountain View. I have some special dietary needs and the chef has always been very accommodating. Not super formal, or super casual...just right where any attire is fine. Great for a family get together dinner or a quiet date night. Simply a wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoy the dining experience at Don Giovanni. Our annual dining coincides with the art and wine festival or a Stanford football game. The dining adds the special touch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We had the NY steak. It was good, but would recommend the light sauce on the side.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

I took my manager and co-worker there for my manager's birthday. Lovely lunch. A skosh more expensive than the event warranted, but everyone had a good time and a great meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I had a wonderful experience dining with great friends!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Had a great birthday dinner with family. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Staff was very attentive. A great venue and a more classic Mountain View experience.

Tags: Authentic
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