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Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View

4.3
638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Dessert
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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
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Phone number
(650) 961-9749
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
John Akkaya: (877) 789-0346
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Catering
Catering is available upon request - contact us for details and pricing! Experienced corporate catering to large events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Villa
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Parking details
Public parking is readily available. Public parking lots and street parking is available behind the restaurant and on surrounding streets.
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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.
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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.
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
What 638 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

We had a great dinner here with a very attentive and friendly waiter. Nice wine list and menu. Water glass was always replenished-bread for the table was nice and warm. Dinner was hot and delicious!

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vipreno (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Good food at good prices. Wine list needs a little help.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2016

Service was wonderful. Owner very friendly Very accommodating overall a great spot close to Mountain View Center For Performing Arts

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

It was the first time i saw that the waiter asked for more tip. Its the most expensive restaurant and also the serving people are very rude.

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anonymous (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

It's a nice restaurant, with solid service and good food, but the price tag is sometimes excessive.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We've been going there a few times and find it generally a good value, but when we went on Valentine's Day the seater greeted us with "Here's the menu. Well, it's the same, but the prices are a little bit different". A little bit ? Everything was priced up by $15. Pasta plates were $30, and meat plates were $45. The food or service there is never worth that much.

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Dontgetoutmuch (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We were offered a table for four in a noisy area when we were only two. We asked to be moved to a booth and they did so somewhat grudgingly. It was nicely decorated for Valentine's. The waiter told us specials but did not tell the price and we had to ask. They were some of the most expensive dishes at the restaurant. The linguine with clam sauce was very good, the eggplant parmesan was decent. The Chianti by the glass was inferior. The bread was warm and fresh. The service good enough. I like this place when I don't want to overthink dinner. Will be back.

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excellent (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Service was excellent, staff was very attentive and took time to answer questions.
Food was excellent with good portions for the price. Bread was very good.
We will be back again with friends and family.

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bartman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2016

Been there a few times with friends, this time just the 2 of us. Got a nice booth. Everything was superb, our waiter was related to the owner, manages the Burlingame restaurant. Could not have been a better experience.

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vipElgrande007 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2016

Came here with some people for a work dinner. Wine list was good, not too overpriced (which is nice for this area). Service wasn't great, she asked us twice about our appetizer order, then still brought the wrong items. The calamari was very good, crabcakes were mediocre. I had the veal satimboca - flavorful, but nothing spectacular. My friends had the salmon special and the fish special - both said it was ok. Overall, there are a lot of options in this area - I'd rather go to another place.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

I have visited this place twice so far and the second time didn't really change my opinion. The menu is quite short and doesn't reflect so well the richness of the Italian cuisine. The ambient is not something special either and felt pretty overcrowded. Altogether I would rather go to another place if I have to pick the place.

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vipFineDiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

The food is good but could be spectacular. Unfortunately, the chef loves salt and oversalts everything to the point that it detracts from the taste. A small adjustment he/she could make that would have terrific results!

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LisaZ (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

Nice place and good service. also you can walk at this street for shopping.

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Justadiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

We had a lovely time at this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service good. We had a great time ..

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2016

Don Giovanni's has a local neighborhood charm with great service. Their pasta dishes were plentiful and well done. However, I was very disappointed in their crab cakes on the appetizer menu.
The crab cakes tasted like sawdust and I didn't find any chunks of crab. They obviously were not homemade and were flat little pancakes that may have come out of box . They were tasteless. What a disgrace during crab season. If they cannot make a proper crab cake, they should remove them from the menu immediately.

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vipFremontCA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Fun dinner with our grown kids. Accommodating to both vegans and carnivores....tasty for all.

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Hani (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

Good food, ambiance and service. Will definitely come again to try out other dishes on the menu. Will try to make it for dinner too.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2016

Came here for a birthday lunch and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Highly recommend!

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NeedMoreParkingSpaces (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

We made a reservation for two on New Year's Eve. We got there on time and were seated promptly. But we were seated in an adjacent room, not the main dining area, that had the look and feel of a community center. Cavernous, bare and cold. Paltry attempts to dress up the space.
When we asked if there was an option to be seated in the main room, we were told it would be 20-30 minutes' wait. Since we had other plans, we acquiesced.
If we had been alerted that the overflow guests might be seated in the secondary room, we might have come prepared mentally or just not have made the reservation.
Also my dish was called languini xxx and I do prefer it to other forms of pasta. I had spaghetti instead and the server said not a word. He probably did not notice. He was rushing around; such was the service that night.

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Gattina (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

We dined here years ago on Christmas Day, and we were some of the only people in the place. This time, however, the restaurant was packed. I can see why, since the food is excellent - starting with the hot bread, all the way through dessert. Husband had veal scallopini and said it was great. I had the penne with eggplant, which was also very good. My kryptonite has always been bread pudding, and theirs is TDF. This is a great place for Italian food.

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