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Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View

4.4
625 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 625 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
food
4.2
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4.3
ambience
4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNYdiner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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Stsm (San Francisco)
5.0
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

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was excellent as was service.

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vipBobb (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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.

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AnneD (San Francisco)
4.0
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.

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Good4Dinner (San Francisco)
4.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
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!

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Robin (San Francisco)
1.0
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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