Pleasant evening for two couples. Food and service were fine. Restaurant has been reliably good over past years.
The food was outstanding. Four of had sole, mahi mahi, veal, and ribs. Each of us found the food outstanding. Pleasant service
Food was excellent as was service.
Always enjoy the food, just wish the see red were polite.
Food was good not great. Overall, we thought the prices were too high for the quality.
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.
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
*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
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.
We went to dinner for New Years Eve. We liked the broad choices on the menu and the number of available wines.
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!
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