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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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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Casual (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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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 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

the food was good as always, the service was superb and you could hear your conversation! Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had been here once for lunch and had an outstanding lasagna. Was afraid that it wouldn't be as good for dinner but thought is was wirth the risk. Fortunately, I was right. Dinner was excellent. Had a truly delicious meal consisting of a meat antipasto and ravioli ala bolognese. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We've been to this restaurant many times and the food is always very good. But, this time we felt like the waiter forgot about us before I had to get his attention so we could order.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

This restaurant was a huge disappointment in every way. Our waiter was like a Zombie. Very little emotion.... like he was having a really bad night. (And it wasn't busy). Perhaps he had personal issues ... I hate to be hard on people. BUT, I base my reviews on service more so than any other aspect of our dining experience. I would give this restaurant a big Zero.
And the food .... my vegetables looked 3 days old ... wilted and over cooked slop. My entree not worth writing about. My husband ordered their special of the night which was lasagna. It looked horrible...unrecognizable and tasted just as bad as it looked. Our salad and sorbet was the only redeeming factor of our dinner.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Sure wished we had spent our time and money else where.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The Don never disappoints. Great, reasonably priced food. Old World Service. Great decor. To have the combination of such good food and such reasonable prices for everything including wine in the heart of Silicon Valley is nothing short of a modern miracle

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Love this place! Always happy to recommend this fine restaurant to friends visiting Mountain View. Never disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wonderful hospitality and ambiance. Enjoyed the queet but we were there before the majority of diners arrived.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The restaurant no longer is part of the Passport program.
I asked if they could substitute marinara sauce for a cream sauce in an entrée I wanted to order but was told my our server that it was no possible! (yes, no is what he said!) We had a very difficult time understanding him due his accent was very strong. He also seemed to only be interested in whether we wanted something to drink.
The food was as good as expected, nothing great but satisfactory. Portions were good.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2017

There are many Italian restaurants in the area but Don Giovanni is among the best. Athens food is excellent and prices are reasonable. I would recommend it for lunch or dinner whenever Italian is your desire.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Food was good, but service was terrible. A large party that arrived after us finished their meals before we got our main course. It took over half an hour to get a first drink. I have dined at this restaurant before and had much better service, so hopefully this was just an off waiter/night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Family fav for authentic Italian food. They have ruined me for chain Italian restaurants for life.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Always good food, great service, wonderful for everyday lunch or dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The wait staff tried to rush us. It degraded our overall experience. We will not return. More details can be found on Yelp.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is by far my family's favorite restaurant! We each have our favorite dish, but I'm sure every thing is delicious! I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great Mother's Day dinner! Staff is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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