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About Ristorante Don Giovanni

Rich in ambient style and cuisine Ristorante Don Giovanni is nestled into the heart of downtown Mountain View, on Castro Street. Since 1997 Don Giovanni has offered a taste of fine Italian cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. With its spacious dining room, extensive wine list & full bar, and large banquet room, the restaurant can accommodate any occasion. From the warm, fresh bread introduction to dessert, Don Giovanni has established its reputation as one of Silicon Valley's best Italian restaurants.

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As well, each year during Thanksgiving Don Giovanni opens its doors to serve a complimentary hot meal, a tradition for that has been well received for many years. The city of Mountain View has even awarded the restaurant with a Certificate of Recognition as a Outstanding Small Business. Ristorante Don Giovanni's has averaged a 4-5 star rating on many review sites like and Citysearch.

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John Akkaya - Owner

About the Owner

John has been entertaining customers for the past 20 years serving as owner between Ristorante Don Giovanni and his first restaurant Cafe Figaro, located in Burlingame, California. John's passion is food and his restaurants, which has been proven with the Business Man of the Year award.

John hosts many events through the restaurant and in his spare time you will find him on one of the many Bay Area Golf courses.

What are people saying?

"One of our "usual" restaurants. Owner John Akkaya trains his team to be the best waiters of any restaurant I've been to. Excellent atmosphere with high ceilings and a local feel. All that and they also DO for the community! Enjoy!"

"I usually judge an Italian restaurant by a) if it serves gnocchi and b) how good the gnocchi is. This place wins hands down. Not to mention its a great place to bring out-of-town guests or large groups."

"One of the only Italian joints on Castro Street, its high ceilings, sleek mahogany bar, and crisp white linens make it a natural for a romantic assignation."