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“Delicious!!!”

Don Giovanni Ristorante
Ranked #1,084 of 14,744 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 75
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description: Don Giovanni has been serving delicious, affordable Italian cuisine in the Theater District for almost a quarter of a century. We are wholly a family affair, and our traditional Neapolitan restaurant boasts both a warm atmospheres and a lovely outdoor cafe. Pizzas are Don Giovanni’s specialty, with over twenty to choose from. Baked in our old fashioned coal fired brick oven, the dough is thin, crisp, and bursting with flavor. Fan favorites include our traditional Margherita Pizza, Quattro Formaggi, Pizza Pomodori, and White Clam Pizza. Don Giovanni has established itself as Time Square's best bargain and the premier place for delicious Italian cuisine. Don Giovanni Ristorante accepts orders online for pickup and delivery.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

After seeing a broadway show our family of 4 went for a late night dinner. We shared garlic knots, chicken Marsala and fettuccine Alfredo. So fresh and hot! Waiter was so kind and funny and even sang us a tune. We can’t wait to return on our next trip to NYC!!!

Thank magmom02
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We sought out this restaurant on our first night visiting NYC, based upon the recommendation from a friend. We were seated promptly, and advised the waiter we were there due to a recommendation. He didn’t seem particularly interested. We had a number of questions about the menu, all of which our waiter handled well.
We ordered garlic bread (to accompany the entree) and 2 main course pasta dishes.
The garlic bread arrived well in advance of the main course, we ate a little but held onto it whilst waiting for the mains. It was then cold by the time our entrees arrived.
The mushroom pasta dish was pretty amazing. Full of flavour and delicious. My husband wasn’t so impressed with his meatballs and spaghetti which he summarised as - ‘no better than, or no worse than’ any other he had tasted. We ordered another garlic bread, which we were then informed (after a while) had been burnt, so another would be prepared. It arrived just before we finished our entrees - so really wasn’t of much use. The waiter offered us this free of charge. When the bill was presented, the garlic bread was on there. The bill was then adjusted.
We both had some of the house wine (red and white) which was very good.
Make sure you tip the full 18% (or more) - if you tip less (which we did) the waiter might challenge (you as he did us). I have to admit upon leaving the restaurant I was aghast that someone would challenge a gratuity. I actually wish I’d asked for the check back and removed the tip entirely...
Based upon our overall experience we would not return.

Thank Michelle S
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Don G, Manager at Don Giovanni Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We apologize, this is not the way we trained our staff!
We are a family owned restaurant and have people working for us from all over the world.
We are aware that tipping practice varies from country to country and we are at Don Giovanni very sensitive to that.
We would love to speak with you and make it up for you, please email us to dongiovanniny@gmail.com att: Liat

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Was pleasantly surprised....was in the mood for a good pizza and first went to John's Pizza (been there before...has become a tourist trap.....long waiting lines, overpriced drinks and food, very noisy....staff leaves a lot to be desired...then I found Don G's a block away....surprised to find a cosy, prices great, friendly ristorante with great food and nice wine list...including quality house specials....Anda (bar tender) was super friendly and service oriented

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We've been coming to Don Giovanni for 20 years each time we visit New York. It never disappoints. We've never had to wait to be seated (how do more people not know about this place?) and service is always outstanding. Atmosphere is classic Italian restaurant. I ordered the lobster ravioli and it was phenomenal. My husband got baked ziti and son got chicken parm. The one downside to our meal this time was my daughter ordered gnocchi with pesto, and unfortunately the pesto was so overwhelming her meal wasn't good. Stick with pizza or anything with marinara and you'll be very happy.

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Thank Wanda A
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Don G, Manager at Don Giovanni Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for being a loyal customer, we appreciate the feedback about the gnocchi, please keep in mind for the next time you come in, if you don't like your dish, speak with the manager and we will change it for you, without any hassle. the most important thing for us is customer satisfaction

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Was part of a school party of 23 students and 4 adults from the UK and thoroughly enjoyed our visit - service and food were both excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank mark n
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