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Don Giovanni

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18 Bouverie Road West, Folkestone CT20 2SZ, England
+44 1303 850962
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 18:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My girlfriend and I visited Don Giovanni's on a Friday evening. We were greeted warmly and ushered to our seats with menus. The restaurant was warm, clean and tidy. My only complaint about the atmosphere was that modern music was being played. I would have preferred authentic Italian music to add to atmoshpere but that might just be me. We... More 

1 Thank LawrenceofCanadia
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The service was poor, not very friendly staff. The food was plain and lacked flavour. The steak was chewy and didn't look very appetising. I wouldn't go back again

Thank le1994
Level Contributor
37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to this restaurant using a deal and were more than satisfied. Food was freshly prepared and of a good quality. Drinks were reasonably priced. Good choice of set meals and overall good value.

Thank invictagunner
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice quiet place where it's possible to talk, or as I did, enjoy a good book while waiting for an excellent meal. I had Bruschetta as a starter. The bread was crisp and light, and the tomatoes were surprisingly tasteful. The main course was Lasagna and it was just as Italian as it should be, and the house red wine... More 

Thank Morten_Oslo
Hawkinge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I'm normally very generous with my reviews but can't seem to stretch to that on this occasion. Have visited this restaurant once before and wasn't sure about it so decided to give it a second chance, now wish I hadn't. Ordered mushrooms for starters which were overlooked and dry with a lot of greasy oil poured over them. In fact... More 

Thank Smurfsty
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My hubby and I ordered pizza to eat in their outside eating area, which I imagine is for warm days only. It was absolutely lovely. I have been there several times and definitely will be returning. Gorgeous real Italian food, great service and a lovely ambiance. I definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Londongirl011
Billingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went to the 1st choice restaurant but it was closed so though we would try here instead and it was a good choice. The staff were friendly, the clientele all seemed to be returning customers or regulars which is always a good sign and I enjoyed the rather large pizza

Thank Dave P
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It could have been better. The first courses were great, and drinks arrived within seconds of ordering. The main course of a filet steak served with a mushroom and wine sauce topped with parma ham was good...BUT the steak was too chewy for filet. It was either not filet or the butcher had let the restaurant down. Also, the Chef... More 

Thank Sjh1967
Ulm, Germany
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Folkestone isn't exactly rich in good eateries... or so we found. A nearby Mexican proved to be closed, and according to another couple wandering the area, was hardly the only establishment where this was the case. We felt slightly uncomfortable walking past closed establishments during the early evening hours. And there was Don Giovanni. It was open, the interior is... More 

Thank DerKastellan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

this is the closest decent restaurant to our house, and the family running it are so friendly, that we have adopted it as our 'local' We would eat there anytime, and can always be assured of a great traditional Italian meal, and a great price

Thank Roger J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bouverie Road West, Folkestone CT20 2SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 850962

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?