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da Giovanni

Lincoln, Between 5th And 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-626-5800
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lincoln, Between 5th And 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the ambiance and decor of this restaurant. Our servers were friendly and attentive. My husband and I shared the garden salad which had a nice, light dressing. My shrimp scampi, unfortunately was overcooked and the sauce a little too oily for my liking. My...More

Thank Reflections
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found this restaurant through the online Carmel visitors guide and were pleasantly surprised by the quick email response to our request for reservations. After strolling the quaint Carmel alley ways we arrived at the second floor Da Giovanni restaurant and were warmly welcomed. Our...More

Thank R8506AOlindam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sort of mixed reviews. Had the chicken caprese and the polo marsala dinners. The Marsala was very good. The Caprese was very flavorful but the chicken was a bit dry and over cooked. The beans and roasted potatoes were a good blend. We also shared...More

Thank dhen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up at da Giovanni for the first time when their sister restaurant, Bistro Beaujolais, had to unexpectedly close for the night. No problem, the Maitre d', Jennifer, arranged for us to have the dish we wanted at Bistro Beaujolais, but which wasn't on...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went based on the reviews here as there is so much choice in Carmel. Slightly mystified by all the 4/5 star reviews. Sunday night so only 14 diners of a 42 seat capacity (checked their H&S notice). Greeted by waiter who was superficially polite but...More

Thank Simon V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We like sitting at the bar and visiting with the bartender, ordering a few appetizers and wine before dinner.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Centrally located among the shops & restaurants in Carmel. The butternut squash ravioli is not to be missed. It is in the most delicious light cream sauce. Nice atmosphere.

Thank EATON1
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stayed at the Heritage House, and felt this restaurant, was in walking distance. We went there 3 times, and the service went down each time. The last time was the worst. Seating was friendly enough, although, we did feel like they did not particularly,...More

Thank sirmeandt
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I decoded to have dinner one evening as I had already eaten at the two "sister" restos. Given that I dined alone, the service was outstanding and I was made to feel very welcome. The salad and main course were delicious but the dessert left...More

Thank Tinyterror
lightandmotion, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks Tiny Terror! We enjoy having you at each of our three restaurants! A five-star customer ... that's you!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We went for the first time to this cozy Italian place at the recommendation of friends and we so looked forward to the meal. We sat down and the waiter/bartender came over and rattled off the specials so quickly that no one could remember what...More

Thank boudin
lightandmotion, Owner at da Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

So sorry your experience at da Giovanni was not the best. We strive for much higher than this and clearly missed the mark during your visit. Please accept our apology and promise to try much harder when you return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln, Between 5th And 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-5800
If you like being nestled among towering pines while enjoying Carmel ocean views and spectacular sunsets, or dining at romantic tables in cliffside Mediterranean cafes, da Giovanni is your place. Firok Shield and his restaurant family operate this Carmel restaurant with careful attention to detail and a love of hospitality, offering a fusion of recipes handed down from his grandmother, such as Insalata Greca or Osso Buco. It's no wonder da Giovanni is one of the most highly recommended.
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