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da Giovanni

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Lincoln, between 5th and 6th, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-626-5800
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

With more than 100 restaurants in a six-block radius, choosing a restaurant in Carmel can be difficult. This should be at the top of your list. We started with a lovely tomato soup (hit the spot on an unseasonably chilly night). My husband had sand dabs, expertly prepared with a lemon caper sauce (It turned out to be his favorite... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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212 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a Delicious Restaurant. You can find good seafood with good past and some classical dishes as well

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Near Boston
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Ended up here on a whim. I have food allergies (gluten and seafood) and it can be a bit of a challenge to find a restaurant that has a menu that doesn't just offer me salad or steak. By far the best italian meal I have had out since having to go GF. They have a GF pizza crust and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stopped here because it looked very charming and it was dog friendly. Seating was outside and a lovely breeze was blowing. The meal of fettuccine was amazing and the bread offered before the meal, great. Two spits of sparkling wine later we were pleasantly full and ready to go. Outstanding service... Definitely would go back!

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Berkeley, California
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Being Italian, I'm particular about my country's food. Staying in Carmel not far from this restaurant, my sister and I decided to give it a try. Was pleasantly surprised by the delicious repast we indulged. So good was this, we returned a few evenings later.

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Pleasanton, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Warm and friendly setting upstairs. Service very good. Fresh seafood & pasta. One of three sister properties (and the original).

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Maitre'd was brilliant nothing was too much trouble. Food fantastic a lovely evening full of humour, staff made a fuss of local people and visitors alike. This was the meal we enjoyed the most during our 10 days on the Pacific Coast Highway

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Belper, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on the off chance and so glad we did. The service was spot on, we ordered beers, a shared starter of garlic bread and a risotto and ravioli for mains. We also had some bread and oil dip to accompany it. Was very impressed, reasonably priced and lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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Derby, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We had just arrived in Carmel, finally found a parking space outside Eastwood House and opposite was Giovanni We were welcomed in and seated, told the specials and asked for drinks. There were lots of options to choose from on the menu. My wife had the Crab Ravioli and I had the sweet coconut shrimp over Risotto. Both were delicious.... More 

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Redding, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

You must climb up outside stairs to the 2nd floor restaurant. The restaurant is large enough not to be crowded and have private conversations. Cloth tablecloths. Above average wine selection. This is a place where you want to eat the vegetables as well as the entre'. Pleasant atmosphere, attentive wait service, we usually go early so have the dining room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?