16 reviews of Don Giovannis in English
Keep it up!!
Came here with my wife before going to see we will rock you at The Place. It was very busy, but we didn't feel rushed and the staff were attentive,but not overly so. The food was good and reasonably priced. I would go again when going to the palace without doubt.
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This restaurant was ok. The staff were friendly and had our table ready. The food was cooked far to fast, making me think was it already pre cooked and just warmed up?? Also it ment that the meal didnt last very long giving it a rushed feeling. On a positive the food did tast alrite. If you wont the best of the best dont use this restaurant.
It’s not a chain restaurant, despite what the last person said. It used to be across the road next to the old Odeon but is now in much more sumptuous and spacious surroundings.
Visited here a couple of Saturdays back, and it was very busy and fairly noisy even for January, its clearly a very popular restaurant.
I started with bruschetta - difficult to get wrong but it was well seasoned and with plenty of pesto which I like. Main course was a fillet steak in pepper sauce with veg and a side of fries, was beautifully cooked and just pink enough to give a bit of flavour.
For pudding I had Le Cube - it’s a “cube” of what they call “partially cooked chocolate”, it’s probably slightly thicker than a mousse which is what helps it hold its shape. It was topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis and was delicious.
I’m taking a star off for problems with the bill - they’d added another table’s desserts and a bottle of wine to our bill by mistake, and it took them FOUR attempts to get it right, which spoilt the end of the meal a little, but overall it’s a great restaurant and well worth a visit.
Although it is a chain, I rather like it. It has a lovely friendy atmosphere which is not always present in Italian restaurants I find. I like the location of this particular branch. The food is of good standard,the menu could do with updating from time to time but they normally have a varied specials board. I love their bread basket and olives whilst waiting for a main. It’s a child friendly place, and as mentioned before it’s often full of yummy mummy’s or families so I would not recommend as a romantic meal out! Reasonably priced and a fantastic deli with many lovely Italian treats to take home…
Great Breakfast menu which seems to be very popular as always busy - great coffee.
I went here on Saturday for a meal and overall it was very nice. The problem I had was when we arrived, we weren’t really acknowleded and were kept waiting a little while. I got a little annoyed when people came in after us and were seen to before us. It was as if we were invisible. However, the food was very enjoyable and the service was excellent through out the meal. I recommend the desserts, they were delicious.
The restaurant moved across the road to a new premises not so long ago and the new setting is much improved. The restaurant is spacious, modern and airy making it a pleasure to eat in.
The only reason I have given Don Giovannis 4 stars instead of 5 is that twice when we have been to this restaurant in a big group the bill has been incorrect. Once they added another meal onto the bill and a second time they charged us for a more expensive wine than we had drank and were not apologetic when we pointed this out. So make sure you check your bill carefully.
Other than this the food is nice and the service is normally with a smile.
Another fantastic Italian Restaurant within central Manchester - nicely complimenting the likes of Stock and San Carlos.
This used to be in the old Elizabeth House building (about to be demolished) across from it’s new position in Peter House. In fact, food aside, the opening in this building (listed even though it’s a relatively new building) did wonders for the street scape in this end of town. It looks busy and vibrant and for this alone they should be congratulated. The previous affair looked a little '80’s Italian restaurant’ (the fake marble statues surely didn’t help) but was always very popular, especially with the work lunches.
I can imagine the look of this place putting a few people off - it’s hardly a cosy affair (wide windows facing the busy Oxford Street) but given the prices and quality of food you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not giving it a shot. It’s a gorgeous looking interior (arguably better looking than some of the hugely hyped new openings which have hit the city during the past few months).
Beautiful Italian food, much better location from the old place across the road, which was always packed fri/sat nights- enough room for more people. I wouldn’t say it’s cheap- but it’s definately not the most expensive Italian out there. Easy to get to via bus/metro or walking from MCC. There isn’t any parking at the restaurant, nearest is NCP at gmex.
A great change from ‘typical’ italian restaurants. A lovely spacious and bright interior with a lot of attention to detail. Have been here with just one other, and with a group, and always enjoyed the ambience and great service (old school respect for customers, never feeling rushed or bothered). The food is consistently good solid unpretentious italian cooking complemented by a well thought out wine list. Location is a little ‘off the beaten track’ but its worth the walk over.
I have visited Don Giovannis on many occasions over the years. The service is always very professional and friendly and the food authentic. The atmosphere is always pleasent and as previous reviewers said prices are reasonable. I’m looking forward to my next visit.
Out of all the Italian restaurants I have been to in Manchester this has to be one of the best…if not THE best.
It’s dripping in style, class and first-rate service; robbie_1981 is spot-on about the feeling you get that the staff are only too pleased to have you there. I found it reasonably-priced and all; my fiance and I shared a starter, had a main course each, a glass of wine each, I had a dessert and she had a coffee…all for £16 a head which by my reckoning ain’t bad.
Whilst other places would have been quiet on our particular Monday night, this place wasn’t…which I’m taking as a good sign of its popularity and quality.
And I bet you won’t find ‘Dyson Airblade’ hand-dryers in any other toilets, either…!
I went here on a Saturday for an evening meal and was extremely happy with the service I received. Although the restaurant was at peak time and extremely busy we were seated almost immediately and our drinks followed quite promptly. The staff seemed to be very professional and actually seemed like they were genuinely happy to be serving you. The restaurant itself is Italian and unlike many it still has a very Italian feel to it. The décor is very attractive and the large windows offer an great insight to outsiders as to what is going on it the restaurant. Before eating at this restaurant I often walked past the windows and felt a sense of style yet imagined the price would vastly be to expensive. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the price of the food was quite reasonable and well worth it. The ambience is very romantic and idea for couples looking to enjoy each other company over a delicious meal
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