Mountain View restaurant serves free Thanksgiving meals

About 1,500 people will be served a free Thanksgiving dinner at a Mountain View restaurant’s 25th anniversary dinner Thursday.

Ristorante Don Giovanni’s owner John Akkaya will serve dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 235 Castro St.

Everyone is invited to the meal, which will include 100 turkeys, the owner’s daughter Dilan Akkaya said.

“Not everyone has a family they can go visit or has the money to buy themselves a nice meal on Thanksgiving,” John said in a statement. John’s motive is to give to people who have less.

Meals will be served on first-come, first served basis.