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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrodongiovanni.com
  • Phone: (707) 224-3300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Donna Scala
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for catering questions.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our terraces are fashioned to create two separate dining areas and are the perfect venue to entertain your family, friends or business associates.

    Our fireside Terrace seats up to 45 guests. Completely enclosed and heated for winter, the French doors and garden windows are open to the Napa Valley throughout the summer.

    Our Parco Terrace seats up to 25 guests and also has outdoor heaters for those breezy evenings. It has a spectacular view of the valley’s majestic mountains and our own flourishing gardens.

    All private events are designed under Donna's direction to insure the most enjoyable guest experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Curtis Bradford (707) 224-3345

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 29
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Donna Scala’s rustic fare incorporates local fruits, vegetables, meat and fowl into traditional, fresh Italian dishes with her signature, creative flair. Freshly baked breads, local olive oil, beautiful salads, tasty appetizers and homemade pastas are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Main courses offer an array of regionally sourced and highest quality creations of chicken, steaks, burgers and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The antipasti plate was ridiculously skimpy. I believe they mentioned a 'variety' of salumi depending on availability. Only salumi was transparently sliced mortadella. The very nature of salumi is that it is available year round. Some tiny enoki mushrooms, two small slices of mozzarella and burned bread rounded out this completely inadequate appetizer at $17.00 Most restaurants serve enough antipasti to be shared by two, this was disappointing for one. We should not have paid for it. Primi piatti, well prepared and portions adequate. Didn't try secondi. Service haphazard."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "During my working life, I took prospective customers to Don Giovanni's for lunch, and the food, ambience, and service were instrumental in successfully marketing these customers. Since I retired, I hadn't been to Don Giovanni's until yesterday. Nothing has changed. They are remain one of the best places to eat in the Napa Valley. The pasta was superb and the focaccia addictively tasty. I was with an old friend whom I haven't seen in several years so we had a lot t of catching up to do. The server told us that we were welcome to stay and talk for as long as we wanted too. I am in a wheelchair now and the staff handled my seating requirements quietly and professionally. I love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "we had a great dinner here, as always. Seated outside. Our server was a young man, and he was not very friendly or engaging. But service was good. When he didn't charge us a corkage fee, we gave him a nice tip!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dining at BDG is always a pleasure. The food is wonderful and served with style, and it feels like home. I recommend it highly."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Nothing special to say other than we feel welcomed, cared for a safe at Don Giovanni."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a great lunch at bistro DG. We had a 1:00 reservation, looking forward to an outdoor dining experience on there wonderful patio overlooking the garden and fountain. Unfortunately, all the tables were occupied, accept for a 2 top but we could not sit there due to a requested reservation. We decided to wait for a table outside and have a drink at the bar. 45 minutes later we were seated. Another table at the edge of the patio opened up overlooking the grounds and Diane asked us if we'd like that table and we moved there. The lunch was wonderful, the service was great, and everyone was enjoying the gorgeous day. By the way, the table that was reserved was finally seated - 1:20 minutes later. Request outdoor dining when reserving"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "From the enthusiastic & helpful staff to the food, we had a wonderful time at Bistro Don Giovanni. Zucchini Fritti was amazing, Cesar Salad one of the best I have ever had, the Lemon Creme Ravioli delicious and our Rustico dessert of pastry with peaches and blackberries a perfect finish. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the Cirque du Soleil style water fountain with sunflowers edging the lawn around it. Great time and be sure to try the bellini!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Got a nice table outside. We had a variety of diners having gluten free, vegan and regular foods. We were all very satisfied with our foods. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food is Fantastic and atmosphere is amazing. Its a wonderful place to eat outside and the prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "As always, food was very good. Service was ok. If you are going to sit outside on the patio, be sure not to sit on the side patio tucked back in the corner. It was pretty stifling. We tried to open the shutters and the side shade so as to have some cross breeze through but when we did so we our waiter quickly came over and shut them telling us they had to remain shut because the sun would bother those sitting inside. Perhaps they should put the shades on the inside of their windows so as to not inconvenience those that sit outside. We are all paying the same price."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good food, great outdoor seating. Very peaceful for lunch."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Simply the best, you couldn't ask for anything better. The food, the ambiance, the service - it is all great. The grilled octopus appetizer was the best dish I've had in years. And don't miss the Blondie Giovanni - delicious."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We went here for an anniversary celebration at brunch-time. We sat outside in the patio. The weather was fantastic. Our servers were attentive without being in the way. We had the zucchini fries and fig &gorgonzola pizza for starters. They were both amazing. I had the pear salad and the parpadelle with rabbit sugo. Delicious!! I love this place and will certainly return. Yum!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Been coming here since they opened. Consistently good food and service"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We like to stop at Bistro Don Giovanni on our way to Yountville, North of Napa. The food and service are excellent. We don't eat a lot because we are always scheduled for a major dinner. But, what we have is always good and service is tops."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We've dined here a few times already; we've never been disappointed. Service is courteous and efficient. Food is reliable. You cannot go wrong with calamari and pizza as appetizers. Pasta is always fresh. Make sure to order the day's specials because, from our experience, they're always excellent. Reserving a table ahead ensures no wait time."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "By far the best restaurant experience we had in Napa. Open Table reservation was not only honored on time, but the hostess actually read it! She had a table set with the most amazing view. She greeted us by wishing us a happy anniversary. The service, food, and atmosphere were all superb. We had the risotto and the most amazingly prepared rib eye and arugula dish. I could go on forever, but if you're in the neighborhood, see for yourself, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Restaurant was fantastic. We were for lunch during our day of wine tasting. The sat on the patio, which was quaint (water feature in the background). The biggest problem were all of the flies that kept trying to land on our food. Other than that it was a great time. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We cancelled our French Laundry reservations for Bistro Don Giovanni's and were glad we did! The atmosphere, inside & out, the service and the food and wine were all superb. My pear drop drink started everything off well and the other two in my party liked their cocktails too. Two of us had the risotto with scallops and the birthday girl from Florida had the Chilean sea bass and we shared Carpaccio for an appetizer- all were mouth-watering excellent! We ate outside and loved the setting, lighting and heat lamps. I wish I remembered our waiter's name; he couldn't have taken better care of us and was friendly & personable. He brought the birthday girl tiramisu with a candle lit and we all sang happy birthday, a nice touch."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We loved our first dinner there. I had a grilled octopus appetizer with tender, small potatoes, olives, and pickled peppers that was one of the best that I have ever had. I have tried many variations in the past. We both asked for their homemade tagliatelle with meatballs as our entree. It was delicious! The tender meatballs were full of flavor. They melted in your mouth. When we go back, it will be difficult to ask for something else on the menu. We had a great wine to round out our meal."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We loved everything we ordered, from the carpaccio, to the chicken diablo and the rigatoni and meatballs. the desserts were amazing as well: both the tiramisu and the trifle. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Dinner at the Restaurant was very pleasant and we enjoyed it very much. Since it is in a nice part of Napa there seemed to have been a lot more patrons than we usually encounter and because of this the noise level was increased. Just goes to show that the restaurant is a popular place here in the Napa Valley. We don't live too far away and will be coming back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food!!!! Wonderful service :), service was very kind pleasant and helpful with his recommendation. Great place for family lunch or dinner, highly recommend the fig pizza and risotto"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Giovanni greeted us at the door. We were seated promptly. The staff was attentive and timely. Good view into the kitchen where everyone was very busy. The food was excellent. On my list for next time!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "After a day of wine tasting it was great to have some great Italian food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. Food is consistently good and the prices reasonable. We eat here on every trip to Napa."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I ate here three years ago and when I found myself back in town, I could not wait to return. I was not disappointed. Wonderful! The food is consistently fabulous. There were 5 of us dining and we were all very pleased with our selections. Authentic Italian food with perfectly made and cooked fresh pasta. I will crave Bistro Don Giovanni until I can return again!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "And more! What a great bistro, just outside of Napa town. Fab ambience, wonderful food, good-looking staff (sorry, but it's true) and friendly people. I first had a meal at Don Giovanni's more than 20 years ago. So happy I moved to northern California so I can enjoy this great restaurant. The pizza is special, but so is everything on the menu. Great wine list. I always leave happy!"
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "We were looking for a late meal on a Sunday night and Bistro Don Giovanni's was open! And when we arrived late to our 9pm reservation - they were still very polite! They took the time to listen to our menu "alterations" even though I am sure the kitchen staff was interested in cleaning up the kitchen and heading home. The food was delicious as always! We had the Antipasti misti, peach salad and the pappardelle! So good! Thank you Don Giovanni's for being so accommodating, polite and satisfying!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Stopped and had a late lunch with friends. Everyone's food was amazing. Favorite dish was the Handkerchief Pasta. Outstanding service and the olive oil garlic focassa was to die for had to make myself stop eating so I could enjoy my lunch. We sat inside because the outside was full request outdoors if you make a reservation. Nice place for couples or large parties. Great for both lunch and dinner never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It is to me anyway. Always fantastic in every way. I love this place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We took our niece to Bistro Don Giovanni as this is one of our favorite restaurants in Napa. We have been many times and are never disappointed. The food, service from start to finish a wonderful dining experience and a great way to celebrate a birthday."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have dined there over 50 times and it has always been elegant, delicious and fun. Just had another wonderful time with 6 friends and we all loved it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "With friends visiting Napa from Florida, I chose Bistro Don Giovanni for dinner after wine tasting. Our waitress, Heather, was awesome. We started off with the Blondie Mary, then a few apps and entrees. Everything was superb. I had the pork chop, wow! We shared a pasta with pesto which was delicious. Overall, a wonderful experience! I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service, owner pays attention and personally sees that everyone is taken care of."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is set in the vineyards of Napa. Even though it is close to the highway, one really does not hear it. We ate on the patio overlooking the fountain and had a wonderful lunch. Everything on the menu is excellent and there is a wide variety from hamburgers to a fabulous pork chop and very thin crust pizza. Our family dines here every time we go to Napa to visit."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been dining at this Bistro for many many years, this is the very first time I can use the word disappointed. I am hoping it was just an off day. Our waiter was aggressive with little tack, he rattled off the daily specials mumbling quickly, our wine serving was miniscule, almost could have been called half a glass, the fritto misto was no where near par and lacked bay shrimp, after our appetizer the waiter didn't ask if we wanted more wine although the glasses were empty by then. We will not abandon all hope but will be looking for improvement on our next visit."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "OUR RESERVATION FOR OUTSIDE SEATING WAS HONORED AND EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WINDY OUTSIDE THE PATIO WAS NOT. VERY COMFORTABLE. THE FOOD AS ALWAYS WAS EXCELLENT."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "After a day of wine tasting, my husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing evening and good food. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the waiter attentive. I had a cauliflower pasta which was delicious."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • ".Employees look rushed,creates a atmosphere of stress,walking too fast,no time to stop and assist or the simple"can I help you".Person greeting at the door was one of the only polite people that day.But I will go back,because the food was amazing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014