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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
  • "Well run restaurant with very good food. Feels like party energy whenever we go. Prefer to sit outside because the room can get loud when it's full, which is most of the time and also the outdoor setting is wonderful. Excellent pastas, appetizers and main dishes. Zucchini friti are addictive -- extremely thin shoestrings of zucchini battered and deep fried crisp but not oily. Wonderful with a glass of Prosecco. Glad it's only five minutes from home."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wonderful tasty salmon, great service and closely located to Uptown where we saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Love this place and will be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been going to Don Giovanni for 15 years most of the times ordering salmon. This is the last time I will go there. My portion of salmon this time was a rip off for 28$. It must have been at least 1/2 the serving size I have had in the past."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • " My wife and I had a wonderful lunch at Bistro don Giovanni, as the Caesar salad, pepperoni pizza, and french fries were delicious and the service was most attentive. From the moment the tasty bread basket was left at our table we knew that the food would be something special. The vineyard setting combined with the food and service make Bistro Don Giovanni's an excellent choice for lunch or dinner when in the Napa Valley."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We've been here many times, enjoying the beautiful setting, excellent service, and good food. It's a bit of a trip (1.5) hours by car, but whenever we think of driving up to the wine country, Don Giovanni is our go-to spot for lunch. Our frequent visitors always find it charming..."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent, ambience is always terrific, and it's a lively bistro. The service was modestly slow, but acceptable."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Good food. disappointing service. Also, the only time in 5 weeks of eating in Napa and Sonoma that we were charged a corking fee."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Cindy was our server, she was awesome, great service, very knowledgeable about the food and wine questions, we enjoyed every last bite and each sip of wine, still a great restaurant after all these years"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I have now tried twice, and both times I was disappointed, lately the standards are not the same . I had a pizza which I have had before. This one was burnt, dry, and had very little to no flavor. I was really unhappy. I was on a business lunch so I did not send back food. The waitress was in a hurry, kind of threw the food down, and did not even ask how our meal was. It would be nice if you would have your people iron their white shirts if they are wait staff, it was all wrinkled , looked so unprofessional. I have taken clients here for years, go 7 or 8 times a year for lunch and for dinner, I will no longer recommend, or go. Too bad."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Visited and had dinner after a few year absence and really enjoyed the food and service. Will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Every time I go there, it seems to be better and better. I have never had anything but an excellent meal with lovely service and a friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Finally made it to Bistro Don Giovanni for dinner and it didn't disappoint. We ordered the specials which were very tasty and well prepared. This approach was much more pricey, not sure it was worth the price though because the ambiance is ok but nothing special and the service good but not excellent. We could also see families around us just ordering pizza and standard pasta dishes--didn't taste these though--but much more affordable. So, we would definitely return to try more of the dishes."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great for a Sunday afternoon, I had Ravioli with Lemon Sauce, my friends had the salmon, overall very good, average service, great environment, good choices."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We started with the grilled octopus. It was only second to the grilled octopus I had in Mallorca. The pappardelle and rigatoni were delicious. Katheryn was our server and did a great job."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Loved this place. Best outdoor patio in Napa! We were celebrating my husbands birthday an they made it extra special !!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Bistro never let's you down. Great service, food, ambience. A great choice!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a great meal - as always - with impeccable service. The sand dabs were very good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Bistro Don Giovanni continues to be one of the best Italian restaurants ever. Food, service and ambiance are superb."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious lunch of sand dabs. The service was excellent and the staff very accommodating. This is a favorite restaurant of mine,"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We visited the restaurant twice last week. First on Sunday night and again on Thursday night. On Sunday we were greeted (?) by the hostess and she informed us we were to be seated outside. We preferred inside and without any misgivings she informed us that it would be a thirty minute wait. I had made the reservation through Open Table over a month ago. I told a manager about the issue and we were quickly seated inside. The hostess definitely needs to work on her people skills. Everything else during both visits was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Bistro DG is our go-to for family celebrations, so we are there 2-3 times a year. The food is always creative, in season and meticulously prepared. I shared the lamb meatballs, a sufficient sharing portion of 2 large meatballs on a bed of green beans...delicious! My husband shared morsels of his grilled porch chop and again, delicious! The frito misto is consistently crunchy, hot and flavorfull. The Top Shelf Butterscotch pudding is not to be missed...easily shared among 3, but had to order the trifle too. Thank you for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Bistro Don Giovanni, a hidden from the road (you can only get to it off Hwy 29) is the # 1 local favorite restaurant. Great food. Great service. Very busy at lunch. Reservations are a must for dinner .. probably a week in advance."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "What a delightful dining experience! I take out of town guests here often and continue to be impressed by the service, the extensive menu and wine list. Having lived in Italy for 3 years, I recognize the ambiance and unique flavors. Bravissimo!!!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience! We had a lovely table outdoors with a nice view of a pool/garden. It is a family-oriented restaurant but with lots of style. Nice ambience for adults, but a casual setting where kids can roam in the garden or color on the tablecloth. Kid-friendly menu items are in addition to the regular menu that is well above average (not your local pizza joint). Everything is very fresh and cooked perfectly, and service is prompt and attentive. Will definitely return here and highly recommend it. A good value overall...excellent dining in a casual setting."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Been going to this restaurant for several years, we drive up from MARIN which only takes about 50-min usually go early for dinner as to beat traffic in both directions. The Don runs this restaurant like the pro he is his staff excells, my favaorte dish is the salmon they do not over cook it and it flakes off your fork. Jerry Francseschi"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As always, we had a lovely meal at Bistro Don Giovani in Napa Valley. The food is both a delight to the palate and beautifully served, with very knowledgeable waitstaff standing by to answer to your questions and cater to your "When Harry Met Sally" food preferences. We dined on the patio with a view of the gardens and vineyards and enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing meal. They even permitted my dog to join us on the patio and provided her with water in a lovely ceramic bowl. It's a little pricey for me for every day, but well worth it for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Always consistently good. Great menu. Excellent Italian."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "What a great setting in the heart of the Napa Valley! This restaurant is off the beaten path off of Highway 29 close to a few wineries. The ambiance is relaxing with "cloud" fountains in the courtyard that create a serene environment. The Italian inspired menu offers many selections and specials of the day. There is a full bar featuring signature drinks as well as a comprehensive wine list. They offer gluten free pasta dishes and the deserts are decadent. To get a great Italian meal in a Tuscan style setting, the Bistro cannot go wrong."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a great lunch. Petrale Sole with a caper sauce was excellent. Risotto with Short Rib was excellent. The Frito appetizer was excellent. You just cannot go wrong here; the food and service is always superb. Highly recommended !"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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