Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
This is a greast place! WonderfulThis is a greast place! Wonderful from the innovative drinks to the fresh and beautifully prepared food!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent overall experience.Excellent overall experience. Food was incredibly good and service personable, attentive and professional.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my boyfriend to NapaI took my boyfriend to Napa for an overnight to celebrate his birthday. Our dinner at Bistro Don Giovanni's was a wonderful end to a wonderful day. The food was outstanding and so fresh. Our waiter was wonderful and attentive but not too attentive. I mentioned it was my boyfriend's birthday and he placed a candle in the piece of decadent cake we shared for desert? I would go back the next time I was in Napa.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe actually dined on EasterWe actually dined on Easter Sunday. Were seaeted promptly and ever so politely. OUr server was delightful. There were some mix ups with our food arriving on time, but the management gave us desserts on the house and everyone was so apologetic. This is truly one of our favorite restaurants, and we've dined there consistently for 20+ years. The food is always so fresh, so beautifully presented and the staff so kind and accomdating. Not even a mix up on one of the busiest days of the years could mar our love for Don Giovanni!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious, relaxed, pretty.delicious, relaxed, pretty. good bottles of wines from highway 29, for $29. the view is gorgeous and the vibe is not too pretentious.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCame highly recommended fromCame highly recommended from several friends and BDG did not disappoint. The table had burger ("best burger ever"), seafood pasta (fresh) and I had beef carpaccio and beet salad. Simple yet elegant. Well done! Loved the patio dining at lunch.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came to celebrate EasterWe came to celebrate Easter early with the college kids. Amazing food amazing people.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCleaned Our PlatesEach one in our party of 6 enjoyed a different entre after sharing the must have calzone and a variety of salads. Not a crumb was left behind as each entre was outstanding! Service was above and beyond. This restaurant is a must whenever in the area!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this restaurant. LikedLoved this restaurant. Liked the fact that the portions were decent, more than enough. Loved our pizza, the Caesar salad was crisp and the dessert to die for. We also loved the coffee as sometimes restaurants skimp on good coffee. Not here. Thanks for a great dinner. We will definitely come back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlone on business in Napa,Alone on business in Napa, this was a great find. Would love to return with my wife, I know she would enjoy it as much as I did.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dinner in NapaFood was amazing, service was great, cute place. Would totally go back. My boyfriend and I shared a couple plates.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMwaiter was very knowledgeablewaiter was very knowledgeable about menu- he described it in a way that made if think we were tasting the food.
We arrived for 5:30 dinner- the waiter ( I think his name was Len) was a treat3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOver the years, my husbandOver the years, my husband and I have been regular customers at Bistro Don Giovanni. It is our "go-to" restaurant and we love to bring friends with us. The food is always beautifully prepared. I especially enjoyed the spaghetti with clams preparation on the current menu. My waistline only wishes that your bread wasn't as good. It's a temptation that I can't resist.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatWe ate early because we took my 94 year old Aunt. It was easy to get her to her seat and they were very accommodating. Food was delicious!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our second visit:We enjoyed our second visit: the hostess was so kind in welcoming us that afternoon;, and we found our waiter to be very charming.
While our lunch was good, we especially loved the meyer lemon souffle cake; so much that I came home and was able to find the exact recipe! It may show up on my Easter dinner menu!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to D G's on manyI have been to D G's on many occasions. It is always a good experience. We generally do lunch so the highlights of the area can be enjoyed. One thing I am looking forward to is the right temperature for al fresco dining.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrong with diningCan't go wrong with dining at Bistro Don Giovanni. Our favorites include the Ravioli with Lemon Cream sauce (though this time it was a little less lemony than usual) & their Margherita Pizza. Always too full for dessert, though one day we'd like to try them.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience.We had a great experience. Food was great, service was great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always!Delicious as always! Very attentive wait staff. From the unique bar drinks to the appetizers to a beautiful meal, both visually & tasting. We had a variety of entrees ~ from fish to beef, the entrees were so flavorful. The specials were amazing.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the BEST restaurantsOne of the BEST restaurants in Napa. All the locals know this is THE place to go for great food and great service. The menu changes all the time.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNapa Valley GemThe food was stellar, the setting gorgeous, and the Tuscan waiter charming. Lunch at Bistro Don Giovanni was a perfect introduction to a beautiful afternoon in the Napa Valley.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is always aThe food here is always a treat. From simply fabulous pizza to pastas and entrees, the fresh quality and precision of each element is wonderful. And it is hard to leave room for dessert, but I always try to.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though I live in Napa,Even though I live in Napa, I always bring my out of town guests to Don G's. They love the food and the atomsphere and the outside dining.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDon GiovanniI love Don Giovanni! I always have the best dining experience at this Napa Valley gem! The food is fantastic and the service is outstanding!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed your restaurant.Really enjoyed your restaurant. Professional (but not snobby) help - great salad (Caesar) and dessert (Pear and Rhubarb crumble). Very pleasant outdoor dining. Of course, being from Chicago, we also found your March weather to be a tad better.
Mike and Peggy Kent3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a group of 6 for LunchTook a group of 6 for Lunch and had a great time as usual. We were running a little late for our reservation but called ahead and the restaurant was more than accomodating. The ambience is fun for larger groups and may be too noisy for some in the main restaurant vs on the patio.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNEVER FAILS TO DELIVER!This has been one of our favorite restaurants in the world for many years. The food, wine, ambience and service are excellent. Our group consisted of eight people who have traveled to Italy many times...one person is a native born Sicilian.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, charming & elegantA resplendent setting convenient to "wine way" and a great stop just north of downtown Napa. While we waited a few extra minutes for our table (even though we had a reservation) it was worth it. We were on the patio under the trellis. Quaint yet elegant. It didn't hurt that our waiter was Italian from Pisa and 100% charming. The food is mouthwatering delicious and the service was attentive, and very friendly. We cannot wait to go back. Don Giovanni's will be a regular stop for us on our Napa excursions.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten here often,We have eaten here
often, and it is always a wonderful experience.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Value in the Wine CountryBistro Don Giovanni can be relied upon for well prepared, reasonably priced rustic Italian food. If you like Italian and you're concerned about the "quality to price" ratio, Giovanni is the best deal in the Napa Valley. Sevice is friendly - although it can get so busy and the room is often so full of "regulars" - that a "newbie" can feel a little ignored. The room is pleasant - but if the weather is good, seating outside will be at a premium.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's always wonderful! MyIt's always wonderful! My favorite in the Napa Valley known for expertly prepared Italian food (including pizza), great cocktails and a lovely setting.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFive Star Rustic Italian FoodHo hum! Another day, another outstanding meal at Giovanni!! What's not to like about 5 star rustic Italian food at 3 star prices? Take it from me, my wife and I have eaten at every restaurant in the Napa Valley, (and I mean, ALL of them), and the "quality to price" ratio at Giovanni is the best in the Wine Country, (although the wine list is not necessarily a bargain). Service is warm and friendly and the room is pleasant - although it can get crowded at peak times and VERY noisy. When the weather is good, the outside seating - with a view of the vineyards - is at a premium.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the long-time restaurantsOne of the long-time restaurants in Napa Valley. Not one misstep. Our lunch was wonderful.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBDG is a Napa Valley traditionBDG is a Napa Valley tradition and I always enjoy my visits. The food is outstanding and it feels like home. I would go every day if I could!1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian food at a Fair PriceMy wife and I eat at Giovanni's once or twice a month - and have for about 25 years, (we go back to when Dona and Giovanni Scala opened up the original Piatti - just up the road in Yountville). Try as I might, I can't ever remember a bad meal. Giovanni's serves 5 star, rustic Italian food at 3 star prices, (house made pasta, thin crust pizzas, grilled meats and fresh sea food). The wine list is long and fairly priced, (ah gee, they seem to have takin' Screaming Eagle off the list). Service is warm and friendly. The room is pleasant - although it can sometimes feel crowded and it can get VERY LOUD.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AMAll five entrees ordered byAll five entrees ordered by my group were delicious, as were the appetizers and salads that we ordered beforehand. The waiter was outstanding, in fact one of the best I have ever had. Desert was also wonderful, completing a most enjoyable lunch with terrific wine.
We will definitely return to eat more of that incredible pizza, lamb stew, and roasted chicken!12/23/2012 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints.You have so many choices in Naoa, so why choose Don Giovanni? Consistently excellent Italian food, casual but expert service, a lovely porch on warm days, a lovely fireplace on others. We have been coming back again and again for nearly 20 years. Don Giovanni never disappoints.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AM