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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
  • "Nice day sitting outside. Pasta bolognese was only ok. Fritto misto was great. Tricolore only OK. Server was an uninterested guy. Italian syrah has nice. Grade B."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Been here numerous times and it's always above par. We were seated immediately and had attentive wait staff. Our entree's were good however, not spectacular which was a little disappointing. We will still go back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had an amazing meal at this beautiful wine country restaurant.. The setting is lovely, with citrus & fruit trees in the garden, with a nice courtyard filled with flowers! We had a reservation and initially were given a seating inside, which is not so great, but we requested an outside one, said we should have requested when we made one, but gave us one in the intermediate patio seating area instead, so was a good compromise! The service was too slow, it took an hour for our first course to arrive, looks like our waiter may have forgotten to place our order. The food is the best part of the experience, the peach salad, lemon ravioli, risotto, margerita pizza, pannacotta and fruit crisp were absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Don Giovani's has great food and service but it's sooooo loud!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Baked chicken very good. Lemon ravioli tasted like a low calorie frozen dinner. Dessert yummy."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "we went twice in a week. Loved being outdoors; not so much indoors. Food fabulous and great service."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Noise level was oppressive. The dining room needs fabrics and/or other sound-deadening materials. Will choose another restaurant next time."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wedding anniversary dinner. We chose Don Giovanni because they never disappoint. And, they did not this evening. Dinner was great but the service was the best. I had pre-ordered some bubbly for the table to be presented as we sat down. And, they were right there. Great suggestions for dinner, even presented a small desert for us to share. All in all, a great night, great dinner, great place. We couldn't recommend it more."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We love this amazing place.. And we e made it a tradition of going for anniversary lunch each year. Thanks! Tip to new folks... The trifle is amazing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A romantic atmosphere for our 50th. The service was excellent and the food spot on. All customers, couples or groups, seemed well served. Easy to find. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "While we picked this restaurant simply due to a combination of proximity to our hotel and consistently strong reviews, we would go back for both the food and service. I can't say enough about the talents of our server Kathryn (sp?) who through excellent knowledge of the menu and wine list as well as a fantastic sense of humor engaged us in an exceptional evening. The pasta dishes we had (Pasta of the Day and the best Pasta Bolognese I have ever had) were recommended by our server and she was spot on. In addition, the fish of the day was lovely. Far and away one of the best dining experiences I have had in Napa!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal! We sat outside and it was lovely! The service was excellent and the food amazing! We hadn't been there in a while and it was as good as ever!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This place is another one of our go to places!! Sitting out on the patio or on the side area with the Fire Place while enjoying a bowl of fried olives and a Martini is just the best. The Service is always on! Many of the team have been there for quite a few years. This last visit our waiter was wonderful---never rushed and so helpful. Well be back soon!! Thanks!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A lovely place to have a late lunch! This was our second annual luncheon, and the experience was just as wonderful as last year. We dined outside on the patio, with a lovely view of the gardens and vineyards beyond. The service was outstanding - friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs. As always, the food was delectable. A nice assortment of salads and pasta offerings. But the best thing for me was was the Gluten-Free pasta options. Thank You!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Its been a few years since we've dined here and what a nice return experience. Our favorite appetizer (fried olives) was not on the menu but its always available (little secret our wait staff told us). Every item was perfect and sharing is always an option. It does get crowded and a bit noisy, but not too loud to where we had to raise out voices to speak to each other."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Fantastic as usual. Kind of a normal to stop here and have lunch on the way to the airport to head home."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I did not make this reservation & know nothing about it - Very odd. To receive this feedback questionnaire, does that mean someone showed up using my name?"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "All round wonderfully consistently delightful restaurant, attractive to both locals and tourists. Especially friendly and warm atmosphere. Fabulous pear martini's !"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • " We three all ordered the filet mignon on risotto. We asked for two of the meals to have the beef cooked well. When the plates were delivered, no questions were asked by the server as to who ordered the more well-done - all were the same - red rare. Tried to eat them, but had to send both back. Just a hassle to start the meal, and then send it back/ wait to complete the cooking. Felt the atmosphere was a bit noisy (and gratefully, we were on the outside area) and crowded inside - it was a Friday night, after all. Liked the house wine. Dessert very good - fresh peaches used. Our waiter worked hard to stay on top of things - and he even made a special olive oil/garlic/vinegar dip for our bread - he really did a good job."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Everything was great, but the risotto was out of this world! The flavored were complex, savory, and fresh. Topped with a filet, it was one of the best entrees I've had in years!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The setting (inside & out) is spectacular, as it feels as though you're in Italy. The host, usually the owner (Italian) is very gracious & hospitable. The waitstaff are polished and know the product well. We shared the Grilled Octopus with frisee, potatoes, olives & chilies ($16) and it was so good, then the Beet & Haricot Verts with avocado, fennel and Roquefort vinaigrette ($12) which was incredible. We also shared the Pollo alla Diavola, a roasted Mary’s organic chicken with a corn, bacon & summer squash ragu ($25) = AMAZING, also a side order of the Tuscan Beans ($6) and at the table added salt & pepper, olive oil and a wedge of red onion = Over The Top ( just like my Italian grandparents would do :) Go and enjoy the experience !"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Been wanting to dine here for a while. Excellently prepared food. Very good Caesar, pasta's perfect and panna cotta is out of this world. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Always consistently good. Food & service never disappoint. Staff is very accommodating. Lunch and dinner are equally good. Lively atmosphere. Just an all around great experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Our recent dining experience at Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa was like a coming home, to in-laws. We are locals, but haven't eaten there for several years. This was a birthday dinner following a concert, and location is a big part of what recommended it to us. Though we requested outdoor dining, we ended up in the patio area, which canceled out the view but met our needs otherwise, for a 7:45 reservation. The waiter was prompt and friendly without being familiar. We enjoyed our salads and entrees very much, though they were not in any way unique. I had a pork chop with green beans, and the pork was very tasty, though the beans were cooked to mushiness. Dessert was a highlight; especially the butterscotch pudding. Prices were fair."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This is my favorite Napa Valley restaurant~ always consistently good...I love the ambiance, and the great outdoor dining area, with beautiful views. The fritto misto is a 'don't miss' appetizer, the pizzas are superb, the beet and hericot verts salad is a delight, with avocado, fennel and a roquefort vinaigrette. The roasted chicken is a classic, and of course you need to finish with one of their delicious desserts- the tiramisu is perfecto! Say hi to Giovanni, he is always there with a smile to welcome you~"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This place is a Napa staple and never disappoints. From the food to decor I love everytime I dine there!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Always a favorite choice of ours, we love the food and lively atmosphere. The service staff is friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Found this on yelp with lots of great reviews. Nice ambiance and views. Service was excellent! Caesar was great and enough for 2. some unique pasta dishes that were very good. Portions on the smaller side, but the plus was, we had room for dessert and that was excellent. My Mom asked about the antipasto as a meal and was told it would be great, but it was not at all the traditional and she was very disappointed in that. Guess we should have asked more specifics about that. Otherwise, all good!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "OUTSTANDING food, good wine list, priced just right - need I say more"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Perfect place to bring friends from the east coast. They loved it and we had a great time. The weather was perfect for dining outside."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We sat at the bar, and the server there was way too cool for school My $42 steak was prepared incorrectly, and it was fixed, but the attitude was that we were really not cool enough to be there. Sorry, but not great, especially considering the prices."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We ate in the patio. Typical Italian menu. Bruschetta was wonderful, pastas were very well done but medium portions. Desserts to die for...I had a burger and it was great. Cooked to perfection. Waiter attentive but not overbearing..Great experience..Reminded me of our visits to Northern Italy..."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Bistro Don Giovanni and every time it just feels like we're walking into dinner with an old friend. The pasta dishes are thoughtful and full of flavor, the salads are fresh and healthy. On this visit, outdoor seating was available although we sat inside. Overall it feels like a very local (non-touristy) and happy experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Real authentic Italian food, this was our second visit, it was even greater experience then the first time ! We were so surprised because our first time was already extremely well :)"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Well run restaurant with very good food. Feels like party energy whenever we go. Prefer to sit outside because the room can get loud when it's full, which is most of the time and also the outdoor setting is wonderful. Excellent pastas, appetizers and main dishes. Zucchini friti are addictive -- extremely thin shoestrings of zucchini battered and deep fried crisp but not oily. Wonderful with a glass of Prosecco. Glad it's only five minutes from home."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wonderful tasty salmon, great service and closely located to Uptown where we saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Love this place and will be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been going to Don Giovanni for 15 years most of the times ordering salmon. This is the last time I will go there. My portion of salmon this time was a rip off for 28$. 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