Bottega Napa Valley
The entire experience is understateThe entire experience is understated perfection. The waiter, Dan, never missed a beat and yet never intrusive. We celebrated an anniversary and "dined" for almost three hours and never did anyone hurry us. Food was amazing...taste, portion and uniqueness memorable.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMind-blowing cuisineWhen you think you've been everywhere and tried everything, it's time to let Bottega blow your mind with flavors you didn't know were possible. Each dish was simply amazing and incomparable to anything we've had elsewhere. Yet it's not elite or snooty -- We're talking everyday-sounding items. This place makes culinary heaven out of gnocchi, for example. We can't wait to go back and try more dishes.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMRaviolo"The Boom"Every time that we travel to Napa we have to stop at Bottega either for lunch or dinner, and I have to order de Raviolo,is something to die for. The texture is perfec, The flavors, o my I have to go back just remembering.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful LunchOur lunch was very good. Both the appetizer and the entree prepared expertly and presented smoothly. We had a wonderful dining experience.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta portions were largerPasta portions were larger than expected. This was a pleasant surprise. The meat dishes were cooked perfectly. Excellent wait staff.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was creative, beautifullyThe food was creative, beautifully presented, and tasted great. The service was excellent. I don't know how they managed to deep fry a soft boiled egg, which was served on a bed of asparagus and ham. It is their version of "Green eggs and ham". I have it every time I come to Bottega, which is every time I visit Napa, and never get tired of it. The grilled octopus was sumptuous, as was the pasta fritti, which we tried on this visit. HIghly recommended to anyone who visit the area.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in valleyAlong with mustards this will always be on the must have list6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experienceWe had a great experience at Bottega. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Great outdoor space for drinks and dinner. Great, friendly service.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAhh the BottegaGreat everything! We arrived 45 min early, but they seated us immediately. The food is to die for, and the wine list is surperb.
We could not ask for more.
Thanks for the wonderful dinner!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, the server was right!Our excellent server (who could answer all of my husband's questions for how each oil or sauce was prepared) suggested the chef's signature braised short ribs dish and he was SPOT ON. It was fantastic. We'll be back!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to spotGreat all around spot in Napa Valley. Vibrant atmosphere, excellent service, and very flavorful food. Will definitely go back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOver the top!Incredible service-- from the gracious and graceful hostess to our helpful and friendly waitress to the knowledgable wine steward. Every single dish we ordered was over the top in taste, presentation, freshness. My sister, who has eaten all over the world, said it was the best restaurant meal she has ever eaten. The ricotta gnocchi was divine-- little pillows of airy deliciousness. (Nothing like their homely gummy cousins that we have all eaten.) Shaved brussels sprout salad-- OMG. Next time we will try to save room for dessert. We highly recommend Bottega!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJust like Tuscany...it was an absolute throwback to Italy. The Wines were amazing, the Carbonara filled with flavor, and Raviolo was the size of a pancake. Wonderful...6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceFrom appetizer to dessert Bottega continued to impress me. We had amazing Habachi crudo, amazing short ribs and continued with tasty amazing food. To top it off, Chef Chiarello came by and made an appearance. Excellent restaurant for any occasion.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBottega did not disappoint!Being a fan of Michael, I was very much looking forward to our visit to Bottega. Our visit was part of our honeymoon week in Napa Valley. The food was amazing from start to finish. The wine list was outstanding. The service was impeccable. Our only complaint was that it was loud, so the ambience wasn't as good as other Napa dinner establishments. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, but it was difficult to talk to each other. I will visit again, but probably not if I am looking for a romantic dinner with my husband.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic dining experienceWe went to Bottega to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a great choice. The food was outstanding, as were the service and the ambience. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helped us with our choices. The price was reasonable for a gourmet experience. We plan to go back, even though it's 90 miles from our home.
Highly recommended.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE. BEST. SHORT RIBS. EVER.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this place. We shared the polenta under glass appetizer, the bucatini e pepi pasta and the short ribs. Lots of lovely red wine to wash it down, and a molten chocolate cake to finish it off. This is a very attractive room, with lots of glass, brick walls, high ceilings and great lighting. I will definitely go back.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Restaurant was great!! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. It was truly a great experience, plus we are big fans of Michael Chiarello.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNot the usual Italian inspiredBottega despite the Italian name is not the usual Italian restaurant. It has ingredients and recipes that are common in the Italian cuisine but they are used in a new, interesting and refreshing way. Love the "quartino" idea for the wine portions... clever and give you the opportunity to share. Love the ambiance with the old bricks from the warehouse it use to be and he Murano chandeliers.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMArrived for our 5:15 reservationArrived for our 5:15 reservation and the place was already packed so they must be doing something right. We have our favorites on the menu and we ordered them all. Just as good as they ever were. Excellent meal!
Service was excellent but they forgot to acknowledge a birthday even though they were told a number of times.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNapa Valley WinnerThis was our first visit and it won't be our last. Everything we ordered was spot on. Great wine offerings. Attentive service... but not too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother bucket list: check!I can't imagine I'm writing anything that's "news" to folks who have been here, or anyone that knows the name Chiarello, so I will simply say this was the best meal I have ever had, and that's not an exaggeration! The food was sublime, from the appetizers to dessert. The attention to detail, the flavor profiles, the beautiful presentation all executed flawlessly left us in a state of bliss! We waited a long time, and saved our change to be able to dine here! It was worth every penny and calorie! Thanks chef Michael! Can't wait to try Coqueta in SF!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBottega Napa is a must!Beautiful restaurant in a lush green setting in Yountville. Food was great! It is a must!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBottega is a must!This was an awesome dining experience and surprisingly a down to earth atmosphere, not crazy fancy! Our waiter was so attentive and very knowledgable of the menu! The food was amazing and so creative. I loved every course including the green eggs and ham and chocolate souffle! Bottega has a great ambiance too- very romantic! I would highly recommend this restaurant!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice but over -ratedI was anxiously looking forward to trying this reknown restaurant. While the food was great and the atmosphere beautiful, I was underwhelmed by the entire experience. Food portions were very small.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood valueNot only great food, but also good value for the money. They pay attention to the details in the food prep and service and it shows.
The waiter made a great effort to make us feel welcome. Nothing snooty about this place.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals ever!!This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had!! From the staff that greets you, to the atmosphere (the restaurant is located on beautiful grounds), outdoor dining, food presentation, the food itself and the service, it was fantastic!! I highly recommend it!!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dining experience.Awesome dining experience. Staff was attentive, but gave us our space. Beautiful, comfortable space, perfect for a special night out.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. I've enjoyedThe food was great. I've enjoyed the good everytime I done here.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food...above averageExcellent food...above average service! A wonderful restaurant for a special occasion or just for a great experience.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing and our waiterFood was amazing and our waiter was very efficient and kind. However the runner would try to take the plates out of the table while you were still eating, and it was very annoying...5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMight be the best meal of my lifeWe went to Bottega to celebrate a birthday/anniversary. We had tuna cured over pink Himalayan sea salt. It melted immediately when it hit your tongue. We shared green eggs and ham but this was no Dr. Seuss dish. Caramelized prosciutto wrapped asparagus with a crispy soft cooked egg had our mouths watering.
I had black garlic spaghetti with head-on prawns, mushrooms, tomatoes with a citrus flavor with bonito flakes to add a rustic flavor to the dish.
He had smoked, braised short ribs served with polenta and an espresso dolce glaze. They were cooked to perfection and fell apart when you touched them with your fork. Absolutely amazing! We finished our meal by splitting fresh meyer lemon zeppolis!
Go to Bottega - it won't dissapoint!!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLimited menu but delicious.Limited menu but delicious. This is a popular restaurant so make your reservation early. Don't expect to walk up and get a table. Eating outside is a treat and not as noisy.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food!We come to Bottega for their delicious food on our annual trip to Napa. It's the best meal we eat all year and I'm already looking forward to next year!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs expectedThis was our first time at Bottega and it lived up to expectations! The pace of the lunch was relaxed and food outstanding.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAll good ...Our meal was excellent ... our "very" experienced waiter made alot of difference to our evening. But the food was uniformly delicious ... my husband couldn't stop commenting on how good his seafood stew (or cioppino or whatever) was ... he LOVED it. I had the 1/2 size bucatini black pepper carbonara ... perfect amount for me and so tasty. We split the chocolate lava cake (the Bottega version was miles ahead of most I've had). This was our second time dining at Bottega and I wouldn't hesitate to go a third time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTotal Lived Up to the HypeSo, I have been hearing for months about how great Bottega is down in San Francisco. I have had a lot of difficulty in just getting into the restaurant. Often times, I am skeptical of hype, especially with so many great restaurants in the area. THIS PLACE is LEGIT. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. They even let me tie my dog up outside and gave me water for the pooch. Get the Polenta under glass, I know everyone says to get it, but its that good. Meatballs were wonderful too. Had 2 appetizers and 2 pasta dishes and was 100% full (I am usually always hungry leaving restaurants). Go to Bottega!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoriteConsistently great food and great dining experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderfulFrom the bread to the dessert. I will definitely go back the next time in Napa.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at Bottega,We had a great time at Bottega, its a beautiful place and a service was really kind. The chef surprised us with a tasteful meal, full of new flavours!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Italian diningAll I can say is the ricotta gnocchi brought a tear to my eye when it arrived at the table....incredible little pillows of goodness! Everyone enjoyed their food and drink beyond expectations!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a late lunch at BottegaHad a late lunch at Bottega on Sunday. Requested and had an outside booth. Two of us had the gnocci which was made with
ricotta and were like pillows of air. One of the best I've had. Restaurant is owned by chef Michael Chiarella.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choiceWhat a wonderful restaurant. Top notch from begining to end.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, but overhypedHad heard great things about this restaurant, but while the food was pretty darn good, the service (our waiter in particular) was lacking.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and serviceBottega has wonderful food and service. We had the pleasure of having Murph as our server. He was fun, made great recommendations and kept us entertained.
I would recommend Bottega for any occasion. It's a great restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall plate, but over all goodService is outstanding. Small plate of food but this is fine dinning so it is ok. The only problem are the Crudo is very thin slice on a block os sailt. It was way too sailty.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFine FoodTHANK YOU Bottega for making this evening enjoyable for both of us. The Bear Flag Revolt cocktail was a bit too much "spanked with basil" but presented beautifully. The brussell sprout salad was a bit dry but the server quickly exchanged it with the asparagus which was amazing!! We had our reservations for 3 months but were nor asked if we
preferred seating outside on the patio or inside. We were seated inside at a table less than 4 feet from another table of some rather loud people. Once they left we were better able to talk. Overall, the food was delicious and the experience was exceptional. We had two drinks, two appetizers, two entrees and two sides and one dessert for less than $150! Can't beat that for this type of restaurant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely worth a visit or 10There's nothing I can criticise here! Food, wine, service and atmosphere all top notch. The pasta was so good and the desserts too. I'm coming back to Yountville just to eat here again!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to dine. For foodiesGreat place to dine. For foodies and food network fans, will not disappoint. Appetizers are phenomenal. Also great variety in entrees. The service was spot on. I had soft shell crab and risotto. Love well seasoned food but a little too much salt for me. Wonderful wine list and specialty drinks. Overall great experience.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVacation TreatAs one who enjoys fine dining, I was treated to another great experience of a Top Chef Master and team. Michael Chiarello has excelled at Bottega with an exciting menu. The Saffron Risotto de journo was fabulous and the Tiramisu was a perfect end to the meal. I also enjoyed the Tapas at his Coquetta restaurant in San Francisco. Only disappointment was not to have met Chef.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM