Bottega Napa Valley
Bottega Napa Valley

Bottega Napa Valley

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.botteganapavalley.com/
  • Phone: 7079451050x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am -2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm -
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Chiarello
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Kellie Magna at 707.754.4467 or email: kellie.magna@botteganapavalley.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of parking available on both side of the V-Market building.
A word from Bottega Napa Valley
Chef Michael Chiarello has returned to his culinary roots by creating seasonal farm-to-table Italian cuisine reflecting the bold flavors of Chiarello’s heritage in his signature style 1st made famous at Tra Vigne in the 90’s. An award winning chef/vintner & Food Network host, Chiarello celebrates his Italian roots and the Napa Valley with a menu echoing his long practice of using the finest locally/sustainably produced food. Located in Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, Bottega’s extensive wine list represents hard-to-find favorites of the Valley and interesting Italian selections. Chiarello restored the integrity of an old 1800’s estate by uncovering beautiful hard wood floors, timber beams, old brick walls and windows. The inviting dining room is accented with reclaimed antiques, warm fabrics and eclectic light fixtures lending to the restaurant’s old world comfort.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bottega Napa Valley reviews from OpenTable diners
713 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (475)special occasion (406)great for outdoor dining (364)notable wine list (333)romantic (275)good for groups (221)hot spot (190)great for lunch (179)neighborhood gem (149)vibrant bar scene (101)scenic view (54)great for brunch (49)kid-friendly (30)late-night find (29)Show More
  • Most excellent dining
    Tarpon
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was a great part of the Napa Valley experience we enjoyed this past week. The grounds and the dining area are impeccable as well as the staff. I had flowers sent to our table from when I made the reservation. The staff was real complementary about that touch and enjoyed the fragrances as well as my Lady and I. We will return to this establishment next year, maybe even met Mr. C!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    DcGeorgiaGalVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a fabulous meal at Bottega. The food is amazing and the ambience is bustling and fun. Our service was very aloof.. Had to literally find our waiter several times during the course of the meal but truly, the Brussel sprout salad is incredible along the with truffle fries. Definitely worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best date night
    DateNightMust
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Could not have asked for a better place to have a wonderful date. Murph was an amazing server that made us feel very special, like we were VIP's. Could not have had a better night of food and good company and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small portions.
    NestorVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was average and the portions very small. The noise was extremely loud and some of the guests close to us were rowdy and nobody from the restaurant bothered to control them.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • absolutely wonderful
    djhdjhVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    we were visiting from Texas and celebrated my husband's birthday here. food and service were wonderful. great wine list. waiter was very helpful and very good with wine selections. We both had starters, shared a pasta dish for the first course and had our own second course. Risotta of the day and the lamb were perfection. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    MidwestMPH
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Wait staff was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the menu and wine pairing. Food was amazing. Would definitely recommend a stop when visiting Napa Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday bliss
    MPboVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Took some friends for a birthday lunch...most had not been to Bottega before!!! Where overwhelmed with everything.. Food excellent, service a little slow, but all in all great day!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service cocktails and food
    Kathb
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The outdoor seating area was comfortable and well set up for privacy between tables. Food and cocktails were excellent. Service attentive. It was a real treat to be given a GF menu without asking ( had mentioned it in the reservation). Server Craig was amazing. Loved the wine too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely evening w/ great wine, food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Best Meal In Napa Valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We spent four days in Napa Valley, and dined at a number of the high profile restaurants in Yountville and St. Helena. Our favorite overall meal was dinner at Bottega. This restaurant is currently firing on all cylinders. The quality of all dishes was excellent. Extensive and well chosen wine list. Fine dining and professional service in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • susiekVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a fantastic experience at Bottega, from start to finish. When we arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation, they didn't bat an eye, and immediately took us to our table. Our server was personable and knowledgeable, elevating the dining experience. The meatballs were a memorable appetizer, cooked rare but with incredible flavor. I ordered the taglialini, and it reminded me how good pasta is supposed to be (but unfortunately, rarely is)--al dente, with an amazing meat and mushroom sugo. It was the perfect plate of pasta. The burger was also excellent. I live in SF, but am already planning a trip back to Bottega!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Rp1221
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is sooo delicious!!! Excellent wine list and excellent entrees on the menu. And the dessert was sooo good!! Highly recommend eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live2EatVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our second time here. We had calamari forr an appetizer and it was great, the squid ink spread was great. The bread and its accompaning garlic spread was great as well. My wife had the short ribs adnd I had the frutti di mare, both were fantastic. The lava cake for dessert was pretty good, but then again I am not a chocolate lover. We would definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Italian food
    AntoniaA
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been to restaurants of other celebrity chefs and they really were just tourist traps. I had to try this one since it is owned by one of my favorite chefs. I'm so glad I did. The food was fantastic! If you are in the napa area, you have to try this it... I'm happy to say that it is NOT your typical celebrity chef restaurant. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Napa Gem
    Bill
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My partner and I have been to this restaurant on several occasions. On every occasion the food has been very good. It is creative and well presented. The wine list is well thought out and not overly long or ponderous. On this particular visit the service was not up to par. We were greeted nicely and take quickly to our table (we had a reservation). Once seated we were given a menu and wine list. It took a few minutes for our waiter to introduce himself and offer a beverage. We asked for water and received that fairly quickly. The waiter did not return to the table for at least 10 minutes before taking our beverage order. Long waits were experienced between each course which we did not see occurring at other tables. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't meet expectations
    AC17
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had high expectations since Bottega was highly recommended bt the concierge of our hotel and it was so difficult to get a reservation. Also being run by famous chef we hoped it would be spectacular. However food was just average and service was barely average.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Good, not great. Appetizers were very good, but the entrees were just okay. Service was attentive, but they brought one wrong entree. Disappointing, because previous visits were much better. Unsure if we will return
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  • Food was Fantastic!
    Julie85
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was AMAZING! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for lunch or dinner. The outdoor seating was great. The service was very good. We don't normally order an appetizer, entrée and desert, but we definitely did here! The pasta dishes were great and cooked perfectly! This was a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Spectaular food, amazing cocktails and wine and best of all the service was outstanding. We were in Yountville for a week and htis was our favorite by far!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable night
    Traveller01
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It's all about the food - and it was really good, together with excellent service. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected more
    wineNdine
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was a little rushed and impersonal. The food was a mixed bag. Good tomato salad, too sour brussel sprout salad, good lamb but too thick and gummy ravioli with too little filling. Had expected more from the hype
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ToastVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food is always amazing. I have been there several times, and this was the first time that the server just seemed annoyed with everything. But that won't stop me from returning on my next visit to Napa. One of my favorite restaurants!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Outstanding food and exceptional service. Will go again and again.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner
    Foodie912
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The braised short ribs were excellent! Found a tasty bottle of our favorite wine for a fair price. Expected a better caprese for such a widely known Italian restaurant. Loved the complimentary Parmesan spread for bread. All in all a delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    tomuchtravelVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent! Every aspect... Excellent! Service was outstanding! Server had a deep knowledge about ingredients and taste characteristics. Wine list was excellent and well priced. Management was attentive and actively involved in the whole production. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    0524
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service are outstanding. Portion size is perfect. Not too much, not too little. Presentation is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service not great
    Luvfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Otherwise would be a 5. Sat for about 40 minutes waiting for drink order. Sat another 20 minutes before waiter came to take order. Waiter not attentive tax all till time to order dessert and bring check.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong
    missusb702
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Enjoyed a dinner to celebrate wedding anniversary. Service attentive and professional. Food was expertly prepared, tastefully plated, and so flavorful. All entrees sounded so wonderful, was a bit difficult to decide what to have. Had the lamb rack prepared as suggested by waiter, even though when appeared it was rarer than I liked. Was not disappointed; it was tender and just firm enough and the polenta it was served on was smooth as silk. Husband had the "falling of the bone" (literally) short ribs. Only disappointment was that a wine we had there previously was no longer offered. Understand, tho, that with so many fantastic wines available, they have to keep their wine list current.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottega Delivers
    jimnany
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was the 4th time we have eaten at this restaurant and it was enjoyable every time. Always hard to get into but not impossible. Make reservations a week + in advance. Wait staff have always been on top of their game and the food was also very good. Not an overly large, but adequate menu with several interesting items. It might be a bit sophisticated for young children but there have been children there on most occasions and nobody was bothered or seemed to react negatively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Thomas
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came in with high expectations but came away disappointed. The food was very good but not exceptional. The noise level was loud enough to bother us-- background music was noisy and too disco. The service was good but we felt a bit rushed
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups
    RSFTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came with a group of 12 and were treated to the private wine cellar dining room. The bread with Parmesan was delicious, and we enjoyed the charcuterie board, the tomato salad, octopus, salmon risotto, bolognese pasta, short rib cheeseburger and many other dishes. Great service, good iced tea, tasty fare and a cool dining room. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bottega
    FoodaliciousVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Luv Bottega! My husband and I had the Grilled Short Rib Cheeseburger for lunch. I think I heard angels singing when I took a bite! It was AWESOME. Go & order it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but a little loud...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We loved the food and wine. Overall ambience, style, and setting was wonderful. Unfortunately, the set up makes it very difficult for a party of two to enjoy a conversation when seated next to or near large groups (those of 6 or more). We were not the only two top that felt the noise volume was a little over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bottega
    catfish
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's a happening place. Always delicious - never been disappointed in food or service. My only complaint is the noise level - very loud, but not sure what can be done to improve it. It's a world class establishment that I've never grown tired of. Great place to bring out of town guests. I do have one suggestion which is lowering the corkage fee for us locals - it's steep!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dineatBottega
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server, Ed, was great. The menu is very creative and food is delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Cam77
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Beautiful place. Pretentious waiter couldn't be bothered with us, it was 9pm and must have been past his bedtime. Food inconsistent. Appetizers very good.. Try polenta under glass. Pastas over cooked over seasoned. Skip the farfalle and raviloa. Risotto very tasty . Chicken was OK. Go to dunkin donuts for dessert if you want zeppoles, theirs are better. Oh and be prepared to be told the correct way to eat them.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fair, would not revisit
    gardenfoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food was ok, so many better choices in the Napa Valley. Would have a higher rating if it was located in a suburban town. Waiter did not do anything to add to the experience. Was a little impressed with himself. Would not recommend or revisit unless a friend dragged me there.
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  • Very disappointed
    ALC1986
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband and I were so excited to eat at Bottega while in Napa, but were sadly very disappointed. The ambiance in the restaurant was fantastic, but the food and the service were lacking. My husband ordered the duck and it was extremely dry. I ordered the gnocchi for my main course and it was bland. Also, service was very slow. We were at the restaurant for 1 1/2-2 hours and only ordered 2 courses of food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Bottega is not the same. Polenta under glass is a much smaller portion and lacked a vibrant taste. The cavatelli dish was uninspiring and would have been chopped on the Food Network. Our waiter was not attentive and looked like he just crawled out of a bar. Michael is not bringing his A game at Bottega.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Cal-Italian Experience
    LarryTVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello's flagship, the food here marries together the best of the old and new world seamlessly. Nice sized portions, well prepared and well presented. Certainly worth a visit. The Tiramisu is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate