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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bottega Napa Valley reviews from OpenTable diners
695 reviews since May 4, 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 (456)special occasion (410)great for outdoor dining (339)notable wine list (316)romantic (297)good for groups (191)great for lunch (178)hot spot (169)neighborhood gem (130)vibrant bar scene (97)scenic view (56)great for brunch (49)kid-friendly (30)late-night find (25)Show More
  • Good food, bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was very good, but the experience was terrible. It was extremely hot inside, and we had flies buzzing us the entire meal. Our waiter never refilled our drinks, so we stayed hot and thirsty for the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    HogWino
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife had the lamb chops and I had the pork shoulder. Both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terry
    locks
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always good but very good on this visit! Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Best food I've had in the area. Everything we had was fantastic. I had the pork shoulder and after one bite was making my wife try it. Never do that. And the short rib burger she ordered was to die for. Definitely will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    jcjmcVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a lovely dinner at Bottega. Our server/sommelier, Eric, was knowledgable and engaging. He helped us select an amazing dinner and paired a wine with each course for each of us that both complimented the food and challenged our palate. The polenta under glass appetizer was unique and not to be missed. I will be craving that giant ravioli with the egg and truffles until we return to the valley. Other highlights were the lamb with fig entree and the Brussels sprout salad app. Highly recommend a visit to Bottega-- not to be missed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We really enjoy this restaurant and were pleased that prior service issues have been resolved. Not so great was the lazy omission of removing the chalaza from the yolk in the ravioli. Too bad, because it was a great dish right up to that awful bite. Polenta under glass, octopus, and all else were delicious!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Amazing food & service. I look forward to coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the charts
    David
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Exceptional. Ambiance, service, quality...perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK!
    Degustator
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Visited the restaurant with another couple for dinner after a day crusing through Nappa. In short, the food is just OK. Was not impressed with their portions nor the taste. It's wasn't terrible.......just an OK restaurant with somewhat weird presentation choices, such as, in glass jars which really did not suite the dish or compliment it for sharing (tiremessu in a jar didn't work)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The waiter made a comment to one of the diners regarding the truffle fries that I had ordered on the menu. As he made the comment, he looked at me with a smirk, and said, " The truffle fries are useless." If the waiter has a negative opinion about a menu item, he should either keep it to himself, or express to management offline away from diners. I didn't catch the waiter's name, but he was heavy set with light sandy brown hair and a moustache.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aug 27 visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were seated within 5 min of our reservation, but took 1/2 hour to get a drink and wine. My Branzino was excellent, but my wife's lamb chops were rare and blah- we cook them at home with parsley- garlic crust so much better. Appetizers were great. Overall a little too hyped and a little too big a restaurant to rate 4 stars on ambience, service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if you like italian...
    JerseyBluesVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner at Botega. I had a glass of Chiarello ' s cab and have to say it was outstanding if not a little pricy at $34 a glass. The grilled octopus was the highlight and a close second was the smoked and braised short ribs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    food was fantastic!!! the brussell sprout salad was mind blowing! who knew those little buggers could taste so great! the risotto was perfect with a mushroom sauce and the short ribs were perfectly tender! what a dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend, and after dining there I can understand way. Everyone in our party of four enjoyed their meals, as well as the interesting conversations with the wait staff. Definitely will return, and will absolutely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better choices available
    NashvilleWineCouple
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    While the food was OK, it wasn't stellar. What was really subpar was the service. It was slow and when food did arrive, it was simply dropped on the table with the server mumbling about what it was while beating a hasty retreat. Yountville has many better choices. We wouldn't go there again and would not recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely wine country dining!
    Marinfoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Love this restaurant. Capable staff, delicious food, beautiful room. Also love the seasonal changing menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great low key, casual dining!
    TravelCam2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A lovely casual option in yountville, still jolly good food & service, but a nice alternative to some of it's more full on neighbors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be a great place
    eat2bhappy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is the 3rd or 4th time my wife and I have eaten at Bottega. Every time has been excellent and the food a new experience. It is hard to choose, but everything is fresh and of the highest quality. My wife had the whole Branzino fish this time and declared it better than the same dish at Mario Batali's Esca restaurant in NYC. She also had the Octopus appetizer and it was as tender as could be. We have never been disappointed here and always find something new and exciting to try for the first time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Msnicol1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A big hit with our group. Didn't even know it was Chiarello, so that was bonus.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 year anniversary
    zjivaro
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Took my wife and friends here on a recent visit to Napa and it was as expected, stylish, Napaesquest, inviting, romantic, great service, wonderful appetizers, would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    jess
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I wanted to try Bittega on our last trip out to Napa but they were full! This time I made sure I made it a must and made reservations ahead. They are so professional as they call to confirm days ahead and are extremely accommodating to any request! The good was phenomenal and out if this world! Definitely a must to go to! Made our anniversary fantastic:) love Michael Chiarello as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    TM82VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a lovely meal at Bottega. One of the best wine lists we have ever seen, and a beautiful space. The food was good overall, some better than others. Grilled octopus starter was just ok. Caprese was beautiful and delicious - definitely a highlight. Farfalle with peekytoe crab and peas was fresh and light. Lamb entree was good. Pork entree was epic - we have never seen or had a pork preparation like that, even in Spain. Service was excellent. While we were waiting to be seated, we saw/heard the Manager address the hostess very rudely/curtly for several minutes. She even told him that we could hear him, and he didn't stop. Definitely one of the most unprofessional things I have ever seen in an upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great napa find
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was so wonderfully prepared, with the taste from each bite of the dishes was bursting with flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were excited to be dining Bottega and to celebrate our niece's 21st birthday with a special bottle of French wine from her birth year. Our experience did not live up to expectations. Our server appeared annoyed and rushed and set an unfortunate tone for the evening. We were seated at an outdoor table near a bussing station. Table would have been ok had it not been for unfriendly greeting by host and server. Sommelier was very nice but our attempts to contact him in advance and drop off wine for decanting were unsuccessful. Will not return to Bottega on future visits to wine country. Food was fine, but service was disappointing particularly for such a highly regarded restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, bad service.
    sharonbVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The porchetta was excellent, and the other food very good. Service was not; woman at front desk was unfriendly and inexact about our table. It took us forever to get an order in, receive food, etc. We ordered a bottle of wine; waiter asked us what brand of wine we had brought in from the bar. We weren't sure, as the bartender was busy, so we just asked for Pinot. The waiter thought it was one kind, but offered "to bring us clean glasses, anyway" for the new bottle. I have never had a waiter suggest that I drink out of used glasses for a new bottle of wine - inexcusable! I saw other people waiting around forever for food or for a server to notice them - I won't be back. Used to go for lunch, but then Michael Chiarello was on-site.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Met our expectations
    BigfoodogVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Many great places to eat in the Napa region but this one is a must try, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    MALN
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second visit, but a first for our friends. We had a fabulous meal! We enjoy drinks at the bar, were escorted to our table, ordered appetizers and salads to share, meals, and even a dessert or two. Everything was done with professionalism and sophistication and tasted fabulous. A definite place to return to again and again. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing dinner
    Winefoodie2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been to Bottega before, but we never sat outside or had the polenta. Oh my gosh, it was Awesome! We will definitely be back, next time for my husbands birthday in October!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    DarCVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wanted to try this place for a while: came tonight with a special out of town guest ... We shared an heirloom tomato and buratta salad that was out of this world. The polenta was fantastic and even the asparagus side was great! My friend got the pork special which was amazing! Great wine and excellent service on an incredible outdoor patio - the perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Botegga
    NJWino
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Really enjoyed dinner at Bottega. Meal was excellent - flavors were amazing. Murphy was a great waiter! Really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio dining is superb
    LoveNapaareadining
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We really having meeting friends for a jovial time on the large patio. It's fun, the food is great and always a great wine list. Super great pick!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic meal!
    Ladibugg237
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We highly enjoyed our dinner at Bottega. We started with a tuna tartare/sashimi appetizer, which was a perfect start to the meal. We followed by sharing the lasagna and the bronzini. I recommend sharing as the dishes came out separately and were a great size to share. Everything about dinner was wonderful, from the food to the view. I highly recommend this restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A total disappointment.
    Napa123VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    From start to finish, this restaurant was a complete disappointment in every way. The food quality and taste were both terrible. The flavors were horrible and poorly executed. These flaws could have been helped slightly if the food quality used wasn't as poor quality as it was.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience!
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ambiance. Impeccable service. Unique presentation of plates. Extensive wine list. Been wanting to try it for past couple of visits to Napa. Was not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family visit
    Napa99peaks1pal
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is my second visit and was supprised again with a great experience - service was very nice- food had fresh favors- pasta was perfect- thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pickyeater
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our second time here. Excellent as always. We tried for a 6-6:30 reservation but we were told there was no room. We turned up anyway at 6 pm and we were seated right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't Live Up to Hype
    gratefulveg
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We wanted to love Bottega - every review we read online praised the restaurant so we expected a really delicious and satisfying meal. Unfortunately, we found the food bland, the cream sauces watery, and the homemade pasta under-cooked. When we sent back a dish because no one at our table liked it, our waiter generously replaced it with a different dish. However, overall, our experience with our waiter was disappointing. He never made eye contact with us (very strange) and lacked the energy and warmth of the waiters we experienced at many other Napa Valley restaurants. If you want great Italian food in Napa, it definitely exists! But Bottega isn't it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian with a California Twist
    Stephanie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had an excellent meal at Bottega. The gnocchi reminded me of my Grandmother's and the short ribs were cooked to perfection. Bottega is simple food that is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat...
    Rick
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were in Napa for a family reunion, but had a night to ourselves before we left. We found Bottega and, as my title says, "What a treat." The food was superb, service fabulous, and just a wonderful evening. Hats off to Bottega!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as Always
    delicioVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Bottega, once again, provided a superior experience. The food, service and ambiance are amazing. Bottega should be a "go-to" place for anyone living in the Bay Area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet