Bottega Napa Valley
Bottega Napa Valley

Bottega Napa Valley

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.botteganapavalley.com/
  • Phone: (707) 945-1050
  • 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bottega Napa Valley reviews from OpenTable diners
718 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (525)special occasion (396)notable wine list (355)great for outdoor dining (353)romantic (284)good for groups (234)hot spot (231)great for lunch (185)neighborhood gem (163)vibrant bar scene (105)scenic view (56)great for brunch (40)late-night find (36)kid-friendly (19)Show More
  • Bottega: the best meal every time
    Prgirl10VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Michael Chiarello's Bottega delivered (again) for the best meal of the week!!! An amazing 5 courses and the best Irish waiter in the state -- who made everything on the menu sound so amazing we had to order it. YUM! Coming back Friday for lunch before heading home it's THAT good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottega
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The great thing about this restaurant is that the menu is full of items that you do not find at every single other restaurant. Creative dishes, elegantly prepared and the service is superb. No rushing, lots of insightful help from patient waitstaff. Really a great dinner. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't take kids as there is zero accommodation.
    JohnB
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    They have chocolate and milk, but a 4 Star kitchen "unable to make chocolate milk for my 3 year old, despite sending $$100's. Broken high chair for 1 year old. Slow service and unapologetic. I have been to Bottegga at least 10 times. I won't be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Slight let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I had high hopes for Bottega because I heard so many wonderful things about it from friends and online reviews. I came here for a late lunch with a group of friends for my birthday and was unimpressed. The restaurant itself is very beautiful and Tuscan inspired but the food was just okay and extremely pricey for what we got. My group of 9 people had shared appetizers and each ordered an entree and it came out to about $50 a person for lunch. The appetizers were very tiny and many people didn't even get to taste some of the items. Lunch portions were also small and even the smallest eater at our table finished her plate. I feel that we would have had a better lunch experience across the street at Ad Hoc.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining in Napa Valley
    Gooberguy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was our first visit to Bottega which was recommended by my son who visits Napa Valley on a regular basis on business. We were happy with the ambiance, decor, and certainly the food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frankie
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was excellent in a nice surrounding. The service was great with good suggestions. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Bruna
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    A comida é incrível. Entrada pedimos o polvo (que desmancha na boca) e a burrata, muito boa e bem temperada. Prato principal massa com vongole,, incrível e uma outra massa. Tudo estava maravilhoso, fresco, atendimento impecavel!!2 entradas + 2 massas + 1 garrafa vinho= usd 120 ( sem gorjeta). As carnes são um pouco mais caras!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Norm
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Service was outstanding and dinner was great as always. The Polenta under glass is one of my favorites. The Short Ribs were outstanding as well. The gelato for desert hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and cosy restaurant
    KFLfromHK
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great foods and cosy environment especially with the fire places all around. We particularly like the whole fish and short ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at Bottega is incredible.
    SFGirl
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Starting with the Aspargi cabonara appetizer to the freshly made pasta and the molted lava cake, everything at Bottega is delicious. This was my second time at the restaurant and they never disappoint. The food is incredible, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is pleasant. I highly recommend Bottega.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment!!!
    Blavelle
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Disappointment. This place only lives on its owner's fame. The wait staff is young and not knowledgable. The food is okay but definitely not great. Don't waste your time.
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  • Not what I expected
    Shirlucas
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I was expecting much more because of the popularity of the chef. The food was mediocre. Maybe it was just a bad night. The linguine with meat sauce was the best of all of the 5 things ordered. My fish was very over-cooked which I consider an important sign in judging the quality of a restaurant. Cocktails and wine were great but I wouldn't go to a restaurant just for these. The fact that our server was to familiar didn't help at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A decimate favorite
    renocrew
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I love Bottega, food is amazing and the service is to notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Ellen
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Good food and good service. Nice variety to choose from. Noise level is high if you eat inside but outside is very nice. It was not a warm day but our table was by a fireplace so it was very comfortable. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dineatBottega
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our lunch was delicious and our waiter, Ed was very helpful. We are planning a family lunch two days after Christmas to celebrate a birthday. We are going to be eating in the wine room that holds about 12 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed the food and immaculate service, however on my last visit, the service was not that great. I only saw the server once after placing my order and he merely just looked in my direction. I was a bit disappointed that I got my bill quicker than the server refilling my water goblet. The food was good as usual, but just was not real pleased with the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    lifeisgood
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We were seated outside on the patio by the fireplace. Service, food, ambience just lovely and perfect! The shaved brussel sprouts, the braised cheeseburger with frites were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not live up to its billing
    Oscar
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Good food server was nice and efficient but seemed his interest level in our party of 2 was not there. He explained our entre options like he was reading off a list. No enthusiasm.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    Mark
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I was a little disappointed. Small portions and. Itching stood out to me. With so many great restaurants nearby I would not recommend this one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor experience
    jrobinsonVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We have been to this storied restaurant many times but this visit did not go well. My wife ordered a lasagna that turned out to be very spicy. She cannot eat spicy and we were not advised by our waiter that the dish was spicy. We switched plates. Our waiter seemed preoccupied with other diners and was mostly invisible. I had a great pasta but the wife did not like it. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    YuliaRu
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, we got seated at a nice table by the window. The food overall was excellent and the service was good too. Very attentive staff. My main complaint is my boyfriend never ordered a dessert, yet we got charged for a $20 dessert he never ordered. we assumed he got it because of a slight mishap with our first order, but not the case. Other than that we would come back the food was delicious. It's also nice to sample some local wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've always wanted to try Bottega, but every time when we were up there, there wasn't any reservations available. We were lucky this time to be able to make a reservation, food was amazing and our server is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How long till I can get back
    RandR
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    It's obvious why this is one of the most famous restaurants in the country. It's spectacular. You can tell this place is different when you watch the staff flurry by like gears in a well-oiled engine. The food is artwork. The braised short ribs melted in your mouth. The chicken was beyond compare. The lasagnetta was like it had been perfected by generations of Italian grandma's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    FPepoonVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Every time we are in the Napa Valley, we stop at Bottega and it is always perfect. Whether inside or out, the setting is beautiful and service is flawless. My go-to dish is Polenta under Glass, which never disappoints. My husband always gets a pasta special; the pasta is house-made, always creative, always well-balanced. The wine list is wonderful and the prices are fair. I had the risotto special. I make my own risotto and am very picky about it, but Bottega is one place where I can order the risotto with confidence that it will be correctly prepared and properly served. This risotto had veal shank and marrow butter, and was the best risotto I have ever had, anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding !
    Ciccio
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great service, ambiance and food! Michael Chiarello doesn't disappoint. Menu is mix of comfy italian standards and unique versions using local and timely ingredients. Had the corn fettuccine with local chanterelle mushrooms and the rack of lamb over polenta. The polenta was the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    PmagVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had dinner last week. We visit every time we come to Napa. Always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I went to Bottega with a group of 4 for dinner this weekend and we unanimously agreed it was a disappointing experience. We are all food enthusiasts and enjoy everything from a classic hole in the wall to a Michelin starred pairing menu. Unfortunately, Bottega felt like many other celebrity chef restaurants that have become glorified chain restaurants living off reputation. The cocktails were uninspired and watered down, including a vodka martini that was room temperature by the time it arrived. Likewise, the food was average with the exception of a few signature dishes like the Polenta Under Glass. The server was helpful with both the menu and the wine list, but disappeared for long periods of time. All in all, a very mediocre meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    SFresident
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My previous visit was excellent throughout. However I took a star or two off this visit because: 1) the hostess neglected us when seating us while other parties seated ahead of us (we had reservations) and bus person was too eager to take plates especially with food still on it; 2) asparagus side dish was slightly over cooked; and 3) octopus appetizer was delicious but it only had one small tentacle in the order. I hope my slight downgrade is a temporary one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, but pricey.
    yumyum
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our 24th Anniversary. Our wait staff was great. He was very knowledgable about pairing the wines, thus I had 4 glasses of amazing wine. The food was good. The postions were tiny. They were playing disco music in the dining room, which seemed odd to me…I'd go for lunch, if I were to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food
    Sfgfood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The Iberian pork was exquisitely delicious and well prepared. The decor of the restaurant is warm and inviting. Service was well- timed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    CBSSpotterVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A great chef , spectacular dinner and wonderful service. One of many great restaurants in the Napa area but our favorite
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing anniv dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Murph was our server. We were seated right on time. options of food and wine well explained. Great interaction w Murphy and the meal blew us away. Ashamed I didn't order dessert.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service excellence
    smcq
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Superb food, atmosphere. Our server was excellent and made a special meal even more impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    2nd2no1
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Sitting close to the bar was very noisy and a bit too dark. The food was great. I think the waiter had trouble hearing our order due to a large party nearby. Overall it was good. The short rib was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    LocaldinerVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Stopped for lunch on the way to wine tasting. Had the mozzarella and burratta appetizer, my wife had sushi. Had octopus salad and pasta as mains. Food was very good and presented creatively. Service was very good. The octopus salad was an appetizer but it arrived perfectly timed with my wife's main. Fantastic setting. Outdoor but had many tables in full shade. Easily the best execution of outdoor dining that a pale person could be comfortable and my wife able to enjoy the sun.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious food and cool atmosphere
    campy23
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Everything we had was great including a risotto special and short rib meatballs. The cocktails were also really great and original. Our server was a little weird and talked so much he might as well have sat with us, but other than that we really enjoyed our experience. Only thing to note is the place totally cleared out by like 10pm which we weren't expecting living near Manhattan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype!
    BummedinPB
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Mediocre menu. What he makes on tv looks much better than what this menu offered. Food lacked proper seasoning which affected the taste giving it a mediocre experience from appetizer to dessert. Recommended by several people. Maybe they had a different menu? I had a crab pasta & the asparagus dish for an appetizer. The crab had a strong odor & the dish itself was pretty tasteless. Also had the asparagus appetizer & the asparagus was quite crunchy & a little more bitter. It wasn't awful but I was looking for more than ok
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yountville Gem
    gagme
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Second visit here and everything was much improved. Very popular spot so reserve early if you want a table at a "normal" time for dinner. Both of us had fish courses and fish appears to be their forte. Was not impressed with meat dishes last time there.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great starters, okay main courses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had the calamari fritte, pollenta under glass and their amazing bread to start. Wow! Everyone else seemed to love their dinners, but my duck came out as dry as a bone (and considering how greasy duck meat normally is, this was surprising). The waiter immediately offered to replace it with the daily risotto, hallibut and lobster, that I had expressed interest in earlier. Then he came back to the table to say they were out of halibut and would I still like it? I said yes - but then it came with a ton of halibut on it and only a tiny amount of lobster, so not sure how that got confused. It was still good, but didn't compare to the starters. Reservations were honored promptly and we had a great table.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • roddy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had an excellent time and could not complain about anything if we tried. We waited only about 4 minutes for our table, the service we received from everyone was excellent, they were totally on our table, filling water, bringing bread, pouring wine, crumbing the table, checking on us etc. the food was excellent from start to finish. we will be back for sure.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.