Bottega Napa Valley
Wonderful!Everything I hoped it would be. Best food I have had in a long time!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Bottega for Mother'sWe went to Bottega for Mother's Day. Food was FABULOUS! I had a short rib meatball appetizer and the skirt steak. My husband had a salmon special. Every dish was prepared well, presented well and super tasty! I would recommend it to anyone. Not a kid friendly place though - most diners are adults and I did not see too many kids under the age of 10-12.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBottegaAbout half way thru our brunch someone started smoking a cigar somewhere in the parking lot. The smell was overwhelming, and ruined the meal for me. Given that they have a tenant who sells cigars, my guess is that this happens every now and then, and that the restaurant should step right up and deal with it immediately. They were so busy, as it was Mothers' Day, that it was hard to get ahold of anyone to go out in the parking lot and find the offender. Also, we had to ask for their signature bread and parmesan spread which, I think, normally is automatically brought to guests after they are seated.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal...I have been to Bottega many times and it never disappoints. Went there for Mothers Day, and though the place was packed, as expected, the food and service was spot on. Our favorites were the meatball appetizer, the short ribs, and the molten chocolate cake. They have an interesting and extensive wine list, and their cocktails are amazing, especially if you're a gin fan.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding DiningThe food was superb. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. They were ready to serve as soon as you indicated that you needed something.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't miss BottegaWe were just passing through the Napa Valley for lunch on a West Coast road trip from Seattle down to LA. The food was phenomenal and the outdoor setting was perfect with beautiful gardens in the surrounds. The cocktail list is hard to choose from with all the good choices! I had all seafood... 2 starters and a main, then I also had dessert! I was definitely full, but utterly satisfied. Our server was just amazing as well, really on top of things. The little area it's in is just gorgeous with a popular bakery, cute little boutiques and stunning gardens. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and I can't wait for the chance to return again in the future.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPastaEnjoyed the wonderful pastas. The salad was excellent also.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinnerOur dinner at Bottega was more enjoyable than our previous one.
The service was very polished, the food improved from our last experience and the ambiance very pleasant.
All in all, highly recommended. We will be back.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCulinary JourneyI escape to Bottega as often as I can and I typically kidnap a friend or two to share the experience. On my budget, dining here is my sinful pleasure and worth every bit of the money I spend here. I always ask for the short-rib burger to be served as an appetizer and everyone LOVES this simply prepared, juicy excursion to flavor town. It's not on the menu, so be sure to ask for it. Another favorite of mine is the pasta carbonara (heavy sigh). The carbonara is diabolically delicious - it’s a wicked flavor party with textures dancing in my mouth. Our service was perfect! The staff always seem to provide the right balance of interest and solitude (I love that they give you time to enjoy the meal at your own pace). Ciao!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular. Wonderful foodSpectacular. Wonderful food and terrific service. A real treat!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStunningThis was my second time at Bottega and there will definitely be a third and more I hope! I am Australian and come from one of the better food and wine states - South Australia - the restaurant, its strength in regionality where possible and it's absolute honouring of taste and textures surpassed anything I've had previously. Travelling on my own, it was comfortable just sitting at the bar, devouring gorgeous food and sharing some nice conversation with the bar man (who by the way was incredible). Overall, a memorable experience! So much so I bought the book so I can at least try to recreate some of the amazing flavours - albeit never as well. The book will take pride on my bookshelf and the memory will never fade.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDidn't disappointEnjoyed delicious food with friends and an excellent experience. Portions are moderate, so still equates to pricey, but good for special occasions.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Italian FoodWe love all the food that we had here. We wanted to try the Octopus but they ran out of it. The meatballs are so good. I had the Spaghetti with Prawns and bf had the Acorn Fed Pork and it was awesome. We had some dessert too and it's very good. We will recommend this place to people and we will definitely come back here.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousAn opportunity to enjoy delectable foods, accompanied with outstanding service. Always fresh and distinctive.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Napa family trip favoriteWe make it a point to come here to taste amazing Italian food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEric R. , our server was terrific!Delicious meal & wine suggestions along with great service from Eric R.!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing...Incredible lamb and brussels sprout salad...
One of the very best meals I have had!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost Perfect!The food was incredible. The polenta under glass was MAGNIFICENT! Wine selection is outstanding and very reasonable. I wouldn't suggest bringing in wine as the corkage is $25 and there are many great wines featured that are in the $40-$50 range that are lovely. Two observations that need attention are that the air conditioning needs to stay on when it is a hot day. The room vascilated in tempature and that was a bit of a problem because it was close to 90 degrees outside at 5:30pm. Also, the tables are a bit close together. I had to squeeze to get between tables and that was a bit awkward going sideways from a bench seat to get up and excuse myself. Overall, the food is magnificent and the dining experience was great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Pleasant SurpriseBottega was an excellent surprise, we enjoyed every dish and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal....5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent and a requisiteAlways excellent and a requisite stop for us any time in the area. So good we had dinner Friday night and went back for lunch on Sunday!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian in Napa ValleyWhat I expected from a Michael Chiarello restaurant. I was not disappointed. Even though the restaurant seats a lot of people, the food quality was superb. The staff was very professional if a little cold, that may have to do with the large size of the place. I must emphasize, the food was extremely good.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and WineMy husband and I REALLY enjoyed the food.... so much so that we ordered another entree after we already ate ours. The pasta was delicious.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMfine experience . Food wellfine experience . Food well done and authentic . I thought wine list with wide selection of italian items was bold and very nice for wine
country in California5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEasily the best meal I've hadI would recommend Bottega to anyone visiting Napa Valley. The food as well as the overall dining experience were absolutely fantastic. I was in the area for business meetings, but fully intend on coming back with my wife the next time I'm in town as it's the perfect place for a romantic meal set in the heart of wine country.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNapa Valley WeekendReprising the venues featured in The Cooking Channel's show "Unique Eats," we were not disappointed at Bottega Napa Valley in Yountville. We started with the Pasta Fritta con Proscuitto & Lambrusco Poached Pears with Apple & Pear "nuvola" (i.e., "cloud" - a sweet airy whipped complement); four pieces, shared four or two ways. Secondi/Paste was the Potato Dough Raviolo filled with spinach and ricotta, black truffles, farm fresh egg yolk, sage brown butter (a "must see" when dining at Bottega - share with a friend, very rich). Primi was a special that evening - an absolutely stellar sea bass, shared by two already near-full from previous courses! Eat al fresco - the inside dining rooms of these Napa Valley hot spots are noisy!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Napa MustSecond visit to Napa and our 2nd stop at Bottega! It's a great place, relaxed and inviting. Staff is excellent, food exceptional!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, gorgeous restaurantThe Napa Valley region is blessed with amazing restaurants and Bottega is no exception. The food was fantastic, the ambiance relaxing, and the service was excellent. My wife got the ravoli whcih was one of the best she has ever had. I got the short ribs which was unique and delicious.
The only disappointment was the Brussels sprout salad which was solid but since everything else is so great feel short. Regardless, if you're in the area try this place out for sure.
FYI - Comparatively prices are very affordable.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe moved ourselves from outsideWe moved ourselves from outside of 'inside' dining area to closer to kitchen, which i thought it rendered itself to better ambiance. The hostess didn't ask for preference.
The waiter was nice but I would have wanted a little more recommendations on food.
The food was great! the gnocchi was out of this world! The pomodoro sauce was a bit too acidic to my taste. My pasta (lobster cavatelle) was a little cold. My duck was a bit over done--the waiter should have asked for temperature. He said there are two pices of duck but actaully it was good 5 pieces so my plan to have dessert was thrown off.
overall it was great!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZINGTook my girlfriend here for here 25th birthday. We had a great time eating great food. We dined slowly and ended up staying for 2.5hrs without looking at the clock once.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here for lunchFirst time here for lunch (or at all). Enjoyed the food and atmosphere... will go back for the dinner menu.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and as consistentExcellent and as consistent as last time we visited in 2011. Thanks for such a great meal and fun!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Bottega was quiteThe food at Bottega was quite good. The shaved brussel sprout salad and the braised short rib meatballs were incredible. My one complaint is that Bottega is LOUD. Our little table of three had to pretty much shout at each other to be heard. If I were to go again I would try to sit outside.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experianceExcellent food & atmosphere,service was excellent. We will recommend to others & retrurn4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite dishes.. HamachiMy favorite dishes..
Hamachi on Himalayan ice block, ravilo (giant ravioli with spinach cheese and egg...not as good as Mozzarella but really good!), brssel sprout salad was outstanding and chicken entree was delicios.
Service was incredible!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery unique and tasty food.Very unique and tasty food. Tried Frank Family Chardonnay and loved it!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are on our try every restaurantWe are on our try every restaurant in Napa program and this one will be a repeat. Great service. Great food.
Great area. We will visit it again4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely patio for lunch. FoodLovely patio for lunch. Food well prepared and presented.we had a lovely afternoon4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to Bottega on our anniversary trip and couldn't have been more pleased. We brought 2 other couples with us and it was a great time with great food and drinks. The doughnut desert was to die for. Highly recommend this restaurant!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good but serverFood was very good but server forgot to enter our second dish... Very unusual for one of our favorite Napa restaurants.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is prob my 5th time diningThis is prob my 5th time dining here as it is a destination when I come
to Napa. It continues to delight each time.
It was absolutely outstanding.
I highly re comment the beet salad, and the gnocchi.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Bottega numerousWe have been to Bottega numerous times and it has been perfect on every visit.
The staff is completely knowledgeable and passionate about the menu. The flavors of everything I have had are incredible.
It is refined but very relaxing.
We drive to Napa just to go to this restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very enjoyable mealHad a very enjoyable meal in Bottega.Read so much about this place before going but felt mixed about it due to some feedback on service. We had no issues - our server was great. She was very conscious as well of the wine we ordered and was helpful in recommending things that would pair well. We also brought our own wine - for $25 corkage. We had the Green Eggs and Ham (wow) and the Octopus for appetizers - and both were quite pleasant. For mains, we had the Seafood Bordetto and Short Ribs. They were very good - if I had one complaint- it would be that I'd prefer the ribs to be warmer - since it was room temp (maybe it just cooled really quickly; Choco Souffle for dessert was excellent!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to bring out ofGreat place to bring out of towners. Food was great & our waiter was very attentive.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time hereThis was our first time here and it was great, We ate early at 5:30 and had a drink at the bar to talk to the bartender. Tried to figure out what to have. He was great to suggest different items. Scott our waiter was very helpfull on everything. We all had something different and everything was great. We have already talked about coming back next year. One of the best places I have ever eaten at.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWOWWe had Sam as our server, he was attentive, but not fussy. The meal was fantastic from start to finish. The short ribs were nothing short of incredible. Can't wait for our next trip out to come back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location, wonderfulBeautiful location, wonderful patio, excellent bartender. We had a light lunch and the calamari was wonderful as well as the salads and pasta. Lovely!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMShort Rib HeavenMy favorite meal this year! Had the short rib this year & last! Was better than Gary Danko & half the price! Also better than short ribs at Michel Richard's Citronelle in Wash DC!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite dining experienceOur favorite dining experience at Napa. Great energy and decor. My wife and I loved it.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the highlight mealsOne of the highlight meals of our vacation. To begin this account you must know that James, our server was both excited by the food and wine he was able to present. He was very helpful and informative as well as appropriately friendly. The wine choice was perfect and the food was delicious. A highly recommended place indeed!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were lucky to get a lunchWe were lucky to get a lunch date open on the same day to celebrate a birthday. Some dishes outshine others but the short ribs were outstanding! Would definitely return and try more meat dishes.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM