Uva Trattoria - Napa
Uva Trattoria - Napa

Uva Trattoria - Napa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://uvatrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 7072556646x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 11:30am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
    Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
    Friday 11:30am - 11:30pm
    Saturday 5pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Marcos Ramirez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering inquiries please call or email
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining inquiries please call or email
  • Private Party Contact: Rosa Rodriguez 7072556646x
  • Entertainment: Live Music:

    Friday May 2nd - Tony Macaroni (R&B-Jazz-Blues)

    Saturday May 3rd - Bernard & The Old School Band (R&B-Jazz)

    Sunday May 4th - James & Ted (Jazz Duo)

    Wednesday May 7th - Tom Duarte (Jazz-Latin-Flamenco)

    Thursday May 8th - Smoking Joe & Steelhead (Delta Blues)

    Friday May 9th - Bob Simmons (R&B-Jazz-Blues)

    Saturday May 10th - Jackie & Friends (R&B-Jazz-Blues)

    Sunday May 11th - Tom Duarte (Jazz-Latin-Flamenco)

    Wednesday May 14th - Trio Solea (Spanish-Latin Jazz)

    Thursday May 15th - Tommy Hill & The Rumba Tribe (Rumba-Flamenco)

    Friday May 16th - Tony Macaroni (R&B-Jazz-Blues)

    Saturday May 17th - Nicky De Paola (R&B-Jazz-Blues)

    Sunday May 18th - Collaboration (Jazz Groove Fusion)



  • Special Events: Tuesday's nights at Uva's Bar & Lounge:


    Wagyu Burger, Fries & Pint for $10


    Sunday's nights at Uva's Bar & Lounge:


    Grilled polenta & Lamb Bolognese, glass of house wine for $12

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Catering inquiries please call or email
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large public parking lot across the street and street parking.
A word from Uva Trattoria - Napa
Established in 1999, Uva Trattoria has been a local favorite for over thirteen years. The extensive menu, of Regional Italian cuisine, specializes in homemade pastas and pizzas. The lively bar has a creative cocktail list with a wine list of both California and Italian wines, specializing in local Napa Valley wines.
Uva is owned and operated by Napa native Aaron Diaz who spent 19 plus years under the tutelage of legendary restaurateur Donna and Giovanni Scala. Scala's guidance helped Diaz develop a deep passion for Italian cuisine, wine and culture where he shares the philosophy of "Less is more" with his Chef Marcos Ramirez.
Uva features live jazz, blues, big band and R&B, with no cover charge, Wednesday thru Sunday night . A feature making Uva one of the most popular restaurants in the Napa Valley.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Uva Trattoria - Napa reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (36)vibrant bar scene (31)special occasion (27)fit for foodies (23)hot spot (21)romantic (18)notable wine list (17)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (13)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Food still shines
    saltuc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I've been visiting this mainly locals restaurant for nearly 18 years, and through all of its changes one thing remains the same - fresh ingredients prepared with care. It is just a couple of blocks from First and Main, but the tourists don't walk by, so it is mostly a locals' hangout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Uva Trattoria
    NapaResident
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always a local favorite, used to eat here at least once a week for lunch or dinner with my friend. I know they changed ownership at some point, so coming back I didn't know anyone, however the service was still excellent and the food yummy, still a wonderful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Music, food, service, ambiance - all beyond spectacular. Would highly recommend to anyone and definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food, Service and price
    Lovefood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We dined here six days after the earthquake and were expecting some mishaps but the food was excellent, the service was excellent, the price was mid-range. Very pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Lively Atmosphere!
    DiningDuke
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Although the restaurant has been around for some time, it was a new find for me and WOW, what a find! GREAT food and service, good wines and a full bar. Great music as well, but the food was truly fantastic and the prices reasonable (especially in Napa)! Great for groups. Sometimes a bit loud for a 'romantic' dinner for two. Definitely would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding meal and service!
    FloraLaura
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service was friendly and attentive. A band played beautiful flamenco-inspired jazz just two tables away from us, but the sound level was such that we were still able to converse with each other at reasonable levels. The food was beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious. We started with the scrumptious arancini (crisp Italian balls of deep-fried rice with herbs and cheese) and had a wonderful dish of penne and woodland mushrooms in a tomato sauce (we had it without sausage because we're vegetarian) and enjoyed one of the best plates of gnocchi we've ever had anywhere. The potato dumplings were light as air and melted on the tongue, and the light cream sauce had the perfect amount of gorgonzola. Wow. What a memorable meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good solid food
    reggiesdadVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is basic italian food and decent pizza. Given its location in Napa it of course has a good wine list. It is not a place that is real memorable but after traveling all day iy has a good menu of comfort food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant and Delicious
    LindaJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed the grilled peach salad, and the sauvignon blanc was outstanding. The penne with house made sausage was also delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and professional (I can't recall her name, sorry). A very pleasant dinner with my two sisters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Skip it, I gave you the essence above. The wait staff harassed us to get us out of the restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a friday night date
    GabinoOnTheGo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been a few times on Friday and Saturday night and have had a great experience each time. I keep coming back for the great food, romantic ambiance, and fun music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiting on waiter
    DineWithMEah
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is good. I enjoy the music. I love great service, but both times I have come I got the same waiter and both times we ordered an appetizer and never got it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor food over priced
    DavidinNapa
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    What can I say, the food was poorly prepared and poorly served. I livein Napa ..just moved there and I will never, ever return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner at UVAs 8/9/14
    LikeEats
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our dining experience was not good. The staff is good and attentive but they are hustling so much they never ask how was your dinner. Table is cleared then the bill is delivered. The food on the other hand, not good. I had cream of spinach soup that was lukewarm and tasted just like a bowl of cream. I did not detect any spinach taste. I ordered the pasta with house made sausage, mushrooms and red sauce. My husband thought the pasta was tossed with olive oil. The sausage was crumbled specks and I think I found a partial mushroom. The pasta was tough. My husband had the ciopinno. It tasted tough like the shellfish had been sitting in the dish for some time. I am not one to complain but I am tired of paying $$ for unsatisfactory food
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Early dinner success
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Vibrant atmosphere. All ages were seen on a Saturday evening at 6:30. Activity was only getting busier. Jazz band was setting up for what was bound to be good addition. However, do ask for a table away from entertainment if you want to talk! They are celebrating 14 years of service. As a result, corkage was waved on first bottle of wine. DO make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uva 8/02/2014
    Mike
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Uva's on August 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 for our anniversary. We did have reservations and only about a 5 minute wait before we were seated. Our waitor was very friendly and helpful. We ordered the ribs and Pene pasta with sausage. Bother were excellant and we topped it off with bred pudding for desert. The entertainment was excellant and we danced for a bit. Overall and excellant evening of fun and great food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was just good.
    SpartanDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was average. Service was pretty good. Ambiance was the best. Live jazz was amazing. Bolognese is what saved the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Disappointing-good waitstaff
    JandWfromSF
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I remember Uva as being a very quaint, and above average restaurant. This new incarnation is part sports bar/part dance club for the 50+ set. Our "organic and sustainable" appetizers were wilted, stale, and in the case of the very poorly done melon wrapped prosciutto, downright un-edible. The bad "meat" was merely haphazardly twisted around far too large pieces of old melon. Menu also stated in bold letters - NO SUBSTITUTIONS. Given that one of us has dietary restrictions, we asked our waitperson to inquire about a simple switch on a side dish. Our response what that it would cost us an additional $10. The cost of the "substitution" was not an issue...the fact that the food was so VERY sub par was. The only bright spot was our wait staff.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food good price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was better than average. Special requests were welcomed but with a big price. However the service was absolutely outstanding. Overall great experience and would love to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music and food
    BC12VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everybody got into the mood as the three man band played some wonderful 60-80s music. The food was great as usual. Our favourite place in Napa. We must dine there every summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was noisy , cold, bad service, and the pasta was terrible. Won't go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Bruchetta was very good. Unfortunately, the entrees were not. My wife had the linguini with sausage, peppers, etc. and requested that they hold the mushrooms. They held everything but the sausage. I had the veal picatta which was very poor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Napan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our dining experience was excellent as it always is at this great restaurant. Service, food, music all was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local spot!
    LucaW
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had gone in on the 15th for their $10 burger & pint special at the bar, excellent! We had friends in town on the 18th so we decided to hit this popular neighborhood Trattoria again. Service is polite and attentive, we had the Vongole, Veal, Risotto and a pizza and all were spot on. Music was a bit loud but created a energetic ambiance like no other. Everyone was smiling and having a great time... We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfortable and homey
    Ilovepizza
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I liked the restaurant despite the food. Staff was very friendly. I ordered a thin crust pizza and the crust was very soggy. The linguini dish was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • UVA
    th79
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was great. Nice wine list. But the service here is in no hurry. We had to ask twice for water and bread and it probably took 20 minutes for them to come. Our group had a variety of pizzas, pastas, and steak and everyone was happy with their meals. Food tasted fresh. There was a jazz band playing and definitely kept a fun upbeat vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Emotions about This Place
    mira
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The service was very good and the food delicious, but very pricey, especially the pasta dishes. The place gets very noisy and crowded from 7 pm on, especially on Fridays. The place isn't very elegant with walls cluttered with images of stars, but we had an enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointed
    verydisappointedlocal
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I took my family to give this local restaurant a try. Read about a special they were doing on Sunday night and we all wanted to try it. I called, made a reservation and asked if they were going to have the special and was again told yes. When we were all seated we asked about the special and they seemed confused. When the manager came back he told us it was "only available if you sat at the bar". I told him that was not what we were told and we had all come in wanting the special. He said he understood, but the owner told him there "were no exceptions" and he was sorry. Wow, the restaurant was nearly empty and you are going to let us leave disappointed! We then had just a very mediocre dinner...shame on them...we will not be back, ever!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh & tasty food
    GarfieldMN
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It was louder than expected, but the service was attentive (although it was really busy), the food fresh and tasty, and the live music starting at 8:30pm was a pleasant surprise!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't say I would give it thumbs up
    RogersVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Good music, loud, food was ordinary in an area of really good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needed some Italian
    TikiThom
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My wife and I were in Napa celebrating our 35th anniversary. It was our last night in town and we felt like Italian but didn't want to strive far from our hotel. Uva Trattoria is located downtown on a quiet side street with a few outdoor tables and a nice inside dinning room and separate bar area. Server was friendly and knowledgeable of their food and wine list. At our request, she ask the chef to make us up a salad that was not on the menu. It appeared as if it were a specialty item plated just for us. My wife and I both had pasta dishes that were amazing. We opted to take desert and our wine back to our suite, which finished our Napa experience with perfection. Thanks Uva Trattoria.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could be better
    Napawapa
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Solid family restaurant with live music. Should stick to traditional Italian fare as they do not pull off more complicated dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great music!
    SammySue
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I came here with girlfriends for a night out- everything we ate was delicious and easy to share so we could try more! The band that played was incredible and while it was a smidgen loud to hear everything my friends were saying it was well worth it and created an awesome ambiance and experience. Would definitely come back here next time I'm in Napa!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining and Entertainment
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We've been to this Restaurant twice. On each occasion both the food and service was excellent. Even though the restaurant was very busy, we were able to enjoy relaxed meals and never felt rushed. After dinner we were able to enjoy the live music in the bar area. Highly reccomended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    BillCVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Uva is a true find - great environment blending good jazz, bar, food. A local's bar/restaurant. Easy parking in downtown Napa. Manager and staff went out of their way to please my wife and me. I cut my veal picatta with my fork.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    SenJohn
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Was visiting in Napa. Wanted to see what locals liked. Found it. Uva looked to be a local favorite. Food was excellent, price was moderate+, service was outstanding. Very accommodating for needs requests. I'd for sure go again if in Napa.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Staff
    veggiesRus
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had dinner with friends. Everyone's dish was great. I also have some food allergies and the waitress went out of her way to make sure the food I was eating was safe for me and had the chef make a special dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graduation gone RIGHT!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We came here for our daughter's graduation from UC Davis. We arrived early and spent some much needed time in the bar area exploring the cocktail menu. The bartender, (Sorry, name forgotten), was great and recommended many fabulous choices. However, after several experiments, we unanimously decided that the "Quebrada" was the absolute best. We then delved into a classic 7 course Italian family style meal over the next 3+ hours with Ellie. Antipasti, pizza, zuppa, insalata, pasta, carne, and dolce. Coupled with 3 bottles of the '09 Beaucanon Cabernet Sauvignon. And then the coup de grace, dancing!!! Whatever dolts posted that the music was too loud, should stay at home and watch re-runs of the "Little house on the prairie."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Napa Delight!
    IndianaMAM
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Lovely little "hidden" restaurant. Food was very good. Service was too...and it was a very busy Friday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • June 3 vacation
    cccc
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Server needed more knowledge regarding dishes when ask how many servings in a dish he didn't know
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YUUUMMM
    Nfoodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great food, friendly service, fun and unpretentious atmosphere...a winner in my book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.