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
94 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (42)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (23)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (21)romantic (16)notable wine list (16)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Affordable Gem in Wine Country
    WbernzVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place was just what we needed after a day of wine tasting. Great Italian comfort food in an energetic and lively space. The pasta was fresh and the portions were plentiful. Not Michelin rated but pretty darn good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bachlorette Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My sister is getting married and we decided to have a relaxing weekend in Wine Country to celebrate. It was the kind of weekend with good friends, good wine and all around relaxing time together. We made a reservation at Uva so we could have a nice meal in downtown napa and walk around after. It worked out really nicely and there was plenty of space for out group of 6. We ate shared a bottle of wine (no corking fee for the restaurants anniversary) and the live music began during our meal. Some people were dancing in the open space and we were able to enjoy the music and still have conversations at our table. Overall a great experience to wrap up a relaxing day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, great music
    ColleenC
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a local resident of Napa as being a place for good food and entertainment. They have nightly musical entertainment. It was crowded and a reservation is recommended. The ambiance of the facility, the music and food made this a memorable and enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The Italian cuisine was excellent. I had penne with sausage that was delicious. We went here for our 26th wedding anniversary. Service excellent. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert. Overall I would definitely return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunking
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Uva is one of our favorite restaurants in Napa (we live here). We always appreciate live music presenterd in the evenings. Service and food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TandTVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We are locals and eat here often. It is a great place to take friends to especially on Friday or Saturday evening when there's music. The food is always very good, the service is friendly and well done. Wine list is great including some special Italian wines. As the evening goes on the noise level increases but that's due to the music and a lively bar scene. An enjoyable evening once again. Thank you Uva.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always consistent
    LindajsweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have always loved Uva. Great Italian food which does half orders as well. Great locals place. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay experience
    Foodiefav
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This place was okay, the food was not what we expected. We had the meatball appetizer that was over cooked and tough that was served with burnt bread. The fettuccine mushroom dish was really good but the veal picata was over flavored with capers. It took away from the veal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite Trattoria!
    LucaW
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Have been coming in for years and the food, staff and music have only gotten better. Great job Uva....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, memorable night!
    PTNY45VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Visited napa for the weekend and decided to give Uva a try - best decision! The live band set the mood so much so that couples and groups of girls were dancing the whole night. In terms of food, we were four girls with different palates and they had something that we each could enjoy.. Definite recommend for the great ambience (over the food!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got Worst with Time
    mollyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Uva used to have such great food, but wow has it gone down hill. Our appetizer was overcooked the salad was not served appropriately and the fish was just ok. For the money, I would go somewhere else. Its really a shame.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip if no Jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Seems this place is really only interesting if a band is performing. If you go early, like we did, the environment is odd, food mediocre and overall experience not repeatable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No reason to go back
    TKHH
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a reservation for 4, arrived a bit early and even though the resturant was wide open we still were sat at the worse table in the house near the kitchen entrance. We were moved when asked. Service was good, but food wasn't anything special. The Linguine with clams was very bland with little flavor. The pizze crust was good. Overall not bad, but not enough to go back or recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    wineott
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Always a great time dining at Uva. Service is great, food is great, prices are fair, entertainment is great, an all around excellent experience, once again! Thanks to the whole Uva crew for continuing to show us a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but skip the band
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Eaten at Uva Trattoria a number of times -- food quality and offerings and service have never disappointed, but this was my first time catching their live music event which proved to be a distraction and managed to decrease the enjoyment of the dinner experience that night -- drummer seemed a half beat behind the rest of the band making the sluggish-sounding lead singer sound even less enthusiastic, despite the upbeat, danceable repertoire. I will return to eat here, for sure...I'll just have dinner before the band gets started.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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.