Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.8
6496 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Scott Warner's rustic fare incorporates local fruits, vegetables, meat and fowl into traditional, fresh Italian dishes with her signature, creative flair. Freshly baked breads, local olive oil, beautiful salads, tasty appetizers and homemade pastas are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Main courses offer an array of regionally sourced and highest quality creations of chicken, steaks and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6496 people are saying
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeddersFamilia
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and favorite restaurant in the Napa Valley for years. Giovanni and staff from first hello to dessert exceed expectations in all categories. We can’t wait to plan our next reservation…..the quintessential place to dine and have fun at the same time.

MP
vipMarionP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We've been customers of Bistro Don Giovanni for years. They've expanded their outdoor patio into a lovely space for dining. We recently went for my sister's birthday as a special treat. The prices are pretty high, but it was a wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is beautiful. Service is great. Food is good but not worthy of 5 stars.

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Ilen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food excellent but service not good. Felt everyone was rushed so not a relaxed atmosphere. Male server insisted calling me “young lady” and “senorita” despite my correcting him (I’m in my mid-50’s)

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Paddledo
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to dinner for my sons birthday. We ate indoors and the flies were relentless. For the cost we shouldn’t have had to deal with this. Also, the service seemed a bit slow and when our meals did arrive, they weren’t as hot as we would have liked. Did they sit in the warmer too long without being brought to our table?

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feedme
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place....excellent food and ambiance. Feels like a trip to Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to try this place for a while and am glad we came! Everything was delicious and we really enjoyed sitting outside since the weather was perfect!

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ChuckF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable time. Met Mr. Giovanni, he shared a touching story with us regarding his wife. The staff was very helpful with recommendations and filling our request for food and tee shirts to remember our special evening.
We are still talking about the food.
Will be a must visit each time we revisit Napa.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Late Sunday reservation, wait staff seemed tired and didn’t really roll out the red carpet…. Slow service, distracted, not unfriendly but not too friendly either…. Seemed like they were done with it…. Will try again, and hopefully there will be a different energy from the staff. Setting is great, food was quite good…

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AnnaE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service! Loved the homemade pastas.

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Joanf
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Great service and the best food!!!

BK
BrianK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. We were seated outside, the environment was great, the food was delicious, the wait staff was attentive. Couldn't have been a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect table for two near the vineyard- it was a slice of heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always have a wonderful time at Don Giovannis. Food is excellent and the service is very good. Their fried olives are a must as well as their Don Manhattan. Everything is made fresh. A must visit when in Napa.

AM
vipAmyM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to end a perfect day in Napa

JB
JimB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Ambiance, 10
Food, 8
Service, 8
Value, 5

Love this place. Been coming here for 20 years. Recently, prices have increased dramatically!

Sorry to say the value is no longer worth it. Will probably look for another go to dinner date spot.

AJ
AllanJ
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have taken 3 different trips this summer that involved special dinners. Bistro Don Giovani was BY FAR the BEST. We will recommend this stop to all our friends. A true GEM in the Napa Valley.

CG
CarolinaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for outstanding service and great ambiance. Would definitely recommend to friends!

BM
vipBigMike
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Napa place…hands down! Ambience, food and service. SOOOOOOO glad they survived COVID.

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vipClaire
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! Beautiful location, lovely ambiance, great service and delicious food. Try the ravioli with lemon cream sauce——so good!!!

LG
vipLoriG
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience...we were seated outside next to the fountain. It was magical and of course the food was amazing!!! I would highly recommend this restaurant for an all around spectacular dining experience! Can't wait to return the next time we head back to wine country!!

KK
vipKariK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots! Recommend this restaurant to anyone that is visiting the area.

KM
KathleenM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Don Giovanni’s outdoor fountain/garden area is a smash hit! The food (fresh ravioli with lemon cream sauce, caprese salad) was delicious as always.
The waiters were exceptional (Martine). We often take our out-of-town guests here for a true Napa experience.

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MonicaE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, always consistent. What the food industry needs more of. And our server Martin was fantastic

JB
vipJesseB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish - as always.
Best Negroni in the state.
And we were wowed by our server Enrique. He was just terrific and made my birthday
celebration delightful.

SG
vipSendtoGrace
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setting, excellent food, friendly efficient staff, were allowed to bring our dog.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The outside dining area has expanded. The tables are not very close together. It was perfect! The service was excellent also. We all enjoyed our meals. The octopus salad was fresh and light. The risotto special was very flavorful. And the lemon ravioli were perfect as always. Perfect lunch with out of town friends.

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vipMikeZ
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant when we have guests in town. We live 5 minutes away so that’s an added bonus. We have gone multiple times with numerous friends ordering a variety of entrees and have never been disappointed.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere in the outside dining area, we were seated by the fountain and it was divine. The homemade pasta and sauce…also divine.

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ChandiniP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipAirBender
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved coming back to this place after 3 years. We had the Caprese Salad, Octopus Salad, the Rissoto, and the Steak and Fries - topped of with a beautiful Tiramisu. Truly an enjoyable experience. Kudos to the bartender for making an amazing Negroni too.

We will be back again! Grazie Mille

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LoriT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy but we were seated right away. The service was good. We came because we have missed the salmon. It did not disappoint. The caprese salad was chunks of tomato and cheese. Both tasted good but the presentation was not what we expected for a $20 salad. Over all this is a very good, consistent restaurant. We will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samir was great

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vipSteveT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service from Enrique! He really went above and beyond to keep us warm on a chilly evening!

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AliciaB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was incredible. We had risotto and ragu, both of which were delightful. The ambience was romantic and cozy in the courtyard with the fountain going. This was the best food we ate in all of Napa.

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RobertO
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in Napa. Great food, excellent service and a nice outdoor dining experience.

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BarbaraO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor area is lovely and nicely spaced. Service was perfect. Food wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch in Napa/Sonoma, great food, outstanding service for many years. If we are in the area or just passing through we always choose to eat here.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our server was terrible and pretty much ruined our experience. My fish was under cooked and practically raw, NOT appropriate for Branzino. My husband had rigatoni which was just fair and basic, nothing to rave about. It's a beautiful spot to sit outside. It's a shame our server was so awful. Just FYI- I rarely ever write a bad review, but this place bummed us out on our first night in Napa. Go somewhere else

FAQs

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 6496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.