Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.8
6207 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 6207 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michael
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine there regularly, love the food. Other local restaurants can't compete with the selection which changes regularly.

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RickN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here several times. Food, service, experience wonderful! The food is full of flavor and prepared to perfection. The octopus salad is delicious, grilled to perfection. The fish and other entrees on my visits have been complemented with fresh and flavorful sauces and sides.

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Irish
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a lovely date with my husband, the weather was perfect, beautiful surroundings outdoor dining among the beautiful gardens and vineyards. Great food, service and ambience

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vipKuki
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Celebrating a birthday on a lovely day with a table under the trees.

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MWKr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fresh food and excellent service. Highly recommend the ravioli with lemon cream sauce!

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vipJoanf
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time!! Our server was super and all other levels of staff too were super helpful!! My favorite restaurant, hands down!

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vipDUKE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and very good outdoor ambience

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vipdavidm
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An early dinner in the garden was absolutely stunning. From the meatballs and polenta to the pasta bolognese to the Branzino and butterscotch pudding all with views of the valley.

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SydneyP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere. We stopped for lunch on our Napa trip, and were so impressed. We loved the lamb ragu gnocchi, the hot italian pizza, and the grilled octopus appetizer. We also had a tight turnaround (about 45 min), and our waiter made sure we got our food and check in a timely manner.

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TimA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience but Oscar was delightful and extremely helpful with my food allergies

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Brattny44
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place so much! The food is amazing - ambiance incredible! And they put up with my weird blue cheese olive request :). Always look forward to my next meal here!

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vipArtess1
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit under the umbrellas thru out the garden surrounding the fountain.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious, and the Caesar salad was the best I’ve ever tasted. We can’t wait to go back for another amazing meal!!!

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vipNedG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now that Press has decided to not be a steakhouse, Don G. is my fav restaurant in Napa Valley. Hope they can keep the outdoor patio dining area per my.

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ReginaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than the confusion re: missed reservation, the outdoor dining experience was excellent.

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vipPhilP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the meal was delicious. The service was excellent.

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vipMPFZ
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous lunch outside with an excellent waiter!

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vipDiners
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Felt like we were transported to Italy. Everything was perfect. Thank you!

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SheilaB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

In wine country and our waiter couldn't recommend wine as he said he doesn't drink... What the heck? Our waiter never brought us our balsamic mix for our bread that I asked for. Bus boy was great with refilling my water and then bought us a carafe for the table. Butterscotch dessert was really creamy but didn't really taste like butterscotch to me. Husband had delicious lemon creme raviolis. My pesto pasta was ok. Misto salad was yummy. We sat next to a lovely couple from Texas which made our experience more pleasant. We will definitely go back to try other menu items and hopefully get a waiter who has can recommend wine.

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wendyr
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Don Gio never fails to delight my palate. Tables were set out by the fountain that has whimsical sculpture. The weather, of course, was sunny, mild, perfect. I ordered carpaccio. It was superb. My husband ordered the grilled octopus he “mmmmed” about throughout his meal. My only negative experience was our waiter. He incessantly asked us if we wanted to order drinks or our meal in the initial minutes of our being seated. When we asked him to give us a few minutes, he then ignored us and provided poor service throughout the meal. But the food and setting were magnificent!

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ClaudiaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I loved the place overall, however, my Caesar salad was minuscule for $16--that was rather disappointing. However, my sister ordered the Carpaccio, which she shared with me. I had never had it before and I thought it was one of the best dishes I ever had. My taste buds were happy. She also had the salmon and it was outstanding--she gave me a bite. The wine was reasonable, too; so, it was a very nice experience and I would go back there, again; however, I would choose something else, as the salad was a disappointment.
I would definitely recommend it!

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vipAlanE
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

After numerous visits over the years Bistro Don Giovanni has always been consistent.
The food is always excellent and they have an excellent wine list with many local wineries offered.

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Todd
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch outside was outstanding. The appetizers were amazing. Best calamari I've ever had. Likewise for the gnocchetti and the linguini. The service seemed a little slower than it is when dining inside, likely due to the distance from the kitchen and bar, but well worth the wait.

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Gianna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There food is all great.
Good to go there anytime.
Love love love

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SHARONT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Don Giovanni is my favorite outside dining venue! The food and service is always consistent. It continues to have the most delightful ambience in Napa, settled outside surrounded by our beautiful vineyards and the Napa hillside in the background.

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vipTerryM
Central Texas
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors. Space heater provided. McDonald did a great job as our waiter. Menu always wonderful. Plenty of standards and always a few off menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting

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Joanne
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, service and food!

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vipRCTO
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent! Service (Ruth) was superb.

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viptheresac
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and excellent service

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RobertC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the Napa Valley. Outstanding service from the time we were greeted until we left. The food arrived in perfect scheduling, let us enjoy each course.
Did I mention that they had one of the best Manhattan's I have tasted.
We will go back.

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jacquep
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night outdoor dinning with friends I haven’t seen in about 2 years it was fabulous!!

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vipHHMH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still and always a favorite

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PaigeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spur of the moment trip to Napa, couldn’t have come across a better restaurant! The manager and our waiter Enrique were excellent. Incredible food, staff, & ambience. Highlight of our trip!

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vipRickers
Sacramento
91 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience with the Don Giovanni team. Great food, service and fun.

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SalG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Late lunch early dinner to celebrate our 35th anniversary. seated indoors promptly. enjoyed grotto
list, octopus salad and bucatini carbonara. we were so full we had to take our calzone home!

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vipTHECOS
Poconos
114 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pasta's and dessert. Great location. Outstanding staff. A Napa Valley must.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious.

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RalphG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a Amazing Dining Experience !!

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NatH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine with a fantastic wine menu. A relaxed atmosphere where you can celebrate a big event or go for a casual lunch.

FAQs

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 6207 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.