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Wed, 4/25
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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.7
3825 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Donna Scala’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, burgers and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(707) 224-3300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donna Scala
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Catering
Please contact us for catering questions.
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Cross street
Highway 29
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 3825 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A wonderful restaurant. We dined there about ten years ago and had not been back to Napa since.

We returned last weekend and decided to try the Bistro Don Giovanni again.

It was still magical. If you like great food and an upscale casual atmosphere, you will love this place.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was our first time to Napa and loved Bistro Don Giovanni’s

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This place never disappoints. Everything is always consistently good from the time you arrive to the time you depart. Excellent menu, service and friendly hosts. Great outdoor dining as well if you wish to eat outdoors.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very attentive service provided by a real professional server, very pleasant and courteous approach
A great experience , and will be definitely back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

From the Seared Salmon resting on a bed of potatoes, the Fritto Miso to the Meyer lemon mouse cake & butterscotch pudding, the only thing better then this was my family/friends that shared this long time favorite place to go. 5 stars still ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I came here on our first night in Napa Valley, we chose the restaurant because of its proximity to our hotel but boy were we pleasantly surprised by what we found. The food, the ambience, the service were all top notch - thank you Don Giovanni for a great evening we look forward to visiting again next time we are in Northern California

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

In napa for 2 days and Bistro Don Giovani was top pick. Food was amazing but our server rushed us out in 30 minutes. This killed the whole vibe of the night.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My favorite restaurant in the Napa Valley since it opened many years ago and through many chef changes. It remains a classic for locals and visitors alike with a wonderful menu of classics and new ideas, always a thrill and I look forward to my next meal at BDG!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a MOST delightful lunch on the patio overlooking the fountain and garden. The fritto misto was excellent. The special cocktail made with domaine de couton was wonderful. My friend had caesar salad and carpaccio which she loved. I had the pasta special of the day which was a bucatini e pepe. Fabulous! Took half home for dinner.
Definitely recommend Bistro Don Giovanni! Especially on a sunny day!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Don Giovanni consistently exceeds our expectations. One of our all favorite restaurants. Make sure to make reservations!!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Dined here for dinner while visiting St. Helena's. Service was great, but the noise level was a little louder than what we expected. Server and staff were very attentive and the food was served very quickly. Expansive wine menu (as expected for the area) and all courses of the dinner were very good. Tables are extremely close together, but I understand the rationale for this. Had the pork chop, which was cooked perfectly, and my wife had the ravioli. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Another great meal! We got in early and sat outside (fantastic night). We split the fried olives and a salad and shared the chicken dish and risotto. What a wonderful dinner. Our favorite in the Napa Valley

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I LOVE this restaurant. It’s such a great experience. Everyone is so welcoming. Not an extensive menu, but everything on it is fabulous! It’s a regular for me/us.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had a wonderful meal in beautiful surroundings with excellent service. This place has been a favorite of mine since they opened. I am so happy that if anything, it has gotten better. The people involved with this restaurant are terrific. Great hosts and service. The fish dish, branzino was genius. I have to come back for the Chicken Milanese sandwich. Oh. Soon.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

It got good ratings, but i’m Not sure why. Mediocre.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

It had rained so everyone was inside instead of being spread out on the patio and the resturant so it was crowded. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Our favorite place in Napa! No question! Sam, our server was outstanding! And the food was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was wonderful and the food spectacular (tasty). My new favorite restaurant in town.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I used to love Don Giovanni's, but something has changed, and not for the better. The place was packed and so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. It felt like a busy cafeteria versus a nice restaurant, the ambiance was lacking. Our server was professional, but spread too thin. The wait for our meal was excessive and I was provided the wrong entrée. This was addressed (more waiting) and when it came out, it was not impressive and the prawns smelled and tasted overly fishy and not fresh. I ended up taking it home but throwing it out - not appetizing. My guest had clam pasta and got a bowl of empty clam shells with just a couple actual clams. Very disappointing for the cost. They do have an amazing wine list, as one would expect in the Napa Valley. Also, the bread was absolutely delicious (thankfully, because it was essentially my meal!) All things considered, I cannot recommend Bistro Don Giovanni, unless you want a loud, over-priced restaurant just to say you did.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service, great food, wonderful atmosphere!! Always a pleasure to eat at this
Exceptional place!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Ask for Ruth...amazing server and friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My wife and I fly in from L.A. to eat here! The best Cesar salad I’ve ever had. The homemade pasta is delicate and delicious. The food is always amazing and the service matches the great food. This place is an amazing Italian restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great outdoor seating, nice ambiance. Had 2 items added to my Bill that I did not order or get, when I mentioned it to waiter it seemed very suspicious. He had them removed but it seemed really odd, extra 30$. It's a good thing I looked at Bill. I will not be returning for that reason.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best ever. Keep coming back

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Don Giovanni never disappoints! the food and the restaurant vibe are perfect!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have frequented Don Giovanni a few times for lunch. My parents live in Vallejo so this restaurant is not too far to visit versus driving into the city. The location is right off Hwy29 - easy to get to and plenty of parking. The restaurant itself is adorably decorated- it’s inviting both inside and out and service is always impeccable. I’ve never been disappointed with my meals here and we tend to overeat because we want to try everything! I don’t want to hype it up; I like to think of it as still a ma/pa shop (although has extended their seating capacity) that will pleasantly surprise you. If you like a casual ambiance, give this place a try.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Just a fantastic evening. Delicious 5 course meal al fresco. Every course was well paired and well prepared. The handkerchief pesto past was amazing as was the lamb shank.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It took almost a half hour to get a salad, and we had to remind the waiters. Otherwise the service was fine, and the pasta dishes (both vegetarian) were excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food at Don Giovanni was very good, particularly the fresh pastas, however, the service was very poor and ruined our experience.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Dined here Wednesday night everything was great. Usually eat here once or twice a year when visiting Napa, always leave thinking it was the best dinner we had! Actually made the comment that we should just come here every night. Food and selections are delicious and hot, atmosphere is fun and energetic, and the service is always good

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent would eat there again!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was good, but unfortunately we got there on a Sunday night, around 9 p.m, so the waiter rushed everything, we ordered a bottle of wine and appetizers, and literally 2 minutes later our dishes came... that was a boomer in a bad way

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As always, the good was outstanding. Service is superlative. Ambience is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Food and Experience!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bistro Don Giovanni never disappoints! I ordered the Lamb Shank and it melted in my mouth! The other three diners were equally happy!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The pasta was a bit gummy. Waiter was grumpy and inattentive. But salads were good and the short rib risotto was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was excellent. The lamb shank is now the lamb shank that all others will be compared to. All the waiters, waitresses and bus boys said "Thank you" and/or "Good night" as we were leaving, a very well trained staff. I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience at Bistro Don Giovanni. The staff were warm and welcoming and were always available without being obtrusive. Our meal was wonderfully prepared and comprised of fresh, local ingredients. We really appreciated the fact that our waiter guided us against over ordering, and helped us to order a dinner that allowed us to share and enjoy several plates. Pasta was the star of the show. We had the ravioli with lemon sauce and the “napkins” with pesto. Superb!
We visit Napa several times a year from the East Coast and we will be adding Don Giovanni to the list of places we return to time and again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I searched up best restaurants in Napa and Bistro Don Giovanni was top of the list. We usually stop for a quick bite in Napa before we hit our wine clubs Turnbull and Conn Creek. We loved the food, ambiance, and service. We can’t wait to go back.

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