Had the Branzino and it was delicious
Excellent Waiter & bus boys were very good.. We split our entrees and the waiter did an excellent job dividing them up also he had an excellent memory as to what we wanted and substituted and let us know how large the servings were.s
Wonderful as always!! Thank you Bistro Don G!!
Love everything about this place! It has been one of my favorites for years!
A dining experience to be avoided. The sever started with an attitude. The food was not awful but not flavorful. Bland and boring, quite a disappointment. Tables are crammed in, so it's noisy, not energetic, just noisy.
Really can't think of any redeeming good points. My recommendation: avoid it.
Love BDG -- everything about it is always excellent, creative, first rate.
First time here and loved it!! Beautiful restaurant. The owner and staff were the best! Food was delicious! Wish I lived in area to go more often! Definitely will be back.
This is one of my top two favorite Italian restaurants in California! Every dish is phenomenal. I've taken various friends there and no one has left disappointed--they've left uncomfortably full, but never disappointed.
Bistro Don Giovanni checks all the boxes . . . . Great Food (✔) . . . Great Service (✔) . . . Great Ambiance (✔) . . . Outdoor Dining (✔) . . . Full Bar (✔) . . . Huge Dedicated Parking Lot (✔) all of this and they're located next to a vineyard with stunning surrounding landscape that's reminiscent of being in the countryside of Italy. Stop messing around and reserve a table now !!!
Gio (Giovanni) the owner (almost always there) is a rock star that knows what he's doing from A to Z !!!
We started with the BEET & HARICOT VERTS, avocado, fennel, roquefort vinaigrette ($14) = a great way to kick things off - SOOO good. We thoroughly enjoyed the MANDILLI silk handkerchief pasta with authentic Genovese pesto ($18) = this was just like my Italian grandmother used to make !!! GNOCCHETTI al RAGU d’AGNELLO = lamb ragu, truffle Pecorino ($22) = Crazy Good :) POLLO alla DIAVOLA = spicy Mary’s organic chicken, mashed potatoes, brandy green peppercorn sauce ($28) is some of the best chicken you'll ever have - End of story.
One of the best desserts you'll ever have (anywhere) . . . The “BOSTINI” TRIFLE . . . this is layered (in a tall glass) with vanilla custard, dark chocolate cake, whipped cream, clear thick caramel & roasted almonds . . . great to share ($9) = Simply Outrageous !
You will not be disappointed.
Bistro has been one of our very favorite restaurants in the Bay Area for years! The food always pleases and the outdoor atmosphere is unbeatable.
Always the go to best all around restaurant in the Bay Area for special and regular dining. Giovanni is a star on all levels along with the staff. Barry and Lorin
We won’t be going back . It was VERY CRAMPED ... very loud . Not a great place for upper napa at all . I was very disappointed.
Very consistent restaurant through the years. Always have a good experience. Great frito misto as a starter. Veal marsala over polenta special was excellent. Lemon soufflé special dessert yummy.
Great Services, wonderful food, consistently good. Their pastas are wonderful and love the expertly prepared salmon which is my go to - almost ALL the time. A real gem as you're heading up the Napa Valley on Hwy 29
We’ve been eating here for many years and it never disappoints
Very good food and the atmosphere was fun and vibrant. It would be fun if the weather was better to sit on the patio.
Great evening with our friends who had never been. They loved it! We eat here every time we are in Napa. YOU GOTTA GO!!
Great atmosphere, food and wine selection. Corkage policy is great free for first bottle with purchase of one of theirs.
One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Napa. Giovanni and his team have a great operation. The food is delish...I started with a melted goat cheese on grilled crostini and then finished with a special Oxtails and Polenta. My partner had the Branzino. Everything was wonderful, and my 71st birthday passed with a smile on my face.
Loved the atmosphere at this restaurant. So authentic, a local gem, not chains. Wait staff was amazing and so knowledgeable!
The food was excellent. Great greeting from the hostess who was also a bit intuitive and seated us at table 101 with a great view. We ended up having a joiner so we moved to a larger table. Our server Beth was en point! She provided prompt, knowledgeable but unobtrusive service, Kevin was also excellent. Can’t wait to come back for the fried olives and chicken diavola.
My wife and I liked it so much the 1st night we were recently in Napa that we went back there the 2nd night and enjoyed it even more!
My wife and I eat at Giovanni's about twice a month - and have for 25 years. Excellent rustic Italian food, a decent wine list, served by a knowledgeable staff in a pleasant room, at reasonable prices. One of the Napa Valley's best restaurants - meal after meal - year after year.
Great crafted cocktails and the food was amazing. We had a perfect evening.
You know.... those special times when everything you ordered was just perfect?? No wrong notes?? This was one of those times!! My daughter and I loved everything we ordered!!
It is a Napa Valley classic. I've been going for years and it never lets me down. I'm a foodie myself, so this is important. And Gio is the greatest.
We go here for all special occasions and for occasional lunches. It is consistent and wonderful. The dining room is great as is the enormous floral piece opposite the bar.
We live in Yountville, foodie heaven, and we travel a few miles down the road to Bistro don Giovanni for good food and atmosphere.
Delicious food and excellent service
Dinner with four colleges. In spite of their various dietary restrictions, everyone had a great meal! The wine selection is very good and the service was great. They have a wonderful outdoor patio area for dining that I can't wait to try out. One of my colleges returned the very next night to eat at the bar and said his pizza was the best he's had!
Bistro Don Giovanni is consistently excellent and does not disappoint.
Location is fantastic, you can have a fantastic lunch before heading into the valley for wine tasting. Great service
I was very impressed that our drinks, who were delivered by a different server, were not ‘auctioned’ and he knew exactly where to place them. This also happened for our appetizers. Unfortunately, after I announced how impressed I was, my entree went to my husband and I got his. Almost perfect!
One of my go-to places in Napa. It is always excellent and dependable. Also has great service.
My out-of-town friends and I had a lovely meal and were very happy. The service was impeccable. Thank you!
Great Service. David was an outstandng waiter. Food was terrific and the ambience great. Reservation was on time as we were seated as soon as we got there. Good wine list and a lot of good choices on the menu.
Amazing food and wine. We will be back!
Food is always great
Been Coming here forever. You won’t be disappointed!
Very loud, tables way too close together. Felt more like a cattle call than fine dining. Service was efficient but rushed.