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.
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!!
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.
Went for a birthday dinner and was able to side in their fireside room. Was a little loud because of a large party but food and service was above and beyond exceptional.
Love BDG been going here for over 20 years and never had a bad meal. A family favorite.
We were treating our friends from out of state who had visited Don Giovanni once before two years ago --- and not surprisingly, requested to go back there for the one meal they had time for while visiting us this time. Our waiter, Enrique, added greatly to the experience....from his descriptions of the food, to his attentiveness, to his general professionally friendly attitude. We all had a great meal and a great time. Thank you all!!!
We were celebrating a dear friends birthday and lunch was fantastic as usual. They do pasta as no one else can. The Bostini Trifle is one of the best desserts ever.
The silk pasta with pesto was delicious and creamy. They did not go cheap on putting clams on my spaghetti and clams. The tomato sauce on it was very tasty and the clams were very fresh and not overcooked.
We were promptly greeted and seated early. Service was great. Food was tasty. We had a cheese appetizer, salads, and each ordered a pizza.
My daughter loves this restaurant and we have celebrated her birthday at Don G.’s for the last two years. Bread, salmon, pasta, wine - all delicious. We sat out on patio with heaters and even though it was a little cold outside we were perfect. It was not noisy and service was excellent. The man who kept filling up our water glasses was the best. Highly recommend.
Service was excellent, food very good, definitely going back
Food was good, but not great. There are better places in the Napa Valley.
It was just a tad too hot. They had the heaters going and the fireplace and it wasn't needed. Also we were a party of 8 and it felt like we were at a table for 6. We still had a great time, was just a tad cramped
Bistro Don Giovanni has been my favorite Napa restaurant for more than 20 years!!! We have yet to be disappointed with any of the many meals we have enjoyed there. The ambiance is relaxing, the deck is wonderful and you might even score a table be a fireplace in the winter! The menu reflects the seasons in addition to Italian favorites. We adore Bistro Don Giovanni!