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About Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

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.

4110 Howard Lane
Napa, CA 94558
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Highway 29

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 224-3300

Website:
http://www.bistrodongiovanni.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for catering questions.

Executive Chef:
Donna Scala

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (66)
Great for Outdoor Dining (66)
Special Occasion (65)
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Authentic (64)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Casual (49)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Great for Lunch (46)
Worth the Drive (46)
Notable Wine List (42)
Romantic (41)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Local Ingredients (35)
Good for Groups (32)
Fun (31)
Business Meals (30)
Comfort Food (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Seasonal (23)
Cozy (22)
Scenic View (21)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Hot Spot (17)
People Watching (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Happy Hour (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

They were completely packed with holiday diners service was slow to arrive. Food still excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Always fabulous! When Foodie Daughter comes up from LA to visit, we make the Bistro our first dinner stop and are never disappointed with our choices.
My only complaint - the noise factor is beyond "energetic", it's LOUD and awfully difficult to hear the waiter, let alone carry on normal conversations.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Spicy, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We come here a couple times each year, and always come away happy. On our most recent visit, we were amazed! The food seems to be the best it's ever been and the kitchen is crushing it across the board. Every dish was near perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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vip
 (Pinehurst)·Dined 5 days ago

Best Italiano food in Napa plus service like being in northern Italy. Go there for the best!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a nice table in a corner window. Nevertheless, the noise level was too much for us. Better for a younger crowd I guess. Always enjoy the food and service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect dinner. Sweetbreads on soft polenta were excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Always great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

As usual, a fine time and a tasty meal was had by all

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Love love this restaurant! Every time I come this way I go and always have a wonderful experience!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not my first time at Bistro Don Giovanni, but first time with my kiddos. We went for lunch and it was a great experience. They serve pizza for kids with with a pule of french fries in the center. Perfect! Our service was amazing and the food never disappoints.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service was impeccable noise level in the restaurant was loud making it difficult to have a conversation.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been coming here for lunch since the building was a deli. We love it but the prices are getting a little high for our budget.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First time there, looked good, staff was very friendly, good scene. My cocktail was yummy, my husbands drink was very watered down (sat too long at bar). The food was just okay. Not bad just not great. Nothing we ate did we say “that’s amazing”. For my main course I had salmon.... not exciting but the mash potatoes were good. Wish a veggie was present. My husband had the 45$ steak... piles of weird cut meat and fries no veggies. He didn’t like his steak plate. I saw sides of veggies you could order but glad we didn’t because it would have been too much food and more money. I liked the atmosphere but it was loud. Again people were really nice but the food wasn’t good enough to come back. Not bad food!!!! Just not very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My friends and I met for our holiday lunch. Our table was ready right away. The service was wonderful. The food was outstanding. We did not feel rushed. We will definitely return!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great! Warm and welcoming... we simply love this place and come back again and again. No wonder it has such a loyal following in the Valley! Richard

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

An absolute favorite. Have been eating here since 1998 when I lived in SF and came up on weekends. Moved to Napa in 2000 and this became our favorite neighborhood place to eat. Great for lunch and dinner. Wonderful staff and fun environment.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Date night with my wife and Don Giovani’s is the Best!!!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service was great, the chairs are a bit uncomfortable in the area where we were seated. Would definitely come back on our next trip to Napa.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Not impressed at all. My husband and I went there for our seven year anniversary. It was a special day for us and we chose this place. I even put that in our reservation request. Got there - no greeting or congratulations. We got seated. I asked the waiter what the signature dish is or what is the most popular, he said “everything is popular.” And when I pressed to say there has to be something that stands out more than others, he just recited the whole menu to me! (At the very least, you can say what YOUR fav dish is..) nonetheless, we ordered the beet salad and I had the salmon. Husband had the lamb shank. Dishes were ok. Nothing spectacular. I really wanted to love this place (given the reviews) but it was just average in my books.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Impeccable service, and the food was outstanding!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

From beginning, with a very warm welcome by the hostess, to the service of not only our super attentive waitress, but also those assisting her, to the once again tamazing food.....it was a fantastic night out! We always leave, looking forward to returning again at a not too distant date! ❤️

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This restaurant is consistently delicious. The salmon over mashed potatoes is amazing! The beet salad is another favorite and service is always great.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Giovanni is the man and so was our server Benjamin!! This place was recommended by my fellow restaurant experts at work. The food was so delicious, restaurant is beautiful, and everything looked so good. We left very full and already planning the next time we need to go back!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Love this restaurant, very cozy and great food. We brought our own wines and there was a modest 20 corkage fee. I got the roasted chicken which our waitperson Ruth recommended, it was wonderful. She was very lively and fun and attentive but not too over the top. The fireplace room is the place to eat. My husband got the oxtail which was prepared just like oscco..buco.. very tender and juicy. We will return on our next visit to Napa.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food , great service, would definitely go back!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My family has been going to Bistro Don Giovanni for over 15 years and always considers it a must when we are in the Napa Valley. This last experience was very disappointing - from the food to the service, things have really gone downhill. I ordered the osso buco special, and it was dry and stringy, and the frito misto, which is usually light and delicious, was heavy and greasy. Our server was very nonchalant about our disappointment, and I finally asked to speak to a manager who removed these two items from our check. We were very surprised upon arriving to find that the restaurant was almost empty, and now we know why.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything about this place is awesome! The patio was a welcoming touch when you walk in. Everyone was super nice. The bartender made the most delicious drink called the Pom Pom Cosmo. My husband had the Clams with Spaghetti and I had the Ravioli! Both were delicious! Will definitely go back next time we are visiting Napa!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I️ never miss an opportunity to enjoy the food, service and ambiance of this fabulous restaurant!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Never disappointed. Wonderful dining experience

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food excellent! Little pricey.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place, nice and relaxing.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is our go to restaurant in Napa! Amazing Italian food with a wonderful outdoor patio & comfortable large dining room & bar. I haven’t had a meal there I didn’t like. I highly recommend this bistro for any occasion!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Supporting our Wine Country Restaurants!!!
Always wonderful food service and ambiance

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Don G's did a great job despite all the fires around! Good food, good service. And I LOVED that they donated the corckage fee to the fire victims!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very very Nice - Service with a Smile and the food was presented exceptional well and tasted better than it looked - exceptional

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Was great before, but a noticeable drop in food quality since the head chef changed. Not recommended if you are looking for good food. The pesto pasta dish is good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was little italy^^
awesome~~!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We go to Don Giovanni with our Grandaughter and family 3/4times a year.
I love this restaurant. Over the many years we have been going here, the food is consistently delicious and they are sooooooo nice to the baby.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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