Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.8
5916 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
What 5916 people are saying
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vipNikkiM23
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Everything from the COVID safety, to the ambiance, to the food & wine. Cannot wait to come back when California is back open!!!

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vipfanibo
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were missing Original Joe's in SF so we were told to come to BDG as a replacement! It was great! Food, atmosphere, service were all wonderful. A huge place! Pretty fancy. Good for a date night.

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DebS
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In the age of Covid, we are lucky to have access to such quality restaurants as Don Giovanni. I feel safe bringing my 87 year old father there as they observe (above and beyond) CDC guidelines for keeping their restaurant diners safe. All are wearing masks and gloves, tables and chairs are disinfected, menus are disposable. We have been fans for many years and are pleased to continue as we soldier through this pandemic. Our meal was up to standard and we over-indulged in dessert. One of the favorites of our family are the porkchops. I had the pizza margarite and had enough for dinner, too. Plenty of good choices!

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vipcarrieb
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Napa Vallet

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vipButkus
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful outdoor setting. We'll be back again.

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vipVinopro
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual great. Still open is a lifesaver. The outside venue is lovely and can’t beat the food!

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vipEricFoodman
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bistro Don Giovanni is one of our go to places in Napa. They have a well designed and laid out patio. For was very good and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food & drinks were amazing (the pear drop martini soo good). The services was just as good. When I made the reservation I noted that it was for my boyfriends birthday, no one mentioned his birthday or anything which was a disappointment. Other than that I was happy with my experience

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vipFazz
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must do restaurant if you come to the Napa Valley.

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ericamaia
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, wine and ambiance were perfect. Giovanni, a gracious host, and Ruth, an attentive and fun server, made the evening enjoyable. Even faced with California restrictions and guidelines, the restaurant was safe, warm (plenty of outdoor heaters) and welcoming. I hope the region recognizes the need to provide (outdoor) dining experiences to support our economy and mental health. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and very accommodating.

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vipnicole
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite dining spot for me. Food is always amazing and service is great !

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vipRambo
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and great COVID protocol. Even came back a week later for another delicious meal. The lasagna bolognese is the best you ever tasted. You will really enjoy the minestrone soup. Fresh produce from their garden. Beautiful scenery. We really enjoyed sitting by the fountain in the sunlight. They have ample heaters and are very accommodating to make sure you are comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Don Gio! Great ambiance, service and always fab food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and outdoor setting.

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vipDianeB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner on the patio and appreciated that it was a heated area. We also appreciated the complimentary appetizer. I tried your lasagna for the first time and loved it. Our service was first rate too! Hope you will bring back the roasted red pepper soup as it is one of my favorite soups that you make. Hope to see you again soon ❤️

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vipMaureenF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our outdoor dining experience at Don Giovanni. We were seated next to the fountain, which was delightful. The overhead lights added a warm yet celebratory ambience and the large heaters kept the temperature just right for outdoor dining at night. The food was excellent and the service great. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, service, and food.

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting. Food was very good as always. Put heat lamps in for us when it started getting cold Waiter wasn’t the friendliest though..

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vipMarjorieS
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat outside, lots of room. Food is great as well as the service.

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vipGreat
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining around the fountain at last was a surprise silver lining to COVID, which I guess finally pushed Napa to do the right thing. Felt like being in Tuscany and the food, as always, did not disappoint. With so many choices in the Valley, there's a reason we go back again and again to Gio's.

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vipNapaJill
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Been here many times. Food is still excellent, today however the service was appalling. Thought we would never receive or drinks, appetizer or meal. Despite several requests to have our heater turned on (which never happened) we finally just asked for the check and left before we got too cold.

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TerryC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasure to go out and eat!!
I can always count on a wonderful meal at Bistro Don Giovanni.

Thank you for such a lovely evening ❤️

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vipGoWelch
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food but even better service! Had a wonderful seat on the outside patio by a beautiful fountain.

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vipNapa4foodies
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Napa Valley landmark. Can't go wrong here. Been going here 12 years.

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vipdavid
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables set outdoors in garden setting. Staff tending to COVID precautions. Menu varied; Butternut squash soup more like a stew with chunky vegetables; risotto with artichokes and smoked chicken, parmigiana well done. The branzino was delicious, good sized portion. Servers attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, extra in the waiters helpfulness friendliness and spreading cheer- it was part of making the experience enjoyable

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DianeB
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outside dining on a lovely sunny day. Food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful at this popular Napa Valley destination. Excellent food / don’t miss the home made focaccia and tiramisu.

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ChristineG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Had the salmon that was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The service is great! Always there to refill my drink or remove dirty dishes.

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vipBillF
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and ok wine list. Good porrion size

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BerkAlum
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful cuisine with unique touches throughout. Central fountain and sculpture are fun touches.

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ciaobella2019
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved Bistro Don Giovanni and this time was no different in spite of everything. Great feel and environment, accommodating and no pressure. Considering all the adverse affects on restaurants and the invasive requirements they may impose on patrons, they did not create an uncomfortable atmosphere for those of us who want to simply enjoy their time out and not be continually reminded of how to behave when we are fully aware of the new rules. Thank you Don Giovanni for treating us like adults and keeping the experience as you always have -- relaxing, delightful, delicious and very worth the visit!

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OmarH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made the night special - outdoor fountain and heaters were very nice to sit by

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vipmadeleine
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent salad and pizza. Server was efficient. Gorgeous outdoor dining!

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vipMaggieL
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio by the fountain on a very lovely fall day this week. We shared the Frito Misto which was delicious. My friend, whose birthday we were celebrating. She ordered the mussels which she claimed were outstanding!!! I had the meatballs with polenta. Again an outstanding dish!!! I couldn’t recommend Bistro DG any higher.

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vipJohnA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server was rude and needed an attitude adjustment.

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vipKath
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don Giovannis is always excellent. Today they had a fish stew and also a mussels appetizer. Also always have the frito misto.
Everytinng was good as it gets. Social distancing is perfect in the garden.

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vipEARLR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience! Food was outstanding. Atmosphere was nice and service was very good.

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Tono
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant NEVER disappoints! Everything is excellent— especially the food and atmosphere. Always my first choice for an evening out.

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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 5916 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.