Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.7
4003 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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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Neighborhood
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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
Reviews from verified diners
4,003 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
76%
Very Good
19%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

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T
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by several locals, we can see why. Excellent food and service .

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JU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Don Giovanni and come every time we're in Napa. Amazing homemade pasta, friendly staff, and beautiful setting.

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RP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and attentive service. It was loud inside so we sat outside and it was very pleasant. It is worth the nearly hour drive to come here, especially for special occasions.

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RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was nothing that wasn't outstanding by any measure.

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AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Don Giovanni sets itself apart from all the wine country newbies and wannabees by being truly authentic - from its charming ambiance and beautiful gardens, to its ever-friendly service, and classic and consistently delicious cuisine. It's been our favorite place since it opened for both casual and special occasions. It seems a world apart, yet it feels like home - a real gem that never disappoints.

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R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent! We had to ask for beverage refills 3 times before we actually received them. Bread for the table and Parmesan cheese for my pasta was not offered. We had to request it. We also had to request butter. The food made up for it!

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great was great, put open table did not issue points got this reservation.

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TM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ravioli EVER!!!!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so fresh & tasty! Felt like I was back in Italy!

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CB
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal at a beautiful location. Service was spot on and the food was incredible. I had the butter lettuce salad with fresh peaches which was so delicious. Also enjoyed the meatballs for a appetizer and the salmon for the main course. Everything was well prepared and tasty. Great meal for our first night in Napa. Don’t miss this place!

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IV
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This place never disappoints! We just took some friends for the first time and it was their favorite stop in Napa. Homemade pasta and woodfired pizza, and they have fancy stuff, too! :)

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AE
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Don Giovanni often and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always excellent.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance!

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DA
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my mother's 96 Birthday.

Service from our waiter was excellent and so was the food.

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YW
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. We drive 30 miles
And back for a special Sunday lunch date💕

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OT
San Diego
124 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut was very good and my friend enjoyed his salmon. Excellent Tiramisu and gelato. Friendly, attentive service.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been several times. Always good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing just like my
Mothers home cooked Italian!

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C
Las Vegas
204 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the fresh ingredients in every dish. The salads were especially outstanding. The service was outstanding from our waiter Austin. We loved watching the performance of the staff as they moved around with great efficiency. Of all the restaurants we tried in 4 days in Napa, it is the one we will definitely return to on our next visit.

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LS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this restaurant is absolutely AMAZING!!!

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BW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was excellent and our waiter Ben just made the evening. He was great.

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AE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good, but service was some of the worst I have ever received. We sat for about 15 minutes before someone greeted us. Anytime we needed anything, we had to flag someone down. For the price point, I expected to be treated as if they gave a tiny bit of a darn.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The fried calendar shrimp and fennel was wonderful! We like thin pizza but the pizza was so thin in the middle that it was completely limp.

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OT
San Diego
123 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter had pizza and said it was very good. Her boyfriend had the pork chop and enjoyed it. I had the lamb shank and was blown away! Service was friendly and attentive. Going back in a couple of days!!!

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal and dessert. Great attention to detail and service. Perfect experience.

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always truly enjoy our dining at this restaurant. Never had a bad experience in 25 years

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r
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one on my favorite places to go in Napa. Food is always great and we enjoy our meal always!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum, best Italian near town of Napa. Charming and delicious.

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JO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still fantastic after all these years, super food, great staff and wonderful location.

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B
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad the grilled branzino and the fruit crisp are back on the menu!

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EG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Another nice meal at Bistro Don Giovanni. I would recommend to those looking for a nicely Italian style meal. The risotto with short rib was delicious as well as the linguine with claims. Both portions were generous and well flavored.

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J
Nashville
342 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our usual excellent lunch at BDG. Started by splinting an octopus app. Wonderful. Caesar salad with anchovies next. Delicious. Then my guest had the branzino and loved it. I had the spinach ravioli with tomato sauce and also found it excellent. We also has the shishisto peppers. Heavenly. Always great service. Hidden treasure in Napa area.

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D
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Great food and service. Ambiance lively but fun.

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JT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been eating at Don G!s for many years and always find the food to be very good! It just needs to be perked a bit on the menu choices but this is probably why it is so popular. We had a very good meal on Sunday and the restaurant always is a fun place to be for food and event dining.

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DA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and so was the service. We ate outdoors and it was great.

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance. Delicious food. I can’t say enough about the vibe on the patio. Great wines and pastas.

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KT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

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DA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our best place to have lunch in the area. We go to lunch there 4- 5 time a year, and we are about an hour away. food is good and servers are excellent!

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