Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.8
6523 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6523 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipnapabubbles
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in the Napa Valley! Great service too! The only problem is deciding what to order ….

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DouglasH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pesto pasta was very good.
Sitting outside was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife’s birthday, and we had a great time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late lunch out on the patio and couldn’t have had a better experience. Even though it was somewhat warm, there was a lovely breeze blowing. The tables were spaced out, so we had plenty of space and privacy, and the food was delicious, as usual. The caprese salad was amazing as were our entrees, drinks, and desserts. Our server was great and we left happy and with full bellies. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we've come to the Valley for the last 2 decades we've come here. It's like eating at home. Italian comfort food with flair! Abbondanza!

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vipStevieB
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A suburb girls lunch after wine tasting at Antica. We enjoyed a charcuterie plate at the tasting but we each had the perfect lunch.

MG
vipMauiGirl
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great dining experience Sat outdoors, had octopus, beet salad and risotto special.

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vipIncajingo
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining. Delicious food. Great staff!

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SherriD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was very efficient. The food was great but we would like it to be a bit hotter when served. This is a great Italian restaurant. Try the Tiramisu!

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Cerullila
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting to eat, drink, and be merry with good service and good food.

TD
TDAWG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Basic Italian food. Nothing special.

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Ellen
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous. Beautiful setting, great food, quick service. Lovely time. Highly recommend.

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MartyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time and the food is great!!! Our server was attentive and made sure to check in as we enjoyed our time in the garden.

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Denise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. The butterscotch pudding is a must!!

JD
vipJeffD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was very average. Service very slow and in fact the servers seem to care less.

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NinP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Lack of vegetarian options (besides pizza and salad)
Bread arrived at out table after 30+ minutes and it was cold (according to the manager, it’s served cold)
Capuchino was warm (not fresh)
Service did not match a 3 “$$$” restaurant
When asked about vegetarian options, the waiter kept pushing salad, even though I had already set the expectation I didn’t want salad.
Food arrived late and cold.
We decided to leave without eating the dinner and spoke to management on the way out. Of course, after being charged for a capuchino and a side soup on our way out.

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vipRichard
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post COVID, best outdoor dining, food and ambiance in Napa.

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vipMarkU
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great patio. Nice food. They've doubled their capacity so service is pleasant but a little slow. Highly recommend though.

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vipLucio
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gus was great! Food exceptional! Best in the Napa Valley!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch. Food was fantastic and service was awesome

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vipDisappointing
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Don Gio’s is our go-to and has been for many years but the pastas today were flaccid and the risotto broken. Very disappointing. I suspect they are suffering from nearly doubling their dining capacity with the lo Amy outdoor tables without increasing the size of their kitchen.

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vipgabriellec
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a meal to remember. Truly relaxing and warm environment in which to enjoy delicious season Italian food. Love you, Don Giovanni!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience outdoors was great with plenty of shade. Food tasted as if I was in Italy. Will be returning!

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ElizabethS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was an explosion of flavor and finesse. NA fun day to celebrate a birthday and we couldn’t ask for better service.

NC
vipNolaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fav restaurant in the valley. Love the food and the service. The way they have created the outdoor space - shaded by the vines is stellar!!

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vipStevenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food preparation and taste.
The ambience of the restaurant was beautiful.
Service was fair!

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vip007Napa
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday celebration. Bethany was great.

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RickG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating enhanced the great food. Service was exceptional.

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ACMayberry
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and food. We just got the worst table on the outside with the view of the highway. I wish they would have put up hedges or another barrier to avoid the eye sore. Great experience overall.

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vipNAPAMED
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7/23/2021

Had a fabulous early dinner for BIRTHDAY!!
We were in the Garden with a great table- had Don Giovanni open a bottle of Kenwood Winery Chardonnay which we had just purchased earlier in the day. Had a wonderful visit in Kenwood and the staff were envious because we were headed to Don Giovanni. It is also a favorite with them.

Dr. M

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PeddersFamilia
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and favorite restaurant in the Napa Valley for years. Giovanni and staff from first hello to dessert exceed expectations in all categories. We can’t wait to plan our next reservation…..the quintessential place to dine and have fun at the same time.

MP
vipMarionP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We've been customers of Bistro Don Giovanni for years. They've expanded their outdoor patio into a lovely space for dining. We recently went for my sister's birthday as a special treat. The prices are pretty high, but it was a wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is beautiful. Service is great. Food is good but not worthy of 5 stars.

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SusieV
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, everything was perfection. The service and ambiance added to a truly magical evening. Each dish was amazing...don't forget the Meatball and Soft Polenta appetizer and leave room for their amazing desserts. I want to return to Napa just to be able to dine again at Bistro Don Giovanni!

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Ilen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food excellent but service not good. Felt everyone was rushed so not a relaxed atmosphere. Male server insisted calling me “young lady” and “senorita” despite my correcting him (I’m in my mid-50’s)

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Paddledo
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to dinner for my sons birthday. We ate indoors and the flies were relentless. For the cost we shouldn’t have had to deal with this. Also, the service seemed a bit slow and when our meals did arrive, they weren’t as hot as we would have liked. Did they sit in the warmer too long without being brought to our table?

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feedme
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place....excellent food and ambiance. Feels like a trip to Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to try this place for a while and am glad we came! Everything was delicious and we really enjoyed sitting outside since the weather was perfect!

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ChuckF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable time. Met Mr. Giovanni, he shared a touching story with us regarding his wife. The staff was very helpful with recommendations and filling our request for food and tee shirts to remember our special evening.
We are still talking about the food.
Will be a must visit each time we revisit Napa.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Late Sunday reservation, wait staff seemed tired and didn’t really roll out the red carpet…. Slow service, distracted, not unfriendly but not too friendly either…. Seemed like they were done with it…. Will try again, and hopefully there will be a different energy from the staff. Setting is great, food was quite good…

FAQs

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 6523 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.