Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.8
6381 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 6381 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipIngridH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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vipAdrienneW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Don Giovanni’s is always excellent and consistent. They never disappoint.

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vipLily
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service . 5 star!

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vipDonb
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food enjoy the day

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vipfoodie100
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipEbitma
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The outdoor setting was lovely. The only tough point was the amount of flies in the area when we were dining. Otherwise we really enjoyed it.

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CarolK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food. We all ordered different things and all of it was great. You cannot beat the atmosphere.

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vipOlyclub1
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy going to Bistro Don Giovanni. Staff is always friendly and engaging. Pork Chops remain the best in the Bay Area!

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Storm
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my mom’s 87th birthday! Could not have asked for a better venue…

Bistro Don Giovanni is a standard when it comes to Italian food in Napa! Great location, great wait staff, great food!

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food- the meatballs are out of this world. The Attis upbeat. Our service was quick and very efficient.

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vipIndiefoodie
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best (and still most underrated) dining experience in the SF Bay Area. The garden and side patio seating is our favorites but the inside is energetic and elegant as well. Can there be any better dining experience than sitting by the vineyards drinking an aperol and twirling pasta? The octopus is always on the menu and spectacular. Every pasta dish is perfectly balanced, never smothered in sugo and varied enough to give us regulars enough variety, a few from the greatest hits list and a smattering of unique dishes. I highly recommend sharing a primi and ordering your own secondo as well, Italian style. This is the real deal, run by an Italian, with authentic Italian flavors versus trying to imitate the times and go regional. A destination dining experience whether it’s date night, an anniversary, girls wine tasting lunch or family fun

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BrittanyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always a good time and great food!

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MarkF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the absolute best restaurants in the North Bay. A superb meal.

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PeterR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must to experience traditional Napa Valley. Been there many times, never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, whether we sit as a bar as a couple, or have a table for 10. Thank you for making it a destination.

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vipTristaH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once Again Fabulous meal, service, & atmosphere. DG Never disappoints. Delicious octopus, wine was wonderful, & attentive delightful service. Wonderful 55 yr. anniversary celebration. TY! We will be back.

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table4two
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Spent most of time swatting flees or fruit flies from my food.

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vipSonomajoe
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar was our wonderful waiter. His suggestions were spot on. He was pleasant and attentive.

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LorieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their homemade pasta melts in your mouth. My husband had a chicken dish. Chicken was very moist and sauce was superb. Highly recommend

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AnthonyB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was good, as always. We were seated and it was 20 minutes until a server came to get our order

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Mitch
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the outdoor atmosphere at Bistro Don Giovanni’s. Unfortunately, it was almost 100 degrees out and it was hard for the wait staff to keep up with the customers needs. Ice was melting as fast as they were bringing it. All in all, we still had a great meal with our friends and enjoyed the afternoon.

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CindyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s Birthday. Everything was delicious and the complimentary sherbet was very nice. It’s nice to be taken care of. Thank you very much.

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ChristineM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience all around. We can't wait to return!

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vipDiner11
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Server was good, but main course came out right after appetizer and should have been spaced out a little more. Wore high heels and did not appreciate having to tip toe through sand w/ stone floor to preserve my heels and not ruin. Should mention that info on website as was not familiar with venue.

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stephenh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipNapachik
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Kevin, our server, was awesome. He more than made up for the abrupt, unfriendly hostess. I have never run into this issue before when I have eaten here.

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vipSylP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was a lovely birthday lunch.

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TonyL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian we’ve ever had. Can’t wait to come back 😊

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vipFirefly
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Tables that were seated after ours were served before us. . Meals were not brought out together 5-6 min wait.

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Luv2eat
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy going to Don Giovanni’s wonderful food and great service. Nice home feel and very comfortable ambiance.
Everyone enjoyed their meal.
Celebrating my daughters graduation of nursing school!

Thank you for helping make our evening special!🥂🍾🍝

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vipRCTO
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating. Good location but not within walking distance of downtown Napa. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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Foodlover
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Napa Vallley. Everyone was excellent! ❤

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vipTBaylog
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. So many good items to choose from and service always top notch. Meatballs to start is a must. Only $20 corkage fee.

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vipSoBeFoodlover
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dining experience! Don Giovanni never disappoints and Oscar is the BEST !!

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vipDd4eats
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a great meal at Don Giovanni. When we are in Napa we make sure to eat here. I had the salmon and my husband had the pork chop both meals were outstanding.

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vipGregP
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The expanded outdoor area is very nice. Service by Rosario was the best. We've been here many times and the food never disappoints.

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vipPeterT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been dining at Bistro Don Giovanni for at least 20 years. The food is consistently excellent and the service is outstanding. It is our go to restaurant in the Napa Valley. The staff is so friendly and even if they are busy and we don’t have a reservation we’ve never been turned away.

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Mookie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a fabulous job with the seating outside surrounded by gardens and vines. The staff is fabulous and the food is so delicious. I love coming here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary of 42 years!

FAQs

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 6381 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.