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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.7
3878 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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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
What 3878 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious authentic Italian pasta, pizza and much more...most of all kind, prepared and professional service.buonissimo!!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and atmosphere !!
Wonderful service by Jackie.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

This is the second time we have had a waiter that never returned to the table for refills or a second cup of coffee. The special tuna salad looked like can tuna the veal scalappini was 3 paper thin 3 inch pieces of meat with 2tablespoon of mashed vegetable hash. Not worth the high price. Leave in the area and would not return to eat again. Might drop by for a drink on the porch only.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food and great service! I’ll be back many times.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Terrific vibe, good food, friendly and warm greeting every time. A favorite in wine country.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

To start, we had the tricolore salad and minestrone Genovese. For the entree, we had the seared salmon and spaghetti bolognese. We also sampled the braised short ribs from the risotto special. Overall, an amazing dinner!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great waiter Kevin and his brand new employee truly amazing! Food was just enough and made to perfection!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite restaurant during our visit to Napa. Loved the waitstaff. Gnocchi with bolognese was best I’ve ever had. Chicken Diavolo excellent. Shrimp risotto to die for. Great espresso. Ambiance sweet. Made us want to move to Napa so we could dine here on a regular basis.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Took my wife here for her birthday and we loved it! Food was great and service was on point.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful place to revisit again and again. Excellent food and service! The halibut was perfectly done. We loved sitting on the patio, though highway noise was audible. Tables are pretty close together so you can hear conversation at the next table.

We ordered a bottle of SB wine that was $38 and the waiter brought a Chardonnay that we discovered when the bill came was $72. Our bad for not checking more carefully so we paid the price. (YIKES!) This is an expensive restaurant, but worth the treat once in awhile. We were gifted for part of the tab as a wedding present, so made it possible for us to afford it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Is there any better place for business lunch, Sunday supper with family and birthdays? It’s rare to find a restaurant that is perfect for all of these occasions. But I guess that’s why locals love ‘Donny G’s’

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Everything was amazing! The food, the wine and the service - top notch all the way. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I HAVE TO SAY THIS!
It was Mother’s Day! Was my second time in this Restaurant, one of the things most impacted me was “The staff service, I mean from the host to the who ever is in the back cleaning dishes! The attention to us and to everyone was impeccable!!! Because I was observing all! I been in to many restaurants in my life! This place is beautiful atmosphere and the food delicious!
GREAT JOB TO THE ONE IN CHARGE OF HIRING THE STAFF! Good eye for choosing the best!
Why I say this?
A lot of restaurants loose clients because the service is horrible! And of course the food is a big part as well!

Thanks

LH....:))

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for our annual Mother's Day lunch and had a fantastic time. Great food, amazing staff, gorgeous atmosphere. Always excited to go back again and again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Best fritto misto and carpaccio in the Bay Area. Food is always tasty, and the service is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food beautiful atomosphere with superior service at reasonable prices by California standards. A must go!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The score would have been higher if not for the crab special. It was good but way way too small had to spend more money and order an additional item.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great suggestions from waiter.. everything wonderful !

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious as always! This is my favorite restaurant in Napa. We save it for a special treat. I get the ravioli with lemon sauce. This is not something I normally eat and wouldn’t order it except at BDG! My husband got the chicken and said it was delicious.
But the top of the meal was the butterscotch pudding that I had to order to go because I was so full! Again, not something I would order anywhere else but here!
Calamari is also special with the sauce they use and the added tarragon! Just wonderful!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was very good.

Hostess and waiter recognized we booked as a special occasion.

Food was excellent, service was very good.

No complaints, we will definately go back

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent food and service! Excited to come back!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Delightful evening walking through the grounds and sitting by the water feature with drinks prior to dinner on the patio. Food was very good and the atmosphere was exceptional. Would highly recommend this location and actually did to some other guests at the hotel who asked where we had dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I never visit Napa without eating at Bistro Don Giovanni. Fab!!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Enjoyed the deck seating on a beautiful Napa evening.
The Octopus Salad & the Creme Brulee were outstanding.
Highly Recommend Bistro Don Giovanni! perfetto!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

reservations make a difference. seated immediately, very busy place, not much room to enjoy, but wine list was perfect, not huge, but really good local wines at decent prices. food was great, do not be afraid to suggest a few additions or subtractions from menu, they seem ready to please. fired olives, off menu, but awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is our most favorite restaurant in Napa!!! Always will be!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful lunch outside on the patio. It was a perfect day. The good food and great service only made it better.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The service was amazing but the food was extremely bland. It’s a cute atmosphere and the wait staff was extremely tentative but the food was poor quality.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Perfect complement to an afternoon spent wine tasting. The ambiance is a nice balance of relaxing and energetic, the food was on par with our high expectations. We'll be back

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Have been there several times ~~ always wonderful service, ambiance and food.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We’ve been coming to Bistro Don Giovanni for years, as it always has a warm, welcoming ambiance and very consistently good Italian food. This visit was no exception. The prices seemed to have climbed over the years and now, perhaps, are bordering on being a tad high for casual Italian dining, but again, the food quality is excellent. (FYI: Our dinner for four (all four diners ordered pasta), with one corkage and only a single additional glass of wine, and only one dessert, came to $222 before tip.) All dishes were exactly as described on the menu and as perfectly prepared and as delicious as ever. The consistency of this restaurant is notable. Service was excellent. Noise level was quite high when we arrived, but dropped considerably as tables vacated. The restaurant has excellent al fresco dining as well, though we didn’t do that on this occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our new fav! ravioli with lemon sauce and the bolognese were amazing

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This was our first time here and we had a great experience. Everyone made our friend's birthday special and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Always a standout

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Bistro Don Giovanni does not disappoint. We love the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

What a pleasant evening. Great food and service. Also is dog friendly on the patio which made it all the more enjoyable since we were traveling with our pup. Loved the grilled octopus and the branzino. The service was spot on - very attentive but invisible.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Our favorite place to dine

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The food selection looks delicious. I wish that I had a bigger appetite or could visit more regularly to try everything.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Never disappointed when dining at this amazing place-year after year, Giovanni and his staff maintain the high standards he and his lovely late wife Donna established. It is like a well-oiled machine and the food is of the highest quality.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Delicious everytime!

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