Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.8
6355 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 6355 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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stephenh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipNapachik
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined a day 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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TonyL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 days ago
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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PollyN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was in the restaurant on June 6 for dinner. The food is very tasty and we decided to invite other family to try. We made two reservations for a party of four and five for lunch on June 15, 11:30am.
We checked in on time. The hostee is a white woman. She separated our two parties three tables apart. We have told the hostee if she can let our second party sit next to our table since there are many available tables around me. The hostee said it is the best she can do. Ten minutes after, the tables next to me is assigned to other parties. We were upset and our conversation for the entire lunch is if this incident is discrimination because of my skin. I remembered when I had dinner on June 5, there were a party of 8 people sat in two separate tables right behind me. They are all white people. Isn’t it the restaurant treats white customers as VIP and other races like a dirt?

The food that served on June 15 are very salty. I only finished half of it. I felt Embarrassing to invite friends to this restaurant and had such bad experience.

Overall, the waiters and bus boy that served us are very nice and friendly.

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Luv2eat
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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Foodlover
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTBaylog
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDd4eats
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary of 42 years!

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vipmmlm
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don Giovanni has been our go-to spot for years after a day of wine tasting in Napa. The outdoor garden is absolutely gorgeous, the drinks selection is vast and the food... well the food is all homemade and as good as you’ll find anywhere. We look forward to our dinner at Don as much as to wine tasting in Napa. We already can’t wait for our next visit.

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Joer
New England
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from making the reservation, checking in with the hostess through completing our meal. The service and food were spot on. Highly recommend Don Giovanni!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Halibut dish was way too salty
Ambience excellent in garden

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KaitlynT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! The food is to die for! Drinks were cool and refreshing! This place is surely becoming one of my favorite places in Napa! People are so friendly and helpful! Will be returning very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mindili and the raviolis were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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NapaG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Bistro Don Giovanni is one of our favorite restaurants. It is our first choice to bring guests to dine when they come to visit.
We were at the Bistro about three weeks ago, and the familiar staff was present, however on this Wednesday evening in June, it seemed to have a staff, like in much of the USA, a group of new people. Although polite, our server lacked the ease, timing, and knowledge of a well established NV restaurant. No real complaint, it just is what it is, and she will learn.

The food was perfect as always, and of course, we will always list it as one of our favorites.

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vipNWAGirl
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great. We love coming here.

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JenniR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I absolutely love going to Bistro Don Giovanni to eat and celebrate special occasions. We had delicious food and a great time! Was 100% worth the drive from San Jose!

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Larsy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta homemade, pizza is a good size, halibut was amazing. Great service and nice atmosphere.

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Kathyh
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Have been to Bistro Don Giovanni many many times and always had a fabulous experience but service is slipping. Long wait to order, to get the food, and to receive and pay the bill. I would probably find another place if you don’t have 2 hours for lunch but if you’re not in a rush, the food is always great.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, and all the servers working were great!

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MountainMe
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon under the trees. It was the perfect start to our Napa vacation coming into town for lunch. Wonderful ambiance. Great meal.

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ConD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as was our server. We had a pizza to start, a beet salad , the special risotto with grilled lamb chops, and a lovely Rose’. Everything was delicious and the Perfect amount of food for two gals. Also, we Love the expanded outdoor space.

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MartinS
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Homemade spaghetti and clams was very good as was the salmon. Great service from our personable waiter. Outdoor seating is very nice with an abundance of heaters when the temp drops. They allow dogs outside seating which we liked but didn’t capitalize on.

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TraceeE
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Don Giovanni's is one of my favorite restaurants. Another delicious and wonderful experience :-)

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vipOutandabout
San Francisco
385 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best Italian Restaurants in the Napa Valley. The pasta and pizza offerings are all exceptional. The outdoor dining grounds are beautiful and the service is gracious, efficient and professional. One of our favorite spots when in Napa Valley.

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Mari
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! I’ll be back soon.
Couldn’t have been any better. Halibut was out of this world!

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JanaT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of my favorite go to's in the Napa Valley! Always busy, so plan ahead a bit. Food is always so good! Their pastas are always so good and the salmon and chicken are stellar!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and sumptuous food!

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PatP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Appetizers, dinner. Lovely. Wonderful fresh pasta, lovely setting for dining.

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vipMLBJ
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don Giovanni never disappoints. A favorite continues to be the Mandilli, which is also so fresh and delicious. You really can't go wrong with any of the pastas. The tricolore salad is also great. For dessert, don't miss the butterscotch pudding. Actually, the best advice is just don't miss this great restaurant!

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vipJackMack
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Enjoyed outdoor setting around fountain. Eating surrounded by vines is special. Food was great! Service very good.

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Specialoccasiondiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, and fast which was great because we had reservations at wineries for tastings

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vipLizi
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always loved this restaurant and what they have done with the outside area is simply lovely. The ambiance here is wonderful and so relaxing. I always get the Branzino when I visit and my husband the pork chop. The desert was a fabulous creme brulee' that was definately enough to share. Service here was good also.

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MindyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was so perfect. Food & service areexcellent. Will come back for sure.

FAQs

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 6355 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.