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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
SEARED SALMON FILET
buttermilk mashed potatoes, tomato-chive butter
SPAGHETTI & CLAMS
tomato, garlic, calabrian chilies
We were excited to go to Don Giovanni for dinner the evening of Aug 1. We showed up for our reservation at 8:15 pm and found the parking lot empty. The restaurant was completely empty. There was only a printed paper sign taped onto the door that said they were closing since an employee contracted COVID. We were never notified via email or phone and, in fact, had received a confirmation the day before. As we were trying to find alternate last minute dining arrangements (difficult in Napa), another family pulled up. They were also shocked and appalled that the restaurant did not even leave a voicemail or send an email to let us know that they would be closing.
Don Giovanni team: you can do better--make sure you let your guests know if you're going to close unexpectedly so we can make alternate arrangements!
My wife and I traveled from Dallas to Napa to celebrate her birthday. On the day of the reservation I received two email confirmation/updates from the restaurant only to arrive that evening and find the restaurant was closed. There was a sign on the door announcing that one of their employees had tested positive for Covid-19 and therefore the restaurant was closed. I totally understand however, someone from the restaurant could have called their guests with reservations and notified them of the abrupt closure. This could have been handled in a more professional manner.
It was my husband's birthday that we planned a month ago. When we arrived, we realized the restaurant was closed! It ruined the whole night since all restaurants in Napa are booked up for the weekend night. Horrible experience and bad customer service. Will never go back.
Very wonderful experience celebrating my wife's birthday. This was our first restaurant experience not involving takeout since covid19. Would do it again.
Excellent food, service, and setting. Very Bice outdoor dining!
Beautiful surrounding around the vineyard. Very pleasant and comfortable.
The cocktail was marvelous and the waitress, Jackie was attentive and friendly.
Will be back!
Great outdoor dining!
Our server was spectacular! I forget his name, but he said he was from Lucca, Italy. Very courteous and nice. A real professional. He never wrote down anything and he remembered what everyone wanted. So good!
Thanks for being open and for providing such a pleasant "backyard" vibe. We have dined at BDG MANY times and with the changes the restaurant has made it is just as nice as ever. Really enjoyed chatting with Angus, too !
The service and the food was wonderful - thank you
Great atmosphere. Great food
They have lots of outside distanced seating in the courtyard..very well done. The food is fantastic and the menu offers many choices. Our waiter was exceptionally attentive and we can’t wait to return!
Always delicious! We sat outside, which is my now preferred place to sit. Inside can be a bit noisy.
Lovely ambience, excellent food, great service and we got to bring our pup. Definitely go back.
Always consistent quality and very fresh food. Servers have to hussle now to cover so much ground from the kitchen to the far reaches of the garden but they do a good job.
Excellent service and food. Beautiful outdoor space.
The best outdoor eating experience we have had since this whole pandemic began. We have eaten here before, an liked it a lot. In the summer, this is a Nirvana for eating out.
Because the grounds are so spacious and the setting lovely, this is Wine Country at its best. Giovanni is a welcoming host and obviously has done a great job of managing his restaurant to cope with the Covid issues.
We will be back soon.
We have never been disappointed with a meal at Bistro Don Giovanni ! Excellent choices, preparation and presentation !
Waiter very friendly and provided water for our dog with out being asked.
Don Giovanni is one of the best res
As always, the food and service at Bistro Don Giovanni was a joy to experience. We will continue to return to this wonderful place. However, while it was great to eat outdoors on the lawn during the COVID-19 restrictions, we realized after the fact that we had been bitten by perhaps fleas! Maybe this is because of some pets allowed in the outdoor dining area. We are still it itching 2 days later! It would be great if they find a remedy for this annoyance. Would like to recommend but the problem needs to be addressed first.
Outstanding food and great service. Plenty of outdoor/garden seating, beautiful location among the Napa Vineyards. From Risotto to Spaghetti with clams, and excellent salads, everything was excellent! A must visit in the Napa Valley!
A+ for YEARS! Decades! Best overall value in Napa Valley for my money. And the consistency? Unmatched.
Service has slipped a tad ... but not enough to say anything about. We’re in a health crises after all.
Fantastic meal and service!! We will definitely be back.
Great food and service. Beautiful courtyard for dining.
As always food and environment terrific. Very clever use of the outdoor space. Staff worked hard to make it seemless
Fun and cool outdoor vibe.
i have always been a big fan of Bistro Don Giovanni- they have done a fantastic job during the pandemic with all tables outside around the fountain Food is as good as it always is.
The outdoor dining experience was great. I hope they continue with it after covid rules as indoor dining there can be very noisy and crowded.
Always a pleasure to dine here. We ate in the new area off the patio due to COVID, and it was lovely. I can always be sure we'll have a great experience here.
They’ve expanded there outdoor dining area in the wake of Covid and its lovely!
Service was great my pizza was awesome. The drink service was quick considering we were the furthest table from the bar. My friends halibut was way over cooked. Other than that it was a great lunch and our server Benjamin was fantastic.
Dining experience outside under the sky was great. A different ambiance than inside but just as enjoyable.
The Carpaccio had way too much arugula. Not worth what they give. They need a better wine list. Their risotto was good. Their gnocchietti didn't have enough meat and had way too much sauce, took away the flavor. And for goodness sake fix the umbrellas!
margarita pizza, burata, pasta, wine obviously, watermelon salad
awesome as always we love it here! food and service consistent...everyone friendly.
We had the best food! Our server was gracious and we were allowed to linger under an umbrella in the beautiful garden!
Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 5588 OpenTable diners.
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