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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.8
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5588 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5588 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michael
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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!

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vipJamesS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipStephanieC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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PhillyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very wonderful experience celebrating my wife's birthday. This was our first restaurant experience not involving takeout since covid19. Would do it again.

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BillC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and setting. Very Bice outdoor dining!

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SallyC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surrounding around the vineyard. Very pleasant and comfortable.
The cocktail was marvelous and the waitress, Jackie was attentive and friendly.
Will be back!

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vipNYEve
Zurich
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining!

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vipMaryM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMicheleH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 !

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vipPatS
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was wonderful - thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great food

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feedme
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Birthday dinner

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JohnF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! We sat outside, which is my now preferred place to sit. Inside can be a bit noisy.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, excellent food, great service and we got to bring our pup. Definitely go back.

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vipDonald
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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KearraT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Beautiful outdoor space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipVoniFaith
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with a meal at Bistro Don Giovanni ! Excellent choices, preparation and presentation !

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vipSharonK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter very friendly and provided water for our dog with out being asked.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don Giovanni is one of the best res

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPIOJOE
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Foodieguy123
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipHugh
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service!! We will definitely be back.

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MaryW
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Beautiful courtyard for dining.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always food and environment terrific. Very clever use of the outdoor space. Staff worked hard to make it seemless

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and cool outdoor vibe.

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vipAdamS
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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marieb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenniferS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Sharis
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve expanded there outdoor dining area in the wake of Covid and its lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience outside under the sky was great. A different ambiance than inside but just as enjoyable.

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vipNapaJim
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

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!

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rohitm
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

margarita pizza, burata, pasta, wine obviously, watermelon salad

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vipTeresa
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome as always we love it here! food and service consistent...everyone friendly.

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Nursey
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best food! Our server was gracious and we were allowed to linger under an umbrella in the beautiful garden!

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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 5588 OpenTable diners.

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