Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Bistro Don Giovanni’s for many years and they always outdo themselves. They might not be PERFECT but when they as good as they are, who is looking for the flaw. We are not.

s
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been there in years and the food was consistently good, especially the tiramisu!!!!

MM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes, the food was very high quality, pasta perfectly cooked, wine list outstanding, and desserts were amazing. The port we ordered was not the best for its price class ($20). Only thing I would change.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local casual spot. Every dish was very carefully made- high quality and very good ingredients.

D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful time.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expected a lot but overall, really didn’t think it was anything special.

TS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always do a great job. From the wonderful folks that work there to the stellar food.

k
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great Italian food. every visit i really enjoy their food. they have great fresh pasta daily and if you like good pasta you will like this please. highly recommended!

KQ
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice place to dine. I had a fab starter of zucchini. Followed by ravioli which was also very good. My husband had pizza but said it was a bit tastless and too doughy. Good attentive service. Great ambience. Overall a very nice evening.

k
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT overall. Yummy risotto, halibut, lemon ravioli, etc. I am sad that I did not order my usual tender octopus grilled appetizer, but they need to filter their tap water so it is drinkable; tastes a moldy and I can tolerate much. Sat outside under a heater and perfectly comfortable. 27 years in business, the know how to do it. Tap water seems to be their only issue. Thank you, as always.

r
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had lunch to celebrate our anniversary. My wife's ravioli was delicate and both sauces complimented each other. My chicken was moist with very tasty crisp skin - outstanding. Quiet enough to have good conversation. The service was superb. Our only quibble is that pots holding plants on the balcony still had their price tags visible.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Paid Uber to get there and back to hotel. Would have been really nice for the restaurant to let us know they closed due to the power outrages!!!!

They were able to confirm our open table reservation... so why not notify us of closure?

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great romantic dinner! We sat at a table directly facing the garden. The environment was magic and being outside helped with the holiday vibe. We loved the risotto and the pasta was very fresh! The service was outstanding.The waiter constantly refilled our wine and water glasses. Nothing to say, except that we will for sure go back when we will return to Napa.

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, amazing food, wonderful staff. I have nothing to complain about. I would gladly go again! I highly recommend for anyone visiting Napa.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was absolutely superb. The food was incredible! We will definitely be returning to dine at Don Giovanni's during our next trip to Napa.

RE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant: excellent food & excellent service.

OT
Nashville
88 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific and wonderful as always!

DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will drive from San Francisco for a lunch at Don Giovanni!

F
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very popular restaurant in Napa, enjoyed our meal, our service was good. There is a lovely outdoor patio which we requested when we made our reservation, however it was not available to us when we arrived at 4:30pm.

JJ
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING at every turn! Welcome, Food, Wine and Service ... ALL TOP SHELF!! Fresh ingredients, multiple options and regularly refreshed menu - Fabulous!!

NR
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious petrale on a lovely Friday afternoon.

k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended this restaurant by our daughter & her husband it was our anniversary and they made it very special. What stood out in the beginning when we sat down the overhead fan was blowing so fast that it was cold we asked our waitress if they could turn it down and they did without acting like we were being picky. We are not those kind of people and would have asked if we were not cold. Great place we hope to return some day.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came into Napa for a visit and made a reservation hoping we would like it. We were not disappointed. Our food was delicious. Service was very good. Atmosphere was very nice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, staff and drinks! Walking distance from Senza. Would highly recommend!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fresh ingredients with awesome taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Food. Really Italian

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my “go to” restaurant for all out of town guests. I think I have been here 500+ times over the years. I’ve never been disappointed. Always a creative thoughtful authentic menu with gracious accommodating and pleasant staff. High recommend!

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food and service were very average.

JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's hard to pick one favorite restaurant above all others, but if we had to, this would be it. Always fantastic food, prepared perfectly. A beautiful setting, welcoming staff, and great menu for lunch or dinner. It has never let us down in all the years we've been going.

MC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice lunch, good food and service. Great stop in wine country.

BA
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing wines and service keep us coming back every chance we get.

j
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in California!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy and popular restaurant in Napa. Our server was attentive and checked in on us frequently. We happened to be seated to a group of very loud women who were having a girls weekend sharing stories about breastfeeding. Kinda killed our romantic dinner mood. The food is good. I had ravioli in lemon cream sauce, very light and delicate. My husband had the steak and frites and the steak was very good. Overall a good experience.

PA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having eaten there before, I brought 2 gals (from over-the-hill in Santa Rosa) who had never heard of the restaurant. They were so impressed and glad that they experienced such a delightful meal and such great service...ps....the Mojitos were the best I have had in a long long time!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Magnificent meal! Authentically Italian and absolutely delicious!

r
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants we’ve been to in a long time. Generous portions
Loved the ambiance
Great service

s
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been to Bistro Don Giovanni in a very long time. It's better than ever. This was a true 5 star experience. All four of us loved our lunches and the venue.

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