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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.7
3810 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 3810 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Don Giovanni consistently exceeds our expectations. One of our all favorite restaurants. Make sure to make reservations!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Dined here for dinner while visiting St. Helena's. Service was great, but the noise level was a little louder than what we expected. Server and staff were very attentive and the food was served very quickly. Expansive wine menu (as expected for the area) and all courses of the dinner were very good. Tables are extremely close together, but I understand the rationale for this. Had the pork chop, which was cooked perfectly, and my wife had the ravioli. Would definitely recommend.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

It got good ratings, but i’m Not sure why. Mediocre.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It had rained so everyone was inside instead of being spread out on the patio and the resturant so it was crowded. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our favorite place in Napa! No question! Sam, our server was outstanding! And the food was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was wonderful and the food spectacular (tasty). My new favorite restaurant in town.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I used to love Don Giovanni's, but something has changed, and not for the better. The place was packed and so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. It felt like a busy cafeteria versus a nice restaurant, the ambiance was lacking. Our server was professional, but spread too thin. The wait for our meal was excessive and I was provided the wrong entrée. This was addressed (more waiting) and when it came out, it was not impressive and the prawns smelled and tasted overly fishy and not fresh. I ended up taking it home but throwing it out - not appetizing. My guest had clam pasta and got a bowl of empty clam shells with just a couple actual clams. Very disappointing for the cost. They do have an amazing wine list, as one would expect in the Napa Valley. Also, the bread was absolutely delicious (thankfully, because it was essentially my meal!) All things considered, I cannot recommend Bistro Don Giovanni, unless you want a loud, over-priced restaurant just to say you did.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service, great food, wonderful atmosphere!! Always a pleasure to eat at this
Exceptional place!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Ask for Ruth...amazing server and friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I fly in from L.A. to eat here! The best Cesar salad I’ve ever had. The homemade pasta is delicate and delicious. The food is always amazing and the service matches the great food. This place is an amazing Italian restaurant.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Great outdoor seating, nice ambiance. Had 2 items added to my Bill that I did not order or get, when I mentioned it to waiter it seemed very suspicious. He had them removed but it seemed really odd, extra 30$. It's a good thing I looked at Bill. I will not be returning for that reason.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Best ever. Keep coming back

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Don Giovanni never disappoints! the food and the restaurant vibe are perfect!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We have frequented Don Giovanni a few times for lunch. My parents live in Vallejo so this restaurant is not too far to visit versus driving into the city. The location is right off Hwy29 - easy to get to and plenty of parking. The restaurant itself is adorably decorated- it’s inviting both inside and out and service is always impeccable. I’ve never been disappointed with my meals here and we tend to overeat because we want to try everything! I don’t want to hype it up; I like to think of it as still a ma/pa shop (although has extended their seating capacity) that will pleasantly surprise you. If you like a casual ambiance, give this place a try.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Just a fantastic evening. Delicious 5 course meal al fresco. Every course was well paired and well prepared. The handkerchief pesto past was amazing as was the lamb shank.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It took almost a half hour to get a salad, and we had to remind the waiters. Otherwise the service was fine, and the pasta dishes (both vegetarian) were excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food at Don Giovanni was very good, particularly the fresh pastas, however, the service was very poor and ruined our experience.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Dined here Wednesday night everything was great. Usually eat here once or twice a year when visiting Napa, always leave thinking it was the best dinner we had! Actually made the comment that we should just come here every night. Food and selections are delicious and hot, atmosphere is fun and energetic, and the service is always good

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent would eat there again!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was good, but unfortunately we got there on a Sunday night, around 9 p.m, so the waiter rushed everything, we ordered a bottle of wine and appetizers, and literally 2 minutes later our dishes came... that was a boomer in a bad way

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As always, the good was outstanding. Service is superlative. Ambience is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Food and Experience!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bistro Don Giovanni never disappoints! I ordered the Lamb Shank and it melted in my mouth! The other three diners were equally happy!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The pasta was a bit gummy. Waiter was grumpy and inattentive. But salads were good and the short rib risotto was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was excellent. The lamb shank is now the lamb shank that all others will be compared to. All the waiters, waitresses and bus boys said "Thank you" and/or "Good night" as we were leaving, a very well trained staff. I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience at Bistro Don Giovanni. The staff were warm and welcoming and were always available without being obtrusive. Our meal was wonderfully prepared and comprised of fresh, local ingredients. We really appreciated the fact that our waiter guided us against over ordering, and helped us to order a dinner that allowed us to share and enjoy several plates. Pasta was the star of the show. We had the ravioli with lemon sauce and the “napkins” with pesto. Superb!
We visit Napa several times a year from the East Coast and we will be adding Don Giovanni to the list of places we return to time and again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I searched up best restaurants in Napa and Bistro Don Giovanni was top of the list. We usually stop for a quick bite in Napa before we hit our wine clubs Turnbull and Conn Creek. We loved the food, ambiance, and service. We can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always wonderful service. Knowledgeable server, table as requested on the patio and dog friendly. Stop on every trip to Napa

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Tables are too close together. Hard to carry on a conversation. When I made reservation through open table I had said it was for a birthday. No mention of birthday by the restaurant. I've used open table in Reno restaurants, they go all out.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Loved the Pizza!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was very good. The only issue was the portion size for the pork entree. One single chop and a little gummy.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Don Giovanni’s. Per a recommendation from a local, we asked for the Ravioli half and half which was outstanding. Along with our Margherita pizza and chocolate desert.

Hit the spot after a day of wine tasting.

Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great service in fun environment. Food is delicious Italian witI creative touches. I wiykd recommend this restaurant to almost anyone!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was just ok, nothing bad but not a place I’d return to dine. The service, on the other hand, was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Dinner was amazing. The restaurant was still full at 8:30pm on a Sunday evening.

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Had a horrible experience after a friend said it was amazing. Worst customer service, wouldn’t turn on heaters because another individual was cold, told us hey all go on or all go off. Just rude. Food was cold after waiting an hour to receive it. Overall a bad experience and won’t go back

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Even though I had to change my reservation three times, there was no hassle. As always, the floral decorations were lovely, the service wonderful and the food delicious. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been to Bistro Don Giovanni many times and it is always fantastic. The food is among the best we've had at any restaurant here or in Europe. Service is attentive, the wait staff can answer all of your questions about the menu selections, and the place is beautiful inside and out. It's not cheap, but neither is the ambience. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was very good, however I could not taste any lemon flavor in my Lemon Ravioli.
The prices have increased since I was there last. Very pricey now. Not a great value.

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