Lovina

4.8
540 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Lovina offers casual fine dining with exceptional food, wine, and company. We are a woman owned restaurant that produces delicious dishes and we work with local farms, ranches, and orchards. Our wine list features small producers from the Valley, mostly Calistoga AVA, as well as French wines.

We serve dinner every night and brunch on weekends!
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vipTopGradeMeat
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A perfect evening! We sat in the outside patio and it was lovely atmosphere, the food was almost perfect. I ordered the polenta for appetizer, the braised short ribs for main course and a hot mess for dessert. The brownie was as hard as a rock and burnt ...I didn’t want to complain because it was late. But I do recommend the place...the staff are amazingly nice!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The GM of Lovina was such a gem!
She took such special care & really made an amazing experience! The food was un real! All my expectations were exceeded! Thank you

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EmilyB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and fantastic service! We had a table of 6 in the little private room inside. We all loved what we ordered: risotto with prawns was very fresh & flavorful, pasta with prawns equally as good, posole was nice & spicy, pork chop cooked perfectly. Also enjoyed the little gems salad with beautiful dressing that I’m sure was homemade. Special call out to the GM MIchaley who picked up my phone after I left it there. I walked back in and she knew exactly who I was and handed me my phone! Thanks for a perfect dinner experience!

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JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff and owned/operated by women!

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The manager Josh was amazing. He went around and checked with each table. The food is delicious. This will be my go to restaurant.

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AllisonH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous- polenta bites that we keep saying we wish we had more of, delicious ricotta cheese spread, out-of-this world risotto and impossibly delicious impossible lasagna. The setting is very romantic and the service was perfect. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing (including vegan and vegetarian options) and service is spectacular. Lovely place and people, great location and ambiance. Dog friendly. Highly recommend.

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vipDanielleP
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated two friends birthdays. Our waitress was very friendly and she provided recommendations. The food was well prepared and quality. The vegan and gluten-free options were actually very good. Our friend loved the lasagna. We also enjoyed appetizers and desert. We will most definitely return and highly recommend!

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so much, we ate there two nights in a row!! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food lovely staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the wait staff were incredible! I haven’t had a pleasant dining experience like this in a long time. I have already recommended this restaurant to several people. I personally love the GF/DF options.

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GuillermoB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Avoid the salads. Heritage bolognese was exceptional. Good food, just overpriced, call it the $10 wine country tax, where every plate is 10 bucks more than its value

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vipGarryM
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding through and through. This was our second visit to Lovina. The food is wonderful and dining on the patio was lovely. Lovina is our favorite restaurant in the Calistoga Area.

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StefaniW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. First time there and can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovina always delivers a beautiful setting and fresh california cuisine. Polenta bites are a must to begin.

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Jennifer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in downtown Calistoga. Hands down.
Excellent quality food, consistently every time. Thoughtful wine list. Incredible service. In a charming setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great service

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Lexi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner at lovina on Friday! The hostess was incredible and got us the table outside upstairs after we requested it. Had a starter salad and the bolognese and impossible lasagna. Both were absolutely incredible and we will be back to order the same things!! Ended with the flourless brownie. As someone who is gluten sensitive and dairy free this place was just amazing. My boyfriend is still talking about the bolognese and it’s been 3 days since we dined at lovina.

Our service was so personal! Loved our waitress and ambience on a cold night. Upstairs has heaters and inside looked nice and cozy (but spread out as well)!

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MikeH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great meal with even better service from Josh. Outstanding. The owner has a great staff!

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KariS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to enjoy many dishes with friends and family! Make sure to have the mushroom polenta bites!

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vipStarfish
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had dinner. The pork chop was over cooked and the ricotta was too sweet. The cioppino was the best thing we had! Very good!

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aileen
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The Polenta Bites are a must try :) Our server was also top notch. Thank you Lovina for a beautiful ending to a beautiful day of wine tasting!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at this restaurant was the highlight of our weekend getaway. We’d seen the reviews and expected the food to be good, but we hadn’t expected such spectacular service. Not only were the drinks and food timely, but everyone who served us in some way was incredibly welcoming and kind. It felt like eating at a family member’s house, just so warm and friendly. We loved every minute, and can’t wait to come back.

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice portions. Short ribs outstanding. Wine list a bit weak for a Napa Valley restaurant.

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vipJake
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good clean cooking using fresh ingredients. Setting was fun

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Gigi
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my BFF’s birthday and had a wonderful vegetarian meal! Ordered a cake from Bella Bakery and Paul the owner coordinated with the owner of Lovina, to drop off the cake during non business hours.
Best restaurant and bakery in Calistoga!

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ErikaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a wonderful meal. Thoughtfully prepared menu & everything was delicious. It was our first time out of the city since the pandemic. Also our first time dining “in” and it was very comfortable. We had the whole room to ourselves. It was a lovely way to end a fun birthday in Calistoga. We arrived early & good thing because they filled up quickly with excited diners. I can see why- the place is great! We’ve been there once or twice before for lunch outside but this experience was really special. Service was great throughout dinner but lagged a bit @ the end due to the larger parties in the other rooms. We did notice the server had another person check in on us with desert (which we appreciated) and I think the owner may have brought us the bill. We’ll be back for sure & will share our love for Lovina’s with friends! Thanks again for a special meal

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vipJerichoTraveler
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal on the porch of a house overlooking downtown Calistoga. The food was delicious and the servers could not have been friendlier.

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LoreliC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful venue. Food was amazing and the waitstaff was wonderful.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very nice dinner. I thought it was a bit high priced, but after finishing, thought that it was worth it.

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vipMaura
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything Jen does is perfection!!
We live Zazie
Now we love Lovina

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vipNealP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make or props to Jen for her service. The lasagna and cioppino were delicious, as were the polenta bites and the flan. Will be back again.

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jilla
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and friendly staff

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vipEnjoyDiningOut
Sacramento
127 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcoming service. Great food!
I am vegan & found rave reviews online about the Impossible sausage lasagna, so that was the initial attraction. However, since we were traveling from out of town, the restaurant also had to be pet friendly- and it was! Even the other customers ♥️’d our dog. After we were seated & read the menu, asked a few questions & explained, the waitress recommended a number of items that could be made vegan. The risotto was terrific! My husband had the impossible lasagna & it was delicious, & a VERY generous portion, too! (The roasted tomato sauce would be great on pizza!) We also ♥️’d the (vegan) garlic bread. I wish that we’d had more room, as the (vegan) cheesecake sounded delicious, too! Great view & ambiance from the elevated heated porch, also.

Great comfort food - Very accommodating, very comfortable atmosphere, generous portions, friendly customers, & pet friendly, to boot! I can’t say enough about Lovina, from the moment we walked in the door we were well taken care of by the entire staff.
We’re planning another trip to the area for our anniversary in a few months & will definitely be returning.

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KrisiR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, great service and fun on the heated porch during the rain!!!

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PenelopeW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure! Super food, excellent wine (thanks to the waiter who steered me toward the local Pinot), fun service. Highly recommend. Little gems salad, lasagna & cioppino, all 5 stars

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Laura
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Lovina. The food and ambiance were great, and the service was above and beyond! After a minor mishap with our reservation, the staff went out of their way to make sure our dinner was special. We so appreciated their efforts! As far as food goes, the bolognese and pork chop were excellent. And the flan was a delightful dessert! I would love to return to Lovina during our next visit to Calistoga.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the kale duck salad, very tasty a tad bit salty, but great homey flavor. My cousin ordered the shrimp fettuccine with spring vegetables. It was the best dish at the table, the vegetables tasted bright and fresh with a lot of flavor.

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vipKurtK
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Exceptional food. The pinwheel short rib was amazing and the presentation superb. With limited COVID seating, make reservations well in advance.

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roseannt
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the food as always, very delish each visit and great portion size for prices. Celebrated birthday with 12 of us at two tables and staff did their best so def memorable visit

FAQs

Lovina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 942-6500.

Lovina is rated 4.8 stars by 540 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.