Lovina

4.7
649 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNoeResident
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food served on beautiful handmade dishes. Don’t miss!

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RyanK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten here several times and unlike most restaurant I adore, this one gets better each time. The second story dining add-on was also superior!

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JenniferT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vegetarian options! Lasagna was divine. Homemade pasta — amazing!

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vipSusanE
New England
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Friendly, excellent service and delicious food. Our daughter needs dairy free options and they were plentiful along with tasting great.

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vipJAMSF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great waitress.

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vipPatriciaL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time dining at Lovina!! Absolutely fantastic!! If I lived closer, I would dine at Lovina at every opportunity!! Can’t wait to go again!!

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vipStevieB
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Lovina for Sunday breakfast. Our server “Taylor” is awesome!

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LorinS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but missed the mark in a couple of small ways - salad was overdressed and the bread pudding for dessert was a little bland, but the salmon was cooked really well. The staff was excellent. I'd be willing to give them another try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We left both entrees uneaten due to it being barely edible. The risotto was soup and not cooked enough at all, the boneless ribeye was absolutely terrible. Came out raw and tough. We asked them to put it back on the grill and they came out with the entire plate scolding hot. Their wine selection was poor, the waitress did not asks if our meals were ok and made us pay for all of it without asking anything about the food not being eaten. At the end of the meal, the waitress said to us “have a good night doing whatever you’re doing”. From the moment we walked in the door we seemed to be bothersome to the hostess. Very very poor experience overall.

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vipAnnieK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The portions are out of whack here. Came for my birthday and paid entree prices for 1/2 the portion u would get at any other restaurant. This is not a high end upscale operation where it’s $$$$ for small plates. This is a normal restaurant basically ripping off customers and making them leave hungry. Did not want to spend a penny more than we did here for what we ordered. Talked to someone who said they were “management” and after explaining we were starving after paying $30 for a pasta dish and $15 salad that had 5 lettuce leaves on it, bargained with us to give us half portion more of the bolognese we ordered. Very shabby management here and would not return or recommend.

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vipRandallNOLA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Love this place. So happy they're open again. Great folks there, management and bartender are excellent.

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AnitaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food and great service
we were celebrating a birthday and they paid such attention to detail

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and cuisine are pleasantly very exceptional and very enjoyable, however noise above us (ceiling) detracted from ambience and enjoyment. While only 10:30am it sounded at times like a group of people were dancing boisterously on the floor above which is also part of the restaurant, a second floor open terrace

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MarkS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both pasta dishes, prawns in cream sauce and the bolognese, and the risotto orders were freshly made and very tasty. Pastas are made in-house.

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vipRickO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Moscow mule with pineapple, wonderful service, and we enjoyed everything we ate, desserts are a must!

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DianeM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved This Resturaunt!! We are Definitely coming Back. Very Good Service!! Excellent Food !

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MarcyC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal. Great for a vegetarian like me too. Epic dessert! Very warm and unpretentious. I’d definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative and delicious!??

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Dfw1
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought an exec group here for an offsite. Custom menu, custom pairings. Incredible experience. Would go again.

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Tonkathomp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so delicious; it was the first time in about six months since my wife finished the whole plate herself. She didn't want to share. That is saying something

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vipHools
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The menu was interesting, and we appreciated the vegan options. The ambiance was nice. The risotto was excellent. The ceviche was very fresh but not as flavorful as we'd hoped. The duck salad, vegan lasagna, and vegan cheesecake were good but nothing special. Our waitress was excellent at first, but later no one bothered to take our dirty plates away, even when they brought our dessert.

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vipJulied
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always THE BEST experience, all around. Thank you, Lovina. We love y’all.

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vipEvadiva
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic my favorite brunch in Calistoga

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Calissa
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, food presentation, and taste. It was amazing! The staff were very friendly as well. Awesome experience. We were able to sit in the ‘family room’ which was perfect for our group. Very clean restaurant.

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ConnieP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who would have guessed in the land of meat and cheese that Lovina's would create THE best vegan Lasagne? Well, they did, and we loved it!

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food4music
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like sitting outside on the street side, even with the car traffic. When we arrived they were going to sit us behind the cafe which was a converted parking lot. The area was too sunny and the music too loud. They were happy to move us to the front where it was quite pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the service was excellent. Great customer service—the waiter consistently checked in and made sure we had all we needed. The food was great and the atmosphere was pretty laidback on a sunny Saturday! I’d recommend this place to friends and family—plan to come back. :)

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vipChrisA
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love LOVINA… Best restaurant in Calistoga… shhhhh

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AlinaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely patio area and upstairs veranda. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Nice staff that checked in on you often. Will definitely be back and recommend it to friends.

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vipLobo
Orange County
266 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable Dinner - Ceviche, Shrimp & Pasta - Very good. No Full Bar, but a very nice Wine list.

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AngelaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but the wine list was pretty terrible considering where the restaurant is located. We didn’t end up with a bottle of wine, which we always have when out to dinner, due to the poor list. Hopefully they will consider updating it.

Lovina
Responded on June 6, 2021

Hello! What would you have liked to see on the list? We have very limited storage, so it can't get very big, but I'd love to know what you were looking for and I'll try to find something that fits that range to improve the options. Best, Jen

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vipwineslut
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Gem salad is killer. Bolognese and roast chicken are both highly recommended.

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BobP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very family friendly and food was so special from what we normally experience in our home town.

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KiraM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was very friendly, accomodating and ambiance good.
The food was mediocre. We liked risotto, added shrimp to it. And thats where it ends.The cevice was so finely minced you couldn't revognize what you eat. Pasta boloignese didnt have depth of the sauce, it was spicy and that didn't save it.

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DiningDiva17
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner on the porch at Lovina. Ingrid was our wonderful server - knowledgeable and vivacious. Wine list is A+.

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vipJana
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find in downtown Calistoga! There are a lot more tables than it looks like from the street. We scored big time by being able to sit in the private game room upstairs. We all had delicious salads. The drunken goat mac and cheese was wonderful.
Thanks to Taylor, we had flawless service!

Lovina
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thanks, I'll pass your compliments on to Taylor! Glad you had fun!

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Nekobug4
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan options, beautiful dining on the porch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love! As a vegan, I was so delighted to have such yummy dishes available to me!!! Toren the bartender was so much fun to chat with. Will go back again and again!

Lovina
Responded on June 6, 2021

So glad to hear it, thank you!! I'll pass your compliments on to Toren. He's new, but I think he's fitting in just fine! Best, Jen

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BenjaminS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

For the food, the meatball app was delicious. Our main course was the risotto and the lasagna. The lasagna was very good. The risotto had great flavor but the rice wasn’t cooked all the way through so was a little starchy and hard.

The service was very good and friendly. Would go back.

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Dubotri
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service and ambience. Food is fine but ridiculously overpriced for what they are serving.

FAQs

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

Lovina is rated 4.7 stars by 649 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.