Lovina

4.7
580 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NVresident
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger- meat tender, well seasoned. Recommend the bacon in the burger.
Great brunch breakfast burrito.
Very nice staff.

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovina was a great place to eat. I recommend checking the menu because the selection was limited when we went. The food was great.

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vipDdell
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was nothing but fantastic! The wonderful staff, food and ambiance made it the perfect day🌷🌷🌷

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a nice brunch outing for delicious food. We requested to sit outside on the patio but it was warming up pretty quickly and the table was in the direct sun in spite of the umbrellas present. We were offered to switch to a table with less sun but I still had to move my chair to get out of the sun. It turned out okay, though easier adjustable umbrellas might help. The music was a bit loud at a point but not necessarily intolerable. The patio was beautiful, food was delicious and the service good and safe.

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AndreaG
France
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a quaint dining experience with incredible service and an even more incredible menu. I’ve come to Lovina three times and have been so impressed each time. The patio in the evening is a delight and the beautiful bungalow is also a nice seating experience.
We felt invited and well taken care of! We had polenta, ceviche, and gazpacho to start (who can choose ?) all incredible. We had the ribeye perfectly medium rare, and the prawn pasta on the side. I’m still thinking about it !

MH
MikeH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good service & nice ambiance...........

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IlonaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. All the staff are excellent, the food is incredible, they’re able to cater to vegan, gluten-free and picky little eaters, where the picky little eaters prefer this food to pizza (huge win for the parents). We love this place and it’s a must go to restaurant each time we come to Calistoga.

JJ
vipJayJ
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The person who checked us in for a reservation was totally oblivious to an appropriate way to treat guests. He spent 11 minutes dealing with a group that arrived after us with no reservation before showing us to our table that was sitting there empty the entire time. He had no clue how to deal with arriving guests. After being seated, the service and the food were very good. We’re left trying to decide whether we’ll ever return. Who knows.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all levels!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Delicious every time!

LB
LaurieB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous- everything about the experience! Loved it and will be back!

FH
vipFouadH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best around. Can’t wait for the outdoor area to get a little lift. Love the food and the service is great

GT
GerryT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Solid, reliably good. A regular place for us. We love the duck/kale salad and crave it frequently. The new upstairs space is very welcoming and comfortable.

MW
MWass
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Highly recommended. Would definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The polenta bites and the bolognese were both awesome! Cute spot and service was great. Will def be back.

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Gary
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner from appetizer to desert. Beef short ribs were excellent and so was the vegan lasagna. One of my favorite restaurants. Wish it wasn’t 3,000 miles away.

JH
JuliaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a top 5 birthday dinner! We had such a beautiful table on the second floor deck and shared so many laughs over good food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing!! Definitely the best food we had all weekend. The hot mess desert was so good!! We went to celebrate a birthday and they were so sweet and brought out a candle for her!! The waiters were so nice it was the perfect dinner!!!!! This is my new go to!!

MP
vipMadameP
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Vacation weekend

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The vegan GF lasagna was bland and mushy. We couldn’t eat it. However, that duck kale salad... I will make the 2 hour drive just to eat it again!

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Hilary
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan choices were unexpectedly amazing. The Impossible lasagne was probably once of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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vipGuiaZ
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me begin with amazing! First, reservation was easy and they had indoor seating. We were seated upstairs in a quaint little room by the windows viewing the porch. The room was cozy with amazing ambiance of drift wood chandelier. There was only one other table 10ft away.

My bf ordered their signature bolognese and I had the beef short rib. We ordered the homemade ricotta for appetizer and bread pudding for dessert. Needless to say, we were impressed by everything we ate. Our waitress was fantastic and gave us awesome recommendations.

This was nothing short of a spectacular dinner. Even better than Bouchon Bistro where we had dinner the night before.

KS
KimS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food!

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upvalleygal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our Open Table wasn't received by restaurant even though I'd received a confirmation from Open Table. The manager said luckily he could still seat us. He made a commitment that had he not had a table it would have been our problem. Very disappointed that a manger would make such a rude and unprofessional comment. Otherwise a delightful experience.

TG
vipTopGradeMeat
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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 on April 10, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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!

JJ
JenniferJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CG
CynthiaG
San Francisco
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.

AH
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
8 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.

DP
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
Montreal
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
3 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.

GB
GuillermoB
Washington DC
3 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

GM
vipGarryM
Sacramento
13 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
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Lovina is rated 4.7 stars by 580 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.