Lovina

4.7
512 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Lovina offers casual dining with exceptional food, wine, and company. Find us in downtown Calistoga on the corner of Cedar Street and Lincoln Avenue. We are a chef 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, compared and contrasted with French wines of the same varietals. Enjoy our industrial heaters on the patio near several fantastic antique stores on the east end of Calistoga's main street, Lincoln.

We serve dinner every night and brunch on weekends! Happy hour from 4pm- 5pm includes half price on all wines by the glass. On wine Wednesdays join us for free corkage and wine specials!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeborahT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall I enjoyed our dinner out. That we have rarely gone out for the past year; and - it was my husband's birthday...I guess my expectations were high. My pozole was good. But, a bit bland. I like my husband's lasagne better. He enjoyed his porter. and dessert was very good....the gelato. The music was too loud and a distraction. Rolling Stones ? whatever it was seemed to be a weird choice for an elegant evening out.

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vipjaebee
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed great comfort food on a chilly evening. Ordered fried mushroom polenta bites, chicken and dumplings, and drunken goat mac and cheese. Hubby ordered wild forest risotto. Loved it all, and service was great on the upstairs patio.

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vipMichelleh
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration

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JulieS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the food and I will be back the next time we come to Calistoga

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MikeV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Jen and her crew always do an excellent job on their overall delivery of the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Servers were attentive but not overbearing; good comfort food! I had the risotto and my husband had the cippino which adored almost as much as the bread; lol! Will definitely revisit once we can dine inside it was really chilly and the heaters were spread a but thin for the area.

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AnjanetteS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful Valentine's dinner with my love. The risotto is Out.Of.This.World! I had the short rib. The flan was also great. We sat on the porch out of the rain with was very welcome given it had rained all day. Our waitress was a high light of the evening. The attention to detail and answering all our questions was very much appreciated! Great job Lovina! Can't wait to come back on our next visit!

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vipCarrieA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place! The Bolognese is absolutely amazing, and the staff was so friendly.

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vipMmmg00d
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great gluten free options. Vegan choices too.

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vipNancyM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, well
Prepared. Charming outdoor enclosed, heated porch for Covid dining! Lovely

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vipStevieB
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Lovina for Sunday Date Breakfast. It’s consistently excellent on the one day I don’t exercise! 🤪😋

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Dinedivine
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, charming spot with great food. Outdoor dining at its best. They have expanded to their upstairs porch. Food is approachable and delicious and the wine reasonably priced. They also do carry out so that you can enjoy many of their dishes at home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, always great.

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HankM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local,place with excellent food and atmosphere

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Luv2dine
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They have heaters in their patio dining area. Cozy and food was delicious

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Walker
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Karmalyze
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for outdoor dining dinner. It was nice with the heated lamps. The food was excellent. I ordered the bolognese and my husband ordered the steak.

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GERRYT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious, love the duck confit kale salad. Everything was good as expected. We believe that Lovina has the best menu and food in Calistoga.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was great with the outdoor dining. They were very attentive and gave great options. Food was delicious and the wines complemented the meals.

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KathyN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The little gem salad was perfection and a nice balance to the fried polenta bites. We got to eat on the new upstairs porch, which was toasty warm and yet safe with fresh air.

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vipPamA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving dinner with extra turkey sandwich to take home. Yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are both gluten free and vegan and we absolutely loved everything! The lasagna was amazing as was the cheesecake. We also loved the persimmon salad!
Very happy you had some French wines too. Thank you for being so accommodating to those with “special” diets.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful dinner. Felt very comfortable with the outdoor seating during Covid. No tents meant full air to protect against covid. The beta lamp kept us cozy and they even had blankets. Food was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, kind and caring wait staff, creative and delicious menu. Street noise is not great but the food and staff more than make up for it. So good we came back for a second dinner!

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JeffS
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the crisp Monday night in the outdoor patio along the main street of town. Was offered freshly washed blankets during dinner though we choose not to take them up on the offer. Glad we made reservations since they turned many couples away. Food was on point and special other than the desert which was a bit average. But a hit over all. Two starters, 2 entrees and shared a desert for just over a hundred

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vipLaurieB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first of many visits to Lovena! We came for brunch and can't wait to go back.
I had the Autumn Toast, my hubby had Mitzi's BLAT and they were both amazing! The bread pudding was also fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely go here for brunch if you’re in Napa/Calistoga. The owner also runs Zazie in SF and that place is delicious, but the wait is always so long. Lovina is way more casual, on a really pretty street, less “French” than Zazie but still as delicious. Two people can eat a burrito; it’s the size of a small child. And I definitely recommend a French Toast for the table.

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Mike
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant on a website that told you what not to miss if you were doing Napa/Sonoma in a quick 36-hour weekend, which was our exact plan. Do not miss this restaurant, especially for brunch on a Sunday morning. The chef really combines some spectacular flavorings! We reserved an outdoor table, but upon arrival, it seemed too cold for one of our party. The staff quickly rearranged tables for us, and sat us inside at a cozy setting near the kitchen itself, which only enhanced our olfactory senses with wafting incredible smells from within. The food, the service, and the ambiance all get 5 stars. What a great way to begin any day in Calistoga!

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vipStevieB
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovina is awesome for Weekend Breakfast/Brunch!!! We have been going there every Sunday for at least a year now.

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VerbicaroFaz
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My wife and I were very disappointed with the cioppino dinners we had on the evening of November 12, 2020 at 6 pm.
The broth was delicious, but the seafood was terrible. The prawns were tough, the fish fell apart, and the octopus was so overcooked, we couldn’t chew it and ended up spitting it out. My wife had no clams, I had one clam and 2 empty shells. Fresh clams usually stick to the shell. The muscles were okay. The toast was delicious. I ordered a second piece of toast and was charged $3.00, seems rather high!
I was charged a corkage fee, even though the website specifically stated Thursday is corkage free night. It was Thursday. The waitress told me that Wednesday is corkage free night. I showed her the note on the website . She removed the charge.

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SuzieS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved the green goddess little gems salad and the bread pudding was the best I’d had in forever! The pizzetta was a tad plain, I expected better crust and flavor. The space was lovely and wait staff was really nice...great service.

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vipblaze
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners and would definitely return. Wednesday night wine specials were the draw to go that evening. -new fans from SF

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vipdjdean
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid-19 Orange Review (California): we eat outside in November with the heat lamps on. Wonderful service, food,and wine. Our waiter provide us with excellent recommendations. Quick service. Food was perfect. Very nice wine list. We had own wine with cork fee. Thanks.

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vipwineslut
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the gem salad and pork chop. Both were outstanding.
Server was great

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SFbySail
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. This has become our go to restaurant in the Calistoga area.

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vipJanetK
Central Coast
67 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Excellent coffee. Fabulous breakfast burrito, butternut squash soup and Farro salad! Thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend. Will be back!

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vipStevieB
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Lovina!! Most Sundays we are there, the 2 of us or we bring friends. He ALWAYS gets the French Toast, mooches off my potatoes & we share bacon. I rotate between 6 things depending on my hankering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Will definitely go back. Had brunch with a group and everyone raved about their dish. We started with French toast that we shared. Truly delicious!!!

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JoeyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for an intimate dinner. Service was spot on and their COVID protocols made us feel comfortable and safe.

Delicious food and top notch service are the norm here.

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SandyO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is adorable and in a great location...very wine country feel special. The entrees were a bit expensive.

FAQs

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

Lovina is rated 4.7 stars by 512 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.