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Lovina (formerly Calistoga Kitchen)

255 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Lovina (formerly Calistoga Kitchen) offers casual dining with exceptional food, wine, and company all day from Thursday-Monday. 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 with some exceptional finds from outside our area. Enjoy our industrial heaters on the patio near several fantastic antique stores on the east end of Calistoga's main street, Lincoln.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Thursday/ Friday/ Monday 11 am- 9 pm

Saturday/ Sunday/ Holidays 9 am- 9 pm

Closed Tuesday/ Wednesday

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Phone number
(707) 942-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jenna Hodges and Shaun McGrath
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Cross street
Lincoln Ave
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Parking details
The private lot is located behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
Napa Valley's The Vine transit bus stop is located just half a block from the KITCHEN. Calistoga Shuttle, a local public van stops right at our front.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 255 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Real good food, and a nice atmosphere. But service was terribly slow and not very good otherwise.

vipThumbsWayUp (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I thought the wines by the glass selection was knockout. The food was decent but I couldn't understand the menu. It is all over the place and scattterbrained. For example, for mains you can try Thai Curry or Tikka Masala. There was also kimchi bread on the menu, alongside a mushroom-cheese fondue, alongside a pasta bolognese, alongside chicken and dumplings soup. It's a bit too United Nations for us. We tried the pork chop and the steak, which would great although the fat had not rendered on the steak or the pork chop, so we had a lot of white fat to eat around. The hassleback potato with the steak was excellent. Our dessert was disappointing. The brownie was rock hard and that is not an exaggeration. It could not be cut with a knife and was inedible. I want to love Lovina, so I'll probably try it again a few months to see if they have worked out some of these kinks. Their staff is great and I think they place is very special overall.

yumyum (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We loved the decor and the charming location of Lovina. We were not that hungary when we arrived, and I guess that was a good thing. I felt the entrees were very small for the price. We each had a glass of wine. For a small serving of pasta, a small piece of fish and 2 glasses of wine the tab was $105.00 when we added in the tip.
I was underwhelmed. Maybe come back and sit outside in the summer and order a house special, or maybe not...

vipBaileyC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Tried the new restaurant in Calistoga. Went on a Monday night. Rey limited entree menu. There was only one waitress working so good think it was not too busy. Hope they can stay busy and spandex menu options a little. Food we had was good so there is definitely potential.

vipBethS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food! Will be back often. Especially loved the Bolognese and the Mushroom Risotto.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was excellent, and server was very charming. But service was very spotty and we waited long periods between our courses, while the table behind us received their meals promptly. Ordered courses after we did, but received them 10 to 15 minutes before we did.

vipDough (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Little gems salad and branzino were excellent. Lovina is off to a great start

vipCaliforniaJean (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful spot with charming street-side outdoor garden dining. Delicious/creative/healthful food and exceptional service (thank you, Isabela)! Great for people watching as they stroll by on the corner sidewalk or drive by. (Bridge construction across the street didn't impact us at all, though it is making for a little heavier traffic right now.) Beautiful indoor setting, too. Nice to have such a sweet place in Calistoga!

rover (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Unfortunately, despite the restaurant not being full, service was poorly coordinated and slow. Individual servers were well meaning but it felt like they just didn't assign anyone to our table, so each step of the meal we had to flag someone down or wait for a long time. Food was reasonable, but wouldn't go back at this price point and quality level.

vipDuck (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Locally owned. Great original menu- from start to dessert.