Real good food, and a nice atmosphere. But service was terribly slow and not very good otherwise.
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.
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...
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.
Great food! Will be back often. Especially loved the Bolognese and the Mushroom Risotto.
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.
Little gems salad and branzino were excellent. Lovina is off to a great start
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!
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.
Locally owned. Great original menu- from start to dessert.