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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.7
4.7
7935 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
SPECIAL NOTE: Parking is limited so we strongly encourage you to carpool, ride share or use a hired car service. Please only park in designated areas. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.

Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Scott Warner's rustic fare incorporates local fruits, vegetables, meat and fowl into traditional, fresh Italian dishes with her signature, creative flair. Freshly baked breads, local olive oil, beautiful salads, tasty appetizers and homemade pastas are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Main courses offer an array of regionally sourced and highest quality creations of chicken, steaks and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 84 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 224-3300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Scott Warner

  • Catering

    Please contact us for catering questions.

  • Private party facilities

    Temporarily suspended.

  • Private party contact

    Curtis Bradford: (707) 224-3345

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Cross street

    Highway 29

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,935 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Italian

  • Wine Country

    Most Booked

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  1. PP

    PamP

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional!
  2. n

    noodles

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Tables are very close together so you are part of everyone’s conversation. We had the pasta special with octopus. Pasta was a little Al dente for my taste. The carpaccio starter stole the show. I could have had that as my entree. Our waiter described the bolognese sauce to the adjoining table and it sounded amazing. I wish he had described it for us. It might have been a better choice. Ambiance is very nice and the outdoor setting looked amazing but not for a rainy day
  3. UB

    UBtheGreat

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The restaurant was very noisy, so much so that it was almost impossible to hear one another. Corkage on the Web stated $20, but they charged $25. Maybe a mistake, maybe not?
  4. SD

    SusannaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredibly authentic and tasty and as a chef myself, I appreciated the flavors and attention to detail. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the nether region.
  5. j

    jdchf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was even better the FOH team was very attentive and knowledgeable of the food, specials and wine/spirits
  6. FT

    FirstTimer

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place! Consistently good food and service!
  7. JG

    JaneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best risotto ever! I cleared the entire plate. I can’t wait to come back a third time. ♥️
  8. J

    Julia

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always excellent service and yummy food ..................................
  9. M

    Manu

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go-to's in Napa... the food is always amazing and the service is great. A trip to Napa doesn't seem to be compete without a meal at Giovanni!
  10. RR

    RickR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    We found glass and glitter in our pizza. My partner was bleeding in his mouth and likely swallowed glass. The way the situation was handled was atrocious. Things happen in life and it really is how this was handled. No solutions, no thoughtfulness or genuine concern, just inane attempts to cajole.
  11. l

    love2eat

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my friend’s birthday for dinner after wine tasting in the afternoon. Our server, Damien was wonderful! He truly made our dining experience memorable and fun. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the food, he made great recommendations, he was very patient, and he continually followed up. Thanks so much for providing such great service!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love DH!
  13. JE

    JeffreyE

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whatever else you order, do not miss out on the Mandilli!
  14. N

    Nashp

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very consistent quality.
  15. LB

    LindaB

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Unfortunately the food was very off. Several people mentioned it on the way out as well.
  16. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Napa and were told that this was would be a good choice for Italian food. It was much better than good!..try the calamari starter with the added twist of the fennel. Reallt excellent, friendly service as well
  17. CI

    CICLT

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ask for Joey to be your server!
  18. LG

    LorissaG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved sitting outside, hearing the water fountain and admiring the view while enjoying amazing food. The complimentary bread, branzino and lamb shank were very tasty, but the butterscotch dessert took the show….amazingly indulgent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  19. NR

    NapaRick

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining on the patio is wonderful, food fantastic and the service impeccable! Best restaurant in the Napa Valley!
  20. KC

    KenC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Three of four meals were very good. One was fair. IT was the Scottish Salmon. The mashed potatoes were runny and cold.
  21. A

    Alida

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service 👌🏼
  22. CJ

    CuriousJane

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We had our dog with us, so we're seated in the outside patio area. Plenty of heatings.
  23. MM

    MobileMofo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Pesto pasta was amazingly great. Look forward to coming back but sitting inside the restaurant
  24. ND

    NicholasD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal with homemade pasta. The price point was perfect for the quality of the meal.
  25. GF

    GailF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is our go-to location for a little mini vacation./ People are so friendly and kind. The food is delicious and the back patio is lovely! I highly recommend it!
  26. TM

    ThomasMM

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Professional staff orked hard to keep up with the crowd, and the place was busy. We sat down at 1:45 for lunch on a Wednesday. I had Penne Bolognese and done to perfection. I would certainly like a return visit.
  27. FP

    FlordelizP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spaghetti and clamp a dish to die for, my husband fav, one of the reason we alway come back. Comments: please don’t put to much pepper, can alway add on if needed. I ordered sea bass very good choice not in the menu one of the special.
  28. A

    Andrea

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Went to Bistro Don Giovanni for our anniversary and really had high expectations based on reviews. The reason why I give this restaurant a 2 star is because of the service we received from David C. From the moment we sat down at our table seemed annoyed and projected that throughout our visit. He was rarely come to our table and when he did it seemed like didn't have patience to answer any questions. He was also aware that it was our anniversary and didn't even offer us complimentary dessert or even the dessert menu. The food items ordered during our visit were outstanding but due the service and overall experience I would not be inclined to visit again. Very disappointing especially since it was our anniversary.
  29. C

    Cynth

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday with friends. Had reservation, outside tables not available. Receptionist a bit abrupt which I found surprising.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a day of wine tasting this was a great way to finish off the day. Great food and drinks, unfortunately they had a problem with our order not being received by the kitchen. Our dinner
  31. LO

    LindaOfOrinda

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Napa Valley eatery! Always a great meal. The Frito Misto is a must have, love the mussels & their fish is prepared to perfection! We prefer the booths inside, but the patio is wonderful too. We usually have lunch at 1:30 when things have calmed down & it’s relatively quiet!!! Don’t miss having one of their elegant desserts♥️
  32. H

    Hal113

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I brought my wife here to celebrate her birthday as this restaurant was highly recommended. The restaurant is beautiful and we opted for outdoor seating as they had plenty of heaters. After being seated and ordering our drinks and appetizers my wife was cold so we asked to be moved inside. This process took a very long time and when they finally came to move us we declined as our appetizers had already come and we were eating. The appetizers were great but the house Cabernet was not good at all especially for being in wine country. Our entrees were ok. I had the New York steak and my wife the risotto. The risotto was not great and the steak was not at the temp I ordered. I was not pleased with the simple presentation of the entrees as this seemed to be an upscale restaurant. The service was great and they ended the night with a celebratory desert and candle, nice touch. I would come back and give them a try for lunch but would not return for dinner.
  33. ST

    SteveT

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, great food, service and experience.
  34. N

    Napamel

    San Francisco

    270 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My wife and I live in Napa and have eaten at Bistro Don Giovanni many times. Now that the weather is colder they seem to have more tables inside which makes it raather noisy. We are older people so it made it hard to hear. We love eating here and will come back when the weather is warmer and sit outside.
  35. WC

    WilliamC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with two friends that are leaving Sonoma. I wanted to pick a special place and Bistro Don Giovanni did not disappoint. Erin at the bar and our waiter Tony were friendly, knowledgable, and took good care of us. I always have a good time at the Bistro. I should also mention the support staff who aided Tony. They too were exceptional.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wonderful friend won the Daisy award. Recognizing her as a phenomenal nurse. I wanted to celebrate.
  37. J

    Julie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I've dined here for years but this was my first time back since COVID. All seemed the same, and the food was great as usual. What was different was payment. The waiter stood by our table with device in hand and said he was ready to settle when we were. All payment was done through the device which was fine, but we never actually saw the bill. I don't even know if what we paid for was ours. We were dividing it which made it more complicated, and then he stood behind each one of us as we entered the tip amount. I guess I'm old school, but I'd still like to see an itemized version of what I'm purchasing.
  38. C

    Coralreefgirl

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Not as good as usual. Food was not prepared in a careful way.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time there and will return on our next trip to Napa. Food and service were great.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration! I love this place. The food never fails… ❤️

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.7 stars by 7935 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 84 times today
Google Map for Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4110 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 29

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Warner

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 224-3300

  • Catering

    Please contact us for catering questions.

  • Private party facilities

    Temporarily suspended.

  • Private party contact

    Curtis Bradford: (707) 224-3345

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