Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.7
4280 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Donna Scala’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, burgers and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(707) 224-3300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donna Scala
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Catering
Please contact us for catering questions.
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Cross street
Highway 29
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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BM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true Napa Valley staple... a classic for great food, fun atmosphere and excellent service!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner, we got there early and were seated right away. Great wine, appetizers, dinner and desert and service were excellent.

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WY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little off the beaten path from downtown Napa, but worth looking for. The service was good and the food was fresh. I would definitely recommend stopping in here for a bite in between tastings.

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KJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my wife’s birthday here on a Saturday night. Superb service and quality. Great location. Easy parking. I would go back again.

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C
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

great and tasty food (interesting menu selections)

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K
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server Jackie was amazing. The food is delicious but a little slow in coming. The music was the pitfall. Michael Jackson was playing a long time. Not very Italian and annoying.

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LT
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so accommodating because we had a dog with us. The meal was as always stupendous!

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside with heat lamps, it was just nice.
The service was exceptional with perfect timing.
The food was very fresh and good servings.
Good value for your money, great wine list and good wines by the glass.

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MS
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love dining at Bistro Don Giovanni every time we visit Napa. Great service and delicious food no matter what we order off the menu. Highly recommend!

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RK
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Beautiful setting,wonderful food,excellent wait staff. We had Ribolita & Gnochietta-both were spectular. The very best was the orange stratchiatella gelato for dessert.

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GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and big portions. Don't go here if you've eaten lunch. Have a good breakfast, enjoy wine country, and finish out the night here. You won't be disappointed!

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, and love dining on the patio!

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 42nd anniversary. My husband is Italian so I wanted somewhere special to celebrate. We found it at Bistro Don Giovanni! Our server Carlo anticipated our needs before we asked. We had a window seat looking out on the gardens--so lovely. We will be back and bring our family and friend.

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BF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Don Giovanni delivered as always. It was a gorgeous day and we ate on the patio. Our server was excellent, friendly and efficient. I LOVE their fried olives. The Butter Lettuce salad was brilliant, as was the seasonal ravioli.

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OT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Oscar was fantastic!! He made excellent suggestions for our wine selections.

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o
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pasta.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has been our favorite year in and year out in the valley.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! We had amazing service, it’s our first time in Napa and for sure we will come back!

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YT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Our waiter was attentive, but not intrusive.

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n
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was top notch, the kitchen staff definitely knows what they're doing. I enjoyed the indoor patio, but the noise was excessive. Service was typical of Napa, good quality, but slow. The exit was obstructed by a guest's dog when we were trying to leave. I had to step over and almost fell. Overall, I would return for the great food and flexible hours.

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice relaxing lunch with dear friends. They didn't rush us, and the food and service were wonderful.

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M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been eating here for about 20 years and have never had a bad experience. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is great.

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VB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellente!

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G
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner!! Our waiter was attentive but not hovering and the food was amazing. Everyone in our group enjoyed every bite!

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G
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vegan pizza great. Clams and spaghetti excellent. Delicious salad.

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k
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite. It never disappoints atmosphere. Grounds. Food. Wine list. Friendly staff

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L
San Francisco
154 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good time here.
Great food. Excellent service.
Very popular.
Octopus salad, pan seared salmon, excellent home made pastas, delicious meat balls pollo alla diavola

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience in Napa. Great menu variety and quality was second to none. We wanted to keep tasting off each other’s plates. Outdoor seating by sculpture fountain was nice as well. Service very efficient but not pushy. Fairly priced for high-end Napa region.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We started with the carpaccio, then moved to a crisp delicious caesar with yummy croutons, and capped it off with the pork risotto and lamb shank. Both were perfect. We ended our meal with a classic tiramisu and creme brulee. Our waiter paired our wine with our meal and nailed it. The icing on the cake was that we could bring our well behaved dog on the patio and had a beautiful courtyard fountain view. This will definitely be in our restaurant rotation!

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LW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Napa. As residents here, we value its consistent high quality, reasonable prices, and superb service. It's a delight, eating inside or outside. Pleasant outside seating is a real bonus, even in the evening.

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BM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very low key, casualand chatty... also great for large tables

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MF
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While traveling for our anniversary to Napa Bistro Don Giovanni was recommended by multiple people. Well it definitely exceeded my expectations. Being from New York, finding such a great restaurant with amazing food is always a plus. The homemade pasta was outstanding and the service was spectacular.

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NV
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was only surpassed by the food. A little pricey, but based on Napa pricing it’s right in line.

Great selection. Everything from a casual bite to a full blown meal.

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p
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The food is consistently good. It is a great place for friends and or family. I have recommended to many people.

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CA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good !!
Mussels, Pizza, Mandilli, Carpaccio, Petrale Sole !

Impeccable service !


Thank you Giovanni !

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S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to the Napa area and third to this restaurant. Each time better than the last - great food and accommodating as I had a hankering for lemon flavor and they were amazing. Had a GREAT Anniversary dinner and will definitely be back!

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IE
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was super sweet. The food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area for a few days.

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around! The ambiance was perfect, food was delicious and service was very attentive!

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food! Pasta done just right! Really nice atmosphere.

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DK
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father/daughter vacation to wine country. The restaurant is one of my favs. The food and service was excellent.

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