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Bistro Don Giovanni

4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558-1635
(707) 224-3300
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Ranked #13 of 247 restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 29
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481 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Napa, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This wonderful restaurant has been a favorite for local Napans and tourists as well! The courtyard is spectacular! Especially at sunset, bring your camera! I have lived in Napa for many years and this is our 'go to' restaurant for ANY and all special occasions. The atmosphere is delectable, lovely gardens and sculpture outside, and glorious flower walls inside! The... More

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los angeles
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our first stop in Napa for a great lunch. The view from the outside terrace overlooking the fountain and vineyards is glorious as well as the service and food. The peach salad and special lobster risotto were sublime and our doggie enjoyed the water bowl and love from the hostess. A winner on all counts. Great wine list, service and... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We dined Monday night at the restaurant. We and our companion couple had been there before, and always enjoy it. 7:15 on a Monday night and almost every table in the restaurant was full. We left 2 1/2 hours later and it was beginning to thin out, but was far from empty. The four of us did not want an... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved our dinner here. We had perfect cocktails at the bar while we waited for our table on the outdoor patio. Definite request a outside table. For dinner we had the papadelle bolognese and the salmon with buttermilk mashed potatoes. Both were delicious, ant the mashed potatoes were some of the best I've had anywhere. We will definitely return... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Go here. But make a reservation. If you want one of the best meals of your life go here. Somewhat farm to table. Somewhat Italian. Great wait staff. Prompt service. Food presentation excellent. I had wild alaskan salmon, literally wanted to lick the plate it was that good (but I refrained) haha. Zucchini strips (fried) straight from their own garden... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very good place to go for an excelent food. Really recommend it. Food is very good, service is perfect, site is very beautiful.

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LaGrange, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant before on a previous trip and liked it so much we decided to try it again. It did not disappoint! The wait staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. We sat in the outside courtyard and it was delightful. You know a restaurant is great when the family seated next to you... More

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They do offer gluten and dairy free options, which is fantastic. Not so much for dairy free though. The pasta was nice, but they put carrots in the ragu for some reason. That's totally unnecessary. The chicken my wife got was fantastic though. The wines by the glass were pretty good. It's not the best but it's not bad. The... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Don Giovanni is one of my favorite spots for Italian in Napa Valley. Wonderful service with a smile, very nice pattio seating on cool summer nights and incredible food. All pastas are made in house and produce are from the local growers. I had the rabbit ragu with parppadelle . I brought a 1987 BV Geaorge de La Tour Cabernet... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Bistro Don Giovanni with friends who are local. Like others have said in other reviews, this is a favorite among Napa locals, always a good sign. Like many restaurants in the valley they have a corkage policy that if you buy one bottle of wine there is no corkage charge for the bottle you bring. That worked... More

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