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Bistro Don Giovanni

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4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558-1635 (Highway 29)
(707) 224-3300
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 61
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We ate here twice while in Napa. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this place. It has a whimsical garden to sit and watch the twilight grow, a marble bar to get fancy drinks, and a busy dining room. There's also outdoor dining. The food was simple and unique Italian. It isn't your standard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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North Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice while in Napa. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this place. It has a whimsical garden to sit and watch the twilight grow, a marble bar to get fancy drinks, and a busy dining room. There's also outdoor dining. The food was simple and unique Italian. It isn't your standard pizza, pasta and parmigiana place. We... More 

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Park City
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Have eaten at Don Giovanni on many occasions and they also produce a really solid dining exerience. The frito misto and pizza are always good. The carpaccio and pappardelle were outstanding and the trifle is always a home run. Wine list is somewhat limited but as always it is more than compensated for be the ambiance, service and quality of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about this restaurant from the moment our uber dropped us off! The atmosphere is wonderful, we waited a little longer for the patio area, I recommend sitting out here! Food and wine all around was amazing! I had the ravioli, and loved it!

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Fortaleza, CE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is a restaurant with a wonderful view of Napa's wineries. The food is great, but entrees not enough to be an Italian bistro. The service is just ok. It is in summary a nice place, but not outstanding as I imagined.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great lunch. The pizza was good but the special risotto was incredible! The "Blondie Mary" was so fantastic we are going to attempt to recreate it at home!

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Indian Wells, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this gem by going thru the guide books just looking for good pizza. WELL.....so much more than good pizza was discovered ! Location is a bit out of the way, but right off the hwy which was a bit noisy as we sat on the end nearest the roadway. Didn't matter tho.....the food and service dissolved any noise... More 

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arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here while on vacation. Both entrees (pasta dishes) were perfect. Loved the greek salad as well. It was rather noisy inside so we requested a table on the covered patio and loved it. Very attentive servers who took beautiful photos of us as well. Will come back!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When entering Howard to check in we went by this hidden gem. After checking in we went for a bit to eat. We had the pleasure of having David serve us. We asked to surprise us. Surprise he did. From the fig Pizza to the Bruschetta..... Great food, Great circus A great experience. The next afternoon we meet friends for... More 

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Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Bistro Don Giovanni since it opened many years ago and it is still a favorite. Giovanni and the late Donna Scala have been very dear to us. The food is always consistently delicious and the staff wonderfully helpful and welcoming. We think they make the best Fritto Misto anywhere!! The pastas perfectly done. We adore... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We choose this place due to recommendation from local person... and we enjoyed it! There was no question on wine selection. It was Napa. I think it is obvious we selected Californian wine and Robert Mondavi in particular as one of the best representatives in the area. Very fabulous outdoor seating at a patio... Sunset was amazing. Interesting design and... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Don Giovanni

Address: 4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558-1635
Phone Number: (707) 224-3300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558-1635
    (Highway 29)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: (707) 224-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?