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Bistro Don Giovanni

4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558-1635
(707) 224-3300
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Ranked #15 of 246 restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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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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81% Recommend
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English first
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Six family members recently had lunch at Bistro Don Giovanni, sitting in the enclosed patio area. The food was excellent, the atmosphere charming and the service was outstanding. No matter what was ordered we were all saying how good it was...from the cold soup, salads (beet and avocado-excellent!), pasta (ravioli) to pizza. Everything was excellent! The service was outstanding and... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are into the not so everyday Italian cooking then this is the place. I had an octopus appetizer that was so tender it almost melted in my mouth. Hard to do with octopus. and the entree was Rabbit. I only wish there was more on the plate. But that's just me

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

While visiting Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, CA, we asked for a dinner recommendation. After listing a number of possibilities, Gabe suggested Bistro Don Giovanni as the place locals go. Our waitress Ruth was excellent, suggesting a couple of salads before we enjoyed our pizza. The Caesar was the best I've ever had. Trip Advisor plus Ask a Local, what... More

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Despite the not so well experience on my last visit (October 13) I went again hoping things had improved. Well - the haven't! Still the quality and the presentation of the food is poor and and in no way worth the dollars you pay. The wine list is with out inspiration and the wines are over priced for what they... More

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Chico, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In Napa with our dog, so we were looking for a good restaurant with a dog friendly patio. We were actually at this restaurant last time in Napa (about four years ago), and remembered how good this place was, so we looked forward to trying it again. We were not disappointed. Great atmosphere, great food, and as I said, dog... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Recently had dinner here as a walk-in diner. Staff were very attentive and we had a great meal that evening. I believe our server was Andre and would like to commend him for great service. We had the Salmom dish and the Pork chop dish, both were excellent. They were also kind enough to waive the corkage fee and we... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went here for 4th of July dinner. What a wonderful, enjoyable evening. All menu selections were delicious and paired with nice white wine. Staff are very nice, friendly. Would definitely recommend coming here.

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