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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 425
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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 26
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  • 16
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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
The best Italian food and service this side of Italy.

My wife and I had a remarkable meal at Don Giovanni's this week. This restaurant has all of the atmosphere and flavorful food you would hope to find in the Napa Valley. Our waiter and the accompanying staff were friendly and present to meet our every need. My dish, Risotto and Sea Scallops was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Tim D
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a remarkable meal at Don Giovanni's this week. This restaurant has all of the atmosphere and flavorful food you would hope to find in the Napa Valley. Our waiter and the accompanying staff were friendly and present to meet our every need. My dish, Risotto and Sea Scallops was delicious. The Rice was perfectly prepared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent meal with great service in a beautiful setting. The Pollo Diablo was just wonderful. Service great at this long time Napa fine dining restaurant. Conveniently located at southern part of valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed and were taken care of in all possible ways. We had a sauvignon blanc recommended and was perfect. We asked for spaghetti with fresh clams with some modifications and it was delicious. The host and the location are wonderful and you will feel at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Napa is heavy on Italian influence so there is no shortage of great Italian restaurants in the area. We asked a few locals for recommendations and they this restaurant was recommended more than once. We were lucky enough to grab one of the walk-in tables they set aside. We told them the price range and the waiter recommended a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were just going for appetizers, but ended up ordered enough for dinner, including gazpacho, pizza margherita, and caprese salad. All were excellent and the service great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A traditionally decorated great Italian bistro with a great wine selection. I went there on a sunday brunch, so it was packed. The olive oil is great. We had their steak which was delicious. Everything we tried was above average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I visited BDG eight years ago, and it was the best meal we had in the Napa Valley. We began with the Silk Purse Pasta accompanied by an excellent basil pesto. Next we had Halibut alla Catalana, which was almost like a seafood stew. The fish and the vegetables blended perfectly. For desert we had Biscotti with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good food, great pasta and awesome pizza. The only issue was it took time between courses. I have no complaints as thus is a regular stop when in Napa.

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West Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've eaten here multiple times over the last 5 years or so and the food is always delicious. My last dinner there was amazing and our waiter was outstanding. We had the octopus starter, a perfect ceasar salad and the most amazing risotto. The fresh halibut of the day was perfect. And the wine list is extensive, lovely and reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a wonderful experience, from the funny sculptures outside to the beautiful interior, they get everything right. But the food is the star - pizza, pasta, everything is great. Don't stuff yourself with the delicious bread! This one ranks very high on my list of favorites.

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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: Doing business, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?