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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
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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486 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
El Dorado Hills
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had lunch with friends and found the restaurant to be thoroughly enjoyable. The menu is creative with wonderful selections of homemade pastas and fresh vegetables. I had sea bass prepared with a mixture of whole olives. My husband had king salmon. Others in our party enjoyed the rabbit pasta, the calamari appetizer and gazpacho.The service was friendly and efficient.... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The handmade pastas here are excellent. The food was tasty and promptly and courteously served. Service was very good. Dinner for two with wine was only a little bit over $100 which was a very pleasant surprise in the valley. The dessert trifle was enough for two!!

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Corona, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You can't go wrong with this down-to-earth Italian restaurant. The food is always good, no matter what crazy diet we're on we always find something delicious here. If you can't get in for dinner, go for lunch!

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Vallejo, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Bistro Don Giovanni is a lovely, spacious Wine Country restaurant with wonderful, fresh, local food. The heirloom tomatoes on the salad were the sweetest I've ever tasted!! My boyfriend and I ordered the Pepperoni pizza. It was light, airy, yet very satisfying. There is also a wonderful garden deck, for when the weather is mild. Our waitress was a sweetheart--very... More

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Hanford, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We made the reservation, and arrived early. The table was ready, and it was very nice. The food was not what I expected. Maybe it was very authentic Italian. It is a nice place, but I will not go back.

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Napa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
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189 reviews 189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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