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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Experience!

The weather was great and we went early, so we sat outside. The area was beautiful, even though right next to a road, you would never know it. Food was outstanding!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Carlsbad, California
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262 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The weather was great and we went early, so we sat outside. The area was beautiful, even though right next to a road, you would never know it. Food was outstanding!

Thank floribel1
Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Menu online looks basic and traditional. This can't be further from what to expect once you enter. Great space with two "patios". Open patio - north side, is dog friendly (from what I saw). The enclosed patio -east side is beautiful with a nice fireplace. Both have heaters. It did get a little loud with hard tile surfaces and larger... More 

Thank flyby
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a busy Saturday night in CA Wine Country and 8 girls had not made a dinner reservation. We called Bistro Don Giovanni that afternoon and they agreed to seat us for dinner at 8:30 pm. The service was impeccable, the product knowledge was impressive, the food was phenomenal making the overall experience fantastic. Our entire party fell in... More 

Thank Nicole S
Napa, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with friends one night because they had a gift cert. The food was pretty good but very expensive. Of course if you order Pork chops that's all you get. No salads or anything else. If you're rich I guess it would be ok

Thank Marv3512
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most amazing Italian meals I've ever had! The homemade handkerchief pasta in pesto sauce was out of this world. A must revisit on my next trip!

Thank Morgan R
Clarksville, Maryland
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit Napa from the East Coast several times a year. Our trips usually last just a few days so we have to choose wisely in an area with so many great restaurants. We discovered Bistro Don Giovanni on one of our first visits many years ago. We loved our first visit and we now are regulars... More 

Thank Bruce P
Napa, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even before moving from the South Bay to Napa, we always made a stop at Bistro Don Giovanni. Now that we're "Napan's" we get to frequent BDG more frequently by ourselves or with friends and family from out of town. Although the pasta is typically our go to choice, everything is delicious and always well prepared. Service is always spot... More 

Thank patti160
Scarsdale, NY
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner our last evening in Napa. If you can, sit outside on the patio. I wanted to try their homemade pasta, so I had the FETTUCCINE alla BOLOGNESE BIANCA which was good but very rich. The BEET & HARICOT VERT salad was fine, but could have had more flavorful dressing. I would go back to try... More 

Thank traveleatshoprelax
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe you only have one chance at a meal, so make it a good choice! We stopped here after wine tastings. We ordered the persimmon apple salad and the beet salad, pork chops with root vegetables, pesto & pasta, rigitoni with meatballs and butterscotch pudding which was the best I've ever had, dolce. The meal was VERY delicious. Our... More 

Thank TCWatson
Schaumburg, Illinois
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this restaurant, so cute! He food was awesome! We started with the Carpaccio it was very good. I had the pasta with basil pesto. I found it to be a little bland, however the pasta was done al dente- perfect. My husband had the fish and was really good! Dessert we shared the Panna Cotta, we were full. The... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?