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“Good but did not live up to expectation”

Bistro Don Giovanni
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Ranked #2 of 285 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 29
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good but did not live up to expectation”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This was our second dinner at Don Giovanni. Like last time, the food was great and the service very good. But just like last time, we requested outside seating with our reservation and ended up inside when we actually got to the restaraunt. There were six of us squeezed into a corner table next to the kitchen. the place was packed and the result is that it was very hot and uncomfortable. I actuailyl had to leave the table for a few minutes and get some air outside as it was just too crowded and too warm by the time our dinner was complete. Don't get me wrong, this is a wonderful place to dine and the food is extremely but be prepared for reservation disappoinitment and a crowded, noisy expereince inside.

  • Visited September 2013
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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lively spot on outskirts of town.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Excellent Italien food! Especially liked some of the non-traditional menu items. Contemporary Italien cusine. Place was jam packed on a Tuesday evening. Sat outside so noise level OK, but service a little frantic. Had to ask several times for some things. Good place if you want excitement. Lots going on.

  • Visited September 2013
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Keller, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pricey but good”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

You will find that most restaurants in Napa are pricey. This is no exception but the food was very good.

Visited October 2013
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New Jersey
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148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Perfect Napa Restaurant”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Beautiful setting, great food, and extremely competent, professional, yet warm waiter. Truly all you could ask for. Referred by our hotel and we made sure to let them know just how pleased we were. Absolutely worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Metairie, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Get the lasagna”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a group of 14 for a pre-set dinner and, once we got seated, the service and food was extraordinary. Our waitress (Heather?) was on top of it all with friendly, prompt service. We had two entrees -- lasagna and chicken -- neither of which I would have chose were it not a set menu in advance. But we were amazed at how good both were. I would definitely order the lasagna if/when we ever get back.

  • Visited September 2013
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