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“Great little restaurant in downtown Napa”
Review of Napa Valley Bistro

Napa Valley Bistro
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Ranked #24 of 285 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Description: At Napa Valley Bistro we strive to meet your needs by offering great food and service while promoting our basic beliefs: local, sustainable, organic... AND AFFORDABLE! Our food is elevated bistro-style American cuisine, and our wine list compliments our menu by focusing on Napa Valley vintners.
Napa, Ca.
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant in downtown Napa”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had dinner here last night and it was delicious. I ordered the lamb burger and it was perfectly cooked. I asked for french fries instead of chips and they accommodated without an extra charge. My husband order the pork osso bucco which is usually made with lamb but it was delicious. Corkage is free for the first bottle of wine but a whole bottle was too much for our mood so we ordered beer. The service was good but we had to ask for bread and a few other items which were forgotten by the server. They have an interesting menu and we will be back to try other dishes.

  • Visited February 2014
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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful little restaurant”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

What a marvellous find! This was one of the nicest meals we enjoyed on our travels this fall. Upon our arrival we were welcomed as though we were old friends. Very comfortable seating in a very lovely dining room. Marcello welcomed us and made great suggestions for our appetizers and main meal. Each course was served in a timely manner (never rushed, never late) and all our choices were absolutely delicious. All plates were very well presented. Of course, the Napa wines were wonderful accompaniments. A superb evening made better by the kind attention given to all details. Even the owner dropped by to make sure we were enjoying our stay.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank CherylMcI
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great wine with warm service in a nice setting in downtown Napa”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Great selection of great local food and wines, in a nice setting in downtown Napa. The restaurant has incredibly warm attentive but not overwhelming service - we were greeted several times but not bothered during our meal. Romantic intimate setting, though our booth was very close to our neighbor's, most tables were not. Would recommend and return.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So elegant and so special”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This very special restaurant is on Clinton Street in downtown Napa. When I first walked in my adult family and I were greeted with smiles and hellos. Shown to our table, I was so impressed with the table settings. The glasses were so shiny they looked brand new. The rest of the settings were perfect too.
There is something on the menu that will please everyone including luscious desserts.
The waiter was most knowledgeable and knew exactly what he was doing.

I do not ask for the impossible when I dine in a restaurant. The soup better be hot, pasta of some kind on the menu and super dessert choices. The Napa Valley Bistro did it all.
There is also a most excellent wine selection.

I will definitely dine at this restaurant again.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Barbara A
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Davis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great Food, Service, & Value”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Enjoyed this restaurant with Napa friends & long-term locals. Wonderful service, fabulous food. Calamari was a delicious starter. Lamb shank dinner with polenta was awesome, tender, perfectly cooked, & plentiful...so much I had to share. The halibut & St. Louis ribs also got high praise from our group. Great service and...as a unique benefit, there's no corkage fee for the 1st bottle & only a $10 fee for the 2nd. Highly recommend this downtown Napa find!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank hollisJ_dr
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