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“Best meal of our trip”

Bottega Napa Valley
Ranked #8 of 31 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Chef Michael Chiarello has returned to his culinary roots by creating seasonal farm-to-table Italian cuisine reflecting the bold flavors of Chiarello’s heritage in his signature style 1st made famous at Tra Vigne in the 90’s. An award winning chef/vintner & Food Network host, Chiarello celebrates his Italian roots and the Napa Valley with a menu echoing his long practice of using the finest locally/sustainably produced food. Located in Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, Bottega’s extensive wine list represents hard-to-find favorites of the Valley and interesting Italian selections. Chiarello restored the integrity of an old 1800’s estate by uncovering beautiful hard wood floors, timber beams, old brick walls and windows. The inviting dining room is accented with reclaimed antiques, warm fabrics and eclectic light fixtures lending to the restaurant’s old world comfort.
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our first meal in Napa, turned out to be our best. And that meal was dinner at Bottega Napa Valley.

The meal began with bread accompanied by a garlic parmesan spread that is absolutely delicious. So delicious in fact, they bottle the stuff and sell it in a market that is located across from the restaurant.

There were five in our party and we shared antipasti. The Polpette alla Griglia Grilled (short rib meatballs) was surprisingly flavorful and would be wonderful as a part of an entree. The two people in our party who shared the Il Piatto di Salumi e Formaggi, which consisted of “House cured” prosciutto, Tuscan & Calabrian salumi, Teleme, Montasio, Chianti Pecorino, Sicilian almonds, vine dried raisins -- raved about it. And another person, who is somewhat of a Brussels sprout connoisseur, proclaimed the Insalata di Cavolini di Bruxelles absolutely delicious.

Two of us selected the gnocchi as our entree. We agreed that the dish was light, yet filling. When I return to Bottega (I am already planning on going back), this is what I will have again -- it was memorable. Our meal was paired with a bottle of cabernet from chef Michael Chiarello's vineyards. The wine was not inexpensive (we paid $125 for the bottle), but it was worth every penny. And it complimented the food perfectly.

Service was attentive, professional and pleasant -- but not overwhelming. And while we would have preferred sitting in the main room, the back room wasn't as bad as I had first feared it would be. The atmosphere wasn't as vibrant as that of the main dining area, but it was comfortable and since the food was the star of the show -- it didn't really matter.

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Reviewed December 28, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch. It is so refreshing to go to a restaurant and feel like everyone is so invested in the service and food. Relaxing calm comfortable seats, flavorful interesting food and great service. This is a restaurant where I don't mind spending more and it really wasn't but we didn't have alcohol, so $60.00 plus tip for 2 plus split dessert. There were a couple of very minor things but all in all GREAT.

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Thank linnde
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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Impressed--busy day but we were Seated in 5 minutes. Excellent friendly service, amazing food and beautiful restaurant !! Thank you!

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. The food was innovative and fun. Great wine list. We tried each other's food and loved it. Would visit again.

Thank Steve O
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

extremely busy restaurant, better call to make reservation ahead of time. food and service was good, but expensive.

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