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Bistro Don Giovanni

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4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558-1324 (Highway 29)
+1 707-224-3300
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere is so inviting and you feel like you are in a big Italian kitchen. I have a severe Gluten allergy and I have no problem eating here my favorite dish is the Salmon on buttermilk potatoes and butter sauce yum yum yum, my husband loves the fresh made in house pasta and the butterfly pasta especially! Wine selection... More 

Thank Giselle L
Brussels, Belgium
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243 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped there by chance and were a bit wary at first. The place is very big, but nicely appointed. Very good friendly service. The best surprise was the quality of the food. It was really very good. The tiramisu we had for dessert was one of the best I've ever had, including in Italy. A restaurant not to be... More 

Thank imforestgirl
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Got there really early for dinner after flying in from the East Coast. 5:30. Place was packed! Focaccia and oil were outstanding--among the best we've had. Caesar salad nicely done. Saw the rave reviews on seared salmon. Sear was amazing. Also had the duck confit with mushroom risotto. That was really spectacular. Duck was crispy with a drizzle of balsamic.... More 

Thank Normtf
Bay Area
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839 reviews
647 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

4* Bistro Don Giovanni 4100 Howard Very casual dress Nice wines by the glass; no beers on tap(?) Excellent spaghetti with clams - $24 Good fettucine with sausage and mushrooms Delicious pear crisp for dessert Gelato was weak Food server Austin was personable

Thank Rosquete
New York City, New York
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260 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved that this was walking distance from our hotel (Senza), and once we actually walked over here, we had not realized the size and popularity! This place was hopping on Friday night. Great energetic ambience inside. The gazpacho was fantastic, light and fresh, and the grilled octopus was perfectly cooked, and light with a nice lemony taste. We loved... More 

Thank chris72206
Woodland Hills, CA
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason this place is a staple of the valley. Old school Italian and it was so good. Healthy portions as well. Make sure to book well in advance as they fill up.

Thank Mikepoly
Wiesbaden, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered one or two of everything from the cookie plate up (about 7 different desserts). All were worth it and more!!!

Thank armytoothdoc
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch, it was a beautiful rustic interior with brick walls. Tables are tight, but the noise balances well in the layout. We had calamari, perfectly fried, a salad (very fresh, simple and tasty) and bolgnase. It was the best pasta I've had. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was amazing perfectly seasoned. The bread was... More 

Thank skovic8
Arlington, Texas
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted in Italian with a true Italian accent, this started the night off perfectly. We all enjoyed our fabulous meal and the buzzing atmosphere. The service, food, wine and tantalizing fragrances from the kitchen made this a MUST EXPERIENCE restaurant. Make a reservation.

Thank Robbigoldstein
Denville, New Jersey
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Bistro DONGIOVANNI for years. The first time, approximately 15 years ago, was the most memorable. We started at noon for lunch and stayed for hours through dinner. Everytime we visit Northern California we treat ourselves to this delicious food and wonderful dining experience.

Thank Martin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558-1324
    (Highway 29)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-224-3300

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