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Bistro Don Giovanni

just after sundown

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Co-owner Giovanni Scala might be around to warmly welcome you to this lively bistro, where you can peek past the copper pots hanging in the open kitchen to see the 750-degree wood-burning oven. The Cal-Italian food is simultaneously inventive and comforting: an excellent fritto misto usually composed of onions, fennel, calamari, and plump rock shrimp; pizza with wild mushrooms, roasted garlic, and smoked mozzarella; and whole roasted fish. Children are welcome here, catered to with paper-topped tables and crayons and such tempting offerings as pizza topped with cheese, french fries, and "no green stuff." Fodors.com users suggest angling for a table on the covered patio for a "more intimate and quiet" experience.

Updated: 03-06-2013

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    I visited Don Giovanni on July 12, 2007. The place looked charming and it had the best olive bread I've ever tasted. I visited with my friend. We had been driving from Las Vegas all night and had just arrived in Napa at 11:00 am. We looked a bit winded and felt that our waiter (an older gentlemen) did not treat us very well. He gave us a look that said, "what are you doing in a fancy place like this?" Although,many people around us were in jeans, they were not treated the way we were.

    by melissa21218, 7/21/07

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