About Bottega Napa Valley
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am -2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm -
$31 to $50
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Please contact Kellie Magna at 707.754.4467 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is plenty of parking available on both side of the V-Market building.
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Bottega Napa Valley Ratings and Reviews
Many dining options in Napa Valley. Bott ...
Many dining options in Napa Valley. Bottega would not be in my top twenty. Service was very attentive, and slow. Food was okay, nothing notable. Ignore the Italian wines, they are not very good labels. The restaurant does not deserve the accolades it receives IMHO.
A friend of mine flew in from Washington ...
A friend of mine flew in from Washington for a visit. She had made the raviolo recipe with potato dumpling and egg yolk several months ago. She sent me pictures of the completed dish and mentioned next time she'd like to have it served to her at the Bottega Winery:). When I picked up my friend of thirty years from the airport, I told her we had reservations for lunch at Bottega! The lunch was exquisite and the food did not disappoint. Thank you for making my girlfriend's visit so memorable!!
We have always tried make Bottega one of ...
We have always tried make Bottega one of our top restaurant choices when visiting Napa wine country. Since we stay normally prefer to stay in Yountville -- the choice of great restaurants available there is outstanding!
This most recent visit to Bottega Restaurant just wasn't up to par and we were truly disappointed. In fact, we now no longer will include it as a "favorite". First of all they list very limited time availability on Open Table. It seems they have allow no reservations between 6:00-8:45PM. Perhaps, they save these preferred times for walk-ins. If that is the case, we won't be dining there since other great places do allow those time slots for reservations. The food quality and quantity isn't worth a late hour dining slot!
We had to go with a 9:15 reservation, and then we were told they had availability outside on the patio with heaters. I said no to that since the temps were in the low-mid 50's. We were seated in the kitchen area of the restaurant and there were plenty of open tables available in that dining area. (Hmm??).
Our waiter did a fine job with informing us of the specials, when we could hear him since the acoustics were terrible in that room. By the way--we are in our mid-fifties and have good hearing!
We decided to split a salad, and an order of the gnocchi, along with each ordering an entree. The entrees were good, but not exceptional, however the gnocchi was not served on time. It should have been served prior (secondo) just after the salad. The serving of the gnocchi also was tasting and tender but also very skimpy serving size. It was delivered about 10 minutes after we received our entrees--with only a simple "sorry".
I also feel that the types of menu offerings, as well as small serving sizes have made this restaurant no longer a "must " dine here. I miss the good quality of fine Italian offerings and pastas plates. I also won't be recommending Bottega Restaurant any longer! Sorry to say.
We stopped by Bottega as it was recommen ...
We stopped by Bottega as it was recommended by one of our fellow travelers for their authentic Italian food. We were seated promptly and were attended by our excellent waiter. My wife is a vegetarian and she had plenty of options to choose from. The quality/taste of food was great but not the best Italian I had. However, the service more than made up for that. We didn't try the wine pairings but it seemed popular. Dessert was nice as well. Definitely recommend at least once on a visit to Napa.
Many friends insisted that we go to Bott ...
Many friends insisted that we go to Bottega when in Napa. Was underwhelming. Must have been an off evening in the kitchen. The lamb needed salt, the polenta was undercooked and tasted of raw dairy. The highlights were the roasted cauliflower, heirloom tomato appetizer and the fried egg and pork belly appetizer.
The real bummer was the wine service. We ordered an expensive Barolo (Damilano, 2000) on the recommendation of the Wine Director and it was incredibly tight on opening. We weren't offered a decant or any other assistance. After 30-45 minutes of swirling the wine in our glasses our server (excellent and attentive) provided a decanter and decant. It opened very slightly, but was not ready to be drunk. It seemed that the WD had better things to do than to come back around and check on our wine experience. Very disappointing, especially in Napa.
I had high expectations based on reviews ...
I had high expectations based on reviews, but I was surprised by what a poor dining experience I had. The service was slow and intermittent, and my food was practically inedible. I had the kale salad, which was drowning in so much balsamic that my eyes were watering as I tried to eat it. I ordered the braised short ribs as my main course, and although they were flavorful they were so salty that I drank my own and my husband's glass of water. Since no one ever returned to refill our water glasses, I was dying of thirst by the end of the meal. I did go for lunch, so maybe dinner would be a better experience, or maybe they were just having an off day. I may try again for dinner someday, but there are many other great restaurants in Yountville so probably won't be anytime soon.
Yeah, this is a good one. Highly recomm ...
Yeah, this is a good one. Highly recommend the Ravioli, it's spectacular. Also had a combination of Moz/Tomato salad, 'Palenta under glass' and truffle fries. While great, probably should have left the fries off. Would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the Napa area.
Always a pleasure to dine in this beauti ...
Always a pleasure to dine in this beautiful spot! Our server was fantastic- he was patient with his explanations and offered his own suggestions which were all exceptionally delicious! Don't miss out on sharing many of the appetizers!
For above average Italian food, I would ...
For above average Italian food, I would mostly recommend Bottega. I had a delicious shredded Brussel sprout salad. My entree was a good, but not an outstanding pasta dish. Service wasn't where it should be for this type of restaurant. Yountville is a tourist town, though, so fair warning -- the staff knows this. Very noisy restaurant. The interior is very wine country.
We went to Bottega Napa for lunch and it ...
We went to Bottega Napa for lunch and it lived up to my expectations. My husband and I are not foodies but to experience the exceptional food, the nuances of each dish...that's what all this excitement about food is all about. Plus the service was exemplary, they anticipated our needs and we did not have to ask for service.
Not ones for "celebrity chef" restaurant ...
Not ones for "celebrity chef" restaurants in pricey areas - last summer we gave Bottega a shot based on very positive recommendations by some of our local buddies. We were very(!) pleasantly surprised. Excellent food quality, superior staff - very "Napa" interior creates an overall pleasant dining experience. In our humble opinion: One of the few places in the Napa region where the price is really worth it. If you like Italian influenced cuisine, that is well done - this is a great spot to hit. A bit popular - make your rezzies 2-3 weeks in advance, especially if you like to dine in the 6:00 - 8:00PM timeframe.
The fresh local ingredients shined throu ...
The fresh local ingredients shined through in everything we ate! Would highly recommend the meatball app, the kale salad (with ricotta cannoli to boot!), the homemade pastas and the cioppino. The waiter told us the pastas were too small to share, which was the only complaint I have (plenty big when ordering apps and entrees.) Enjoy this intimate spot in Yountville!
We planned this visit a couple of months ...
We planned this visit a couple of months in advance. Two of our party had been before for brunch. From appetizers to dessert, every dish was delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We were glad we chose this over some of the other well-known places in Yountville, both for value and the choices on the menu.
Best meal we had on our trip to Napa Val ...
Best meal we had on our trip to Napa Valley! The food was incredible and flavorful. This is my second time dining at this restaurant and its even better than it was 4 years ago. This is a must if traveling to Napa! Can't wait to go back :)
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