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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.
Yountville, CA 94599
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We have several rooms available. One is sure to be perfect for your event.
Bottega Napa Valley Ratings and Reviews
We sent back our meatball appetizer because it was undercooked. Our waiter explained that the meat would look pink since it was soaked in wine prior to cooking. We explained that it tasted raw and he sent it back. We were surprised to get the appetizer back, including the partially eaten portions but it was no longer raw. We sent the pork shoulder back as well since the meat was red in the center and undercooked as well. Quite disappointing.
The service however was much better than the food.
The food was excellent, but we weren't wowed. This is partially due to the service. Our waiter was professional, but not very friendly. He seemed annoyed that I wasn't drinking (I'm sorry, but I can only drink so much wine in a day). He also disappeared for quite some time between our second and third courses...for roughly 20 min or so we didn't see him. It was also a long wait for our main course...almost like he forgot to put it in. That tainted the experience. So, while the food was good, I'd rather go elsewhere in Napa next time...there are a plethora or other fantastic restaurants from which to choose.
We threw a little curveball to our reservation by adding an extra person. They accepted the addition and let us know we would have to wait a little longer – which was of course no problem. The bartenders were very welcoming and informative. There was a little hiccup following (no need to explain) but the host team handled it perfectly. We got a great table, wait staff was spot on, we all had outstanding meals (the gnocchi was amazing) and delicious wine. Overall had a terrific time. Thank you for a great birthday dinner. Most appreciated to all – hosts, bartenders, waitstaff, kitchen, et al. Highly recommend.
Bottega is my absolute favorite restaurant in Napa. I bring everyone here. No matter what I have it's beyond fresh, prepared beautifully and delicious. The service is outstanding. Their patio had a great atmosphere where you end up engaging with those around you. The calamari, pasta frita and polenta are my favorite appetizers. The raviolo is the only thing I order on the pasta menu. I'm sure all of it is divine but it's worth the drive from San Francisco just for the raviolo. The short rib falls off the bone and the cauliflower is baked to perfection. I've never had a bad meal here. And the donuts are the perfect finish. I cannot wait to get back. It's a must visit in Napa.
We went to Bottega for our 10th year anniversary and it was a special night. OIt server John Murphy made our celebration memorable. A must have is the short ribs and for dessert the panna cotta. I highly recommend Bottega. We will definitely be back the next time we're in Napa.
Table for two seating is quite tight...such that the tables need to be pulled out in order to be seated.
Given its location in Napa Valley, I was prepared for a more interesting wine list...Bottega's is just OK.
placed on the table was a small jar with a spoon in it. I had ordered a pasta dish and reached for what I thought was parmesan cheese. I proceeded to put about 5 teaspoons onto my dish only to discover, after the first bite, that it was salt. Most restaurants do not put salt in containers like this...and if you have to use a spoon for salt...what does that say about the food.
My fault entirely...after using the flashlight on my IPhone to see the container, it was indeed clearly marked "salt".
At first, I was excited to dine there, as my son and his wife ate there last year. I ordered the veal chop. And it was so rare, I had to send it back. My friend ordered the short ribs and they were cold. Had to send them back as well. Meanwhile my husband and my friends husband were eating. They did give us a small cup of polenta while the men were eating. All in all, not impressed.
Came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Reserved through OT and added the note about it. Then asked the hostess to tell the server to add a candle on the dessert. She said, "oh, we don't have candles, but I can write Happy Birthday on the plate of the dessert you order." Sure, I am okay with that.
Then I must be dreaming seeing at least 2 tables got candles on their dessert and one came out after our order. And then, you gave tow bite size cookie and the words were written on that plate. Thats fine too. To top it off, you charged me $1 for it.
I've been to so many restaurants and never been treated such way! Ridiculous!
I was given two personal recommendations to dine here and was planning a very special dinner for my husband. I unfortunately have to say, it fell very flat for the both of us. The food was good but far from exceptional- I did not leave raving about the food experience and the service was very luke warm. I did appreciate the birthday note on the table for my husband, however, given the average overall experience, we won't be returning to dine here on our next trip to Napa.
I thought the restaurant itself was beautiful. Our waiter and wine expert were very attentive but I had to put 1 star on food alone. There was ZERO seasoning on our meatballs, our Cesar salad had too much mayonnaise in it, the Bolagnese had Zero seasoning and our short rib was charred and chewy.
You can't go wrong at Bottega! We have to stop in every opportunity we get at this lovely spot in Yountville. The food is if the highest quality and expertly prepared; many of the recipes are from Michael Chiarello's family and everything we have tried has been delicious. The wine menu works well with the food selections and there is always someone to help you decide which will complement your food selections the best. The staff is quite knowledgeable and happy it help you with all your decisions if you ask so you always have a great experience.
Disregard poor reviews of this restaurant at your own peril. I look for good food and service. At this restaurant, I found neither. It's a hip location with a hip name and a hip chef (who clearly has no influence on the food day to day) that survives on those alone. The food is bland, and while described as "Rustic Italian" nothing can be further from the truth. It's an attempt at hip Cali-Italian that falls on its face. Our waiter said he would "take care of us" that evening. HA! The restaurant is understaffed, and thus, my wife's entrée was delivered cold. We had to accost the Maitre D' to get someone to address the issue. While it returned hot, it was bland, and I had already finished my entrée, which was also boring and bland. To top it off, our dessert order was fouled up and the wrong dessert delivered. Bottega is easy to walk to in Yountville and just as easily forgettable.
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