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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: email@example.com
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 had a superb/wonderful waiter (John Murphy). He was knowledgeable, fun, friendly and efficient. I couldn't decide between 3 dishes and he asked if I trusted him to choose -- which I did. When he brought me the duck I was tickled. It was delicious. My husband had the Calabrian Brick Chicken which he says was the best he ever had.
We notified the restaurant of a special occasion and nothing was done other than a note saying congratulations.
The starters were good. The pastas were very good. The time between starters and the main dish was wayyy too long.
As for mains, The lamb was excellent. The short ribs were ok for 1 bite but after that inedible because of the amount of fat soaked in the meat.
The waiter was a little bit dismissive. Alas I fear I ordered the wrong dish. But some attention by the waiter and he would've noticed I wasn't enjoying it.
I chose this to sample a Michel Chiarello restaurant and it didn't disappoint. Wonderful Italian food in a nice setting, the only fault I could find was the noise level was a bit high which I took to mean that people were having a good time. Interesting cocktails, a lovely Insalata Mista, and a Burrata with a strawberry marsala sauce started our evening. The Pesce alla Griglia featuring the Branzino was excellent. However the Maiale Spagnolo alla Griglia (pork shoulder) was a bit too rare for my taste but the mostarda accompanying it was wonderful. We shared the roasted cauliflower (Cavolfiore al Forno) as a side, nicely nutty and spiced. For dessert we selected the zeppole - very nice, light and tasty. When you are in the mood for Italian and in the Napa Valley area, I would recommend visiting Bottega.
We had a good meal. The calamari fritti was one of the best I ever had. However, the service was lacking. The waiter disappeared for two long spans of time. First, he left for 25 min after seating us without taking our drink orders. And then after we asked for the dessert menu, he disappeared for 10 min and when he came back, asked us if we are doing alright forgetting about the dessert menu. It was my birthday so was disappointed at the lack of attention or effort.
The service model was somewhat strange. We couldn't get a grasp for who was serving us, and we weren't exactly getting the attention we needed. It felt like they were one step behind, but were always there the moment we had to give something some thought.
The food was good, but not incredible. I had the Conserve di Anatra (duck confit) and my date had the Spaghetti Gragnano alla Sophia Loren. The duck was cooked perfectly. Incredibly tender and not overdone. The spaghetti was perfectly simple and well balanced, but not something that blew us away.
The atmosphere was beautiful. We sat on the patio, where there was fireplace and plenty of sunshine. I hate it when restaurants have tables so close together, but they had plenty of room. It was a great atmosphere for a beautiful day.
This is my go-to place in Napa Valley. The food is always excellent, and the service is attentive. 2 of our party are vegetarians, and they were well taken care of for the meal. For the non-vegetarians, The octopus appetizer is especially memorable. My only complaint, and it is minor, is that the music is a bit loud. Since we had a private (wine) room in back for our party of 6, they were able to turn it down a bit. Still, a very enjoyable outing with friends and family, and a destination restaurant that I highly recommend.
We have been trying to dine at Bottega for years! (We live in Orange County).We finally made it happen for my daughter's 21st birthday. The restaurant was very nice, the bar in front was a bit crowded and loud but that was ok, it was St. Patrick's day. We enjoyed all of our dishes except the Frutti de Mare I ordered was bland and the seafood was unevenly cooked, it was not bad just not great. Dessert was exceptional expect we were charged for 3 gelatos but only ordered 2. Overall good experience, good food- we would go back for sure! (When we get back to Nor-Cal)
Food was prepared in creative, brilliant ways; for example the polenta was creamy and served in a hinged jar with carmelized mushrooms and veal stock. It was amazingly rich and satisfying. The raw fish selection was served in a beautiful creative way, in a whole thin slab of tuna, on a slab of Himalayan sea salt, topped with pickled mushrooms, dotted with a sauce, and tiny delicate greens.
The atmosphere is warm and rustic but elegant and very well-designed, architecturally. The waiter was genuinely kind and warm. We were greeted with a card, commemorating our special night.
The main courses were well-proportioned and again, creatively and elegantly prepared and presented. The coffee is served from a French press and the Meyer lemon crepe dessert was creamy and multi-faceted with multiple layers of creamy, lemony bliss. My only regret is that we did not get to meet Michael Chriarello , the owner.
My forth time there over 5 years. It has lost its shine. Still good, it was great when it first opened. Already needs a refresh. Food was very solid and had great flavors. The only total miss was chocolate tart with blood oranges. I will try other places on my next visit.
This meal was extraordinarily "meh". We had the brussel sprouts appetizer, and that was tasty. It had a lemon sauce and slivered almonds, and came together nicely. Main dishes were just ok. Chicken under the brick was tasty, but as other diners have noted, was lacking a true vegetable side. Only served with onions and peppers. The bolognese pasta seriously needed Parmesan and basil.
Overall not what I'd expect from a Michelin rated joint. Nothing made me say wow.
My meal exceeded my expectations. Every part of the meal was fantastic.
Starting with the cheese, olive oil, herb and garlic spread over phenomenal bread ... I could have bathed in that stuff!
I really wanted pasta so I got a half order of the bolognese ... again, outstanding.
Entree was chicken under a brick ... perfect!
Dessert was coffee beignets ... or tiramisu beignets ... BLISS!
Wine was ourtstanding and service was great. Highly recommend.
I live in the area, but have never been here. I found that on the Saturday I came - reservations were not needed. We sat on the patio which can be loud (but certainly not the fault of the restaurant) . The place was not busy, yet it took forever to get our appetizer (short rib meatballs - these were good). One entree was rabbit and pasta. It was served luke-warm and with undercooked pasta (far from al-dente) . We were hard pressed to find any rabbit in the dish. There were no interesting flavors to save it. Basically , it was a bowl full of pasta. The other entree was Ravioli over duck. This had a more interesting flavor but was also served barely warm - not a great way to showcase the duck or the sweet potatoe filling. ... I think this is an over rated place due to the owner's fame. I would not go back or recommend. There are some many better and more interesting places to eat.
Flavors were great and unique. My pasta was a bit chewy but I still ate the whole thing. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the whole meal and were surprised how reasonable the prices ended up being! Well worth it. Service was very gracious and quick. Only negative is we had one of the couples tables and the base for the table was practically as wide as the table itself and very thick so we couldn't comfortably place our feet the whole evening.
superb dining experience! We brought old friends from the east coast who were very
impressed, with food, wine and unsurpassed service. It was our first experience at this
Michael Chiarello venue, but have enjoyed all of his other dining ventures through our
years in the bay area.
Everything is great here except for the service. The receptionists who check you in have more attitude than courtesy, our server was good - until a larger table was seated and then we received virtually no service from him. Took 20 minutes before anyone was willing to fill our water??? Should be regular passes for all guests.
The manager is phenomenal. He seemed to read our body language and facial features and personally stepped up to attend to our needs. He and the young man who delivered our plates to our table were great - the rest of the staff that we encountered needs some serious training.
We dinned at a few higher end restaurants on this trip to Napa and Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch far surpassed the experience - in all ways - compared to Bottega.
This is an amazing restaurant. As a frame of reference, my friend and I went here for lunch, and then Auberge Du Soleil for dinner, and for the price, Bottega was hands down the more enjoyable meal. The food was delicious, the special risotto looked like a work of art, the wait staff was friendly, and the wines we selected were great - the Barolo and Brunello quartinos.
I've already went back a second time, selected different menu items, and it was equally as good.
We had a wonderful meal sitting outside close to one of the fireplaces. Even with the rain falling, it was warm and the setting was perfect. The grilled octopus appetizer , pasta with crab meat entree and the special appetizer with pickled pear and prosciutto were incredible paired with the Patz & Hall Chardonnay. The meal was perfect and we never felt rushed. Highly recommend!!
We were very disappointed in our whole dining experience at Bottega. We have been before and had a wonderful dinner. This time not so much. Very disappointed in all of our selections from appetizers through dessert. Best things we had were our Frank Family Chardonnay and the octopus. The scallop appetizer was awful and not represented properly. The gnocchi and lamb were not good. Sorbet dessert was great but chocolate dessert not so much. And that is coming from a chocoholic! Needless to say, we were very disappointed all around. Sad because we were so excited to bring our daughter to this Restaurant since we'd had such a great experience previously!
We received a gift certificate and was able to try something from every category of the menu. Ask for the specials. Our great waiter made sure we tried foods that we may not have ordered and he described them perfectly. Everything we tried was wonderful. Great wine list capped off a great dinner.
We were a group of four ladies. Two of us had a pasta dish. Both pasta dishes were terrible, in fact, I felt ill after eating my pasta. The short ribs were terrible and did not taste fresh. The wine by the glass was way too expensive( $27?) and was terrible. Our waiter was surly and short with us. This restaurant does not reserve a Michelin star. We will not be back.
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