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: email@example.com
There is plenty of parking available on both side of the V-Market building.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bottega Napa Valley Ratings and Reviews
Props for gracefully dealing with my ind ...
Props for gracefully dealing with my indecisiveness. Ended up getting the buratta appetizer, which was a delightful departure from the usual balsamic dressing... and the grilled branzino. I would love to go back!
This is a destination restaurant. My wo ...
This is a destination restaurant. My work often requires me to eat out a lot. So I pretty much experienced many many restaurants. This place is a destination restaurant. Been here a couple of times. We split garden greens and our secondini . Fruti mare was fantastic, so was the dessert. Everything top flight, decor, ambiance, the $30 dinner napkins.
Some of the best food we've ever had, fr ...
Some of the best food we've ever had, from our octopus and meatball appetizers to two great pasta entrees. Dying to go back to try the short ribs that everyone was raving about. It's a pricey meal for sure, but worth every penny on a special occasion. We sat outside for lunch and enjoyed the surroundings, and our server could not have been more knowledgeable. Just awesome beginning to end.
Food was excellent!
Food was excellent!
A lovely birthday celebration!
A long time friend and I chose to make a reservation at The Bottega for my birthday. I had been there before on several occasions and have always enjoyed it. The service and the food were both fabulous! We enjoyed the large raviolo with three fillings. The pasta was tender and we loved the creative, well balanced fillings. The chef on board last Saturday presented two beautiful plates for our little celebration, along with Michael's mother's salad (YUM!) . The chef's dessert offering was an incredible chocolate mousse (gorgeous plating and delicious), and my BFF ordered her favorite dessert, Panna cotta (also gorgeous and delicious). The only criticism is that it was so NOISY! Our attentive waiter and bus boy apologized profusely. We were champagned up and well fed in spite of the noise. Hope to be back soon!
Best duck I've ever had!!!
We recently went to Bottega on a birthday trip to the wine country. I wasn't expecting to be so wowed with presentation and incredible food! Everything from the beautifully assembled salad, to perfectly crusted, melt-in-your-mouth duck, and house made pasta just kept amazing me! We stay in Yountville a couple times a year, and we will DEFINITELY be back!!!
Our reservation was for 8:45pm on a week ...
Our reservation was for 8:45pm on a weeknight and the place was busy. We were seated immediately but quickly noticed a nearby table was loud. Our server moved us immediately and requested the people at the noisy table to keep it down. That was greatly appreciated and "above the call of duty." The rest of our evening there was excellent and of course we'll be back.
Unique and Delicious
The food at Bottega is outstanding. The Uova Verdi e Prosciutto, which is green eggs and ham is a favorite. How do you deep fry an egg? I can't imagine but this dish is a treat. My friend and I shared two appetizers and were full. We both love everything about Bottega.
Take your time to enjoy the ambiance and ...
Take your time to enjoy the ambiance and food !!!!!
A lovely, relaxing meal, well worth the ...
A lovely, relaxing meal, well worth the overnight trip!
This was not our first visit to Bottega, ...
This was not our first visit to Bottega, nor will it be our last. It is consistent, the staff attentive, and the food very good. Of our party of four, three had the steak, and one had the ravioli. We shared a starter of green beans and a few desserts.
Pretty good Italian food. Duck was a lit ...
Pretty good Italian food. Duck was a little dry. Many large business groups were there for dinner making it a little loud. Our server was excellent.
We were two couples getting together for lunch --which we thoroughly enjoyed. The food and service were excellent. Two of us order shaved radicchio and artichoke salad. We wouldn't order that again because we couldn't find any artichokes. What we had was good but not what we expected.
I've been to Bottega many times, and it seems to get better and better. This time was my best meal there ever. I had the risotto special, which was absolutely sensational. Bottega is always my first dining recommendation to friends and family who are visiting the Wine Country for the first time. It's a fabulous place.
This was the first restaurant we went to ...
This was the first restaurant we went to when we arrived in California for our vacation. It was recommended to us by a friend who lives nearby- we had a great time there enjoying the gorgeous outdoor area and delicious food and wine. wonderful start to our vacation!!
Will be returning
We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday with a nice dinner and we're not disappointed! Everything was excellent. This is a new favorite of ours and we look forward to returning.
Food was ok, not excellent! Service was ...
Food was ok, not excellent! Service was great & ambiance was outstanding!! Very nice wine list too. Would go back just to enjoy the outdoor patio!
Fantastic food. Our only problem was ar ...
Fantastic food. Our only problem was arriving 20 minutes late. They gave our table away. They found another spot after ten min., but out us next to the door...three at a two man table. The two man table next to us remained empty. ( our reservation was for 8., and we got there at 8:20). Alsoa we were out next to a very loud party of 12-15 guests. Otherwwise the foods was great.
Delicious. They offer GF options, but n ...
Delicious. They offer GF options, but not GF pasta or bread which was slightly disappointing. I had fried calamari, yes GF fried calamari. It was beyond my expectations! The short ribs...YUM!!! Sat on patio & had panna cotta for dessert. Service was ok. Not good, but not bad. It was all so good we canceled our dinner 3 nights later elsewhere just to go back to Bottega. We had to sit at the bar since half the place was booked for a company event, but we got there early enough the noise level was good & service at bar very attentive. Will absolutely return next time we are in Napa. Had gelato this time for dessert & best of 3 was apricot!
The best short rib EVER! I don't know if ...
The best short rib EVER! I don't know if I could eat anything else on the menu after eating the short rib. It was absolutely divine. The calamari was also wonderful, and the meatball appetizer was a great new spin on an old favorite. We were wined out that day, and luckily Bottega has an excellent bar staff that makes great cocktails. As it was a birthday, the hand written note was a great start to the evening. Thank you. We will definitely be returning.
Another Amazing Dinner!
We (two couples) ate at Bottega after a day of wine tasting around the Valley. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. We could not decide what to choose from the menu because it all sounded so good, so our waiter offered to pick several dishes for us to share. It was one of the best dining experiences we have had! We were able to have a taste of many things and left very satisfied but not completely stuffed! The Raviolo di Uovo was incredible. And the Braised Short Ribs amazing. The wine list was extensive but not overwhelming. This was our second visit to Bottega - and we would dine there every time we visit Napa!
This is our second time at Bottega. As ...
This is our second time at Bottega. As Top Chef fans we gave it another try but the food was not good--uninspiring. The sauces were mediocre, the pasta too al dente, the salad dressing so potent could tell I was eating kale, and the other pasta so doughy it was distasteful. We will not return--there are so many good Italian restaurants in Napa--this one needs a make-over in the kitchen.
Beautiful outdoor patio for sipping some ...
Beautiful outdoor patio for sipping some of the best wines in Napa. Chiarello vineyard wines are fantastic - recommend the Cab - Bambino.
Enjoyed our meal at Bottega very much. ...
Enjoyed our meal at Bottega very much. The calamari and Insalata di Cavolini di Bruxelles were both delicious appetizers. Our main courses were also excellent but special mention has to be made for the Ricotta Gnocchi della Nonna. These were some of the most delicious and delicate (almost like gnudis) gnocchis we've ever had. My mouth starts watering thinking about them again! Very enjoyable experience; we'd go back!
Fun Mother and Daughter dinner
We enjoyed outdoor seating with great service. We shared several small plates to try the different selections. Well done presentations. We enjoy including this restaurant on our wine tasting itinerary.
Good but not great!
Not a great experience for a restaurant with a great reputation. The food was fine, again, not great. Our server (as an example) was very nice but wine was accidentally spilled when pouring refills for ourselves instead of the waiter.....because the waiter was busy elsewhere. Again, not great service. The ambience......pretty restaurant. Value......ok I guess. My husband and I liked my salad the best, which we ended up sharing because it was that good. Not good when a salad is the high point of a meal. I think Bottega is a hot tourist spot and can get by on it's laurels rather than being outstanding all the time to keep local folk coming back.
From the food to the service, it was all ...
From the food to the service, it was all fantastic. Ordered the Polenta under Glass (amazing) Raviolo (amazing) risotto (couldn't stop eating it) and the chicken dish (must have...actually they are all a must have). Fabulous home style Italian cooking brought to another level. A must when visiting Yountville.
Food was spectacular, wine list was dece ...
Food was spectacular, wine list was decent but I did expect to see more on the list. Definitely get the gnocchi, also the pork and short ribs were phenomenal!!!
Why so salty?
Loved the mushroom polenta, beautiful custard size appetizer with wonderful parm/cheese flavor and good consistency. Loved the crusty french bread and cheesy-garlic butter. When it came to the special shellfish risotto, the shellfish clams, mussels and shrimp were perfectly cooked, but the risotto was sooo salty. The short ribs my husband ordered looked fantastic, but the sample he gave me was also so salty, I couldn't enjoy the taste of the meat. My local fish meat was delicious, but again too much salt on the skin which I usually like to eat as well. Does anyone taste the food they cook? Otherwise, the service, drinks and appetizers were outstanding.
Its one of those places that the food is so good you tend to overeat. My wife and I ordered different appetizers and main courses and all the food came out hot and delicious. My wife had the Short Rib andI had the pork. We also had the cauliflower to share. Would definitely go back.
What a wonderful experience to dine at B ...
What a wonderful experience to dine at Bottega. It was all that I expected it to be and more. The atmosphere, service and food made for a very delightful dining experience. From start to finish, it was very satisfying. I wish we lived closer so that we could dine there more often.
What a great restaurant to start our Nap ...
What a great restaurant to start our Napa Trip!!! Great portions and flavors!!! Everything from appetizers to Dessert!! Definitely make it a restaurant stop on your way eating and drining theough the wine country!!!
An accident happen during dinner
We asked to split a salad. Waiter should have told us it was too small to split. We both received a very small 'a few bites' but very tasty salad. When my entre of mixed sea food 'cioppino' was being served, the waiter spilled some of the liquid on my pants and some hit my shirt. He was very apologetic as well as other staff people. Both entries were removed and staff came with towels to clean my pants, etc. The table cloth was replaced to remove the stains. Both entres were again served with greater care not to again spill the contents on me. I expected something to be taken off the rather expensive dinner, but other than 'I'm sorry" the dinner check was giving to me and paid as if nothing happen. Just saying........
It exceeded our expectations. Very spec ...
It exceeded our expectations. Very special! Looking forward to our return
Amazing dinner & great wine ...loved the ...
Amazing dinner & great wine ...loved the rabbit , short ribs, pork...we did it tapas style...Matthew was an attentive knowledgable waiter that made the meal really special !
Very good overall.
The restaurant has an open, comfortable, well-lit and rustic feel to it. Several service staff visited our table making sure we were taken care of. The server was sharp, positive energy, courteous and knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. The hearty homemade bread I enjoyed with the roasted garlic and olive oil. The calamari fritti was near perfect served with a beautiful black squid ink aioli. My vegetarian lasagna of baked zucchini and potato was well presented with a subtle-flavored tomato marina. The salad it came with had too much arugula which overpowered the other vegetables including the flavor of the vinaigrette. Also, the portions seemed a bit small for the price. It felt like there was more pretty ceramic plate than food. The caramel and chocolate panna cotta for dessert was excellent in flavor and presentation but the cherries tasted watery and sour and some were slightly brown and bruised. The table service couldn't have been much better yet the food has some room for improvement. Overall, I had a fun time bringing my mother here and we enjoyed our Mother's Day lunch.
Great atmosphere and great food
Great atmosphere and great food
Start with a Bellini at the bar. Then stay for dinner. The Pesco Crudo was Hamachi sashimi with topped with a dab of mild aioli and a pine nut. It was remarkable how much that single pine nut added to the flavor and texture. The shaved artichoke salad was unlike anything I've ever eaten, especially with respect to texture. Another artichoke antipasto was also delightful. The duck was delicious, with delightful smokey flavors. The Frutti del Mare had a wonderful red-wine sauce with delicate and complex flavors. Everything we ate was wonderful.
Awesome food. Great atmosphere
Loved the ambiance. Bottega is everything that's right about the awesome town of yountville.
A must stop
During your visit to the wine country you must stop and take time to enjoy a spectacular dining experience. The service was great and the food was as much a treat as a reserved wine tasting.
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