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“Great meal in Napa”

Bottega Napa Valley
Ranked #6 of 29 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Better the expected! Book online a few days before and my table was ready as soon as I got there. Prices were as expected and food was outstanding (night before I went to Bouchon, which disappointed). I had the Miale (pork) and my girlfriend had the Frutti di Mare in Acqua Pazza. Both were exceptional! The Frutti di Mare was a generous portion with all sorts of seafood on a rich shrimp broth. The Miale was a medium stake size with a great sauce and the best “mashed potato” as a side dish.

The atmosphere is nice, but would not highlight.

Would go back for sure!

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Lunchtime came in Yountville and the group of foodies that accompanied me felt a "must try" a restaurant of one of their favorite chefs' Bottega. We did not have reservations (ouch) but were the first in line when it opened for lunch so we were seated promptly at an outdoor table. The place filled to capacity almost immediately. I had pasta and others tried clams and crawfish. Every dish was one to rave about. The restaurant lives up to its reputation for having terrific atmosphere, great ambiance, wonderful food and very pricey - $150 for lunch for four. It was worth it.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Beautiful restaurant but it was the worst dinner we have ever had in Napa. My husband had the short ribs which had more fat than beef and i had the clams vongole which was the worst i have ever had it didnt even taste like a vongole. My husband had to find a bathroom on the way out of town for an emergency stop-use your imagination!!

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

On our first trip to Napa, our meal at Bottega was our favorite. On this most recent visit, we had a late dinner for 6 at Bottega and it was ok, just average. What a disappointment as we were expecting the same fantastic experience that we had a few years back. The service was good. The food was ok but not great. It was very loud. Also, note that all of the stores in the mall close early, so there really isn't anything to do while you wait for dinner.

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Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We waited over one hour and with so many other wonderful restaurants it was not worth the wait. They were so over booked with so many people waiting for tables and no room to wait at the bar or outside it was so crowded. The food was ok but past hungry by the time we sat down. The hostess was rude .

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