Lovina

4.7
820 reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Lovina offers casual fine dining with exceptional food, wine, and company. We are a woman owned restaurant that produces delicious dishes and we work with local farms, ranches, and orchards. Our wine list features small producers from the Valley, mostly Calistoga AVA, as well as French wines.

We serve dinner every night and brunch on weekends!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 820 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous Napa Valley experience. Lovely and cozy setting. Stylish but also laid back. Thank you for taking care of our party of 6 in the driving rain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both the Bolognese pasta and the Mary’s chicken was excellent. Couldn’t have enjoyed the food more. Place was busy but server was attentive and friendly

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JordannaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. The food was beyond delicious everything we ordered was fantastic.

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CathyM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The food was absolute uneatable. I asked for lightly cooked shrimp. It came 3 precooked and just awful. My husband's meatballs were hard with canned tomato paste sauce; no bread served. A totally inelegant meal. The server was stone cold and unapologetic. Very disappointed. We cannot figure out why this restaurant is highly rated. We were not impressed.

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tammyh
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Hostess and wait staff were excellent! We sat outside on the porch which was lovely, however the heater was not adjustable, it was either on or off. When on, it became extremely hot. When off, the cold set in quickly. Although the menu was somewhat limited, our appetizer and entrees where flavorful and well prepared. It was surprising that, even though they have a full liquor license, they limit there patrons to only 4 speciality drinks, no other mixed drinks are available. Their wine by the glass selection was limited to just 5 or 6 choices. Our dinner was modestly priced and will revisit their menu before our return.

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LisaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the Bolognese! Delicious!

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vipTRDiner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Disaster - service, food, attitude. So many good options in the region, this definitely isn’t one of them.

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JulieB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious and great service! Patio was nice and had heaters for the cool evening.

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Margaret
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful vegetarian options. Lasagna was delicious and bread pudding was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time dining at Lovina and they did not disappoint! I changed dining time and they easily accommodated my request and was able to sit outdoors and enjoy the great weather. Food was superb, I enjoyed dining there, but I regret not having room for dessert!

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KayB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, attentive service. Portions just right, good wine list.

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Uchan
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. I love Lovina❣️

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Very accommodating for our kids.

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JanM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magical eve on the outdoor terrace. Perfect seating, sunset, and service. From the apps to dessert, everything was impeccable. We started with mushroom polenta bites. Followed by a flawless Ceasar salad. The Romaine hearts were the freshest ever and the presentation totally balanced by just enough but not too many leaves and croutons. Hubs had their scrumptious bolognese, which did not disappoint. Pasta was perfect al dente. He had it "dirty" with truffle butter and cheese. The warm duck confit and kale salad was spot on for the season. The mini malted milk balls on the Sundae Funday were so creative. Staff were absolutely amazing--totally responsive, cheerful without pouring it on too much. We've been dining in Calistoga post tastings for a dozen years and Lovina is such a needed and welcome addition. Please visit and help this wonderful restaurant thrive.

Lovina
Responded 6 days ago

Goodness, what a sweet review! Thank you, that made my day. Best, Jen Bennett, owner, Lovina

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agr1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really lovely outdoor dining experience, good food.

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Jeff
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot stop thinking about their bolognese! The people and atmosphere here are amazing, but it's their bolognese (dirty) that continues to call us back.

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vipTeabarnes
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a MUST GO TO place if you are visiting Calistoga. The food is fantastic and our waitperson (Jordan - I think) was incredible. Every recommendation she made was perfect.
We brought our own wine but also bought a bottle from their great wine list.
Don't miss this place.

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vipPaul
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great except for the outdoor heater function on the upper outdoor porch. We loved sitting there, but the overhead heater was much too hot, and apparently is not adjustable. Changing that feature would be a great idea. Most importantly though, the food and service were terrific. Highly recommend!

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CurlyGirl
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about this place. We had a 7:15 reservation but they were able to seat us at 6:15. Excellent service by three great women and a lovely host. HIGHLY recommend the mushroom risotto with prawns added. Lasagna was perfect vegetarian fare and fed us the next night as well. Polenta bites and sourdough bread were lovely appetizers and the Hot Mess (sub vanilla gelato) a perfect dessert.

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GavinD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place for dinner if you ever visit Calistoga. The food was exceptional and the servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We never felt rushed and really enjoyed our meal.

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GLMc
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service in a quiet, well-appointed environment.

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TimothyS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming, great location. The food was exceptional. Calistoga has many great places to eat and this one is right at the top. No corkage Wednesday is a nice touch too.

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AndyI
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

great food and ambience sitting outside on the patio

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vipKatarina
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Ingrid the wait person is a gem. And Lovina feels like a true neighborhood restaurant, almost like it's out of someone's house when you are sitting outside. We all (3) had pasta and each was delicious. And love the Wednesday night special half-priced bottles of wine offered, one in each color. Delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Absolutely loved the ambiance of sitting outside

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vipLDiz
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wondering experience. Everything ordered was fresh and well seasoned. Dessert was even delightful.

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JennyP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious. The atmosphere was quiet and quaint on the patio. The only negative was that they had a mostly empty patio with many empty tables but they put the 4 sets of customers they had right next to each other instead of spreading them out. I felt that was insensitive to the diners.

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viplove2dine
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

There was o e piece of duck in the duck confit kale salad….super skimpy for the price.

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Zach
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner experience on the new patio. We had a little one in a stroller with us and they were very accommodating. Great food and service.

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Joliesbdaypartyof2
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our experience was perfect! The service was amazing! Thank you Taylor! The food was incredible! We will be back.

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ElizabethJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We highly recommend this restaurant.

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MarleneG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised on this find! We had seating indoors in the renovated house. The food was yummy and the service was just right. I highly recommend!

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vipJacque
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this local restaurant.
it is always great and service is always perfect.
thank you!

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JoeM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The menu, meal and service was all first class. Thanks, Lovina

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LonnaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was so pleasant and friendly. The food was spectacular. Made for a wonderful birthday dinner.

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NathanG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent service and food! The GM and servers were friendly and helpful. Our special occasion was made perfect by the delicious food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In the Napa area for several days and had some great dining experiences but this was by far the best. The flavors that were layered I. Each dish were unparalleled it is very unpretentious with great service. Can’t wait to return.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was unbelievable. I had the rib eye steak cooked the best I have ever had. The prawns pasta was also a hit. A must try is the bread pudding. Our server was so amazing I would recommend this place whole heartedly.

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DianaS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat in a separate room (8 in our party). Food was good, drinks were ok if you want wine. -we didn’t want wine and they didn’t have full bar. We want to pork chops that they used to have…wish that’d been on menu. Everyone’s meal was very good though.

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TimK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was very good, just right portions; ambience and decor are pleasing - small rooms made for intimate experience. Service is excellent!

FAQs

Lovina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 942-6500.

Lovina is rated 4.7 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.