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    Has a stamp of approval from Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Men's Health Mag
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    Jeff P.
    "Polenta under glass is superb & really unique."(13 Tips)
    "Truffle Fries and Burrata are a must have!"(8 Tips)
    Shelli M.
    "Try the Braised Short Ribs - Amazing."(7 Tips)
    Christina T.
    "... seasonal plates, burrata, truffle fries... ALL menu choices are..."(6 Tips)
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  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Round up your favorite food nerds & hit the terrazzo, a cozy space with strings of light on the ceiling, a large stone fireplace & ample seating. It's the perfect spot for eating short rib meatballs. Read more
  • Tatyana F.heart icon on user image
    Tatyana FisherAugust 26, 2013
    Fine Italian cuisine. Portions are moderate. Try gnocchi for pasta and duck for the 2nd entree. A very knowledgeable sommelier will help you choose a nice wine pairing.
  • Andy W.heart icon on user image
    Andy WangOctober 5, 2015
    Had a fantastic lunch here on 10/3. Reviews are spot on. Polenta under glass is absolutely divine as is the octopus. Absolutely loved the burrata.For the main, braised short rib is fantastic!
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Signature drink: Creative cocktails incorporate fresh ingredients, like the Chef's Lonsdale ($12) of 209 Gin, apple, vanilla, lemon, pink peppercorn and spanked basil. Read more
  • Yuan W.heart icon on user image
    Yuan WangNovember 20, 2016
    Skip the main course and order more antipasti to share: Polenta under glass, octopus, burrata, short rib meat balls. Finish with egg yolk ravioli in brown butter & sage sauce!
  • Sherry R.heart icon on user image
    Sherry RenSeptember 5, 2016
    Polenta was good. Love the garlic butter that comes with bread. This rigatoni was so dense with mushroom flavor that without cheese or cream it was still amazing.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 16, 2014
    Round up your favorite food nerds and hit the terrazzo, a cozy space with strings of light, a stone fireplace and ample seating. It's the perfect spot for short rib meatballs and a glass of red.
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BarkoAugust 15, 2015
    A perfect ten. The octopus, Sophia Loren pasta, pork shoulder, and duck...WOWOW! I am blown away by all. Not to mention the service is great too. Spectacular meal. Absolutely gorgeous food.
  • Karla A.heart icon on user image
    Karla ANovember 28, 2015
    Everything we tried was good. Im surprised this doesn't have at least one star. Everyone talks about the polenta and rightfully so. Try it and save room for the tiramisu later. You wont regret it.
  • North Block Hotelheart icon on user image
    North Block HotelOctober 5, 2014
    The housemade raviolo is maybe one of the best things we have ever had. Be sure to try anything and everything with fresh truffles! -North Block Hotel
  • Christina T.heart icon on user image
    Polenta under glass is worth our annual flight from Washington, D.C. Chiarello’s culinary genius is on every plate. We loved Bottega while living in CA. A decade later, it’s still our fave in U.S.
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurJune 13, 2016
    Chef Michael Chiarello is the owner of Bottega, where you can sit on a covered terrace next to a wood-burning fireplace while enjoying calamari fritti, ricotta-stuffed gnocchi or bistecca marinata. Read more
  • Divya M.heart icon on user image
    Divya MenonMarch 9, 2015
    What an amazing restaurant in Napa! Loved the wine & the food! Must stop at the restaurant for a delicious meal 😍
  • Donna N.
    Donna NoviMay 21, 2012
    Comfortable, welcoming, delicious! The Ricotta Gnocchi is a must-I don't love gnocchi! The cocktails are seasonal&thoughtful, as is the menu-Eat in the bar if you can't get a table. U might c Michael!
  • Tom E.heart icon on user image
    Tom EvansApril 7, 2013
    The wait staff, service, food, and wine selection are outstanding. Murph was our waiter and he made the evening. Was special night (birthday dinner). We were treated so amazingly well.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Chef Michael Chiarello's Napa Valley hotspot serves Italian fare with a focus on artisanal, heritage and house-made ingredients in an intimate environment. Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Best seat: The covered terrazzo allows people watching without people bumping. Two wood-burning stone fireplaces warm merrily-colored banquettes. Read more
  • NapaCruiseDir
    NapaCruiseDirSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    I live for the Truffle Fries! Done in duck fat with herbs and finished with parmigviano... so amazing! (Also, try dipping them in the garilic, parm oil they serve with the bread! Killer combo!)
  • Kevin T.heart icon on user image
    Kevin ThompsonNovember 24, 2018
    They still got it. The brick pressed Chicken is great. Flavorful with a little spice. The ravioli d uova also great. Skip the short ribs.
  • Justin D.
    Justin DiSantoSeptember 6, 2014
    The aioli that comes with the calamari was so good. The antipasto had some delicious cheeses Yum. Flat iron chicken was good just the right spice.
  • Leah C.heart icon on user image
    Leah Candelaria-TylerDecember 16, 2013
    We were not disappointed. Get the polenta under glass. The pastas are also quite fresh and hit the spot. Expect to take your time, and chat with your neighbors.
  • Zach Aarons
    Zach AaronsMarch 26, 2012
    This is one of the top places in the Napa Valley. Michael Chiarello came back to the kitchen triumphantly. We ate in a beautiful private room which is great for big groups. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleJuly 3, 2011
    Try the Polenta Under Glass - Wow. FourSquare folks recommended this and it did not disappoint!
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.September 2, 2014
    One of the best, heartiest meals I've ever had. Sit outside and start with the Pesce Crudo followed by the Black Garlic Spaghetti
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Show up after lunch service ends at 2:30 p.m. and you can stake a prime seat at the big copper bar next to the hostess stand. Read more
  • Nick L.heart icon on user image
    Nick LeeApril 1, 2017
    Great duck leg with ravioli. My girlfriend received the wrong dish and the waiter insisted it was what she ordered in a rude way which was a bit bizarre/outrageous. The food was excellent though
  • JK
    JKAugust 2, 2021
    Try burrata and marinated mushrooms or persimmon purée across thick slices of yellowfin tuna crudo.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkNovember 2, 2011
    Bottega embodies the perfect marriage of rustic and refined Italian cooking. Tune-in to see Chef Chiarello showcase his signature style in his quest to become the Next Iron Chef, Sundays at 9p|8c.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Bonus: The St. Helena Dirty Martini comes in a pitcher size ($40), capping Charbay Vodka with Arborio-fried blue cheese olives. Read more
  • Earl B.heart icon on user image
    Earl BayerDecember 5, 2014
    I may have had my best meal ever at Bottega. Great pasta dishes, desserts, and the atmosphere was very comfortable.
  • Kevin T.heart icon on user image
    Kevin ThompsonJanuary 6, 2016
    Start with the polenta under glass and then proceed to the Pollo alla Diavola. Most flavorful & perfectly cooked chicken I've ever had.
  • Roxanne D.
    Roxanne DNovember 22, 2013
    I loved the tomato and risotto w. prawn special & my husband couldn't stop raving about his braised short rib. We ordered a side of truffle fries but barely had enough room left
  • Lin M.heart icon on user image
    Lin MaAugust 4, 2016
    Fine American Italian food, combined with elegant and comfortable environment and neighborhood makes almost perfect experience.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BrownMarch 25, 2014
    The meatballs are unreal. Secret unadvertised menu item, add extra meatball. Just ask the waitress so that you will have 4 instead of 3 balls on the plate.
  • Henry P.
    Henry PhamSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bottega never fails to deliver a perfect meal in a perfect setting!..BTW Dress should be business casual to blend into the wonderful atmosphere. ; )
  • Christina T.heart icon on user image
    Wines, pairings, seasonal plates, burrata, truffle fries... ALL menu choices are exceptional choices at Bottega.
  • AJ T.
    AJ Torrente VillanuevaSeptember 25, 2014
    Iron Chef Chiarello's boneless sonoma duck confit with foie gras. Unforgettable! Dine here when in Napa
  • Ali L.
    Ali LynchAugust 28, 2013
    Don't pass up the fig and prosciutto app, and eat it how the chef recommends. So soo good!
  • Toni O.
    Toni OrbanAugust 22, 2015
    They the bolognese. Bu if you eat fish the best fish I've ever had no,really it's the Bransino at chiarello's Bottega. Enjoy!
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Chef Michael Chiarello is known for celebrating his deep culinary roots. Learn more about The Culinary Institute of America - where the roots of his culinary career began. Read more
  • Sheila F.
    Sheila FarahJune 19, 2013
    Fantastic!!!! The food, staff, everything is perfect! Try the Ricota gnochi and the tiramissu is Wonderful.
  • Visit Napa Valley
    Visit Napa ValleyDecember 28, 2011
    Visit in January for lunch during Napa Valley Restaurant Month, and enjoy a short rib burger with Bottega chips for $19. Lunch served Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 – 2:30pm.
  • Her Wineness
    Her WinenessMarch 17, 2012
    Chef Chiarello is the best of all celebrity chefs I've met and dined at their restaurants! Worth the $ & much respect to him for all his hard/deserved work!
  • David J.
    David JacqueDecember 16, 2011
    Try the Pepino. What a great cocktail! Make sure James is your waiter. Love you James. Go Giants!!!
  • Ashley Y.
    Ashley YuehSeptember 20, 2012
    Bacon and egg a must. Dreamy beet ravioli with fresh figs and toasted hazelnuts were beautiful.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OlssonJanuary 21, 2013
    Try the Potato dough raviolo - Filled with spinach and ricotta, black truffles, farm fresh egg yolk, sage brown butter
  • Neil D.
    Neil DigiacomoJuly 31, 2010
    Top ingredients, and masterful recipes. Go now. Go often. I suggest the chef's tasting menu the first time, so you can try as much as possible in one sitting.
  • Serena
    SerenaFebruary 22, 2012
    no corkage fee is charged for chiarello wines purchased at the attached store. if your party is 4+ request to sit in the private wine cellar behind the dining room; it makes the experience even better
  • C E.
    C ESeptember 12, 2012
    Michael Chiarello has put together an amazing menu and wonderfully welcoming staff. However the $25 corkage fee is borderline absurd.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PlaistedMarch 29, 2010
    Polenta under glass is superb & really unique. The braised short ribs paired with Michael's 'Giana' Cabernet is out of this world. (Cab is 1 of best I had in napa, surpassed only by Silver Oak napa)
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