Bistro Don Giovanni is a casual restaurant with good, simple Italian fare. It can get very crowded and service can go downhill so we always show up for an early lunch around 11:45. The key to Don Giovanni is to keep it simple. The wood-fired pizzas are good and the best one is something not on the menu called pizza Bismark with a fried egg in the middle. We weren’t in the mood for pizza so went with pasta instead.
The view from the highway
Close-up of the “sculpture”
The back garden
Another “sculpture” by the entrance
Another view of inside
Bread – delicious
Bread with Olive Oil added for dipping
All menu items were ordered as splits – one for two served family style.
Carpaccio – thinly sliced filet of beef, capers, arugula, parmigiano, bistro breadsticks – we always order this and it is very good
Fritto Misto – calamari, rock shrimp, smelt, fennel, onions, green beans, spicy aioli – I wish there had been more smelts (only 2), but it was a decent version of fritto misto. The spicy aioli was excellent.
Paccheri Bolognese, Sonoma Duck Ragu, Sage, Aged Provolone – I love their duck ragu and this was as good always. Pasta was toothsome – not at all overcooked
Close-up of the Pasta
A nice early afternoon meal in the valley. Just don’t expect haute cuisine and I don’t think you will be disappointed.