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Lovina, Calistoga, CA

Lovina

4.6
4.6
1130 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Lovina offers casual fine dining with exceptional food, wine, and company. We are proudly owned/ managed/ and chef'd by local women. Our menu is California cuisine with an Italian lean, and we're well known for our vegan and gluten free options. The wine list celebrates local wineries, as well as offering a few key Old World wines. Lovina is proudly Tip Free- our menu pricing includes revenue share, 401(k) with 4% employer match, paid vacation, paid family leave, and 50% funded health & dental insurance for ALL of our hard-working staff, part & full time. No Tips Expected!

We serve dinner every night on our heated patios and indoors, as well as weekend brunches

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 942-6500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Leticia Martinez

  • Private party facilities

    Our heated, covered front porch is perfect for up to 18 guests, or rent out the entire upstairs (including the porch) for up to 35 guests! The new West patio seats up to 40, with room for a bar and cocktail hour.

  • Neighborhood

    Calistoga

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Ave

  • Parking details

    There is one handicapped parking space available; the rest of the parking lot has been converted to a patio for outdoor dining during the Covid-19 restrictions, but there is ample street parking in Calistoga.

  • Public transit

    The Vine transit bus stop is located just half a block from Lovina. Calistoga Shuttle, a local public van, stops right at our front.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,130 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wine Country

    Californian

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  1. D

    Diephuis

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dishes and cute patio. One of those places with more expensive meals that actually felt worth the higher cost! And nice they include tip.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Had high hopes. Risotto was undercooked. Not worth the price.
  3. SP

    SaraP

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovina never disappoints. The food changes seasonally and is always fresh and full of flavor. Sitting outside on the patio creates a lovely atmosphere. Service is always top notch. Can’t wait to return again!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    GOOD: lasagna, beef bolognese, polenta bites, beet tartar All of these were very good or excellent. The polenta bites were the surprise standout for us. The beet tartar was more interesting than expected and the pastas were both very enjoyable. OK: fresh ricotta with crostinis, gazpacho The ricotta itself was quite tasty but we nearly broke our teeth on the crostinis. They were ridiculously crunchy. We should have asked for replacements in hindsight. The gazpacho tasted quite nice and it was a larger than expected serving but it was exactly the color of Pepto Bismol. That was quite a turn off. BAD: seating options, service, meal pacing, goat mac & cheese. We requested outside seating for 6 and got seated right next to the (awful) band playing at the restaurant next door. My chair was 2 ft from the drummer. The management of the two restaurants really ought to negotiate a better arrangement/location for the band. It was too loud to talk to our table mates and we asked to be moved. We were moved to the only other table that could accommodate 6 people…their private dining room. It has to be the worst table in the restaurant. No view, terrible ambiance, and stuffy since the windows wouldnt open. I’d rather sit in the parking lot out back to be honest. Our waiter seemed to be *very* inexperienced and not a good communicator about the menu items. He checked on us very infrequently even though the were there more than 2.5 hrs. I’m sure the awkward table location played a role here…out of sight, out of mind. The pacing was way off. Our meal was more than 2.5 hrs and that was only 2 courses (apps and main)! We started with apps for the table. Then half of us ordered soups/salads and main and the others just had mains. They brought the soup with the main course! Now we had to decide if we eat the cold soup while the mains got cold or hot pasta while the soup got warm. Overall, too many things were off to consider this an enjoyable meal with our friends.
  5. SC

    SimonaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Way overpriced mediocre food. Our server was amazing but that was about it. We took my boyfriend here for his 50th birthday. They didn’t do anything special despite knowing about it. His “tenderloin” was 2 small medallions and the gnocchi was cold and bland. I had the cod, which was dripping in rib bones. When asked why they don’t debone their fish, they said “all fish have bones”. His choice of dessert was chocolate flan cake…not flan, not good. All in all, our server and the company were the only good things about what should have been a special birthday dinner.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food fun great atmosphere and Ingrid is awesome
  7. b

    bethm

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner on the patio. The polenta was especially delicious….also the arugula salad, veggie lasagna, gazpacho etc! Serious was great and our dog was welcome too!
  8. d

    diner707

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    One hopes for a great meal when the Open Table reviews show a restaurant as "exceptional" but the food was anything but. Our party of four found it to be expensive and bland, across the table. More of an Italian restaurant than a California cuisine restaurant.
  9. DP

    DennisP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service for the money. A great special occasion place.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a great experience - service was exceptional. Looking forward to dining there again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious!!! We look forward to visiting again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Friend visiting from Michigan
  13. SB

    SantosB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a big city, this would be a "neighborhood gem." Small with local influence, great ingredients and featuring wines from not far away. Nice folks too. Have been going there for years now; always nice to drop back in. low key quality.
  14. SB

    StevieB

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I come here for breakfast every Sunday & we love it. The week prior we even went to the Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery & found the grave site for Lovina. She had been in the Donner party as a child & survived.
  15. s

    shelleyandfood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Quality food. Amazing ambience.
  16. H

    Happy1

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    During a heat wave (103*) there was a power outage in Calistoga. Lovina was one of few places which wisely had a generator! Thank you air conditioning! Great service. Interesting menu. Prices fitting the location. Cute restaurant.
  17. AG

    AimeeG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience-well versed server, lovely setting & creative menu, polenta fries are not to be missed
  18. PA

    PaigeATL

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! Beautiful setting! Delicious food. Great service!
  19. g

    georgel

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but over priced. Seated outside and swarmed by flies.
  20. MM

    MegM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We sat outside, nice location and ambience. Small menu, not a lot of healthy choices but food was good. Server was attentive in beginning but then forgot about us.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place for brunch. The Veggie Benedict was full of mushrooms and the flavors melded together perfectly.
  22. m

    marconee

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Calistoga!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both amazing. Very cute spot!!
  24. DK

    DianeK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on Saturday and it was great! The food was delicious (I had the duckie benedict, which I highly recommend). I also got a refreshing cocktail (don't remember what the name of it was anymore). The patio was really nice, minus the occasional loud motorcyclist (which isn't their fault).
  25. D

    Drewski

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place doesn’t have a large menu but OMG !!! The food they do have is amazing. Went here for anniversary dinner and was blown away by the strawberry salad and pasta. The bread as an appetizer is a must. Piece of heaven. Don’t come to Calistoga without stopping here for dinner. Great staff as well!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The salad was super salty, specially the pickled onions. The vegan pasta was salty, portion was small for the price & the risotto was bland w 3 scallops at $42. My husband only ate the scallops cooked rice risotto had no flavor. Not worth the money. I was shocked they charged us $40 to open a magnum wine when they use the same wine glasses. The host was very nice though. That was the only positive.
  27. JC

    JackC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at Lovina was outstanding. They have plenty of vegetarian options and a wonderful wine list. The patio was the perfect place to sit and have dinner. I can’t wait to go back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was absolutely delicious and our server was amazing. She was gracious, friendly and guided us through the menu. We will definitely come back the next time we are in Calistoga.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and superb food. Large Outdoor patio with great ambience. Lovely experience!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food excellent service and nice setting.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Our 40th anniversary, looking for vegan and/or vegetarian options. The food was good but a bit too pricey for the value. I also believe we were overcharged by $18 but didn’t realize until we were back at our motel.
  32. C

    Carrie

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and excellent food. The owner was a waiter and was incredibly kind and friendly. The food was fantastic and very fresh.
  33. KM

    KathyM

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had dinner here in a Saturday evening and our server was great! Food was 50-50. Drunken Mac and cheese was delicious. Roasted chicken was ok but the risotto was cold. Steak was good but very small portion. Gluten free lasagna was returned and we do not recommend that dish.
  34. DS

    DebS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor space! We all had the scallops, service was great. We had to call saying we were going to be late and they were very accommodating.
  35. a

    andreawn

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was sooo good and the manager was super friendly. The outside patio is DARLING... unfortunately for me, I made our rez for inside. Totally fine but cannot compare with the patio charm. VERY ALLERGY FRIENDLY... gluten-free and vegan options-- scallop risotto, gluten-free mushroom lasagna and vegan cheesecake were fantastic!!! Thank you, Lovina! We will highly recommend!
  36. F

    Foodandwine

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cod with oysters and shrimp was delicious. I advise a reservation and to eat in the garden.
  37. AM

    AMANDAH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, but the Sunday Brunch menu didn't offer too many selections. The mixed greens served was literally just that and it was the only side dish offered. The jalepano bloody mary was also good but served in the smallest glass I have ever seen one served in and not near as spicy as the name would suggest. It is a lovely restaurant and the service was great but it wouldn't be my first choice, at least not for Brunch.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing place. Great food, great service, lots of lactose-intolerant and veg friendly options. Very creative and inclusive menu. Was a special dinner with my daughter could not have been better.
  39. SD

    ShannonD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal here. The staff is amazing, great wine list, incredible food. Try the beet tartar they just added for the summer, absolutely delicious! I eat here all the time, the chicken is one of my favorite meals. Go, you won’t be disappointed. Yum!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat upstairs outdoor area . We were at tree level and it was so beautiful! Lovely decor.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Lovina is rated 4.6 stars by 1130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Lovina

1107 Cedar Street Calistoga, CA 94515

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Calistoga

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is one handicapped parking space available; the rest of the parking lot has been converted to a patio for outdoor dining during the Covid-19 restrictions, but there is ample street parking in Calistoga.

  • Public transit

    The Vine transit bus stop is located just half a block from Lovina. Calistoga Shuttle, a local public van, stops right at our front.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Leticia Martinez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 942-6500

  • Private party facilities

    Our heated, covered front porch is perfect for up to 18 guests, or rent out the entire upstairs (including the porch) for up to 35 guests! The new West patio seats up to 40, with room for a bar and cocktail hour.

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