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Lovina, Calistoga, CA

Lovina

4.7
4.7
1119 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.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 41 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 1,119 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Friend visiting from Michigan
  2. SB

    SantosB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  3. SB

    StevieB

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  4. s

    shelleyandfood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Happy1

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  6. AG

    AimeeG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    PaigeATL

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! Beautiful setting! Delicious food. Great service!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. m

    marconee

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Calistoga!
  12. 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!!
  13. 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).
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. m

    marpin

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Amazing food.
  31. SF

    StaceyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Calistoga. Perfect patio to celebrate a birthday.
  32. JL

    JeanetteL

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to try Lovina tonight and it was great. The environment is welcoming and casual, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is not large, but offers something for everyone, even those with diet restrictions. The food is amazing. The Roasted Beet Tartar is as beautiful as it is delicious (good even for someone who doesn’t like beets) it is fresh, flavorful and unlike the run of the mill restaurant offering. Totally vegan and absolutely yummy, the mustard seed caviar is a delight to eat. We also enjoyed the Homemade Ricotta with fantastic maple flavor from candy cap root beer mushroom honey, it tasted more like a dessert, but, why not? We then moved on to the Dayboat sea scallop risotto and Lovina’s Cioppino. The fresh Meyer lemon and creamy risotto along with the perfectly cooked scallops, and slightly bitter frisée were well complimented by the bright flavor of the lemon chive vinaigrette and of course crispy prosciutto. The Cioppino was full of perfectly prepared seafood in a savory tomato fennel broth that was wonderful to enjoy all on its own! The story of the restaurant, owner and staff, and the history of the name and the building also lend character and fun to the experience. So glad we were able to visit and will certainly be back!
  33. SP

    SudhaP

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    it was a lovely setting outdoors with attentive and good service. However, the food was lukewarm and the potatoes not quite done. They were nice to get another helping of potatoes, but it was late enough that the rest of the food was getting colder. better luck next time.
  34. PB

    PaulB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Why isn’t this restaurant Michelin rated? It certainly should be. Everything was delicious!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Second visit-a bit less relaxing them the first-tables crowded together and a loud drunken party across the patio. Service still chill and attentive. Beet tartar was amazing & inventive. Wine flights were fun though hit and miss. Ribeye was good. Too full for dessert.
  36. KL

    KarenL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovina is my favorite restaurant in Calistoga. As always our meals and service were excellent!
  37. S

    Sarin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re in town for our honeymoon & opted not to book anything in advance so we could have a more relaxed go with the flow time here. Found Lovina while browsing options same day, and their menu has a large amount of gluten free options, which is awesome as someone with an allergy. They also cater well toward vegans, but don’t worry there are meaty foods too. Overall, the menu itself is very diverse while also being wholly inclusive. They do not currently have a full liquor license, so ‘cocktails’ are made with wine. The outdoor patios are lovely, and the staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. My spouse and I talked about returning here on a future anniversary.
  38. PA

    PamA

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the new remodel outside! Great brunch!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 24th Wedding Anniversary, hard to find a good restaurant that caters regular carnivores and vegans. Had the Impossible Sausage Lasagna and it was excellent, first vegan entree that had a hearty flavor. My spouse had the Ceviche and the Strawberry Salad both were great. Will come back again!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary with my wife. Staying in the Calistoga area for the 1st time. Everything about Lovina’s was excellent. The table was outside. Very romantic and intimate. Our waiter Gabriel was awesome. Very Attentive just at the right times. The food was superb. We will definitely be back.

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 4.7 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 41 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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