About Uva Trattoria - Napa

1040 Clinton Street
Napa, CA 94559
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Established in 1999, Uva Trattoria has been a local favorite for over thirteen years. The extensive menu, of Regional Italian cuisine, specializes in homemade pastas and pizzas. The lively bar has a creative cocktail list with a wine list of both California and Italian wines, specializing in local Napa Valley wines.
Uva is owned and operated by Napa native Aaron Diaz who spent 19 plus years under the tutelage of legendary restaurateur Donna and Giovanni Scala. Scala's guidance helped Diaz develop a deep passion for Italian cuisine, wine and culture where he shares the philosophy of "Less is more" with his Chef Marcos Ramirez.
Uva features live jazz, blues, big band and R&B, with no cover charge, Wednesday thru Sunday night . A feature making Uva one of the most popular restaurants in the Napa Valley.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:30am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday 11:30am - 11:30pm
Saturday 5pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Catering inquiries please call or email

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 255-6646

Website:
http://uvatrattoria.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music:

Saturday January 16th - Party of Three (R&B-Jazz-Blues-Motown)

Sunday January 17th - Nate Lopez (8 String Guitar-Soul Jazz)

Wednesday January 20th - Tom Duarte (Jazz-Latin-Flamenco)

Thursday January 21st - Three On Match (Delta Blues)

Friday January 22nd - Party of Three (R&B-Jazz-Blues-Motown)

Saturday January 23th - Kickin the Mule (Jazz-R&B-Motown)

Sunday January 24th - Justin Diaz (Americana)

Wednesday January 27th - Nate Lopez (8 String Guitar-Soul Jazz)

Thursday January 28th - Justin Diaz (Americana)

Friday January 29th - Nicky Depaola (R&B-Jazz)

Saturday January 30th - Party of Three (R&B-Jazz-Blues-Motown

Sunday January 31st - Tom Duarte (Jazz-Latin-Flamenco)



Catering:
Catering inquiries please call or email

Parking Details:
Large public parking lot across the street and street parking.

Executive Chef:
Carlos Solana

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining inquiries please call or email

Private Party Contact:
Rosa Diaz: 7072556646x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tuesday's nights at Uva's Bar & Lounge:


Wagyu Burger, Fries & Pint for $10


Sunday's nights at Uva's Bar & Lounge:


Grilled polenta & Lamb Bolognese, glass of house wine for $12

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Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Celebrate Mother's day with our special Brunch & Dinner Menu. Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner 3:00pm - 8:00pm. LIVE JAZZ 5:00pm-8:00pm

Uva Trattoria - Napa Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Very disappointing!

Dined on April 24, 2016

Of all the places to pick, I picked this one for my husband and I while we were in Napa. Our waitress was wonderful and the place is okay but I was shocked at how bad my dinner was. We had risotto balls for appetizer and those were good. My husband had a pasta with red sauce and I thought the sauce was very good. I had Gnocchi with short ribs and it didn't have ANY flavor at all. It was watery and uneatable. I was so disappointed. Even though husbands pasta and risotto balls were good I just would never recommend. If they can serve what I had, then I don't really have confidence in all the other menu items. Big bummer!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

What a find!! Excellent restaurant!

Dined on April 10, 2016

The food, service, wine and ambience created an outstanding dining experience. We ordered the Chicken Alfredo and the VegetableLasagna with a local Napa wine. Even the bread with the roasted garlic began this wonderful meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Dinner and Dancing!

Dined on April 8, 2016

Wonderful food, service, ambiance and nice location. .. Loved the live band Thres Solis and we were allowed to dance salsa, Cha Cha and tango as long as we We're aware of servers and customers. I loved the grill artichoke.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great experience

Dined on April 7, 2016

Service was friendly and attentive from entry to exit. Our meal was great, only downside was the chicken in the fettuccine Alfredo was a bit on the dry side. We are from out of town but will make it a point to have lunch/dinner here every year we come!.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Always a great spot to bring guests and ...

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

Always a great spot to bring guests and guarantee a good time. Wine list is great, and they have a reasonable corkage fee as well. Butternut squash sage sauce, squid ink pasta were memorable.

food3
ambience5
service5
value5

Live Music

Dined on March 27, 2016

I didn't really expect much but I had a really great time. Music was AMAZING!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaurant!

Dined on March 24, 2016

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner and the food was delicious! The service was great as well

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Great local hang out spot with tasty bit ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Great local hang out spot with tasty bites & live music.

food3
ambience2
service2

Of all the great places to eat in the Na ...

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Of all the great places to eat in the Napa Valley why go here? Food isn't great. I had a salad with Burrata and it was an unattractive blob of mediocre Burrata on a bed of similar colored lettuce out of a bag. The pizza was not great and the lighting a bit bright in the room without the blasting live band. Next time I'm insisting on Don Giovanni

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

REALLY accommodating!

Dined on March 12, 2016

My food sensitivities did not get the "No, we are sorry" as usual, but, "Let's see how we can make this work for you"! Fabulous choices, patient staff, and gourmet presentations all around. We made reservations and got to the blues concert on time. Wonderful experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Great food

Dined on March 6, 2016

Great food, my only complaint is that our waiter didn't get our appetizer to us. Not sure if he forgot to put the order in or not, but our salad and main course showed up at the same time (personal pet peeve of mine). I want to enjoy my salad then entree separately. And we were totally looking forward to the appetizer. But we will return because the food was very good. We shared a few different pastas so we could try them all and so glad we did, each one was great!

Tags: kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Long wait for food. Just average qualit ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Long wait for food. Just average quality.

food5
ambience3
service5

Food great, very Italian, server was fan ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Food great, very Italian, server was fantastic. Music not so good n way to load for a dining experience

food5
ambience5
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Dined with my husband and my son. All en ...

Dined on March 4, 2016

Dined with my husband and my son. All entrees were very good. Will definitely be back.

food3
ambience3
service5

Average food, great service.

Dined on February 27, 2016

Average food, great service.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Neighborhood gem

Dined on February 22, 2016

Live music was great, staff was very attentive and friendly. Prices were very reasonable and the food was great.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Last minute decision was good

Dined on February 21, 2016

Needed a last minute reservation for an early Saturday night dinner. Food was good, served very promptly until dessert which took a while. The dining area where we were seated was part of the bar and quite loud. Lots or parties of 6 or more. If we go back I will ask to sit on the other side which looked more spread out and less noisy.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Memorable.

Dined on February 15, 2016

When visiting Napa, my husband and I always make a point to have dinner at Uva's. The first time we stopped in we really enjoyed the music and food setting. The ambiance made it memorable for the special occasion we were celebrating. Thank you.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Italian Food in Napa

Dined on February 15, 2016

A long time family favorite of ours, we found as often as we can. Friendly servers, great food, what else can you ask for?!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Pre-Valentine's Day Dinner

Dined on February 14, 2016

Obviously, this was a great choice because the restaurant was packed. They even had a private party their before the restaurant even opened! We had the gnocci (sp?) and short ribs. All I can say is..."YUM." The shrimp, calamari and veggie appetizer was fantastic! We'll be back...soon! Sandy

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

We had a great experience, the food was ...

Dined on January 30, 2016

We had a great experience, the food was great and the band was awesome!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Excellent Italian Eatery

Dined on January 28, 2016

Excellent Italian food, very good wine list and good prices, especially for the area. Live music most nights, a good bar scene and always friendly staff. Highly recommended!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service3

The most delicious apple/raisin salad wi ...

vip
Dined on January 27, 2016

The most delicious apple/raisin salad with Burrata, arancini, garlic bread & tiramisu! Service was just ok and the lighting was ridiculous, they kept making it darker & darker to the point we couldn't read the menu.

food1
ambience3
service2
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We popped in for dinner after spending t ...

Dined on January 24, 2016

We popped in for dinner after spending the day in Napa tasting wine and having seen this restaurant online. Although we heard good things about the ambience, we were wholly unimpressed by the food. Both pasta dishes ordered were lacking in any flavor, and mine was not really warm, which wasn't good considering it was in a brown butter sage sauce. The best part of the meal was the garlic bread, which was lumped with parmesan cheese. Not sure I'd recommend it at all.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

A very nice dinner

Dined on January 24, 2016

My wife and son and I went to Uva Trattoria before attending a concert in Napa. We were seated after and next to a table of nine so I think part of the wait for service was due to the fact that the group of nine took more time to order, it took time for the orders to be placed, and they placed their dessert order just before we did. Nonetheless, the server was attentive, almost "psychic" (asked if my son wanted mushrooms - he'd been talking to us about the possibility of leaving them off and brought a spoon to my wife just after she'd mentioned to me that she'd like one for her pasta) and even ran our dessert to us (unnecessarily, but kind) in order for us to make it to the show on time. All the food was well-prepared and to our liking (the flourless chocolate torte with caramel gelato was outstanding) and it was a great start to what remained a fantastic evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

Fell short....

Dined on January 17, 2016

Was hoping for a new find when in Napa but the food fell short. We had the Calamari appetizer which sounded great but was overcooked and the Calamari was tough. I had the Cesear salad which I love they asked if you wanted Anchovies, and I always do, but the dressing was a bit bland and the Romaine was almost all hard stalks. The croutons were like dressing cubes, not what you would expect. My husband had the Ravioli in Lemon Cream Sauce. His ravioli barely had any filling and was not al dente but undercooked and hard around the edges. The Cream sauce was amazing. They bring bread to the table if you ask along with some very poor quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The staff was great, very friendly, and checked in with us just the right amount of times. We ordered a glass of wine and saw others receiving an ample pour however when we were served it was less than it should have been but I have to admit it was the norm of what we were seeing coming out of the bar. I liked the staff and the fact that they had a small room without too much noise so I would give it another chance but without the expectations I read in some reviews.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Yelp Wine offer not as it appeared

Dined on January 9, 2016

Eaten here several times when I come to Napa. Food is good, we like the live music, and this time it was the most crowded we have seen, which was nice, people enjoyed the music. Had an issue with the couple next to us, one of them ended up leaving before dinner was served due to issues with something we were not aware. Later in evening manager came to check in with us about it but all was fine for us. It was nice of him to be concerned if it had affected our experience. My tow issues were we had to repeatedly ask for bread. Seconf, there is a Yelp offer for a glass of house wine when you check in. This time we were told you can only use it for one person in the whole party (2 of the 3 of us had checked in and wanted to have the wine) and the waitress told us only one person. There was nothing written on the offer in Yelp that it was only for one person. Thought that was bad considering it is minimal cost for them and good customer service. SHould write on it that it can be only used for one person in the whole party.

food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Rushed out

vip
Dined on January 6, 2016

I realize it's not the busy season in Napa but as locals, we do like to sit and enjoy our meal and enjoy our appetizers and enjoy a bottle of wine. we felt so rushed that we corked our wine and took it home.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Combining live jazz with dinner in Napa, both good

Dined on January 3, 2016

Many places that have good live music, might not have the best food, but Uva Tratorria is better than most on both the music and the food. Their Gnocchi is house made, and wow, it shows. Fantastic. The bread pudding desert is legitimate, i.e. was done right. Wine list is on par for a full scale Napa restaurant (e.g. over a hundred to choose from). When other places in town that tout live music had taken the night off (Silo's had nothing on a Friday and Saturday night, Jan 2nd and 3rd 2016, how lame is that!?!?) Uva came through for us.

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Always a favorite

Dined on January 2, 2016

Uvas never disappoints. The Italian food comes in generous servings and tastes fresh and delicious. Friendly servers and warm atmosphere.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Love the music.

Dined on January 1, 2016

The one thing that has kept us away was when they changed the bread pudding from banana bread pudding to the bland vanilla pudding. I always looked forward to having that at the end of the meal and told everyone else about it.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

Missed the live music

Dined on January 1, 2016

I was hoping to take my out of town guests to enjoy some good food and live music for New Year's Eve but the band did not start until 830 pm. It would have been nice to have dinner and listen in to some good live jazz.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience1
service3

Sadly we did not enjoy anything we had a ...

vip
Dined on December 12, 2015

Sadly we did not enjoy anything we had and these were all specials recommended by the kitchen. When we returned the pork chop our server confirmed that it did in fact not taste right. My salmon pasta was made with packaged cured salmon. We felt that nothing was homemade and came out of cans and jars. This is an italian place, most of this should be made at this location. Drinks were good.

food4
ambience4
service4

Uva Trattoria - Lovely Evening

Dined on December 11, 2015

Family dinner to celebrate birthdays was graciously handled by servers. Food was very tasty. Try the Blue Cheese Fries! Live music on bar side of restaurant makes conversation a challenge so we asked to be seated on the quieter left side. Music sound level was perfect at this distance. We enjoyed a lovely evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5

Enjoyable Dining Experience

Dined on December 6, 2015

We had not been to Uva in a long time (probably about 4 or 5 years) and decided to go back after receiving a gift certificate. We made a dinner reservation (always recommend when dinging in Napa) for 6:00pm but ended up arriving at 5:15pm because we were too hungry to wait. We were seated immediately and greeted by our server soon after. For appetizers we ordered the risotto balls, 3 come on the plate which was a little disappointing, and calamari, which was delicious. A beet salad which was very green heavy (not my taste but still good), and pastas for main dishes which were fine. Overall.... Food: Good Service: Great Cost: SUPER reasonable for the level of food and service We will go back sooner rather than later next time.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Italian Approved

Dined on December 5, 2015

A long time favorite of the Leonardo family. Good food, good service and good misic. What more can you ask for?

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Food AND music

Dined on November 30, 2015

We came in on a fairly quiet Sunday evening, expecting to hear live music. They didn't show up, but we had a delicious meal of Caesar salad and pizza. This venue presents a nice variety of jazz, original and contemporary music 5 nights a week. The bar area is busy most week-ends. In the Napa/Sonoma areas, it is rare to have a combination of good music and good food, try it!

food5
ambience5
service5

K. Wallace

vip
Dined on November 29, 2015

The folks at Uva treat guests like family. I frequent there for lunch and staff does a great job on remembering the things I like. They also challenge me to try new things, which are always delightful. Going to dinner there is always great, as there is a robust crowd and music for an exciting atmosphere, this along with great appetizers and entrees makes it a place to hunker down for the evening with another or a big group.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service3

AlanJ

Dined on November 29, 2015

Our server may have been new. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt this time. Other servers remembered us and made us feel welcomed. One of the many reasons we keep coming back.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service5

Freshly made high quality food.

Dined on November 27, 2015

Freshly made high quality food.

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