Serves meat, vegan options available. Italian restaurant offering vegan Impossible meat lasagna as well as vegan cheesecake for dessert.

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13 Reviews

First Review by Hmckenna


Points +859

14 Aug 2023

Vegan options

Great brunch at Lovina! I arrived and didn’t know that they were serving brunch. They had two different options for vegans which was nice. The burrito was delicious as well as the fresh salad that came with the picketed onions were a nice touch and they had vegan snickers for dessert! Would return! The hot sauce is to dye for! Wish they would bottle it again!

Pros: Delicious , More than one option, Hot sauce

Cons: They don’t sell their hot sauce



Points +30

19 Jun 2023

Excellent Vegan Entrees!

We had a party of 5 vegans at this restaurant. They had more options than we expected and several were absolutely exceptional (the pasta Bolognese and the Wild Forest Feast). I didn’t expect to like the wild forest feast because I’m not that big a fan of mushrooms unless they are well out of sight. It was fantastic.

Pros: Multiple vegan option including 3 entrees, Two vegan desserts, Some non vegan items can be made vegan

Cons: The desserts were not that good, It is pricey but no tipping


Points +201

12 Apr 2023

Lived up to the hype!

We chose Lovina for obvious reasons during our recent visit to Calistoga. I had heard both great and not so great reviews about the Impossible Lasagna. Having tried it, I can't possibly imagine how anyone could say they didn't like it. It was simply amazing! Very flavorful, perfectly prepared pasta, and so creamy and delicious. We actually went two times (two birthdays) and the first time I ordered the Impossible Bolognese and it was very good but the lasagna is the real star. There are two vegan desserts, the oft mentioned vegan cheesecake and a date/chocolate dish. I preferred the cheesecake by far. And thank goodness for Lovina as Calistoga is otherwise a vegan food desert 🏝️

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-12

Pros: Warm, inviting atmosphere , Friendly service, Three vegan entrees!!!

Cons: The bear motif, more specifically the bear story


Points +134

05 Apr 2023

Wonderful staff and vegan options

The vegan lasagna was to die for and the staff was incredible. Very kind and knowledgeable. I’ll definitely be back!


Points +22

05 Mar 2023

Lovina had an amazing staff and I best lasagna I have ever had!

You can taste the freshness in everything!

Pros: Vegan options , Super cute atmosphere , Great staff


Points +737

27 Jan 2023

Top notch

Fancy, upscale lil place! But the vegan options they offer and high quality. The tartar appetizer we got was quite a sight - beets, mango “egg yolk”, and mustard seed “caviar”. Wowzers.


Points +71

09 Jan 2023

Ideal spot for vegans with omni family

Vegan lasagna was incredible, and just one of three specially created vegan entres. Vegan cheesecake was like a mix between what I expected and a Hawaiian mud pie - scrumptious. Plenty of vegan appitizers & very accommodating staff. For the meat eaters, they're famous for bolognaise, have wagu beef, duck, lobster, and more. Also huge: they treat their staff fabulously - it's a "no-tip" restaurant because 30% of all sales go directly to employees, employer 401k match, paid family leave, etc. #veganuary

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-09

Pros: Generous portions, Cozy atmosphere, Nice patio space with heaters & balcony

Cons: A bit pricey, but not bad since tips not expected


Points +16

21 Mar 2022

Everything is amazing

Been here many times and take the drive from Santa Rosa all the time. Amazing staff and atmosphere. Vegan meatballs are amazing along with the cheese cake. Everything about this experience was and is always great


Points +69

10 Oct 2021

Great Options for Vegans

The impossible lasagna was fabulous (and also gluten-free for those sensitive). They also offer a cashew nut “cheesecake” that was rich and very good! Even my non-vegan family approved


Points +4810

06 Sep 2021

Nice find

We have been to Calistoga a bunch of times and just found out that Lovina had impossible lasagna.
Lasagna was huge. I cut in half expecting to take 1/2 home. It was too good so I killed it😜 The sauce was the best and mushrooms, sausage, and other veggies made this lasagna great!
Almost cheese cake was good but I’m kind of getting tired of coconut based desserts.


Points +29

14 Jul 2021

Incredible vegan options!

Location was central to Calistoga, beautiful outdoor seating, great service, great presentation, highly recommend making a reservation!

Pros: Vegan options, Outdoor seating, Good portion size

Cons: I’m always happy to encourage more vegan options


Points +72

31 May 2021

Amazing vegan lasagna and cheesecake

The lasagna was definitely the best vegan lasagna I've ever had. Amazing flavor and generous portion size. If you have room for dessert, the vegan cheesecake was also really good. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor patio. Will definitely come back.


Points +31

24 Sep 2020

Delicious Lasagna, Huge Portions

Located in beautiful Calistoga this sweet little Italian spot not only has a vegan lasagna with impossible meat, but also a vegan cheesecake for dessert. The cheesecake was very rich, I could only eat a few bites. The lasagna was in my opinion well worth the $31 piece tag as the portion is huge! It could easily be split between 2 people

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