Hotel D'Amici Ristorante
Hotel D'Amici Ristorante

Hotel D'Amici Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hoteldamici.com/
  • Phone: 7079421400x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner W-Th 5:30pm-930pm

    Lunch & Dinner F-S 11:30am- 10:00pm

    Lunch & Dinner Su 11:30am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joe Venezia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Ave.
  • Public Transit: 1 bus stop on Lincoln Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Calistoga is a small town with lots of street parking as well as various parking lots.
A word from Hotel D'Amici Ristorante
Owned by the Pestoni Family, the Hotel D'Amici Ristorante features traditional Italian cuisine with homemade pastas, fresh seafood, delicious desserts and, of course, Pestoni Family wines from Rutherford Grove Winery.

Critically acclaimed (Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Zagats,) Southern California protégé of Wolfgang Puck and Marcella Hazan, chef Joe Venezia served as Executive Chef of the Hotel Bel Air, i.Cugini and il Boccaccio. He recently moved to Calistoga where he serves as Executive Chef at Hotel D’Amici Ristorante. Chef Venezia is one of only a few chefs who had the pleasure of cooking alongside Marchella Hazan. Pastas, sausage, wine and even the pickling is made in house and by hand. The seafood dishes are fresh widely popular as is the Thursday night fixed menu that focuses on a different region of Calistoga every week.

We also have private dining available for small groups. See you soon in Calistoga!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Hotel D'Amici Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)notable wine list (8)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (6)romantic (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    50th birthday celebration with a group of friends. The food was excellent - the sole was fresh and well prepared; the gnocchi was excellent - tender and flavorful; the octopus appetizer was amazing as well as the fig appetizer was also very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal very much and Luis our waitstaff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome....
    napanuts
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been a longtime member of Rutherford Grove winery - one of Napa Valley's hidden gems. This restaurant complements the winery perfectly. The ambiance is amazing, the food is beyond delicious, service is exceptional. Two of us had dinner, with wine and an appetizer for around $100. Can't beat the food, the service, and the price....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Evening!
    valleychick94574
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a great evening at Hotel D'Amici. The food was fantastic as well as the service. I love that we got to sit in a booth! I would recommend this to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable dining experience!
    Jimmy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Hotel D'Amici Ristorante in Calistoga. The food was excellent, as was the service. The decor is very pleasing and the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. Excellent addition to dining options in Calistoga! We will definitely return on our next visit to the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Northern Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We found this gem through an article in the local Calistoga newspaper. The place is a year old and the food is prepared by a chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America. give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, as was service.
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We enjoyed our meal. The food was good. Presentation was nice, and wait staff excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was excellent, and the service friendly and prompt. I would definitely eat here again!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • food4funVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Wonderful to have tripe, fresh anchovies and sardines on the menu....thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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  • mediocre & not worth the price
    ordtmpsfo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is definitely a tourist trap. The food was sub par and expensive. I had veal Marsala at $28. Less than 3 oz of veal appeared with some nice mushrooms. However, the dish was under seasoned and boring. I could not taste any Marsala wine.
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  • Favorite Calistoga Restaurant
    CassandyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    D'Amici is always great, with many offerings on the menu and wine list. My go-to dinner destination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and SErvicre
    vcloud
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Thank you for the excellent evening and service. Could not have imagined a better night with the ladies. You were such a wonderful find for us. Hope to return again on our way through Calistoga.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 31 reviews are from the Hotel D'Amici Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Delicious
    StaciamaggVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food here resembles grandma's true Italian cooking with a bit of a modern twist. The fava bean bruschetta is divine! The service is impeccable. The art on the walls is so cool and really adds to the hip feel of this place. The service is perfect. A true gem in the sleepy town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Arial
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    From the moment you walk in the door, the service is superb, the menu compelling and the execution flawless. It is the best authentic Italian restaurant in Napa Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian time
    Chimp
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Very good ltalian food.. Would recommend to friends... Fish of the day was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is real Italian, service poor
    Liverpool
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We booked this resturant through open table. Re-checked its value at Solage Calistoga where we stayed. The food was recommended as one of the best in the area for Italian. Maybe better than most famous restaurants in big cities. In reality the dinner was really good more than expected. Carpaccio del manzo was superb, the sole with artichokes for main were simplest and well sautéed. But the sever's service was not caring, slow and finally the dolce came after the espresso that we ordered. Even for this it will not prevent me going back again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    Haleyad
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. It was excellent! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! We will definitely be dining here again next date night.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was lacking
    Richard
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food but the service was fair at best. Waited at the door for more than 5 minutes and table service was slow. They didn't have enough service staff.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip to Calistoga
    RealGoodVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Excellent homemade pasta with creative sauces. Wide range of interesting appetizers. Rather smallish restaurant on the main drag in Calistoga. One of the very best Italian restaurants that we've encountered. Try the "Choke the Priest" pasta with seafood or the spinach pasta lasagna. The Firto Misto Mare was as good as it gets. No room for desert but the table next to us raved about Triamasu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and fresh Italian!
    Carol
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Amazing fresh pastas and best veal scallopni in Napa Valley!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive
    neveragain
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We, party of 4, thought the value of the food was overpriced. The service was so so and it took a long time to get our check. I noticed several of the waiters going out the front door and talking on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • D'Amici's has an authentic
    Francette
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    D'Amici's has an authentic Italian menu unlike other restaurants of it's type in the Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was completely enjoyable
    luv2eat
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    It was completely enjoyable from beginning to end, not to mention the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, service a little slow
    datenightVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had a nice dining experience, but the service still needs a little help. We sat and waited to order an appetizer and drinks, but no server came. We had to flag down the host after waiting for 15 minutes. Wine service was nonexistent after bottle opened and intial wine was poured. The food was all delicious. We loved the antipasto plate to share.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Italian Food
    JandL
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We had delicious Italian food for a romantic dinner out. Jonathan, the manager, made our experience here outstanding! We would highly recommend this restaurant for both him and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homemade pastas and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Delicious! Nearly all the pastas are handmade on the premises. Everything was absolutely fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happy surprise
    valentino
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    we booked for valentines day quite frankly because most of our first choices were booked out but were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the hospitable service we received. We live in Healdsburg and travel all over the world regularly and definitely rate this as a place we would make the drive to go back to and recommend to friends, excellent all around. Had the mussels, beet salad with goat cheese, Vongole and the steak. All were excellent and the steak done in medallions much like a fabulous seared foi gras set atop a potato foundation with some spinach pieces all atop a perfectly matched sauce innovative and very good
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here for Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for Valentine's Day dinner. Great food and service. Never rushed at all. We brought a bottle of our own wine and ordered another! I was hoping to see the corkage waived!!. This would never stop me from coming back but it's a nice gesture! Mike and Yasna
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Hotrod
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our second visit and the same problem persisted. It takes a long time from the time you sit down to the time you finish. Food is slow coming after you order and after each course takes a long time. Our first visit took almost an hour from when we ordered to when we got our main course. This visit was only a little faster. Previous visit we felt our food was very tasty and well prepared. . The lettuce for salad was not crisp or fresh tasting. The special entree was veal in a sauce. The veal medallion were dry and way over cooked. Desserts were ordered. The crostini was good but barely warm and ice cream did not melt. The pans cotta was only about 4 bites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The gnocchi was a bit 'touch'
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The gnocchi was a bit 'touch' but the gorgonzola sauce was very good. Sole was nice but small with only a smear of chard underneath. The worst thing: VERY cold plates - if the chef has gone to the trouble of preparing a dish that is meant to be served hot, why put it on cold plates? By the time it gets to the table it is already cool. Very nice presentation of bread and oil.
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  • Dissapointing at first...
    2todine
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We had printed the menu ahead of time and it was out 33 wedding anniversay so we wanted a special resturant. We got there and ordered the Calamari and they where out of it.We thought about going to another resturant but decided to stay and everything else was very nice.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Really nice food in Calistoga!! The orange salad was special and delicious. The salmon with fried leeks was very good, a bit too much butter (greasy), but tasty. The veal scalopini was beautifully prepared and yummy! If you are near downtown Calistoga this is a great choice for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef Joe Venezia is awesome
    WestOfPCHVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Calistoga -- all of Napa Valley, in fact -- is very lucky to have Chef Joe Venezia cooking for them. If you want refined yet authentic Italian cuisine of the highest quality, look no further. Room is good and service is solid. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome addition to Calistoga
    HilltopperVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Well done to the Pestoni family for bringing us this high quality experience. After several visits, D'Amici gets better. A top Italian chef and experienced management come together to make this a solid performer. Good local support is evident and visitors should take note. This is well worth a try...you will come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our group of 4 had a wonderful
    gust0s0
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Our group of 4 had a wonderful experience at D'Amici. We all ordered different dishes, and other than the trippa being a bit spicer than we are used to, we totally enjoyed all the food, and the presentation of it. The Strozzapreti were excellent, not to leave out the Gamberetti, which were the juicest and plumbest we'd seen in a long time..and in the Napa Valley. Peter Greerty made the whole experience memorable, and we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious and
    Chico
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The food was delicious and the presentation was great. Our server was knowledgable and friendly. The back room was decorated with family photos and brought back memories of my childhood. Throw in fratelle for dessert and it was a memorable night. Finally Calistoga has a real Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D'Amici for True Italians
    GAC63
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We had such a fun experience at this restaurant and truly enjoyed the homemade pasta dishes. The gnocchi was full of flavor and they were packed with potatoes and herbs with a fabulous cream sauce. The lasagna was well staked with thin layers of spinach pasta and meat and it was quite good. The desserts were wonderful and not overpowering, so we really enjoyed that last course.The servers were attentive and personable. They always made sure we had warm, fresh bread and refilled glasses of water. The wine selection included lesser priced glasses of wine, as well as, more expensive bottles. I don't think anyone would be disappointed in the menu, service, and atmosphere. There was a full house during our visit and I can understand the reasons!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but the food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Pricey but the food was excellent. I liked the house blend red right out of the barrel .
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous!
    nvluxe
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    everything was fresh and beyond delicious, the best Italian food I've ever eaten in napa valley and perhaps the best outside of Italy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing flavors - Great Meal
    BG42
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We had an amazing meal. Found this restaurant through Yelp reviews. Everything we ordered was great with incredible flavors. From the olive oil, bread, and salt through to desert. We shared the mozzarella appetizer special that was amazing. Explosion of flavors in every bite Went there expecting to order the lasagna (from reviews I read), but when I saw it was with spinach pasta I started to debate between it and Gnocchi with bolognese. Home made gnocchi with bolognese that was mouth watering with flavor. When we got two desert we couldn't decide between 5 different ones so we shared two. Fried dough (cinnamon sugar) with two dipping sauces and a pear tart - boy were we lucky we only ordered two desserts instead of 5 Truly a great meal!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service really slow....average food
    Matt
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    When we sat down it took over 15 minutes to get a drink order. The service was really slow. I ordered the pasta with seafood and the calamarie was really chewy and the pasta was overcooked. I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate