LaSalette Restaurant
LaSalette Restaurant

LaSalette Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasalette-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (707) 938-1927
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Azevedo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spain Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from LaSalette Restaurant
Fresh, Inventive Mediterranean and Iberian Cuisine in the heart of the Sonoma Valley Wine Country. Seafood and Portuguese Cuisine are our specialties. We offer a unique variety of fresh local and imported seafood specials daily including whole fish. The seafood selections on our menu are complimented by a variety of meat dishes ranging from the popular Pork Tenderloin stuffed with almonds, olives and figs to the, hard to find, Tripe Porto Style. Many of these dishes come steaming hot out of the wood-burning oven and fill the dining room with the exotic aromas of true Mediterranean cuisine. The menu reflects the commitment of Chef and Owner Manuel Azevedo to creating the unique culinary delights of his native Portugal and its neighbors. LaSalette Restaurant is proudly one of Zagat Surveys top rated restaurants in Sonoma. See our web site for the complete menu and a look inside our dining room, which features an open kitchen and decor that sends you back in time to old Lisbon.
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LaSalette Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (142)great for outdoor dining (139)neighborhood gem (100)romantic (67)special occasion (66)great for lunch (66)notable wine list (39)good for groups (19)great for brunch (10)hot spot (9)scenic view (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Authentic food with great ambiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Right off town square you will find authentic food that you will not forget. Great staff and selection of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Portuguese food!
    SjhwVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My friends and I will return at any opportunity, especially for the paella type entrees. Simply delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    La Salette was difficult to find. It's down one of TWO shopping alleys near the old theater side of First St. We had to call TWICE to get directions, and were pretty cranky by the time we finally arrived. But, the restaurant really charmed us, and the food was interesting and well-prepared. A salad with fried goat cheese was a stand out, and we loved our shared dessert, which had several small elements (a passion fruit mousse, pineapple sorbet, and some sort of tiny bread pudding) that were all terrific. We'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations???
    ExperienceItalyVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The restaurant was very nice and in a good location between Sacramento and Mendocino. The reservation was not there. We did an Open Table reservation and received the reminder but there is a disconnect somewhere. We were lucky and were seated right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaSalette Sonoma
    LennyVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This restaurant is off the beaten path accessible from downtown Sonoma. The Portuguese Stew was excellent as was the Sea Bass. We have been twice and loved it both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service needs a little help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As always, great food. Host needs to smile and not be so short with people. Waitress was awesome
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet
    Gourmet
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Wanting to celebrate a Birthday and have Portuguese specialty food and enjoy a day at the Sonoma square. Easy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Very nice overall service and food. The wine flight was a pleasant surprise and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal there. Thank you, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JFPF
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Should have been a better experience, but it wasnt. Maybe it was the noisy table next to us, maybe it just didn't click that night. My food was excellent (cod and potatos), my husband's good. Everyone working there seemed harried or in a bad mood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A let-down.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The hostess at this restaurant was amazingly rude which put a damper on the entire evening. Be advised that they don't specify if you will be sitting outside in your reservation, so be prepared to possibly freeze all night. The food was ok but nothing spectacular.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Portuguese restaurant/cafe
    disappointingVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food is fresh and inviting in an intimate setting. If the service is more professional.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sergei
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Interesting regional Portuguese dishes. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    DiscriminatingDiner
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    LaSalette is very warm and inviting and the food is delicious. Our table was not ready when we arrived and you could clearly see there was no remedy for it . . . earlier diners were just lingering. Nevertheless, LaSalette comped our desserts. I always appreciate when a restaurant goes above and beyond like that to ensure your dining experience was satisfying. I would definitely come back on our next trip to Sonoma. If I lived here, La Salette would be a favorite destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood gem
    FinallyVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My wife and I really enjoy this restaurant. I do not give reviews without really thinking about he entire evening. From the moment we stepped into this restaurant we were treated as if we were their best friends. Had the whole fish it was superb. The appetizers were very good as well. Some reastuarnt claim they are the gets in Sonoma. My vote goes to. La Salette
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative
    DianahVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Cod dishes were delicious. Pork tenderloin outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I have such mixed feelings about this place and I really want to like it more. It is good but I just don't care for the tasting menu as they are just too strange and the tastes a bit far out i.e., sardine pate' although the presentation of the tasting menu is lovely. I did enjoy the scallop dish and the beets salad was quite nice. I think if they would "add" some more normal tasting choices to the tasting menu for those of us that are not Porteguese that might help.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Portuguese Restaurant!
    Marco
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food, service, and ambiance. Portuguese restaurants are hard to find! This is worth a trip to Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Portuguese Gem
    DeliciousandNutritiousVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant tucked back at the end of a row of shops (but right next to parking) with a delicious menu. There's always fresh fish and a wide variety of Portuguese specialities. The dining room is so inviting with large windows and candlelit tables. The outdoor area is great for lunch as well as dinners on warm evenings. The dishes are so well prepared and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Recommended but Not what we were expecting but okay!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small Portion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We all four enjoyed the restaurant, but my (main entree) portion of Fisherman's Stew was so slight that it left me wanting. I'm not a huge eater, but that was more like a $25 appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    NVdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Fetticinni with clams and the fisher mans stew were both different, interesting and delicious. The Portugeese influence made our dishes pop! We Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Looking for something unique?
    JudyChica
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Porteqese wine is all the rage, but the cuisine isn't that well known, so step out of your norm and try this delicious experience! We had a bunch of small plates which included Bocaronnes, baby octopus, house pulled cheese, linguista with warm cheese and olives - and a crab & bacon sand which in pita, all scrumptious and not what I thought at all. Lovely place with a very pleasant patio tucked of the square in Sonoma, but still felt like we were in a happening little spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal as Usual
    LaHabraCookieVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We have never been disappointed eating here. We come each time we are in Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SurferVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent! Best food in sonoma!! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thesupper
    thesupper
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is a great restaurant. The food is to die for and authentic Portuguese. The appetizers, salad and fisherman's stew was outstanding. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves to eat and enjoys ethnicity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch at LaSalette
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great experience at LaSalette. The food was great; creative and delicious. I like how "national dishes" are a big part of the eating experience, and "main stream" dishes compliment the menu so there are food choices for everyone. The restaurant has the feel of a fancy eating establishment, while still being casual and laid back. I would recommend this restaurant to others. I will be a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • evening meal
    mikeoz
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very enjoyable evening meal. Food excellent, staff efficient, good atmosphere. I would recommend this, but book to be sure of the time and table you want
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Options
    Workerbee
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Once we were seated the service was good but rather slow. It was a Saturday afternoon about 1:30 so perhaps still in the middle of the lunch rush. The food made up for the dicey first impression (see below). The food was fresh and inventive. I would definitely return but during a slower time of day. Our initial impression, which started with the hostess greeting, put us off. We arrived 4 minutes early for our reservation and were told we were 'early' so should wait at the bar. That was after we had already waited a few minutes without even being acknowledged or told that someone would be with us shortly. As we waited I counted at least 7 open tables. It wasn't so much about the wait but how the seating was handled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've Been to Portugal
    kayteedee
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I spent 12 days driving around Portugal a few years ago, visiting most of the different regions, and had the most amazing food experiences. Everything was so fresh, simple and delicious. When I saw that LaSalette was a Portuguese restaurant specializing in using Portuguese ingredients as well as local, I thought - what could go wrong? The answer at LaSalette, unfortunately, is just about everything. From the overworked hostess who barely greeted us, to the rationed bread and gluey paella with rubbery chicken and the world's tiniest mussels. As for the piri piri fries - they were a disgrace to this national spice. Save your money and buy a plane ticket to Lisbon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portuguese fare in Sonoma
    Doclinda
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The restaurant was very busy and crowded on a Friday evening. Waitstaff seemed rushed off their feet although they were able to keep up. My husband did not enjoy his food as much as he had at other restaurants we had eaten at in the area (sardine appetizer and Portuguese fish stew) although he had high hopes. The dessert we shared was very good. There are so many choices in Sonoma County for wonderful food; this one was in the middle but not at the top in our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Menu
    Luvwine
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Both food & service were excellent. This is a must visit restaurant to experience high quality, well prepared Portuguese food, served by a friendly, professional staff. We have been dining here at least once, sometimes twice, every year when we visit the Napa Valley. Your staff does a great job! Both food and service have been consistently, excellent for the many years we have been visiting. We have brought many friends who have enjoyed their dining experience. We have recommended your restaurant to many friends who have visited and provided positive feedback. Keep up the great work!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great food, great service. Our waiter Bryan was very attentive and helpful and nice. Food was cooked to perfection and presented wonderfully. Prices were ok, a bit pricey but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friday night in October
    NormingVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food and experience. Fairly priced. we loved the sampler Tapas style starter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in every way!
    pinotguy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The foods are prepared in a different style than most restaurants (they call it new Portuguese cuisine). The freshest ingredients are used and their flavors are highlighted, not muted. Service was very good and dining outside was fairly quiet. It's one of the top restaurants in Sonoma County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    What a nice surprise. I've never been to a Portuguese restaurant. We were entertaining someone who used to live in Portugal who wanted to eat in Sonoma. Our meal was quite good and we enjoyed eating outside on a warm Indian Summer's eve. We spent at least 3 hours and really enjoyed ourselves. The couple we dined with are wine brokers and we found wine up to their standards. I'm not a seafood fan so I found the pork tenderloin which was very enjoyable. All and all, a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wethree
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Perfect place to introduce family and special friends to a delightful lunch or dinner. Indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) very pleasant with wonderfully attentive service. Suggest trying my favorite dish, the scallops, yet, all entrees are very delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid outside dinner
    GBearVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very good food and excellent food throughout our meal. Wait service was ok but not stellar and not up to the price level here. Still, I would go again as that can happen on any busy night. The Fisherman's Stew was excellent and well presented in particular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining in Sonoma
    lmtt
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was delicious--original choices. Great appetizers. The food server was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • favorite restaurrant
    nitadix
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant. The food is delicious, the decor very congenial, the staff friendly and you cannot beat the location. I recommend it to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at good prices
    KrisSco
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    While we had to wait awhile for a table (despite having reservations), once seated the rest of the dining experience was really great. Food was very good, service was very good, and the price for the meal was much better than we had experienced in other Sonoma restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic