LaSalette Restaurant
LaSalette Restaurant

LaSalette Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasalette-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7079381927
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
LaSalette Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
193 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (137)fit for foodies (129)neighborhood gem (95)special occasion (68)romantic (58)great for lunch (56)notable wine list (41)good for groups (15)hot spot (9)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
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  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Recommended but Not what we were expecting but okay!
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Looking for something unique?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • SurferVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent! Best food in sonoma!! Highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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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    • 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
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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.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Great dining in Sonoma
    lmtt
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was delicious--original choices. Great appetizers. The food server was outstanding!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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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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    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique exciting menu
    Selli5VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My first True Portuguese meal and it did not disappoint. Outstanding Heirloom salad starter and delicious Pork Loin for main course. Don't miss the Chocolate fetish for dessert. We will be back. Service was overall very good although it did get busy and we didn't see the waiter as much. Still a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nice people. Busy spot. Anyone would love the food.
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    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and attentative. Wonderful experience all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    good food but overpriced. I had a fish dish which consisted of a whole sea bass that was rather small. it had good flavor but really no real veggies included with the dish for $33.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hiker
    hiker
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Lovely restaurant with a great menu and the food is delicious. Some "different" offerings on the menu. Ambiance is charming and service excellent. Went there with 6 other ladies for lunch and everyone agreed it was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelllent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Nice, casual place with great food and service. Outdoor seating is nice on nice weather days (most).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A find in Sonoma
    Gaucho
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    So excited to find a restaurant serving Portuguese fare and of excellent quality. A wonderful change from all the usual French, Italian, California, etc. cuisine available everywhere. Will definitely recommend it to anyone heading to Sonoma.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • LaSalette is Outstanding
    Donatos
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We greatly enjoyed our dinner at this excellent restaurant. Amazing soup, crisp tasty Kale salad, wonderful ambiance, great wine flights...We are very glad we went.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    daijonesVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Table not ready despite opentable reservation so had to wait by the bar to look at wine menu which was quite poor especially considering this is the heart of CA wine country but we lucked out and found something new that was reasonable. Staff weren't particularly friendly and service was slow. Food wasn't up to much, scallops looked nice for appetizer but way over salted, nice warm bread, salad was OK and mains of sea bass and scallops again with pasta were disappointingly bland. So all in not up to much despite all the great reviews from others, we won't be going back there unless they make some big changes.
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  • nitadix
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is always delicious and the quantities perfect. It is a lovely setting and is one of the few restaurants that doen't have blasting music, so you can converse easily with your friends.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    cometVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    First time dining upon a friend's recommendation. Was delighted with the menu, the variety and the flavors. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. We sat on the patio in order to accommodate our dog and they brought a bowl of water for him. There are small plates to share, ample first courses that was actually my entree. The flavors from the wood burning oven are terrific. The little tastes - we chose three to share (fried goat cheese, ham and baby octopus) the lamb, the Fisherman's stew, the scallops, heirloom tomato salad, everything was fabulous! We know we will be coming back - can't wait!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food above average and unique. Servers were grossly understaffed.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent and exciting choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Fabulous selection of exciting foods choices. The varied selections of foods was fun to try. I had a sampler of 5 differtent, food like Tripe, Snail, blood pudding, octopus, etc. The individual taste of each, and perfectly prepared and presented was a treat. I can n ot wait to go back and try others. My friends were less adventurous, but their measl were outstanding, like a whole cooked fish, scallops dinner, etc. Thanks
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was only my second time visiting LaSalette after having an absolutely wonderful lunch with a friend who lives in Sonoma and he visits every week. This time both my guest and I ordered the crab pita picket sandwich, not as I had hoped it would be - we both didn't care for. I would still go back but order someting different this time.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Delighted
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent food! We followed recommendations by Jeff Cox but added the Grilled Monterey Sardines and each had a flight of the Portuguese wines, one white, one red. We sat outside but as the noon hour came and we enterez afternoon heat, I wish we had sat inside. The heat took its toll on the Chocolate Fetish. Overall a wonderful dining experience. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    DickVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The tongue appetizer was delicious and differently cooked than I've had before. The lamb was perfectly cooked and tasty. But the Feijoada was overcooked and dry. (Feijoada is somewhat similar to Cassoulet). Overall, all four of us like the restaurant we we'll be back.
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  • Portuguese Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Highly rated by Jeff Cox of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. We sat outside, but there's a lovely inside dining room. Loved the Caldo Verde soup, and the Pasta with scallops. Portuguese Fisherman's Stew is also wonderful. Excellent wine list, reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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