Oak Tree Ristorante
Oak Tree Ristorante
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Oak Tree Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oaktreeristorante.com/
  • Phone: 8313355551
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Friday - Sunday:8:00AM - 1:00PM
    Lunch: Daily: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: Sebastian Nobile
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two gardens and a wedding redwood cathedral. We can host any party up to 300 people. We offer family style menus
  • Private Party Contact: Sebastian 8313355551
  • Entertainment: Enjoy our resent renovated patio or our beautiful garden, come the whole family, we have a child area. Dogs welcomed also Our mothers day buffet is famous around

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Lorenzo Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We will accommodate the parking in a big event..
A word from Oak Tree Ristorante
Oak Tree Ristorante is nestled in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains with surrounding redwoods, rivers, wineries, and the sounds of the steam engine in the distance. This restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal with friends, family or that special someone. Located on Highway 9 in Felton, just south of the entrance to Henry Cowell State Park. The newly refurbished restaurant has a warm and welcoming ambiance inside and out. Enjoy dining in a storybook setting, serene garden views, the gentle sounds of our fountain, and overhead, the sheltering arms of our spectacular giant oak. Chef Nobile has created an excellent wine list; a selection of both local and Italian wines, making Oak Tree Ristorante the best destination in the San Lorenzo Valley.
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Oak Tree Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Amazing find in Felton
    Keri
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We have lived in Felton for years and finally noticed the Oak Tree Ristorante off Hwy 9....I took the family to celebrate my husbands birthday and I have to say, it's amazing. The food is wonderful and fresh, the service was awesome and dessert (we never stay for dessert at any restaurant but didn't want to leave this one!) was fantastic. We sat outside as the sun set over the trees and marveled at the beautiful place we are lucky to call home. There were couples with their children, outside is a very nice lawn for them to run and play when dinner becomes boring and we saw several people with well behaved dogs at their feet. I highly recommend trying this gem in beautiful Felton....we will definitely be going back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Not Be Coming Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We ordered the 5 course meal. First -Bruschetta Classica, average, tomatoes were not ripe, so not very sweet. Second - Beet Salad, beets were tasty but too much dressing. The bottom of the plate was full of liquid by the time we were half way done with the salad. Too much cilantro. Third- Gnocchi Sorrentina, both the gnocchi and the sauce were flavorless. Again, we couldn't finish the food. Fourth- Porco Affumicato, the ribs have good flavor but the meat was REALLY dry. There was really no sauce to speak of. We were given warm moist napkins to wipe our hands after eating but by the time we finished eating, the napkin was dried already. Fifth - Panna Cotta, the berry glaze was too sweet, overpower the panna cotta. Service was slow.
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  • Food was very good, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Food was very good, service friendly and attentive, but dinner course took a while, maybe because time was early in dinner hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in the woods
    LuvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Loved the setting and location. Disappointed in the food. After reading the website I was hoping for some great homemade Italian cuisine. My friends Raviolis were too chewy and he said the frozen ones from Trader Joe's were actually better. I was craving Spaghetti so that's what I ordered and was really disappointed. The Angus meat that used was great quality but there was not enough tomato sauce-it didn't even look like spaghetti sauce! I actually asked for a side of tomato sauce to add to it. My spaghetti I make at home with store bought noodles was better. Sorry I really was hoping for really good food. I may go back and sit outside under the old oak tree and try their breakfast and hope they do better with that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy food in Santa Cruz mountains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Lovely end to a day in the mountains and on the beach. We were greeted immediately and seated quickly even though they had a wedding party and the regular service going. The mushroom ravioli and butter-sage sauce delicious! All of the servers were delightful even if they didn't have our table. We ate outside with lovely views of redwoods and of course the Oak Tree. Best of all the Tiramisu was up there with the best that we have . Will definitely take friends with us next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch on Fathers Day
    dave
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    It was a pleasure dining outside under a huge oak tree. Other families were there with kids ranging from infants to teens, a couple of poodles were romping on the lawn, everyone enjoying warm spring sunshine. My wife and I had the special, and were not disappointed with the boneless marinated ribs and sauteed veggies. Our daughter was still recovering from a dental appointment and could not chew, so the chef made a special effort to fix mashed potatoes for her, which was not on the menu. There was some noise from cars going by on Route 9, but not enough to be intrusive. Bottom line: we'll happily return for other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    princess
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Yum! The food was amazing. We had the steaks which were soooo good. I had a cherry italian cream soda that was the best soda I've ever had. The bread and oils they serve are delicious too. We sat outside since it was such a beautiful day. Loved sitting in the garden with the butterflies flying around and enjoying the warm sunshine. The service was great, very friendly and fast. We really loved our whole experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed a beautiful evening
    dinnerforus
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We enjoyed a beautiful evening dinner outside. The setting was lovely. Before you eat, be sure to take a stroll through their redwood grove.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh!!
    TahoeJoeVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Not great, not awful. Better choices down the hill in Santa Cruz.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was superb. waitstaff
    aimless
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    food was superb. waitstaff very attentive. love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly, attentive staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Friendly, attentive staff. Very reasonable tasting/wine menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food way out in the Woods
    NotEasilyPleasedVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    Probably the nicest sitdown resturant anywhere around Boulder Creek to Scotts Valley. Food was very good. It is kind-of way out in the woods. They are not open for lunch in the winter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On a Tuesday the dining room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    On a Tuesday the dining room was quiet and service was attentive, if a bit overly-intimate. We were told in advance what entrees were no longer available. Our shared pesto crustacia arrived promptly. It was good, but there was more garnish than toast on the large plate. Everyone enjoyed their entrees including two vegetarians. My chicken parmagiana was tasty, but overcooked. The side of carrots and peppers was only fair and an odd pairing. The desserts were reedeeming; the chocolate-fig brownie with zinfandel sauce was an exquisite surprise. The on-line menu is a bit out of date to the current kitchen offerings. $100/4 before tip & w/o wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely setting, OK food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Their food somehow always sounds better on the menu than it tastes. I've been there at least five times. On my most recent visit, for brunch, they were out of the salmon for the salmon frittata, and had been for two days the server said. The Denver frittata was an omelette made with red bell peppers, ham, mushrooms? (can't remember), and a little bit of Mozarella cheese, not the green peppers, ham, onion and cheddar that is the combination characteristic of a Denver omelette. Well-seasoned potatoes rustica, pretty good banana-pineapple pancake. Lovely setting. I just wish the food would get better and be something special to match the setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Restaurant Week Menu was excellent,
    The1BigWoof
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    Restaurant Week Menu was excellent, dessert (chocolate and figs) one of the best I've ever had. We have eaten here several times, always been a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place was hard to find,
    June
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    The place was hard to find, especially since we confused Highway 9 with Graham Hill Road. Then we called and got on the right road and were delighted to see that it was prettier than we had imagined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was dinner for my wife's
    ScottsValley
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    This was dinner for my wife's birthday. It was an unusually warm day so we decided to eat in the outdoor area. While indoors is lovely with white tablecloths, the outdoor dining is more picnic. The food was excellent though a bit overpriced for the neighborhood. Our server was attentive but not obtrusive, made excellent suggestions and took care of us with excellence. A good place to eat. They have breakfast on the weekend, so we will try that one day in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reserved a table for 5, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Reserved a table for 5, and received a table set for four. Had to add a chair ourselves. We found the overall experience unpleasant for an engagement brunch. Waited forever for service and food. Food was good, not great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The great starts with the bread....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Really good food, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Great bread with olive oil/garlic dips (two different kinds of each). Good quiet relaxed service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent
    Bonvivant
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Wonderful service despite a large fundraising event outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very surprised to
    SVMomof2
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We were very surprised to find such a gem in the Santa Cruz Mtns. The pasta was homemade and the food was very fresh. I can't wait to try dining outside in their garden, under the tress, when the weather permits. We will be going back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good but a bit overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2012
    Food was good but a bit overpriced and it seemed they were out of half the things on the menu, even though it was a weeknight and the restaurant was not crowded. Odd. Good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Understaffed at the Holidays
    SLimaVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Unfortunately, the owner didn't plan for appropriate staffing on Tuesday, Dec. 27. 1 waiter, 1 hostess helping out, and 2 cooks was not nearly appropriate. They tried their best, but there was nobody really in charge. Owner should be ashamed.
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  • A Forest Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/5/2011
    I want to like this place but a few missteps, that could easily be corrected, make the experience frustrating. Two wines on the wine list were not available the night we went, yet they were local wines that would have required just a quick trip to any grocery store to have available. It did not start the evening well. Our server was friendly and easy to like, but why aren't they trained to wait until all diners are finished before removing plates? We had salads and entrees. The salads were excellent and the entrees good. The bread and dipping oils were yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was OK but not as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    The food was OK but not as spectacular as we'd expected from how expensive it was...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine is $9 a glass. $15 corkage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Wine is $9 a glass. $15 corkage fee makes it cheaper to take your own wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Finding good Italian food in a restaurant locally is hard, and I thought finding great Italian food would be impossible until my better half found Oak Tree Ristorante in Felton. Not only is the food wonderful with fresh, highest quality ingredients, but the atmosphere and service is superb.There is a wonderful variety to the menu and the specials are truly special. Service by the staff helps create a memorable experience every time.This place reminds me of the best places in Bergamo and Milan -- the ones the locals know and treasure and rarely share with tourists. This is one of those local gems which will become a favorite.Try it and you will become one of the regulars greeted by name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    Great food and service. We ate outside on the patio and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great outdoor dining in the
    kymore
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    Great outdoor dining in the Redwoods with the sound of water flowing. Nice setting. Scampi Prawns with avocado is really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • By far the best filet mignon
    kymore
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    By far the best filet mignon with gorgonzola I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely lunch among the trees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2011
    We had a lovely graduation lunch in a beautiful setting, sitting outside among the oak trees and redwoods. The food and service were excellent, and everyone enjoyed their meals. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely lovely. Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    Absolutely lovely. Great food at reasonable prices in a relatively small, intimate setting with charming atmosphere. The noise from the open kitchen is noticeable, but it was never too much for us despite the two hearing-impaired members of our party. Note that our reservation was relatively late at night, so it may be busier earlier in the evening and we didn't get a chance to try the outdoor seating, though it looked just as pleasant if not moreso. I look forward to visiting again in the near future. Well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant dining experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    A pleasant dining experience, although they knew nothing about my Open Table reservation. It is very noisy - you can hear guests talking, noise from the kitchen and Italian music (with singing) playing very loudly. It is impossible to visit - so one just has to sit back and enjoy the food. If it is nice day, recommend sitting outside. We were there for Sunday brunch - usual fare, but menu has many offerings. Bread and baked garlic was a nice added touch.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic