Was the best reservation we could get on a busy Saturday night in Napa. It was just okay.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Rocabella has been nothing
Rocabella has been nothing but wonderful to us when we've dined there. I must confess I was a bit disappointed they're not serving Pita bread anymore and they didn't have any babaganoush on the menu. One pasta dish had too much garlic in it, but by and large the food is delicious, regardless. The diner should have requested little to no garlic, but didn't think it would be necessary since the hummus is so fantastic and not overloaded with garlic.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love Rocabella! Chef came
Love Rocabella! Chef came out to greet use and remembered us from our previous visits.
Food was superb as always!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Owner/Chef/DJ is very
The Owner/Chef/DJ is very personable. He came around the table and made us feel very much at home. Service was good and attentive. Most better establishments will coordinate so everyone is served at the same time. Here they brought out one dish at a time. We were a party of seven so even though there were no real gaps, it took a couple of minutes to get everyone served. The lamb (3 small strips) and shrimp (5 total) servings were very small but very tasty. The side dishes - spinach and stuffed baked potatoes -were served family style and I did not particularly care for either one of them. The pastas and French fries were really tasty. Cappuccino was yummy. Good music was playing. I'd go back for the pasta.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
You must discover this gem!
You must discover this gem! Wonderful menu all cooked to perfection. The friendly and enthusiastic chef owner visits each table to ensure everything is prepared to your liking. The attentive service reminded me of the type of service typically found in a small European Resturaunts. Go tonight!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Transported to the Mediterranean!
Dinner was delicious and the service was gracious & attentive. The chef provides a memorable experience with his charm. We enjoyed the many dining options. We had dinner in a beautiful Mediterranean-themed dining room and drinks in the chic outdoor lounge area. We finished our evening taking advantage of the DJ and large dance floor. It was a memorable evening out and we can't wait to experience it again!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Find!
Loved it! As Napa foodies we consider ourselves fairly discerning diners. Since two previous restaurants in this location had failed to impress, we were skeptical but decided to give Rocabella a try. GLAD we did! We tried two of the pasta entrees and both were spectacular. The service was excellent as well even though it was a Saturday night and there was a large party at one table. The atmosphere is pleasant. We ran into friends who they said they've been frequenting Rocabella for a year and love it. And it's a great value too!! Wine list isn't very deep so if you're into wine, consider bringing a bottle. Very reasonable corkage policy.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was delicious and the service was great. Everyone made our celebration special. We particularly enjoyed the large list of appetizers, the al fresco dining and the music. We had a lovely evening and will be back soon.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the list of memorable nights
Another Saturday night delight. Food and staff were great. Even the music sparked memories and laughs to share. A great location if the city of Napa does not loose focus.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Meal & Value
We tried Rocabella Bistro several months ago when they first opened. While many in our group enjoyed the meal, others felt the food and service were lacking. We decided to give them one more try this past week. Our meals were outstanding. The Greek salad was perfect with a great balance of tomatoes, onions, feta cheese and dressing. Their hummus and tzatziki sauce were superb. You must try them both. Our main courses, filet mignon and chicken were prepared to the exact temperature. Believe it or not, all of this including 4 glasses of wine were $100. One of the best values you will find in downtown Napa. Rock on Rocabella!! We look forward to many more meals at your restaurant
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious dinner here. Admittedly, my own diet is somewhat limited, but I was able to order un-marinated salmon and it was perfectly tasty. My dining partners had some yummy things that they were all perfectly happy with. The restaurant seemed very elegant, was slightly loud in that everyone was talking and having a good time, and it was perfectly wonderful. It didn't particularly stand out but it was a great find.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was delicious as always and the chef charming and attentive. I really appreciate the insistence on free range meats and organic produce. There were a lot of different groups - a good lounge crowd - and a couple of large groups celebrating special occasions. The vibe was lively but my husband and I were still able to enjoy a romantic dinner in our lovely cozy booth. We also took advantage of their second happy hour from 9-10 and enjoyed the DJ. Overall, wonderful experience!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is spot off the major areas of Napa. The chef and owner was quite attentive and helped in the selection of the wine. The service was excellent - we all enjoyed the meal very much.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a restaurant you must try for genuinely fresh and simply delicious dishes. Our dining experience was above and beyond anything we've experience in the recent past. The restaurant opened a year ago, and serves extremely tasty, well-prepared Mediterranean food. The chef delights in telling you how he prepares the dishes and how fastidious he is about the quality of meat and fish and vegetables that he buys for the restaurant.. If he doesn't find exactly what he wants then he makes changes in the menu for that day. It's now our favorite restaurant in Napa. No fru fru frills or exotic descriptions which you find in many restaurants trying to make their menu more tempting than the next . This is fine cuisine, with great service.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Napa Hidden Jewel
Rocabella has been serving superb, simply prepared food for almost a year. The menu consists of a number of appetizers, many of them Greek--the owner/chef spent several years in Santorini--and a number of main courses, all featuring organic produce, oils, etc. and free-range meats. I most recently had a Niman Ranch pork tenderloin with superb organic spinach, simply prepared with olive oil, lemon rind and garlic--the best spinach I've ever had. A few pastas are available, all surpassing the standards of the typical Italian restaurant,and the tiramisu was the crowning touch. I enjoy all the fine restaurants in Napa, but none surpasses the quality of the ingredients and the simply subtlety their preparation.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Chef knows best
Great Food, amazing service, personal service from the executive chef. Fantastic time
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM