Easter Brunch -Great Food & Service
Went there for Easter Brunch; Had a great table with sweeping ocean views, our server was outstanding; Food was really good and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a classic Italian place with very good food, adequate portions and a great wine list. Sit by the window for a view of Bodega Bay!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bay view plus friendly servers, made my birthday celebration memorable. The food was delicious as well!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Dining in Bodega Bay
Our tradition for the past 13 years is to come here on birthdays and our anniversary. Request a window table when planning on a sunset dinning hour. The food is San Francisco quality. It is pricey but the staff and food live up to an elegant dining standard every time. The Torretta D’Avocado e Granchio) (we just call it the crab tower appetizer) is out of this world. The filet steaks are gourmet steakhouse class with several choices of preparation styles and sauces. My first choice is the Filet Mignon Hitchcock. The fresh fish is superb -- the Salmone alla Griglia is excellent. The desserts are culinary creations with wonderfully colorful presentations. For a special night out, this is the place in Bodega Bay.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great chiopino and the chef added a little local wild salmon for an extra price so it was a real treat!
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was in town on business
I was in town on business and stayed at the hotel. I decided to eat in the restaurant in the hotel for convenience. I was delighted with my choice. I had fresh caught sole with lemon butter sauce. It was delicious. I had the gorgonzola salad which was good. The waiter recommended La Crema Chardonnay which was an excellent choice and complemented my dinner quite well. The view was wonderful, the dining room had soft lighting and pleasant music. David, my waiter, was great. My only problem was that it is quite romantic so I missed my husband.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Way exceeded our hopes!
Amazed at the qualityof the food. Avocado and crab tower with gazpacho was so good my husband almost ordered a second one. Asparagus soup was perfect. I literally cleaned both plates with the yummy bread. Loved the grilled salmon with just a touch of bearnaise, not drowning in it. It also had something like a fresh relish thzt balanced and brightened the rich flavors. The special was perfectly seared scallops with saffron and a very fragrant blak and wild rice pilaf. Husband was most pleased with it, thought it better and more generously portioned than what he has had elsewhere. Staff was very attentive and personable. Two tables near us were quite content and both enthusiastically suggesting the signature crab tuffed filet mignon.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food
Great seafood (and even a super steak) along with a very pleasant welcome and prompt service, for sure worth a repeat visit
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall, my wife and I enjoyed
Overall, my wife and I enjoyed the quality of the food, ambience, and service the best. It was our wedding anniversary, so our expectations were higher in the quiet departement. Right next to us were seated a family with an infant/toddler who was boisterous at times. Though fairly well-behaved, we thought the restaurant catered toward a more formal dining experience and not a family environment with kids. On the food department, the vegetable side could have been a little more in the portion size, to balance out the sizeable filet mignon entree. The food was the highlight and that saved the night.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very happy to find some real Italian food and to get away from mainstream fish or steak and fries food in the district. We found all the dishes to be well prepared, tasty and well priced. Pasta vongole was delicious, generous with clams. the crab tower was indeed delicious, delicate not over sauced or spiced. My friend enjoyed the special pasta with mushrooms and sausage. The place was still recovering from their special BIRDS weekend event and dark ravens still stood watching us on timbers in the high ceiling!!
We really appreciated the wine list, with extensive Russian River offerings and a goodly number of half bottles. Service was attentive.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coming from the Boston area, we enjoy Italian food all the time. This restaurant's Italian food was comparable to the best we've ever had. Their wine list included some unusual, significant selections. Waitstaff was friendly & attentive. Beautiful elevated views of Bodega Bay at sunset topped off our dining experience perfectly.
Other reviewers criticized this restaurant's steak dinners, unfairly, as my feeling is you don't order steak in an Italian/Seafood restaurant.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sole ever!
The meal was one of the best we've ever had. It is a quiet place with great views of Bodega Bay. We had one of the best and nicest waiters you could have and the food was superb. The sole was perfectly cooked with incredible flavor and the mushroom ravioli's with sage better were the best I have ever had anywhere. We highly recommend.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & convenient location
We stayed at the Inn at the Tides - after a plane flight & drive out to Bodega Bay we needed to eat at the closest place possible, which was Bay View. The decor is a little outdated; and the 2005 Food Awards on the wall make one wonder what they've been doing between 2005 till now...but every other aspect of the meal and service was top-notch. My wife & I are in our early fifties, and I suspect we were the youngest people there, so if you are looking for a vibrant scene this may not be your cup of tea...but we would not hesitate to return.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was very convenient since we stayed at The Inn at the Tides, plus we received a 20% discount. The staff was extremely friendly and the overall experience was great. Pizza was pretty good, nothing special, but probably not a featured item on the menu either. My wife had a seafood dish, don't recall exactly, and wasn't totally impressed. We split a piece chocolate lava cake. Very average. So to recap, the food was decent, the staff was great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service great view and the chiopino and crab tower were excellent - but the gnocchi special with beets while well conceived and great presentation was overdone. The gnocchi had just been cooked too long, otherwise a great dinner.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant was pleasantly festive and the waiters very attentive (David). All in all, a good experience. Will try again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, especially
The food was excellent, especially the scalloped potatoes. The sun was just setting making for a romantic Thanksgiving dinner. Our waitress was perfect as well as the supporting staff.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic view, super food with an Italian and seafood emphasis.
Well executed and professionally served and the host being very welcoming.
Worth the drive!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM