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Tra Vigne
Tra Vigne

Tra Vigne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.travignerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (707) 963-4444
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Lunch: Monday through Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday through Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm;
    Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Nash Cognetti
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Tra Vigne caters at many local wineries and private estates. To inquire, please contact our Special Events Department at (707) 963-4449.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tra Vigne has 8 unique private dining venues on site. To inquire about hosting a private event, please contact our Special Events Department at (707) 963-4449.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 29
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of complimentary parking steps from our entrance, with even more available behind Merryvale Vineyards or along Charter Oak Avenue.
A word from Tra Vigne
Tra Vigne is a ristorante set apart among the vines, creating the illusion of an enchanted Italian village. Behind the ivy covered walls are Three distinct environments: The grand dining room with 30 foot ceilings and a hand-carved bar, the courtyard with alfresco service, and the Magnum Library for special events. Chef's creations from antipasti to pastas, entrees and desserts pay passionate homage to traditional Italian cookery. The restaurant's extensive wine cellar features Napa Valley vintners and Italian varietals.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I've wanted to always go here to eat but never planned ahead for dinner. Made my reservations on open table for lunch with 6 friends and it was wonderful. Service was exceptional as well as everything else that matters. Love it."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Again Salvadore was great! He was very knowledgable and for our first time in Napa he made us feel very welcome. Being in the restaurant industry myself I really enjoyed the cuisine. Thanks so much. Rob"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "AMAZING FOOD! My favorite place that we ate in the Napa area. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great place for lunch in St. Helena....Food super...., fresh mozzarella....nice outside dining...beautiful setting and the service was outstanding... Definitely will return on future visits to St. Helena..."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Ultimately, the food was very good and the setting was nice but the service was disappointing. Our server was friendly but missed certain things like replacing silverware for the next course, refilling drinks, etc. However, that was not as bad as when we first arrived. We were just shy of 30min early and seeing that the restaurant was near empty, we were happy to know (after a long day of wine tours) that we would be seated right away. To our surprise and amazement, the not so nice hostess told us that we had to wait as she "sat others first." Perplexed, we looked around (bar, outside, etc) and no one was there! I can understand waiting if there are only 5 tables available and 5 reservations ahead of us, but with a NEAR EMPTY restaurant?!?"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Lunch (brunch) menu was a little limited for this price bracket. However, what selections we had were scrumptious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Drove up from the east bay and was not disappointed . The duck sweet potato hash was fabulous."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had lunch here with our 2 kids (7 and 10yo) and ate outside on the patio (good shade from trees and vines). Overall, the food is good, but the ambience is superior. The interior is very pleasant, but outside is a good choice for lunch. Although I wouldn't call it kid friendly, we felt comfortable with our children - especially outside."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our table under the trees outside was lovely. Great service from all. We love our extremely fresh mozzarella on our caprese bruschetta. Our short ribs and halibut dinners were delicious."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had booked reservations well in advance and arrived on time but had to wait an additional 30 minutes to get our table. We were seated outside which we requested. It is a very nice atmosphere and because it is outside, it wasn't as noisy. The food was fantastic, we had crostini with fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomato which was awesome. The main dishes were well prepared and very tasteful. We did have one issue. The sommelier suggested a wine after we gave him our preferences. The wine list showed it was a 2009. We didn't initially notice that we received a 2011. After bringing this to his attention, he very politely removed this from our bill at the end although we did not make a fuss about it. This was very nice."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Recommended, I found a new favorite place. Great decor, service and food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We love this place. Can't go wrong. Buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes are like grown up candy!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "As we arrived to Tra Vigne we found it tough to find parking overall it was a pleasant experience. Our waiter sang to us in his beautiful Sinatra like voice. Out of all the dishes my gfs and I tasted we highly recommend the short ribs. Heaven!!! I would definitely come again but sit in the patio under the lit trees."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a lovely Italian restaurant with old world charm. The outdoor patio area is beautiful and cozy with overhanging lighted trees, water fountain, rustic wall, etc. The service is excellent and you are allowed to proceed at your own pace. The home made mozzarella appetizer is not to be missed. The home made pasta with rabbit ragout and the beef short rib entrees were wonderful. This is clearly a place that locals also come for a Friday night outing, and the combination of great food and wine with outstanding ambiance makes for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We were visiting wineries in Calistoga/St. Helena area. Had not been to Tra Vigne in many years. Enjoyed our meal immensely. Had a wonderful table outside. Perfect and delicious way to end our day in the wine country."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Amazing place great food, great service our waiter was kind enough to comp the corkage fee upon learning it was our 10th anniversary and we were sharing special wines that had special meaning to us"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The evening was cool and we sat outside. Even had to turn on the heater later. My wife and I were joined by friends and we enjoyed the food. The short ribs were tender, fall off the bone. My wife had the pasta (can't remember the name) with the lamb pieces and wine sauce - it was fantastic! Full of favors. We started with the mozzarella cheese al minuto. Fun appetizer, nice kind of smokey flavor. Had been recommended to us by friends. The wine list was quite extensive, but very, very pricey. The whole menu is also available at the bar."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We came here for my wife's 50th birthday. The modzerlella starter is to die for. The enviornment and service was awesome. The food was also very good. We both had the chicken and we both loved it. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out. We had a great time."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Classic experience that all individuals involved came away from the meal with the same response.....excellent food. Thank you for making our evening with foreign business guest special."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "tra vigne never fails to impress. as a local that has dined at tra vigne countless times, we most recently went with out of town guests and everyone was thrilled with their meal. from the fresh, still warm mozzarella to the smoky carbonara, each dish was delicious. the staff was attentive, friendly and accommodating, as usual. highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We arrived 45 mins. early for our reservation but were still seated in 15 minutes. Our dinner and service was perfect- everything was great. The lamb/pasta dish was well-seasoned as was the asparagus and cheese-filled ravioli, preceded by delicious mozzarella on toast and carpaccio. Our waiter did a wonderful job. The outdoor area is quiet and romantic, overlooking a plaza=like patio. All was very good. It is a little pricey, but well worth it."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I have enjoy the beautiful patio many times over the last 15 years. I will always go a few times a year in good weather. The special melted cheese plate will always bring me back. Pet friendly as well. Great decor inside. A must do"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Have been coming to the valley for years and always try to go to Tra Vigne...always delicious and a wonderful menu...."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was very good, wine list is impressive, we got a very good recommendation for a nice wine with a reasonable price. Very good overall experience, I do recommend."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Been going here for a couple decades, and they remain very solid and reliable. Will go back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner here and started with their mozzarella al minute appetizer. It was the best we have ever had. I had the pork tenderloin and Andy had the halibut. Both were terrific. We went back two days later and had the mozzarella appetizer for lunch! Not to be missed"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Always LOVE Tra Vigne! The house made mozzarella is superb as is everything on the menu. Our server said that there were no specials, but that EVERYTHING was special, she was right!! Oh, and don't forget the strawberry shortcake - we ended up fighting over it ... in a polite and genteel way, of course!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This dining establishment offers it all . . . from their large parking lot to the stunning ambience (inside & out) to the entire waitstaff, beautiful full bar and most of all, fantastic food at reasonable prices. An incredible appetizer is the fresh and creamy Mozzarella "Al Minuto" lightly grilled bruschetta (4 large pieces) drizzled with Napa Valley olive oil & served table side ($14) you'll look at your dining guest(s) and wonder (and trust me, they will too) if getting a second order would be too much (wink) The Halibut in a lemon caper & white wine reduction with mixed pea shoots ($28) was Crazy Good. The creamy risotto with duck leg ($25) was simply Outrageous. One of the best overall restaurants in the Napa Valley, hands down."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Best experience to start our short Napa Valley visit, a wonderful delicious dinner coupled with a great tasting white...from the reservation, to finding a great table outside in the court yard, to a most knowledgeable and polite waiter to the oven baked fish or seafood special dish my friend enjoyed - all was magical and set the tone for our trip. Would highly recommend Tra Vigne to anyone that wants to enjoy great food, ambience, service and wine selection second to none... of course it is most well known restaurant in Napa Valley.... It is as fantastic now as it was 16 years ago when I ate my first dinner there..."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We were in Napa for our 25th wedding anniversary, and choose Tra Vigne to eat on that special day. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food was great, the staff was wonderful, I was in town on business and brought a group and everyone was impressed and loved it. Would go again and recommend to my friends!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Tra Vigne is still one of the best restaurants in the Napa Valley. The food has a distinctive flavor from the wood grill. The rabbit ragu is outstanding. We keep going back year after year and are never disappointed. Top notch."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Not bad at all, but would probably check out other options next time in St. Helena."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "From the moment you walk through the doors to this beautiful restaurant, you feel the spirit and charming ambience. The staff are all cheerful and professional, and the food was delicious. A very nice way to cap off a day in picturesque Napa Valley...and you won't spend a fortune!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Had a very nice meal. Overall, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We had been looking forward to a "Steak for Two" entre , but there were some issues and it wasn't available:-( We were disappointed until we started enjoying our two entres , the back ribs and pork tenderloin . They were both outstanding! Also on Monday's they have some very good wines at half price so we had a $150 bottle for $75... The noise level is prefect , very unusual. Overall we will be back here often. Jack"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We have been coming for years and always find it be fresh and charming and completely satisfying. Patio dining in the evening is perfectly magical. Service is impeccable. And year after year the food remains interesting, delightful and simply wonderful. Every visit is a return to Italy in all it's glory."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The mozarella starter was a big hit. Our group had a salad, shared a whole brick oven roasted fish and had a pasta dish. All good."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We felt rushed in, and it was early ! They did'nt even look up at us. We were given the table outside, that was the furthest away, near a wall. The seats were very hard. Then we asked to be moved , they seemed very disturbed by this request, even though it was empty at the time. The table was small and the food was crammed on the table. When I was served the Whole Fish, the waiter stated that he should really be tipped a Twenty, for deboning the fish. I found the staff to be very unfriendly ! I did not feel comfortable at all, in this restaurant . Very snobbish ! Food was Okay !"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "While there's nearly no such thing as a bad meal in the Napa Valley, some places soar above. Tra Vigne is one of them. We had the most relaxing, awesome Sunday afternoon meal that was heaven, beginning with a caprese salad we assembled ourselves and ending with a death-sentence panacotta. Every molecule of that meal was fresh, vibrant, and tasty. The 2011 Frank Family cab (unbelievably available by the glass) was so good we ended up buying a case from the winery after we got home. The little garden area near the restaurant entrance was charming and perfect for a stroll afterwards. We aren't that far away and will soon return -- with Michigan guests in tow who are in for a big treat."
    Dined on 8/3/2014