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  1. Distance: 0.84mi
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About Aventine Glen Ellen

The Third Branch of Aventine opened last Spring in Glen Ellen featuring a full bar, brewery, and farm fresh to table dishes by Executive Chef Adolfo Veronese. Located in the historic Grist Mill in Glen Ellen, Chef Adolfo and his partners, Rodrigo Nevado and Gian Paolo Veronese, create a modern interpretation of the Italian Osteria experience where old rustic and familiar style is fused with the bounty of flavors native to beautiful Sonoma. Similar to its predecessors in San Francisco and Hollywood, Aventine Glen Ellen is a place to eat, drink, and socialize where everyone feels like familia.

14301 Arnold Drive #32
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Thursday & Sunday: 4:30 - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30 - 10:00pm
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED

Happy Hour:
Thursday: All Night
Wednesday - Friday: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Wednesday 1/2 off on all wine bottles

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 934-8911

Website:
http://aventinehospitality.com/glen-ellen/

Executive Chef:
Adolfo Veronese

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Aventine Glen Ellen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice place for a date.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food, in general, was great. However, the pricey tuna crudo appetizer was far below par. The tuna was not as soft and melt in your mouth good as usually presented at a highly regarded restaurant. It was drowned in a soupy sauce which may have toughened the bite...not sure.

That said, every other item we chose was excellent, especially the Aventine meatball and the Burrata appetizer.
Our server was experienced and excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband had pizza, which was done to perfection. I had chicken which was well seasoned and plated beautifully and quite delicious. Our guest had gnocchi and loved it. Our server was attentive and adorable. The only negative was the bread. It was cold and tasted stale.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had long wanted to try Aventine in Glen Ellen and finally found a reason to stay in the area, which meant I could have dinner there. It was outstanding in every way. The food is divine. Also I tried one of their unique cocktails, which was totally worth it. I couldn’t have asked for a better meal. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came back for a 2nd time because the Gnocchi was soooo good! Fresh, perfect bite size pillows that melt in your mouth. Lots of wonderfully full flavored items to enjoy, including the deserts. If it's warm, eat outside on the patio and enjoy a stroll along the walk way where you'll enjoy many creative sculptures.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The menu has new creative dishes and even old favorites, all with a fresh spin; there is something for everyone, even the pickiest eater. Grab a group of friends and go!

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food is excellent, but I gave it a four star because the selection is very limited for an Italian restaurant. Very good atmosphere and the very nice people.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Aventine is still defining itself here in wine country. It's got a good local vibe but also needs to appeal to tourists; the menu has shrunk recently but the selections are still cosmopolitan, with enough variety, authenticity (Italian with a twist) and originality to encourage frequent visits.
We had a lobster risotto "divine" and a spicy chicken dish followed by a truly fantastic butterscotch panna cotta. Whew.
The bar is wonderful; experienced, professional treatment of classics and the custom crafted drink. Wine list is certainly adequate, not extensive. Hope they recover from the one month wild fire evacuation. Business needs to pick up. But we need this restaurant here: it's solid, dependable and charming for a special event or just a "can't face cooking" kind of night.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had the most amazing service but the absolute best part was the food sooooo delicious!!! We love Aventine, putting them on the 'usual' spot list!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous food and service. A Sonoma favorite.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love this place. Would go here once a week if it fit in my schedule.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Amazing steaks! Great value on wines by the bottle-it was Wednesday so bottles were 1/2 price!! Lauren, our server, was the best! Knowledgeable, friendly and lots of fun!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Such a great experience! The food is fantastic and the wine is even better! If you miss this on your trip you're crazy!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Since it opened some time ago, we have been pretty steady. They have dropped lunch, dropped brunch and the quality has diminished over time. It seems as though they are in trouble and the seams are starting to show.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Outdoor dining was beautiful but the flies were horrible.

Our waiter hovered over us while we worked out splitting the bill, rather rude.

The food was average, it did not WOW us.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We went here two nights in a rowZ. Bothe nights food and service was great. Loved this place and will go back some day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Scenic View, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Nothing quite worked for us at Aventine. We were told only after we were seated that pizzas were not available that night. Disappointing! We ordered drinks and an appetizer, the arancini, which unfortunately arrived well before our drinks. The arancini was dry and we had to eat them accompanied only with water. The entrees were just so so--the wild boar dish had very little meat and the tube pasta dish had a
watery sauce. The service was also hit or miss. We are not returning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was really nice our first time. This time we were seated upstairs which was very warm with no ambience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious food, beautiful outdoor seating. Service was slow but we really didn't mind as the atmosphere was lovely.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Tofu menu item was boring and lacked any flavor. It was a huge disappointment. Texture of Tofuu was like rubber.
Hostess came around after the meal to check on us. We told her the same thing. Perhaps they will make a menu adjustment with feedback.

Several kids were loud and playin under tables. Parents were actually taking photos of kids playing in a 'high end' restaurant. Go figure! Distracting to our party of four.

Staff serving our table was excellent and professional. Even recognized our anniversary with a nice simple desert.

Oso will be the better choice next time for a dining that we were trying to achieve.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was our second venture to Aventine and it was a little disappointing. The evening started well with the door-staff and our table was well-situated for a very hot evening. Cocktails were tasty and delivered fairly quickly. My problem was with somewhat mediocre food. While the first courses were good entries weren't great. I had the tube pasta and it was disappointing as was my neighbors lasagna. Our waiter seemed quite distracted - which made sense later in the evening, but when we started there were only two tables in the dining room, so that was surprising.
We enjoyed our previous visit so much that we will try again as it is a lovely venue - lively and interesting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our only wish is that the chef puts a couple of genuine vegetarian dishes on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Not A great ambience. They did not have a table ready when we arrive. We sat near the entrance and ordered a bottle of wine which then was out of stock. We then order a second bottle and that took a long time for them to fined. Sweet hostess but that's about it.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 30, 2017

My wife an I went to Aventine on a Wednesday evening. Have to admit the appearance of the complex when pulling in was a little concerning, not quite sure what we were getting in to. But, in the end, couldn't have asked for a better evening. Had a 7:00pm reservation, place looked about 75% full, got seated immediately. The menu wasn't huge, but everything sounded great. We ended up sharing a salad, the prosciutto wrapped shrimp, and their daily special pizza - fig & goat cheese & prosciutto. Finished with their salted caramel mousse. Bottom line, food was outstanding, atmosphere relaxed, rustic and open, service very attentive. Made plans to go back later in the week!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Four of us chose Aventine as two had never been. Also I knew of their no corkage on the first bottle policy. I had been there with 3 friends 2 weeks prior and we were not charged corkage on the bottle I brought. Imagine my husband's and my astonishment when our bill arrived and we had been charged $30 corkage on our 2 bottles we had brought. We had expected it on only one. I asked the waiter and he informed us the policy had changed the previous week! No apology from anyone, and no note anywhere to this effect anywhere. I am still mad about this and will be sure to tell Santa Rosa and Sonoma friends why we will not return to Aventine. Plenty of other restaurants to choose from

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The venue is inspiring especially for outdoor dining. Friendly wait staff is comfortably attentive making for outstanding service.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The server was great. The food was very good. It was very loud! It was very hard to hear the person across the table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went to Aventine with a couple of friends and sat out on the patio on the couch. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Perfect evening for our close friends from the East Coast. Great food, good wine list, great service, picturesque setting, and a comfortable woodsy charm. We arrived half hour before our reservation to have a cocktail in the bar with our friends(great cocktails!) and didn't leave until the place closed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great meal great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great creekside dining on large deck and great friendly service. I would come again for happy hour or to eat from the appetizer menu, but for the price the entrees were not that special.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was excellent with service well paced. The staff was friendly and Attentive from a warm greeting and promt seating through each course through settling our check. A really nice evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Have dined at Aventine before but sadly they were understaffed last week - big party on the terrace kept most everyone's attention. Food was still terrific and the ambiance is hard to beat. Just wasn't the outstanding experience of prior dinners there. Will still go back when visiting the area again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It's located in a great old Glen Ellen building, the old grist mill, so great ambience with a fun bar scene. We were upstairs so much quieter, and they do offer outdoor seating. The service was excellent. I think the hit of the night was the Burrata..fantastic. As were the Prawns Gamberini wrapped in prosciutto. My Pork Tenderloin was very good, but my wife wasn't crazy about the fish of the day, Escolar...similar to Swordfish, but not really.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great truffle popcorn. Delicious homemade butter. Kid's pizza was very good. Vegetarian pasta was good but not exceptional. Friendly staff. $$ Popular place in Glen Ellen, CA for those staying locally.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

All of the appetizers were good. The pizza needs help. The dough wasn't crispy but kind of doughy/wet and the toppings were meh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday and we had a fantastic night. The server we had (Toni) was super helpful and friendly. Started with a great bottle of wine along with some truffle popcorn. The Lasagna was tremendous , came out in a cast iron skillet piping hot. Everyone had delicious meals and it was topped off with a desert with a candle on it . The prices were reasonable and the quality was superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Toni, our server, felt like part of the family. Lovely setting and delicious food.

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 (Newcastle)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Disappointing experience at Aventine. It was my nine year anniversary, and I'd mentioned that in my reservation request. Waited 25 min for a table despite having made a reservation 2 weeks in advance. Initially we were told the wait was 5 minutes but after 15 we sat in the bar and ordered a bottle of wine. The hostess was completely unapologetic and did not offer any compensation for the delay (a free drink would've been nice!). We couldn't just transfer to a table; we had to buy the bottle of wine at the bar and walk it to the table. They didn't offer an ice bucket for our wine despite it being 85 degrees outside. Our table was not at all romantic and had a view of propane tanks and an empty Zappos box. They wouldn't seat us near the creek because it was just two of us. Food was unerseasoned and blah (lasagne and the pork loin). Pick one of the other hundred places to eat in Glen Ellen and skip this one!

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 (London)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was amazing. Toni the owner was our server and she was amazing.

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