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About Depot Hotel Restaurant

The DEPOT HOTEL is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in a stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a serious passion at the DEPOT HOTEL Restaurant--whether it is making house made salumi and charcuterie, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt the Chef enjoys whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for lunch or dinner...or just drop into the Vinoteca for some small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine with a friend.

241 1st Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Open New Years Day. Open Valentines Day. Special Champagne Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day and Dinner both days. Located One block from Sonoma Jazz Festival in May. Fourth of July "Fireworks View Buffet Dinner." Open Thanksgiving Noon through 7 pm. Open New Years Eve 5 pm on.

Cross Street:
Spain Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 938-2980

Website:
http://www.depotsonoma.com/

Parking Details:
We have parking in our own private lot, just past the building through the big wrought iron gates. In addition, there is a large free public lot directly across the street. Street parking with no time limit is also available directly in front along 1st St West.

Executive Chef:
Antonio Ghilarducci

Private Party Facilities:
The DEPOT HOTEL does private parties for groups of all sizes. Charming private rooms are available--as well as the poolside terraces overlooking the reflection pool and Italian garden. Menus, whether passed hors d'oeuvres or seated meals, can be customized for your special event. Our specialty is rustic Northern Italian cuisine, but we frequently do Classic French cuisine, Spanish cuisine, including tapas tables, Wine Country and Californian cuisine, Mediterranean menus, including Moroccan and Greek...tell us your ideas and we can make it happen! Our staff has over 20 years experience coordinating relaxing, flawless events for our guests. As always, pricing is extremely reasonable, with no facility rental fees.

Private Party Contact:
Gia Ghilarducci: (707) 938-2980

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Depot Hotel Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.7

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4.3

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (11)
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Worth the Drive (10)
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was quick and food was fantastic as usual.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Honestly, this was Top 5 best italian food we’ve had in our entire lives!! SOOOO good! And SO glad we went!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Awesome place. We plan on returning every year! Front of the house was great, wait staff great, kitchen prepared an amazing meal! Ambiance cannot be beat! You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This has been my favorite restaurant for many years this time food was very disappointing. The server was really abrupt and my coffee cup was dirty. Very disappointed as I always loved this place

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very quant outdoor patio with delicious food.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Eggplant lasagna was delicious. Nice wine list and a beautiful view.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wow" great ambiance , Friendly people, helpful, gives their undivided attention. Right out of Italy.
Food was outstanding, we had the Fresh Salmon and the Lasagne , best we every have
Experienced. Lasagne was straight out of Italy , fresh noodles, ricotta was fresh, and the sauce was medium thickness and it wasn't over backed. Fresh Salmon just melts in your month, cooked to perfection.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 2, 2017

All of the food was great, especially the desserts. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Been there several times and it is reliably good food and a good experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Almost like eating at an Italian villa - outdoor poolside seating, a fountain in the pool, lights strung all around. This was a repeat visit and, again, a delightful experience. The menu contained 5 pasta items, 5 pizza items and 6 main entrees, enough for every taste. Both of us enjoyed delicious veal scaloppine with mashed potatoes, green beans and lots of mushrooms. Of special note was the extensive and unusual antipasto menu - I enjoyed the cotechino (grilled pork sausage, poached apricots and cherries. Also a varied dessert menu. Great service and easy parking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

This was our second time dining here. We love the food and the atmosphere. We will definitely come here again if we are in town. We drove from Minnesota and had to stop here before heading back home.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food. I always love going to the Depot restaurant. it feels very local. On this occassion, there was a fairly noisy group in the back, but other than that, the whole experience was great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The setting outside is beautiful. The food was awesome! I would come back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Although the Food was delicious and We were seated at a nice table overlooking the pool/fountain, the service was very disappointing. We were definitely the forgotten table. The waiter took our order promptly but it quickly went downhill after that. Our salads came but the waiter forgot to bring us our wine. We couldn't even find him to remind him and I had to get up from the table to let the hostess know. He apologized for forgetting but once he brought the wine, He came by once to ask us if our meal was ok and we didn't see much of him after that. We had to refill our own wine glasses throughout dinner and waited way longer than we should have to have our plates removed once we were done. The worst part is that it was my mom's 92nd birthday and he never acknowledged it, even though we saw several people around us getting served their dessert with a candle and a Happy birthday wish. My mother was disappointed and I was annoyed. When the service is bad, it pretty much ruins the whole experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Service was not great, seemed rushed and understaffed. Food was just ok. Had to return burnt pizza but server did so with no problem. I was a little disappointed by the overall experience and don't know if I will visit again. Restaurant is a typical spot we bring guests in from out of town, think I may search for the next spot.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Loved the ambiance and the service was spot on!! All of the dishes at our table were shared and each was delicious! Thanks for the gracious hospitality!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The Depot Hotel is the perfect place for a casual dinner.The wonderful outdoor patio was just perfect for a fall evening. The service was exceptional and the varied menu a delight.
However, though I have several favorites I would heartily recommend their chicken, eggplant or
osso buco. Enjoy

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

My Chicken came considerably over cooked. The server was uninterested . The food took quite a time to arrive. My guests enjoyed their meals.
Tends to the noisy side.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We chose this restaurant when we stayed in Sonoma for the weekend. We have been to Sonoma many times and never ate here. The outdoor courtyard is lovely and the tables surround what use to be a swimming pool however It was transformed into a lovely "fountain".
The server was attentive and the food was reasonably priced, quite tasty and not overly "foody" as some of the wine country restaurants tend to be.
I would absolutely eat here again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Lovely outdoor patio and attentive staff . We have dined here many times , food is consistently good and the restaurant has been owned by the same family for many years which insures continued quality .

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a group of ten and they handled it pretty well. The outdoor area is very conforatable and the food is solid.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Long time customers our favorite place for lunch and dinner. Every year we always celebrate our wedding anniversary at the restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We brought our 95-years-young friend for a lovely dinner. The waiter took great care of us and the food was wonderful - as always. As locals, this place is a favorite.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I had not been to Depot Hotel for some time. My other friends suggested it, so I agreed. I would definitely return and will spread the word. Our server (sorry, forget his name, alas!) was outstanding. Not only was he helpful with the menu and answering our questions but he realized we needed "catch up" time and did not rush us. The pours of wine were very generous and prices reasonable (for Sonoma certainly) I ordered the salmon rillette and it was outstanding: salmon, scallops...served with a small green salad. We were seated poolside and spent a lovely 2 hours, enjoying ourselves, the food, the ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had an unforgettable meal at the Depot Hotel. Our server was beyond personable and the food was excellent.

The ambiance of sitting around a beautiful bubbling fountain under the lights in the courtyard was unforgettable. We actually had a rough day of travel, airports and rental cars and we we got to dinner in Sonoma that evening - it was all worth it once we were sat down for dinner

Highly recommend Also very good value.

Would love to come back someday soon

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Relaxing atmosphere, professional service, decent spacing between tables (inside)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Sonoma normally results in something to eat on the square. We ventured off the beaten path based on our daughter's recommendation. What a find!! Food is phenomenal, ambiance is second to none. Wine selection-off the charts. We will not forget this gem! Please, don't go because I don't want to fight you for reservations!!! ;)

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful evening at Depot Hotel. Great service and food. Loved the eggplant lasagna.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I love going to The Depot. The fountain in the center of the pool gives such a serene sound as you enjoy your excellent meal. Very relaxing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

After the short walk a block north of the plaza, and you're wondering if you're going the right direction, this little gen is hidden away in an old hotel. Seating is outdoors on a beautifully landscaped open air patio surrounding a pool. Lights fill the sky and all the trees for a truly beautiful ambience. We had the Bolig near and the lamb entrees- both very good (the chef wrote down the ingredients in the bolognese), all finished with a lovely Barolo. Put this on your list for Sonoma restaurants.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great pasta and wine. Enjoyable outdoor dining. Excellent dessert and coffee to finish the meal. Very friendly staff. Reservations at 7 but arrived early for wine. Table available early and welcoming staff.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

If it weren't for the yellow jackets and flies, this would be a beautiful place for a meal. At one point will I was sitting back waiting for the yellow jackets feasting on my pasta to be done only to have the "bus lady" shoe them away and away was directly at ME!

The food itself was good and they also start you off with a huge chunk of fresh sourdough and nice soft butter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Not enough Italian selections . Limited menu. Common dishes only. Was disappointed!!!

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Terrific Italian restaurant away from the Sonoma Plaza. Beautiful outdoor seating by the pool. During the winter I like to sit in the "Garden Room" which overlooks the pool. Loved the orchard salad and the veal scallopini!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Have been going there for many many years. Food always delicious and perfectly prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The Depot Hotel is our favorite restaurant in a town known for good restaurants. It has the best combination of food, ambience, and location, with great outdoor seating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a delicious dinner sitting by the lovely pool and fountain. Would highly recommend the tagliatelle bolognese, although the pizza was very average.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

food and service was great, as always...one of our favorite Sonoma dining spots.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The Depot's food is wonderful, fresh and unfussy. Love the pool and outdoor seating. But the wait staff is awesome! We had Leslie and she knows her stuff! The gal at the front, Shannon is it? ( She has lovely red hair) is charming - funny and always accommodating. The Depot is our go-to restaurant for a relaxed, delicious meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our second visit to this wonderful restaurant but this time, in July, we were able to sit on their beautiful terrace, around the pool and its fountain. Idyllic. The food was as exceptional as the first time. The four of us shared a salad and the duck terrine. Two of us had the tuna which was cooked perfectly and accompanied by a delicious salsa of tomatoes and pickles. Other main dishes were veal scallopini and shrimp Louie and they were judged to be terrific. For dessert we had the warm limoncello cake and 3 gelatoes. It was difficult to decide which flavor of gelato was best (maybe the peanut butter?) and the cake was terrific with the gelato. Our waiter steered us to a wonderul white wine. All in all, while a pricey meal, still an impressive meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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