Service was very good, the somm excellent... our pizza delicious and arrived steaming fresh from the wood burning oven, but the pie took 30 min to make the table.
My only serious critical comment... we ordered different 3 pastas for the table to share. One was outstanding, the other good, but the 3rd, mussels with linguine, was thrown together terribly. Seems like they had run out of mussels, so without saying anything to our table, the kitchen threw in some clams. That would have been ok, but everything else in the presentation was off. The shellfish were overcooked, a massive clump of garlic was in the mix, there was next to no liquid, no sauce, the seasoning was off, and most certainly no acid. I love mussels, and our table was looking forward to the dish. Guess that's what we get for being a late reservation.
We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday. Food was delicious but the kitchen was backed up so it took a while to get our food. They were busy and did the best they could. We love this place and will continue to come back.
Sadly, we were given a recommendation for the restaurant and advised to cancel our reservation with another local Napa restaurant. We did so, but...
The energy is great but the food is not on par. Ordered a salad which turned out to be a bed of greens, light vinaigrette, and an overwhelming mess of Parmesan cheese. Awful. The overall result was fatiguing with Parma taste. My husband’s pasta was very good. My own pasta dish was again over spiced. Was our least favorite restaurant in Napa Valley.
Always amazing the salami plate of housemaid cured meat is so good everything we ever have had here is always awesome and authentic
sORRY. BUT THEIR FOOD IS OVER SALTED. i HAD A BEET SALAD AND IT WAS LOADED WITH SALT.
THEY APOLOGIZED AND DID NOT CHARGE US. I HAD THE PORK RAGU PASTA WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT HAD IT BEEN A LITTLE LESS SALTY.
THE MARSCAPONE PANNA COTTA WAS OUTSTANDING.
OUR SERVER AND THE BUSSERS WERE GREAT
THE HOSTESS IS RATHER RIGID AND NEEDS SOME HOSPITALITY TRAINING, DID NOT SEEM TOO ENJOY HER JOB.
This was an amazing find in Napa!! I had the ragu and my mom had the pesto pasta....absolutely delicious!!! I’ll be sure to visit every time I’m in Napa!
Great everything. We went for a quick Mother’s Day breakfast. Everything was absolutely fabulous.
Went for a birthday. Those handmade noodles are a dream.
We make the 50 min drive to go to Oenotri 3 or 4 times a year because we love the food. We always enjoy it--whether it's just for a pizza or for a full-on big meal for a special occasion. This time we were disappointed in the service--it's usually terrific but tonight, altho everyone was working full tilt and meant well, the timing was just way off. It took forever to get water on the table and even order drinks. Plates sat for way too long after we had finished eating. We probably would have ordered dessert but it just was taking forever and we had a serious drive back home (we were relaxed and having fun--not rushing--but still ... too long). The wait staff seemed distracted and unable to manage the flow. We understood that it was a busy Saturday night but it just seemed off compared to other times. The food was fantastic. We'll be back and hope they coordinate the bussing and table service a little better next time.
I loved this place. The atmosphere was casual but elegant. The service was perfect. The food was delicious. The pasta dishes we had were house made and the halibut that we ordered melted in your mouth. Must have ricotta panacotta for desert. Wonderful place to eat in downtown Napa.
Best pizza I've ever eaten. Such a good olive oily crust.
Lovely place with great good,especially the pizza. However it is extremely noisy!
We had absolutely super food and service - this restaurant is highly recommended. We will return next time in Napa.
Food was awesome-- too loud to have a conversation
The GIGLI WITH ARUGULA PESTO, GARLIC, MEYER LEMON, PINE NUTS AND PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO was extremely salty and was not tasty.
Based on 5 visits over two years, most recently on 5/8/2018: Exceptional interpretation of northern Italian food, deep Italian oriented wine list, enthusiastic table service and knowledgeable somms and sensitive wine service. On our last visit I brought a magnum of an older Barolo to the restuarant three hours before our reservation and when we arrived it had been perfectly handled and was ready for our first taste. I cannot imagine a better dining experience in the Napa Valley.
If I could eat here everyday, I would! Amazing food, service and ambiance. Thanks so much for always taking such great care of us.
We went to Oenotri with a large group (9 people). The pros: The food was all very good, our table was ready when we arrived and our server was very accommodating. He brought bread and oil to the table when asked, allowed the kids to share plates and was willing to split the check four ways. Decor was nice. The cons (for our group): The noise. This restaurant is very popular (the food is good and at a reasonable price point for the area) and was full during our visit. The modern decor features hard surfaces which do not absorb sound well. As a group of 9 we were seated at a long table in the main dining room. The noise was such that we were only able to converse with the people sitting directly beside us instead of with the whole party. There is some limited outside seating which may have been quieter but it was too cold for us to venture outside on the night in question. I would recommend this restaurant to people who can handle a lot of background noise and who are going on a date or with a smaller group. Based on the food and service I would go back again, but only as part of a small group or with outside seating as I like to be able to enjoy conversation with my dinner.
This is our 2nd visit but it has been a few years since we been there. The menu is ever changing as it is seasonal & fresh. Last visit we found the menu more limited for pickier eaters but this time found it more well-rounded. My husband had a spicy porchetta over pasta - the waitress was correct in warning him that it was spicy! He loved it though. I enjoyed the short rib with Farro, snow peas & fennel - wonderful flavors & delicious. We splurged on dessert & shared the chocolate gelato with a shot of amaretto (what?!) and ricotta lemon "doughnuts" that were more like beignets & were yummy! We'll definitely be back.
The food was excellent, as always, and the wait staff was attentive and friendly, but the noise level made conversation a little challenging.
Amazing! The best homemade pasta and the pizza was incredible.
The fried cavolo nero is so good, it's hard to share. I'll need my own order next time. Pasta dishes have never failed me. Gigli with pesto has perfectly toasted pine nuts. Oenotri is a must-have every time I'm in Napa.
Nice food but louder than we had anticipated.
Found this gem in downtown Napa! Great atmosphere and food was extrodenary good. The signature cocktails were delightful and the scene was hopping. Definitely a place to try away from Yountville or other valley hot spots. Definitely will be back.
Always good. Our Napa favorite
We had a great pizza and salads and the service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back and try the pastas. Perfect location and a lovely restaurant.
No acknowledgement of my special occasion as requested, slow to get served beverage. Food was excellent though.
Wife’s 60th birthday. Our dining experience was an important part of our weekend celebration. It was all good
The food here was amazing. We had a salumi plate, roasted artichokes, an unbelievable raw asparagus salad with Meyer lemon , and pasta with a fava bean pesto. Cocktails were lovely as well. Our server was knowledgeable , friendly and the meal was reasonably priced for the quality. We will be back!
We were visiting from out of state. We dined here per our friend’s recommendation and could not have been happier. Friendly staff and absolutely delicious food. Definitely get a pizza if you go!!
From the charcuterie to the imaginative pasta dishes, this is the best place in downtown Napa. the wine list features some tremendous values as well as upscale unique selections.
Service was terrible. Waiter never checked on us and never asked if we enjoyed the food.
The service was great. The halibut wasn’t hot enough and the entree didn’t wow me.
We hadn't been at Oenotri for few months. We had a delicious halibut, juicy and full of flavor from the sauce that acompanied it. We a pizza to die for, it was flavorful and crunchy. Great crust! I had the beet, orange avocado salad which was scrumptious and my husband had the green salad that was also very good and fresh. We each had a glass of the Italian Pinot Grigio that complemented our meal very well.
Service was perfect!
The service was terrible. Our waiter didn't explain anything on the menu and never checked on us. When we needed something we had to flag someone down. No one ever asked us how we liked everything. Wished we would have chosen another restaurant in Napa. :(
Awesome menu.. great experience...will go back!
Food was very good and creative. Service on point as well.
Oenotri is like a white truffle...you can never get enough.
My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We were delighted with our service--both our waitress and the wine sommelier were outstanding! Our waitress was attentive while allowing us privacy, she was lovely and gave us some great advice about the famous salumi menu at Oenotri. Our wine sommelier, Madison, was so informative and also helped us choose the right wine for us and our dinner. We wanted to try an Italian wine, but we are not as familiar with them--Madison helped refine our choices. We had a fabulous bottle and good/fair price. The food was also very good--we had a salumi plate to start, shared a pasta and shared a main dish (halibut). We had way more food than we needed, but it was fun to try different things. The pasta dish was much more generous than we had expected. They surprised us at the end with our choice of dessert and a nice Italian sparkling red dessert wine. We picked the "donuts". OUT of this WORLD good and the wine was a nice way to finish the evening. Can't say enough how nice the dinner was. Thank you, Oenotri, for a memorable evening.