The Plaza Bistro

4.4
362 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Plaza Bistro an eatery in a historic building on the Square in downtown Sonoma. Open Everyday, Appetizers, Daily Chef Specials, Entrees, Full Bar, Salads, Select Boutique Wines.

We provide the perfect blend of service, food and Italian bistro atmosphere for a relaxed meal in the heart of California wine country.
What 362 people are saying
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vipBigPapi
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent for dining and from the bar. Friendly host and bartender and the guests were all having a great time.

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GaryM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner and Great Service. We ate outside so the noise level was very low.

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vipTomB347
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service !!

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vipsektn
E. Tennessee
44 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad our waiter was willing to modify my meal. Starter and entrees were excellent.

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AntoniaF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

San Francisco girl trip

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NarayanV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not the best Italian cuisine one would expect

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Sue77
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the salmon which was prepared well but I was a bit underwhelmed by the tapenade topping. Waiter was very attentive, gave ambience a mediocre star because we were in the parklet. Risotto was fab

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Abigail
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, courteous staff, and great ambiance.

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timdmn
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I stopped in based on recommendations and we really enjoyed our meal, plus friends we made out celebrating a birthday. We shared the beet salad and seafood pasta which were light fresh and delicious. The creme brûlée and affagoto tasted great the Grahams 10yr tawny. The atmosphere was excellent too.

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vip2Sonomadiners
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate lunch and shared the large cheese board, Had the tomato soup special which was really good and a beet salad, very fresh. It was inside but next to an open window so nice air! Recommend this place for sure!

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vipLeesaR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner, everything from salads to wine to mains were great! It was fun to sit outside and take in all the good vibes. The service was excellent as well!!

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vipRAHRAH
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

My wife ordered a glass of Cabernet….. it tasted bad. She told our waiter that she wasn’t going to drink it and asked for something else. He totally ignored her request without even an apology or trying to make it right .

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jillz
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely atmosphere located on the Sonoma plaza. Menu selection and food were good.

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BJBernard
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

found this gem via Open Table and loved being in Sonoma and on the plaza. excellent salad and yummy martini - I had the Sancerre with my meal and my guest got a lovely chardonnay - ordered the fresh sole special and I had the prawns with risotto. Delish! we will be back.

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PaulD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lamb chops special,
Fantastic! Service was exceptional!

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plaza Bistro location is perfect for Sonoma- on the Square, near parking, street ambiance but not objectionable. Menu is broad with solid choices for everyone in our group. The steak was excellent. Thick, juicy, served hot. Mashed potatoes and green beans both done perfectly. Caesar salad was somewhat overpriced but the main course was reasonable for this town.

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Lynn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner, and the service by our waiter, Dominic, was fantastic. Food delicious and nice wine and cock tail selection. We'll be back! We were celebrating a birthday and received a nice visit to the table from the owner with some delicious terra misu. Wonderful experience, and I love the outdoor street dining.

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DeborahT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Th fritto misto came our cool and some sarachi would have added some flavor to the bland mayo. Salmon sandwich as ok.

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vipDrkevinz26
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was outstanding- loved the carpaccio! Service was great.

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HankF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, great service, somewhat bar like for ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was very disappointed to find out that they accepted our reservation at the same time they were planning on closing. We arrived 10 min early to a 7pm reservation and there was never any indication that they would be closing early. We did not receive an email, phone call nor did it indicate special holiday hours on their website. We were rushed through dinner and felt pressure the whole time. The meal did not justify the hassle. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I liked the restaurant’s location but the menu did not excite me. Overall the experience was okay but not memorable.

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eapfoto
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice service, nice location. Food is only average for the price compared to other spots in the square.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was bland and overpriced for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is. A great little spot on the plaza for a nice casual lunch. We enjoyed our salads and Sandwhiches

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susanc
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was quite wonderful. Our server, Daniel, was very attentive and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend! We ended the dinner with dessert and a Mexican coffee which was amazing.

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vipfood4thought
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Small plate offerings are fun to share. Decent gluten free opt options.

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vipheidia
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’m always happy at this local restaurant. The beet salad is excellent. Reliable food and service.

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vipPattiS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was lunch. We shared a charcuterie plate and each had the rolled egg plant. It was fantastic!

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MassimilianoL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service and poor food, pasta over cooked. Overpriced.
I will not recommend it at all.

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Lambie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great meal and great service. Would definitely recommend.

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vipAdamS
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining on a Monday afternoon
Good menu selection and good drinks
Nice job with Covid issues
Recommend and would return

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viphealthy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, did a good job with covid and outside dining

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SusanF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining-covid Safe- Attentive Staff and delicious breakfast!

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BarbaraT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and outside dining - what more could you want! The crab cake, pasta, and mussels were perfectly prepared. Service was impeccable!

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vipeves
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. E we had carpaccio & crab cake as starter. Dinner was lamb lollipops & pork piccata. Courses were 5 star, Service THE BEST!

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing place. The food was hands down spectacular. I had the Pork Picatta and it was soooo good. I wish I could go there weekly to get my new favorite dish! You must visit!!

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Lambie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful place to have a wonderful dinner. Food is always great and so is the service.

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vipMichaelC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Martin, Daniel, and the entire staff, do everything possible to create a warm, receptive environment through friendly service. They are always there when needed, and give you space to enjoy your evening. The food is excellent, and the presentation perfect. A top performer on the Sonoma Plaza.

FAQs

The Plaza Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 996-4466.

The Plaza Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.