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“If It Weren't for the Food...”
Review of Oenotri

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Ranked #39 of 299 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: School Street
Description: Oenotri serves southern-Italian cuisine in the heart of the famed Napa Valley wine country, with a daily-changing menu of rustic dishes built around the freshest local product available. Opened in 2010, Oenotri is reflective of a passion for handcrafted food, offering a menu with more than 20 different types of house-made salumi, an array of handmade fresh and dry pasta, exclusive olive oil sourced from within the Napa Valley, breads made daily in-house, and of course a huge variety of produce sourced from its own farm.
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our reservation was for 8:00 PM and we weren't seated until 8:30. When our server finally made it over to see if we wanted a drink he discovered we didn't have a wine list and ran off to find one. He didn't return for at least 10 minutes. Apparently they don't print them any more since they change frequently so he had to find an electronic device. We ordered wine and an appetizer. The food arrived several minutes before the wine. Our dinners showed up in a reasonable amount of time. I must say they food was wonderful but the service was terrible. I had to think long and hard about a "very good" rating. Believe me when I say it was really all about the food.

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Thank Johna M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Really nice restaurant in downtown napa. We sat outside in the patio. It was really pretty, and they had heaters in case we got cold.
We ordered the funghi pizza, the rabbit wrapped in pancetta, the pana cotta, and the cream puffs. All of the food was very good.
For cocktails we had the two gingers and another grapefruit one (the name escapes me). The two gingers was fantastic, with a perfect blend of bourbon and spicy ginger beer. Really good. That other grapefruit cocktail was just simply too bitter to enjoy. We returned it and they happily replaced it with another two gingers cocktail.
Service was fabulous. We had a young waiter, who was around anytime we needed something, described everything precisely, and was super entertaining.
Overall, nice restaurant, with good food, great ambience, and fabulous service.

Thank alicia m
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived a bit travel weary to be greater by great service and delicious food. In an area where The French Laundry is competition, some great restaurants can be overlooked. Three of us split a simple salad, a simple pasta, a simple pizza and a recommended bottle of red wine and they were all fantastic. Good ingredients, well seasoned and nicely presented. The food was intriguing without being bizarre. It’s the kind of place I would go for a special occasion or a spur of the moment casual meal, a difficult balance to strike. There might be other places to go in Napa Valley for your big splurge, but this should be on the list for an lovely evening out.

Thank Sails4Fun
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, accommodating and great overall experience
How much more needs to be said

Thank Russ L
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

had the margherita with added sausage` pizza, crust bit too chooey, would have liked it more crispy. pasta very tasty with barely visible meat in its sauce

Thank cyonggil
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