Napa Valley Journals

Napa Locals Share Favorite Restaurants

A travel journal to Napa Valley by Barb B

Downtown Joes Brewery and Restaurant Photo, Napa Valley, California More Photos
Quote: Napa Valley has is a place of fantastic natural beauty, known throughout the world for its fabulous wine. Recently, it's become a destination of the rich and famous. Numerous brochures and websites are avialable, but I will try to give you some Restaurant Info through the eyes of a "Local."

Napa Locals Share Favorite Restaurants

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Napa Valley Photo, Napa Valley, California
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As a Local, I feel especially pleased to share some of my personal experiences with you. Napa has world famous Restaurants, cooking schools, wineries and culinary experiences, but we also have a good share of just plain wonderful "undiscovered" places--still a good bargain, in spite of California's reputation as the land of "New Millionaires"!! Quick Tips: Please feel free to leave me a message if you have questions about restaurants or facilities in the Napa Valley. I live here, and I love my Valley--I'm very pleased to share it with you!Best Way To Get Around: Transportation in the Napa Valley is somewhat challenging. Rent a car at the airport and drive to Napa,...Read More

Downtown Joe's Brewery and Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Downtown Joes"

Downtown Joe's Brewery and Restaurant Photo, Napa Valley, California
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A fun and pleasant restaurant/tavern for casual dining right on the Napa river. Located next door to the downtown Veterans' Park, with both indoor and outdoor seating available. An innovative menu provides some especially good sandwiches at lunch. This is also a microbrewery and offers special 'beers of the month' and selected tastings. You can even check out the on-site antique brewing equipment. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and 'open mike' on Tuesdays. MY SPECIAL TIP: On rainy winter mornings Downtown Joes is a perfect place for breakfast...sit inside, upstairs and watch the ducks on the river while you enjoy a hearty Downtown Joes ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Downtown Joe's Brewery and Restaurant
902 Main Street
Napa Valley, California 94559
(707) 258-2337

Genova Delicatessen

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Restaurant | "Genova Italian Deli & Ravioli Factory"

Genova Delicatessen Photo, Napa Valley, California
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This authentic Italian Delicatessen located in an unpretentious shopping area along one of Napa’s busiest streets is a hands-down favorite among local residents and has gained a respected reputation with returning tourists. Garlic strings, salami and prosciutto rounds hang above the long deli case. Over 100 varieties of Formaggio (cheeses) from all over the world are displayed and available to purchase by the pound for take-home. Refrigerated homemade sauces, ravioli, fresh pasta, torta, tortellini and gnocchi are also pre-packaged for easy take-home preparation. Long counters display imported delicacies: Italian sweets, pastries, olive oils, vinegars and coffees. Seasonal specialties such a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2001

Genova Delicatessen
1550 Trancas Street
Napa Valley, California 94558
(707) 253-8686

Ruffino's Cucina Italiana

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Ruffino's Cucina Italiana Photo, Napa Valley, California
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This third generation, Family owned Italian Restaurant boasts a clientele of both dedicated locals and tourists on return visits. Serving Classic and contemporary Italian cuisine since 1942, this well-known classic restaurant is just two blocks East of Downtown Napa. A casual and informal atmosphere pervades with homey - photos and memorabilia decorating the entry walls. The decor is understated with overhead fans, framed family photos, vases of dried flowers, small fountains and art-deco lighting. A comfortable bar is set in a separate room with polished redwoods and a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant menu begins with a lovely list of antipasti: Bruscetta con pomadora (spicy ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2000

Ruffino's Cucina Italiana
645 First Street
Napa Valley, California 94559
(707) 255-4455