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Aug 27, 2006 01:25 AM

Casual dinner in Napa

We're looking for a dinner in Napa (potentially downtown) that is moderately priced. We're in for the weekend for a harvest party, and we're also taking in Cyrus in Healdsburg one evening. Any thoughts on a nice casual dinner?

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  1. I like Celadon--good food with a casual atmosphere.

    1. Try Bounty Hunter or ZuZu.

      1. Cuvee on Soscol is getting a lot of buzz, also Uva has straight ahead Italian food with HUGE portions and a nice, young hands-on-ownership vibe. The Foothill Cafe changed hands recently and is owned by a woman who used to be chef at Gordon's in Yountville and she is supposed to be doing a nice job.

        1. I always enjoy Bistro Don Giovanni...get a table outside or in the fireplace room.


          1. Uva Trattoria is always nice for a easy, casual dinner. it is more popular with locals than tourists.

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            1. re: withalonge

              That's exactly the type of place we are looking for - not touristy, just good local food. Thanks for the recommendation.

              1. re: HMK

                You might like Pearl or Foothill? Grill. Casual and unassuming but very good food!

                1. re: chocolatetartguy

                  I've had spotty service at Foothill the past two times I've gone since July. Not sure what is going on there.

                    1. re: Non Cognomina

                      New cook too? I thought that the original owner was the cook and worked with Serrano at Masa's. I ate at FH last Fall.

                  1. re: HMK

                    Zinsvalley fits that description too. Haven't been in a while, but it was consistently good. Run a search on the board for some recent posts, and google will probably get you to their website.