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sonoma restaurant choices...need to confirm

I decided to book a last minute trip to Sonoma with my SO for 4th of July. we will be there Sun eve thru Wed...July1-4. My husband wants italian 1st night so I picked
Della Santina and Meritage. Which is better?

I also want to try El Dorado Kitchen 1 night because it sounds like a fun, hip place> I have read it is comparable to a Miami Beach scene. We were just in Miami last month and had a great time. I think this night will also be a drinking night as I have heard they have good drinks and a fun bar scene. I also read the girl and fig is good...would it be better to go to EDK for drinks and G&F for dinner?

I still need 1 more place...maybe a good tasting menu. We dont mind driving, but dont want to go to Napa Valley.

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  1. General's Daughter. 'Nuff said. Talk to Chef Dishman - he'll do a tasting menu with pairings.

    1. on a side thing to do you might want to check out the The Kitchenette- inside the El Dorado Hotel, El Dorado Kitchen pastry chef Octavio Alcantar is running this new cafe.

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      1. re: Lori SF

        So Generals Daughter for a tasting menu. What about italian night and should we go to EDK for lunch or dinner?

      2. hmmm...I think I'd recommend The Girl & The Fig for lunch; they do tasting menu w/wine flights. I enjoyed Della Santina; but since I've not yet been to Meritage, I can't compare. You'll enjoy good solid Italian @ DS.

        1. One of my favorite meals was at Della Santina. I live in San Francisco and have chowed my way through the city, but the meal I had at Della Santina was fabulous and very reasonable. The place wasn't hyped up, but the service, food, and owner were amazing. My husband and I are planning another trip to Sonoma soon just to eat there. I know the other places are supposed to be amazing, but this was about as good as it gets.

          1. I can NOT recommend Della Santina. I always found the food to be mediocre at best. Duce is another place you could try.