Napa: Clemente's malfatti at Val's Liquor?
When I was having breakfast at Alexis Baking, I noticed a sandwichboard for an Italian Deli next door.
I walked in and there was a walk-up window for ordering various items such as malfatti and other pastas, pot roast and a few other things.
I remembered a discussion about malfatti sold out of a liquor store. This place also offered a discount for bringing your own container ... but .. it just didn't sound exactly the same. There was a banner over the door celebrating a first anniversary and from my memory the malfatti place was a long-time Napa institution.
Doing a search it was this other place I was thinking of
Malfatti and Ravioli from Lawler's Liquors, Napa
It turns out the family that once sold at The Depot is now at Val's ... at least according to yelp. Anyone tried the food here?
Clemente's at Val's Liquor
1531 3rd St, Napa, CA
Did a report of the Clemente's malfatti compared with Lawler's here
I forgot to add the menu
Ravioli $4.50 per dozen
Malfatti $4.50 per dozen
Gnocci $5.50 per dozen
Spaghetti $4.50 per pint, $9 per quart
Minestrone soup $5 per pint, $9.75 per quart
Meat sauce $6.75 per pint, $12 per quart
Bread $3 per loaf, $1.75 half loaf, $1 quarter loaf
Green salad $3 each person
Beef pot roast $8.99 per pint
Chicken saute sec $7.99 per pint
Veal scallopini $10.99 per pint
Scallopini sandwich $7.99 each
Pot roast sandwich $6.99 each
If you don't bring your own containers here's the charges
Pint 45 cents
Quart 55 cents
There's also a $40 family dinner that feeds 4-6 that includes ravioli, malfatti, minestrone soup, loaf of bread, spaghetti and 2 liter soda ... container charge $3.35 ... bring your own.
While I preferred Lawler's malfatti, I plan to try one of the sandwiches in the future. It is a really cool set up. Walk up to the little window in the liquor store and they give you a receipt where you pay at the liquor store register. Then take a seat and wait.
Peering through the window there's a kitchen with lots of action going on ... pots being stirred, veggies being chopped.
Until Places can be updated, here's the hours
Tue-Sun 11am - 8 pm
Liquor store hours
Mon-Sat 7am - 11pm
Sun 7am - 10 pm
Vals liquor is the guy that did malfatti and raviolis at the Depot a Napa Italian Restaurant for many years where you would bring in your pot/container entering thru the back at the kitchen and they would fillerup.The Depot closed several years back and that restaurant has changed many times. Its currently a new italian restaurant that just opened a few months ago.Its in a hard to find location behind a used auto lot on Soscal. The Depot man opened his malfatti/ravioli buisness at Vals about a year ago,
I dont think there malfatti's or raviolis are very good there like mush
However Lawlers liquor on Jefferson sales malfatti/ravioli and they are very good. You can bring in a container or they have them. They also sell lasagne that the mother makes in the back kitchen and you take home and bake. Its good its a bargain and feeds a truck load of people.
Yeah, I liked Lawler's malfatti better, but I'm intrigued by the pot roast.
Have you had one of the sandwiches at Lawlers? I'm intrigued since they are $3.50 and I'm wondering if they come on the Italian bread.
Have you tried the latest incarnation of that Italian restaurant in the Depot location?
2232 Jefferson St, Napa, CA