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May 27, 2010 11:55 AM

Medical treatment at UC Davis next week - any good restaurants nearby?

We just found out that a team of different types of vet. dr.s have agreed to see our very sick puppy next Tuesday, so we will be driving from SF to UC Davis. I have never been to that area.

It will be my husband's 50th birthday, so I would like to enjoy a nice lunch (nothing fancy needed - just good food as opposed to mediocre food). Anyone have any ideas? We are having an Italian dinner back in SF with friends, so preferably not Italian. I am 8 months pregnant so Sushi and most fish is out.

Many thanks in advance.

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    1. I would suggest Tazzina Bistro for lunch in Woodland (about 10 min North of Davis). I've had good experience with their entrees, but dessert is definitely hit-or-miss. Where are you traveling from and what time of day since this could bring Sacramento stops into play.

      Tazzina Bistro
      614 Main St, Woodland, CA 95695

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      1. re: gmk1322

        Thanks. We will be driving up from Southern Marin in the wee hours of the morning. We hope to be done with the dr.s around 1230, and then will be driving back to Southern Marin.

        1. re: gmk1322

          I strongly second this! I've lived in Davis and Woodland for the last 11 years, and I think Tazzina Bistro is the real standout. It's only about a 10 minute drive north on the 113- totally worth the detour. Great sandwiches and salads on the lunch menu, as well as an amazing quiche.

          Hope your puppy is doing better soon!

          Tazzina Bistro
          614 Main St, Woodland, CA 95695

        2. Roughly speaking, in Davis I would recommend Osteria Fasulo (fancy Italian
          restaurant) and Aioli Bodega Espanola (spanish) at the high end (both pricy but
          high quality). Then in the upper mid-range I would recommend Bistro 33,
          Cafe Bernardo, and Seasons (all California fusion type restaurants), Ketmoree
          (Thai) and Village Pizza and Grill (has also fish, meat and pasta dishes besides pizza).
          All are pretty good. The service at Village Pizza can be slow, but the food is always
          quite good.

          Osteria Fasulo
          2657 Portage Bay E Ste 8, Davis, CA 95616

          Aioli Bodega Espanola
          , Davis, CA 95616

          Bistro 33
          226 F Street, Davis, CA 95618

          Cafe Bernardo
          234 D St, Davis, CA 95616

          1. try fuzio new space in downtown consistently good food.

            1. Most UC Davis medical treatments are done at the huge hospital complex on Stockton St. in Sacramento; you might want to check where your test will be performed.

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              1. re: goodfeeder

                It's for their dog, so it's at the Vet School at Davis.