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Jul 28, 2010 09:09 PM

Sonoma + First night in town casual dinner?

I will be flying into SF early tomorrow and making my way to Sonoma for a wedding later in the week, first time. Looking for a medium casual place to sip some wine and have a decent meal while fighting some minor jet lag. I will already be hitting El Dorado on Friday night for a pre-wedding gathering.

Any help would be much appreciated.

BTW, this is my first post here, long time lurker for suggestions when I travel and I have to say a big thanks to all that contribute to this board. For a minor foodie like myself this place is a wealth of great information.


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  1. I was just there last week for the first time and had a great dinner at Della Santina's italian. Really great food, and a lovely garden. My fave meal there. Avoid Maya, the mexican food place. Bland, bland, bland. A local recommended Santina's and we were not disappointed. Also, look into Vella Cheese which is a block from the square. Amazing. Have fun!

    Vella Cheese Company
    315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA 95476

    Della Santina's
    133 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

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    1. re: TheBitchyWaiter

      Great, thank you so much. I was actually just looking at Della Santina's menu. This will be my first time in Cali and will be hitting Napa and SF as well, can't wait.

      Della Santina's
      133 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

      1. re: DTurner

        We also enjoyed the Gundlach Bundschu Winery very much!

      1. re: celeryroot

        La Salette on celerytroot's link is a good bet. I don't remember any Portuguese restaurants in the Detroit area.