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Jul 18, 2011 04:21 PM

Two Nights, One day in Healdsburg, 7/24/11

My wife and I are spending 2 nights in Healdsburg after dropping our son off at the Wente Boy Scout camp. Anyone have some current dining suggestions?

We eat at all price points (La Ciccia, Pastores & Mission Chinese Food are a few of our local favorites). So we're open for all suggestions but would probably be looking for more casual, relaxed options.

Bonus points for Tasting Room/Wine Bar suggestions.


Pastores Restaurant
3486 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Mission Chinese Food
2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Scopa , Baci, Spoonbar , Zin etc all casual just opened The Brat House
    There are at least 10 tasting rooms arnd the plaza all within walking distance of each other and above restaurants
    have a great time

    109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

    336 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448

    1. Bovolo (pizza, ice cream, charcuterie) right on the square with a small patio in the back

      Flying Goat Coffee about two blocks up. Downtown Creamery has breads, cookies, and fancier/creamier baked goods.

      (Wente boy scout camp? Hope we get a full report.)

      Has anyone eaten at the new Coppola restaurant and pool (Rosso?) since Bauer reviewed it? I'm especially curious about the pool.

      Downtown Bakery & Creamery
      308 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

      106 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

      Flying Goat Coffee
      419 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

      Flying Goat Coffee
      324 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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      1. re: Windy

        Forgot abt Bovolo they have a great pork cheek sandwitch and great carbonara. I am not sure they are open in evening anymore.
        Have not been to Rustico,not sure here, since Bauer. The short ribs are very good......friends love it and pool is neat idea.

        106 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

      2. Barndiva and Scopa are my two favorites in Healdsburg.

        231 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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        1. re: tom246

          Thanks everyone! I'll try to post an update next week.

        2. I like Ravenous very much. The food is fresh and delicious, and the service particularly charming and efficient. I've written glowing reviews of Taqueria El Sombrero's chilis rellanos in the past. Last time I was at Taqueria El Sombrero, though, they didn't have chili rellanos so I tried a tamale and was dissappointed. I'm not ready to give them a downhill report, but on this visit the tamale was dry and the beans were bland. I also really like Downtown Bakery and Creamery. Everything I've tried there has been exceptional, especially the eclairs and the vanilla cupcakes with butterscotch frosting. I've also eaten at that branch of Cafe Gratitude several times. You probably know whether or not it's your thing, but I have found the food really tasty (not as in tasty for vegan, just really tasty period) and I rather like the affirmations.

          1. Third on Downtown Bakery.

            On the way up or back, Della Fattoria. On the way back, if it's not Sunday, Bud's Custom Meats.

            Della Fattoria
            141 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952

            Downtown Bakery & Creamery
            308 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

            Bud's Custom Meats
            7750 Petaluma Hill Rd, Penngrove, CA

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Downtown Bakery is fine and conveniently located on the Plaza. But most locals find Couteaux much better as a bakery and place to eat. 2 blocks away on Healdsburg Ave