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Feb 16, 2012 02:04 AM

Advice for Petaluma,Novato and Sebastapol

Will be in the Petaluma,Novato and Sebastapol area for the upcoming Presidents Day Weekend and could use a few recommendations on favorite eateries. Thank you.

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  1. Hole in the Wall, Sebastapol, breakfast and other meals

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    1. re: wolfe

      Has service improved at Hole in the Wall? A friend went before the holidays -- loved the food at lunch or breakfast (I forget), but it was a 1-person operation & tremendously sloooooow.

      "Food was good, but didn't justify the wait". He even talked to the cook/server/owner about it because as a local resident, he really wanted the place to succeed. Reply was that Hole in the Wall was trying to find some good permanent help. Did they?

      1. re: Stephanie Wong

        Haven't been since my last visit to Walker Apple farm when we had no serving difficulties. That would be early Fall. Don't get t\out there much so try to combine a little if everything, breakfast at Hole, apple pickup, snack at Roy's and for dessert a ginormus scone at Bovine Bakery in Petaluma, didn't like the bread I had a Della Fattoria.

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      1. Be sure to go to the upper right-hand corner of this page and do searches for all 3 towns. You should be able to find a number of past threads with many suggestions and recommendations.
        Here is an example:

        1. There are a ton of awesome places to eat in Petaluma. I recommend: Taps Restaurant for Sunday Brunch, Lunch or Dinner and they have TONS of beer on tap if you're a beer lover; Waterstreet Bistro for Breakfast or Lunch is a must visit, french cafe, awesome coffee, house made baked goods and fabulous food; Cordoza's Deli for Breakfast or Lunch; Central Market for dinner, farm fresh ingredients, extreme awesomeness; Cucina Paradiso for dinner, awesome Italian food; Volpi's Ristorante for dinner, Italian family style eatery with HUGE portions, it's was a speakeasy and is still around from probation times. Actually that is just in Downtown Petaluma. There's SO many that are good. Check this site for a listing of restaurants and more info on the ones I've mentioned:

          I'm not familiar with Novato, but Sebastopol has this ice cream shoppe, Screamin' Mimi's that is a must visit while in town. And Hop Monk tavern is really good... great beer too. Starlight is southern style food, its good but a bit pricey in my opinion, but the restaurant is an old train which is super cool.

          Hope this helps you!

          1. When passing through Petaluma I always stop at Della Fattoria if they're open. They make some of the best bread and pastries in the Bay Area and the sandwiches and pizzas are great. Cafe service is friendly but can be slow.