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Oenotri ****

 

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Cuisine: Italian

Description & Atmosphere
Oenotri is one of Napa Valley's most popular restaurants —and considered by some as one of the best Italian restaurants in the U.S. Co-chef-owners Tyler Rodde and Curtis Di Fede create incredible Southern Italian specialities of Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia. Buon Appetito!

Located at First Street in downtown Napa (see Google map below), Oenotri's sleekly decorated dining room has a buzzy atmosphere — the bar area is situated in the left corner of the room, just off the main entrance, and a spacious open kitchen is on the right.



We like dining al fresco in Oenotri's Outdoor Courtyard, especially during warm weather (heaters are provided for chilly nights) — it's a lot quieter than inside and the babbling fountain makes you feel like you're in Italy.

Food
Menu changes daily, however Oenotri is known for its Antipasti Salumi plate (cured meats hand-crafted in house), delicious crispy wood-fired Thin-Crust Pizzas and excellent Pasta dishes (made fresh daily).

If you don't want to order a Pizza as an entree, consider getting one to split as an appetizer just so you can try it — each bite is incredibly good!

The Spaghetti Al Pomodoro with San Marzano Tomato, Calabrian Chili, Basil and Parmigiano is fantastic. And you're in for a treat if the restaurant is serving Soft-Shelled Crab — it's not often that we see it on a menu these days and Oenotri's version of it is wonderful.

The Salumi Menu includes the Chef's Selection of six or ten salami items — if you're a meat lover, you won't want to miss a taste. And if you're not, there are plenty of other menu options to keep you happy and satisfied.

Desserts
Save room for dessert — during one of our dinner visits, our party of three split the Cream Puffs drizzled with chocolate sauce and it was so yummy. Gelato, Sorbetto, and a selection of Cheeses may also be offered on the dessert menu.



Wines
Enjoy a large selection of Napa, Sonoma and Italian red and white wines by the glass and bottle.

Water (still or fizzy) along with freshly baked bread and delicious olive oil is served complimentary to each table.

Outdoor Courtyard & Private Parties
Dine al fresco at Oenotri's Outdoor Courtyard. The area is also available for Private Parties for up to 60 people.


Hours
Open daily

Lunch Hours:
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner Hours:
Sun-Thurs 5:30-9:30pm

Fri-Sat 5-10pm
(open late for pizza and drinks)

Reservations
Reservations are highly recommended

Parking
Street parking in downtown Napa; nearby parking lots

Service
Friendly and knowledgeable

Prices
Moderate-Expensive

Cooking Classes
Twice a month, Oenotri offers Cooking Classes on site. Each class focuses on one of the chefs favorite elements of Southern Italian food. Classes are limited to 16 people, split into two different groups, spaced a 1/2 hr apart. First-come, first-serve basis. Contact Oenotri for more info, availability and fees.

More Info
Oenotri

1425 First Street
Napa

707-252-1022

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Oenotri outdoor courtyard, downtown Napa Italian restaurant, Napa Valley, CA

Delicious wood-fired crispy thin-crust pizza at Oenotri Italian Restaurant in downtown Napa, Napa Valley, CA

Soft-Shelled Crab and Arugula at Oenotri Italian Restaurant in downtown Napa, Napa Valley, CA

Spaghetti Al Pomodoro with San Marzano Tomato, Calabrian Chili, Basil and Parmigiano at Oenotri Italian Restaurant in downtown Napa, CA

Yummy dessert at Oenotri Italian Restaurant, Napa Valley, CA

Oenotri Italian Restaurant in downtown Napa Valley, CA

Oenotri dining room - Italian restaurant in downtown Napa, CA

Outdoor fountain at Oenotri in downtown Napa, CA

Dining al fresco at Oenotri outdoor courtyard in Napa, CA

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