About Ristorante Allegria

1026 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
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Ristorante Allegria features Italian influenced with California Cuisine. In downtown Napa, Ristorante Allegria is located in a historic landmark bank building featuring 35 foot ceilings, a breathtaking ambiance, delicious food, superb service and relaxing Italian music. On the menu, there is chicken, home made pastas, lamb and – the signature Marinated Teriyaki Skirt Steak is not to be missed! Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and Napa Valley selections. With our winning combination of warm and impeccable service, simple yet creative dishes and a passion for detail, Ristorante Allegria is the perfect place for your next dining experience in the Napa Valley

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 254-8006

Website:
http://www.ristoranteallegria.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy live music Monday and Wednesday Nights with Lou Zanardi on the Accordion.

Catering:
Experience "Exceptional" Catering. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or an event, Ristorante Allegria can cater to your next special event. We will travel to the site of your choice for occasions such as Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Meetings and/or Graduations. We offer delicious cuisine, an elegant presentation, reliable and impeccable service and we can even manage all deliveries, set up and clean-up issues. Call Rodi for details at 707.254.8006

Parking Details:
There is parking available behind our building, on the street, and in two parking structures close by.

Executive Chef:
Chef Cesar Rodriguez

Private Party Facilities:
The "Original" VAULT Room (up to 10 people); The Chardonnay Room (up to 26 people); The Bella Room (up to 60 people)

Private Party Contact:
Baris Yildiz: 7072548006x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Mediocre Food, Placid Service

Dined 3 days ago

The menu was limited to a few uninspiring selections . My pasta bolognese reminded me of something served in a high school cafeteria. Our server was prompt but equally boring, automatically going through the perfunctory motions.

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Great value in an expensive town.

Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service. Great value for the high quality of the food. Napa cabbage salad was memorable.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
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value5

Good food, good service

vip
Dined 3 days ago

We've eaten here a couple of times and it's been consistently good each time. Server was new and a bit nervous but very nice. Food was very tasty! Would definitely recommend!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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Excellent choice!

Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent, service was great and the prices were very reasonable. We recommend this place to anyone that loves Italian food, seafood, and just plain good grub!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
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Average dinning experience to say the le ...

Dined 5 days ago

Average dinning experience to say the least, certainly did not meet high ratings. Nice high ceiling building but outdated interior. Too much creme fraiche used in their cooking (zaferano), very average salads and mediocre cocktails. At least the grilled salmon saved the day, tough to fail that though...In general, old style italian not my taste, pricing was fair for Napa standards.

food5
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Food is fantastic!

vip
Dined 5 days ago

Food is fantastic!

food5
ambience5
service5
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Nice way to end a vacation

Dined 5 days ago

went with friends for a return visit. We went to Ristorante Allegria on our last visit about three years ago and it was just as good as we remembered. Would recommend this to adults. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and would go back again!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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ambience3
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Great place to take clients for lunch. ...

Dined 5 days ago

Great place to take clients for lunch. Good unobtrusive service and reasonable prices. Cabbage salad with skirt steak is one of my favorites.

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service5
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A night in Napa

Dined on April 24, 2016

Wonderful restaurant in the heart of the Napa city nightlife. Situated in an old bank, the very high ceilings cause a lot of echoing, therefore it's very noisy. Service was excellent. I had the marinated skirt steak which had amazing flavor, and was very tender. I also ordered the dungeness crab cakes which were very tasty. They had an outside eating area, which would have been nice if it wasn't so windy. Reservations well in advance are recommended since it is a very popular spot.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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service4
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Perfect last dinner in Napa.

vip
Dined on April 18, 2016

We saved the best for last. After making the Open Table booking for two, our party grew to six. One phone call at noon and we were accommodated. Great Italian menu, great service. I had the carpaccio and crab cakes. Both were very good. My RDD is kicking in again and my memory fails me for what the others had. No complaints.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience5
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Very Nice, good food, good service...a bit noisy..

Dined on April 17, 2016

Very good service and food. I had the Bolognese and a Ceasar salad along with a good glass of Cabernet. My wife had some fancy pasta dish which she ate all of so it must have pleased her. The inside is 2 level, an old bank and tho a bit noisy, a fun atmosphere. Classy but comfortable.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaurant in downtown Napa

Dined on April 16, 2016

Great place---I live in Napa and eat here often. One of the best in the Napa Valley!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food3
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It is good food but nothing amazing. It' ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

It is good food but nothing amazing. It's the type of place that will do but doesn't make you say " the ____ was out of this world. Also the drinks are always an issue for me here. Not sure if it's terrible well liquor or the drinks are too strong but I've never had a delicious cocktail here. I do frequent this place for lunch because of co workers but this was our first dinner experience. Meh

food3
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Disappointed!

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

Food was fair - the veal was dry, my pappardelle was too thick. For the price, we expected a better prepared and more authentic meal. Our palates are spoiled from eating in SF and Berkeley!

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One of THE BEST restaurants in Napa. Lov ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

One of THE BEST restaurants in Napa. Loved the Napa Cabbage Salad, the Pesto Gnocchi was so delicate and creamy and the bread pudding was to die for. The service was excellent! Very attentive without hovering. Can not say enough good things about it. Definitely try this place. You won't regret it.

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There were four of us, and we all had so ...

Dined on April 4, 2016

There were four of us, and we all had something different to eat. We were all extremely pleased with our meals. Living on the east coast, and having never vacationed in Napa, we booked Allegria ,based on reviews and price, prior to starting our trip. Much to our surprise, when we asked our innkeeper for dining recommendations, his first choice was Allegria. He was rather surprised when we said that we already had a reservation there. When we travel, we always like to book a restaurant in advance of our first night in town. It saves time in figuring out where to eat the first night. Our choice of Ristorante Allegria was a fantastic choice.

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Great place

Dined on April 3, 2016

No complaints. This place was great. Food was amazing, our server was friendly and attentive, all the courses flowed well and were served in a timely manner. Loved it!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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value5

Authentic Italian

Dined on March 31, 2016

Great Italian style restaurante in downtown Napa. Very authentic preparations that satisfy the need for a taste of Italia

Tags: romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
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Great restaurant and great service

Dined on March 31, 2016

If you want a nice Italian restaurant in the Napa area, this is the place to go. I have dined at this restaurant many times over the years and I have never been disappointed in any meal I received. When friends come from out of town and want to eat somewhere in Napa, this is the restaurant we take them too. Service is great and food is excellent. Some of the dishes that come to mind are the Salmon, Mahi-Mahi (when available), Napa Cabbage Salad, and a few pasta dishes. Great for a date night or with friends. Not too loud and great atmosphere and ambiance. The building was once a bank and the restaurant played off the interior well to make it romantic.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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Great Food and Service

Dined on March 27, 2016

Came here for my girlfriend's birthday dinner. I wanted it to be special with Italian food and wine. This place was great with timely and friendly service. Drinks and salad came out super-fast. The entrees were fabulous. I order the marinated teriyaki skirt steak, which was awesome and should not be overlooked. My girlfriend had the pesto gnocchi with chicken and it was equally scrumptious For dessert we shared a cheesecake and it also exceeded our expectations. The only downside is that it does get crowed and the decibel level is higher than what I expected, but not so loud that I had to raise my voice in my conversation.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Nice outside patio. Food was tasty and c ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Nice outside patio. Food was tasty and came quickly. Service was very good.

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Always return

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

We always make this one of our stops when every time we come to Napa. It never disappoints: great food, great service and affordable prices.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Hammer15

Dined on March 26, 2016

As a resident of Napa for 17 years, we had finally found the restaurant we had hoped to find. This time we were returning to Napa after having moved away last year. We were taking friends from Southern California out before a show. We were not disappointed at all! Our foodie friends loved it, too. The men ate steak, the ladies had pasta. We had delicious salads before the entree's and the mushroom polenta as an appetizer. All were delicious! Although we brought our own wine ($15 corkage per bottle but our fabulous waiter only charged us for 1), we saw they carried the Rombauer Zin that we devoured. The waiter was great (a little Clive Owen like), service impeccable, food delicious, and our friends loved it. Would highly recommend to all who desire the great food and hospitality known in Napa-without the ridiculous price gouging you normally encounter.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
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It was my birthday and I was looking for ...

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

It was my birthday and I was looking forward to dinner because I dine there often. Server "LUKE" was non attentive and very bad. Food was good but not very warm! There was a private party upstairs and they were extremely noisy , which did not help the atmosphere . I was very disappointed that evening.

food5
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Mmmm--good!

Dined on March 21, 2016

Great food in an easily accessible location, and ample parking near by. As it happened we had reservations for an hour later than we actually arrived. Happily they were willing and able to seat us right away. Reservations are a must on weekends and maybe during the week as well. Looking forward to visiting again on our next trip to Napa...

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
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We were in the mood for Italian and this ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

We were in the mood for Italian and this place hit the spot! Beef Carpaccio, Calamari, Gnocci, and Seafood Pasta were all delicious. When we make it back to Napa, it would definitely be worth another visit!

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Good food and good for kids as well

Dined on March 20, 2016

Good food and good for kids as well

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Worthy of Italy

Dined on March 19, 2016

I've been to Ristorante Allegria a number of times, and the food has always been excellent. Took friends there this last time and they were really impressed with the chicken dish. If they would add a few vegan dishes, I would go even more often. "Allegria" means "cheerfulness," and the experience works well to foster good cheer.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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Decent but not worth another visit

Dined on March 18, 2016

Good service. Standard Italian fare but nothing special.

Tags: great for lunch
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ambience4
service5

Great staff. Food very good. Staff remem ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Great staff. Food very good. Staff remembered it was my wife's birthday and surprised her with a delicious sorbe.

food4
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Food was good. I would go again if I cam ...

vip
Dined on March 15, 2016

Food was good. I would go again if I came back to Napa.

food4
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service2
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Extended Time

Dined on March 15, 2016

The food was good, the service was ok. There were long periods of time that a waiter did not come by especially when drinks needed to be filled, plates needed to be cleared and we sat for 45 minutes before getting our bill.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
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Overcooked but served well

Dined on March 13, 2016

The Mahi (fish of the day) was a bit over cooked, but overall the food was great. Service was absolutely fantastic though. To be in wine country they should be a bit more aware of the type of glasses they use - as they were quite heavy and did not fit to the quality of the rest of the restaurant.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
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We were seated immediately. Chef cooked ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

We were seated immediately. Chef cooked my boyfriends filet to perfection and my Mahi Mahi special was outstanding. The Creme brûlée was fantastic! Cannot wait to go back!

food5
ambience5
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Always a great meal here. The staff is a ...

Dined on March 7, 2016

Always a great meal here. The staff is amazing, the ambiance is perfect, and the food is to die for. I've come here many times, over many years and I've never been disappointed. My guests have never been disappointed either.

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Delicious meal, but rushed

Dined on March 6, 2016

The dining experience is greatly lacking. From the time we were seated until meal completion including check paid, took maybe 40 minutes. It's refreshing to not have to wait and wonder what happened to your order, but to be served your food within 7 minutes of ordering makes one wonder if the food was prepared fresh or if everything is made ahead and just heated up. What I had thought would be a relaxing pre-race (Napa Valley Marathon) meal, ended up being more of a fast food dining experience. I must say that the food was delicious. I completely cleaned my plate, but still would not return.

food3
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service5
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Napa Valley restaurants are excellent.

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

I do not think this restaurant comes out at the top of the list. There are many restaurants better even in Napa City, let alone Yountville, Rutherford & St. Helena.

food5
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Amazing from beginning to end! Will defi ...

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

Amazing from beginning to end! Will definitely come back!

food5
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Dinner in the Vault

Dined on March 1, 2016

We ate here with another couple while visiting Napa. After eating at several noisy restaurants in the area, we wanted an evening of easy conversation. I requested the quietest table possible. When we arrived at Allegria, we found out that the building was formerly a bank and we were seated in what had been the vault. It was quiet. The food and service were excellent and we had a lovely evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
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Great food and service

Dined on February 29, 2016

I've enjoyed the panini sandwich, soup, salad and pastas. Friendly service and delicious Italian food!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list

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