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Checker's

1414 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1418
707-942-9300
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Ranked #9 of 36 restaurants in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Menlo Park, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We LOVE this Italian restaurant! They are friendly and the food is truly delicious. They have a kid's menu that is fantastic and always give drawings and crayons. Their pizzas rocks and the main dishes make you travel to Italy... Definitely a must!

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Food was okay and reasonably priced. Nothing extraordinary, but the service was good and it was quiet. just what we needed at the time, after the noise from the speedway.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

More or less average food and slow service, even though there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. Neither of us particularly liked our meals, had to re-ask for water, decor and setting is fine. Probably would not go back.

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Santa Clara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

One of my friends that I was traveling with recommended this restaurant and I'm really glad she did. Food was excellent - had the BLT and the bacon was some of the best I've ever eaten. Also, the lamb sandwich is out of this world good. Reasonably priced too! :)

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Santa Maria, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I came to this little Italian resto on a friday evening after driving all day from the Central Coast! I had my meal in minutes hot and savory. The Angel Hair w. Prawns hit the spot. Then, I came back on Sunday for lunch and had the Linguine w. Meatballs! That was what I needed after a morning of wine... More

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Calistoga, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband has lived in the Calistoga area for 16 years, I have been here 3 years, and when heading into Calistoga for an early dinner, we always end up at Checkers: House Made Garlic Bread with extra garlic, Sizzling Garlic Prawns, Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad for my husband and I love their Braised Lamb Shank, with a mound of... More

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Checker's was recommended by the motel as one of the places to eat in town. Although pizza is on the menu, we were surprised to see many other things on the menu. They have small and large salads, pasta, and other dinner items. I ended up ordering the wild salmon. It was served on a bed of spinach and mashed... More

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Richmond, Texas (near Houston)
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Checker's accommodated a "Mini Family Reunion" with both kids in high chairs and some running around and insisting we sit in the semi-circular booth. They had several other tables with 8+ and happily maneuvered the maze of moved tables. I have had their Chicken Marsala before and it is great. I tried the LINGUINI CARBONARA this time - very good... More

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Monterey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Checker's is an easy walk from any of the hotels/spas in Calistoga. It use to be a pizza, sandwich, 1930's retro diner. Now is a more modern, Italian, mid-priced restaurant. Pizza is still available on the menu but so are a variety of selections. My husband had the salmon with mash potatoes and green beans. I had the butternut squash... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We wanted a quick casual meal in Calistoga. This was a five minute walk from the Stenson Manor, where we were staying. We shared three outstanding pizzas - the Thai chicken, the vegetarian and the pesto pizza. The spring salad was also very tasty. Our server, Anne was super friendly and super helpful with wine suggestions.

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