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Union Hotel

3731 Main St, Occidental, CA 95465
707 874 3444
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
San Francisco
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Been going to this restaurant since I was a kid. I always leave stuffed and happy. Took my parents and a few friends on Wednesday night and once again, extremely satisfied. Great service, friendly family ownership. I highly recommend this gem...

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Fremont, California
Top Contributor
1,016 reviews 1,016 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
742 helpful votes 742 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I first went here when I was very young - we seemed to have eaten there for hours and really enjoyed our meal. and now as memory to the past, we return. Things have changed a bit but not much and keeps its historic charm. We order the family style meal - sometimes we do a split charge if we... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were in Occidental and had heard good things about the Union Hotel Italian restaurant. While the atmosphere was nice--the food was fine--not stellar--we were most miffed about the double charge we got for splitting an entree. They charged each member of a couple that split an entree an extra $6 -- the single charge of $6 made sense--but not... More

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Forestville, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The people who work here are all sweet. The place is oozing with history -- you can let your imagination go wild. I love the funky bar and the patio of the restaurant. Try the bruschetta! So good!

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Camarillo, California
Top Contributor
455 reviews 455 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The first choice you will have to make is if you want an a la carte menu, or one that includes soup and salad with your meal. This was a little difficult to figure out at first. They have pasta, pizza, and salads. I didn't have the pasta this time out, instead opting for pizza. Was a little disappointed in... More

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Santa Maria, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Union Hotel Italian Restaurant in the little Russian River town of Occidental has been around since 1879. I used to go there a lot with friends when I worked in San Francisco, but I moved away forty years ago, I remembered fondly the dinners and the atmosphere and wanted to go back and see if it had changed, when... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is probably our fourth or fifth time to the Union Hotel Italian Restaurant and once again it did not disappoint. We have returned before just for the Bruschetta. Barbara greeted us in a most friendly manner, found out she is one of the owners. Her daughter was playing at the piano, the restaurant was packed, the ambiance wonderful. Very... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant has many great reviews, however We thought it was good but not great. Lasagna was OK but a bit heavy the sausage in the dish lent an overpowering smoky flavor. The Spaghetti and Meat Balls were OK ....the spaghetti was very tasty but the meatballs not so much. The Minestrone Soup was marvelous and I don't usually like... More

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San Anselmo, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I used to go here 50 years ago with my family and began going here again a few years ago after a long absence. It is just as good as I remembered -- even better. When I was a kid we went there because there was a LOT OF FOOD. The food itself is a reason to go now, with... More

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Russian River, Wine Country California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The bar for football watching on Sundays nice group of people, and decent pizza. They make you feel at home.

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