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Central Market

42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
707-778-9900
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Ranked #1 of 214 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $22
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Western Avenue
Transit: Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
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Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stop in Petaluma on the way back from the Sea Ranch after being diverted by the traffic accident on the road. Good fortune! Quick check with Tripadvisor and restaurant just across the street... What a gem! Personable Chef greeted as at the door, farm to table restaurant is phenomenal ! From the breads to the food preparation and presentation,... More

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Petaluma, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The staff was so kind to us. They learned it was our 55th anniversary and the chef brought us fabulous salami and cheese as a gift. He told us the salami was from pork he raised himself. Every other week he raises a hog for the restaurant on a ranch right out of town. The menu has all kinds of... More

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UK
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant whilst exploring Petaluma and loved the sound of the menu so made reservations and we are so glad we did. The food was delicious and there was a real emphasis on locally sourced produce, which we loved. This is also true of the wine. The food served was delicious and very fresh. The lady who... More

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Bay Area, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Delicious food. Lovely service. Great wine. Comfortable ambiance. Highly recommended. One in a million. We can't wait to go back.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was given this restaurant in reference when visiting an olive oil merchant (Fagone's), he was right... The central market was very interesting, great service at the bar, good house wine and a very interesting mix of dishes. I was able to find great food to accommodate my new vegetarian diet. The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. I will be... More

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Petaluma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my first time back after their kitchen fire which shut them down for awhile. I haven't been there before that for awhile because it is on the pricey side. Last night the food was excellent. Good portions, well plated and not too noisy. There were enough attentive servers that we were not waiting long for anything. The food... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We live in Italy but travel to visit my wife's family who live in Marin each summer, and each summer we go eat at Central Market. It is a great place, but in the last couple of years -much to our regret- the quality had declined. We went back being a bit doubtful, but, boy oh boy, it was perfect... More

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San Clemente, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was on a business trip to Petaluma, and my client suggested this restaurant. I was blown away. He suggested we not have entrees, but instead, order a lot of appetizers, and share them. Wow, it was amazing. Each item I tasted was an explosion on my tongue, my reaction being a grin like a Cheshire cat. Just phenomenal how... More

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Irvine CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a casual dinning restaurant. Food was better than average but price was somewhat higher than expected.

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New York, NY
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247 reviews 247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've read reviews complaining it's not possible to award no stars. This is the opposite case. If only I could rate Central Market as a six star restaurant! If you read other reviews, the common theme is "the best meal...." This is not an exaggeration. The ingredients in each dish mesh perfectly. Each serving is well thought out, creative, and... More

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