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Central Market

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Californian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002 (Western Avenue)
Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
707-778-9900
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Farm fresh food with creativity

Menu changes daily depending on what's available from local farms. All dishes are creative and super delicious. Great wine menu as well and service was top notch

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Sharon C
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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Menu changes daily depending on what's available from local farms. All dishes are creative and super delicious. Great wine menu as well and service was top notch

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Forestville, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've eaten here several times, now; each time the food has been excellent, the service friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere very conducive to conversation (it's quieter than most). Try the beef short ribs!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was recommended to us by quite a few locals and we were very pleased!! Great service and food at decent prices. Fresh organic menu and comfortable environment made for a pleasant dinner out!

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Petaluma, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Reliably good food, fresh ingredients, wonderful combinations. Try the crudo appetizer, duck any time it's on the menu, and don't miss the butterscotch pot de creme (pudding) for dessert. Great wine list too, and oysters, and all of the usual farm to table menus.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We only had one day to experience Petaluma so we visited as many places as we could and tried something from each. Central Market was recommended by several locals and we shared salad, wood-fired pizza and wine. All were excellent, as were the staff who suggested items from the menu and even helped choose our next destination for dessert.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you love up scale dinning you will not go wrong visiting this place. You can’t go wrong ordering anything off their menu.

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Thomaston, Georgia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a nice place for a great meal. The farm to table movement is awqesome and this place is one of the better restaurants I've tried in a while. The menu is eclectic and exciting, if you like to try new things this is the place. The fried pig ears were interesting but the paprika was a little heavy.... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been going to this restaurant for years because their menu changes all the time, the quality is very consistent, and the service is excellent. I especially appreciated the complimentary glass of champagne when we told our wait person it was our anniversary. Since there are always a lot of restaurant choices, it's very nice to find a place that... More 

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CA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love to eat at Central Market. The food is seasonal, local and some organic, and is cooked in an open kitchen with a wood burning oven. Last time we went, we had a large gift certificate, and shared 8 courses- it was a dream! Everything was some of the best food we had ever had. I love the atmosphere... More 

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Petaluma, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly service. Good selection. Nice neighborhood shop. Excellent meat and sushi department. Even has its own picnic area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
    (Western Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: 707-778-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: Californian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?