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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 52
    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
Most recent review
Best Dinner in Petaluma

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Naomi R
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Petaluma, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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

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

Not always consistent, but when its good it is really good. Last few visits have been really good. Can be loud.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We did not have reservations and were greeted by the owner who said we were "a nice surprise". The food was wonderful, the ambiance friendly. Erin our waitress was exceptional. The place filled up and I guess we had stumbled on one of the best restaurants in Petaluma, so it was lucky we went early (5:30 PM)

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Seattle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A glorious foodie find in the heart of Pentaluma. Good News: Hip ambience, happening staff, eclectic wine list - not to mention plate-licking small plates, salads, mains, and desserts. Bad news: It's popular, so book ahead! And parking is limited, so be prepared to walk.

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?