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Central Market

42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
707-778-9900
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Ranked #2 of 215 restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
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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New York, NY
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Concord, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. The ambiance was great. The meal was fantastic. The best I have ever had, perfectly seasoned and cooked. The ingredients are fresh and the portion sizes are perfect. We had four adults and ordered an appetizer, wine, main courses, and deserts. All were absolutely magnificent. Unfortunately, I live just outside of Charlotte, NC.... More

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Sonoma, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What can I say, never had a bad meal or service at Central Market. Taste and quality of the food is always consistently good, as is the service. Wine list and recommendations from the server always spot on! One of our favorite places in all of Sonoma County. Make reservations, often difficult to get a table.

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had dinner on a recent Friday and were amazed at the terrific meal we had. We started with the beet and cheese appetizer-- delicious and fresh. As good as that was, it got even better with the gems salad--each ingredient was fresher and more flavorful than the next! We had salmon for our entree and that was the best... More

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Bay Area, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We don't live in Petaluma, but go thru it regularly and every time we drive by the Central Market it looks so convivial and inviting, and I have wanted to try it. Friday evening we finally tried it and I am so glad we did! We did not have reservations, and Open Table said first opening was 9pm. It was... 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 May 29, 2014

Had been looking forward to eating here for a long time. We weren't disappointed! The food here is wonderful. For a starter snack, we had the arancini (fried risotto balls with pancetta, gruyere cheese and truffle oil). Delicious! We split an order of mussels and the little gems salad. Both were good. For our entrees, we had the rainbow trout... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times and it has been superb EVERY time. We live 2 1/2 hours away and drove here this weekend just to eat dinner. Yes, it's that good. Okay, it was our son's birthday as well! We had to take him to our favorite restaurant. The staff has always been cordial and friendly. The... More

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Avoid this place. A very bad experience with the service and attitude; the head chef/owner was rude and aggressively hostile when one of the dishes was returned due to a mistake by the staff. We waited for over 15 minutes for a simple correction to the dish and all the others in our party had to wait while their food... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Foods are all locally sourced from local farms - as a result the taste just comes through into the meal itself. Had a potato pizza with three local cheeses on top - simple concept with big taste! Good value. Wait staff was professional.

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Petaluma, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a nice restaurant in the heart of downtown. The food is actually good but not to the level they think it is. A little pricey and wait staff needs more training.

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