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Central Market

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Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian
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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
5:30 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
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
One of few really good restaurants in Petaluma

We often find ourselves in Petaluma enjoying the old world charm of downtown or just antiquing on the weekends, but have never really enjoyed a good meal around here. It is very possible that many of the locals will disagree with me but personally I have always had to wait on getting to somewhere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Vin_Menon
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Novato, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Novato, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We often find ourselves in Petaluma enjoying the old world charm of downtown or just antiquing on the weekends, but have never really enjoyed a good meal around here. It is very possible that many of the locals will disagree with me but personally I have always had to wait on getting to somewhere else in Marin to find a... More 

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Sonoma, CA
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I went to Central Market for our anniversary. We did this without realizing it was Mardi Gras so it was kind of a bonus that they decorated for the day and had several specials available. The atmosphere was crowded, busy, and loud so while it was a great experience, be aware that it is not a quiet,... More 

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Petaluma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've dined here on numerous occasions with my wife, with family, and with friends. The food has always been excellent. It's all sourced locally and the owner also grows produce and raise meat on his farm. This means the menu changes with the seasons which I appreciate. Some restaurants are great but the menu never changes which is boring to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Central Market serves wonderful fresh local foods and the Chef grows many of the vegetables and meats himself at his local farm. fantastic food great service

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Petaluma, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have always enjoyed every meal at central market. I love the care and thought to local food. It's always well prepared, and creatively prepared and presented. The chef/owner always personally thanks guest for coming at some point during the meal. It's warm and the oven makes it feel so welcoming. The only minor thing is that it is noisy,... More 

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california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

overated restaurant which presents itself as high end. Menu hard to understand, ambiance not equal to high end restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a light dinner that was just about perfect at Central Market on a recent Tuesday evening. We werrre dining early and were greeted by the chef as we looked over the menu. He answered some questions about drink pairings with the menu items we were interested in. I got several raw oysters and a beautiful... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I've dined here a few times, and am always excited when I get the opportunity to make it to Central Market. The menu is always changing and presents unique and wonderful combinations of ingredients and concepts. During my last visit I had the Steak Frittes- the best steak I've ever had. Hands down. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The Pot de... More 

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Sonoma, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the 3rd time I've been to this restaurant and if I lived in Petaluma, I would go here regularly. I have never had a bad experience. The only downside to this restaurant that I can think of is it is one large room that can get very noisy when crowded, so conversation can, at times, be quite difficult.... More 

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Lafayette, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were walking around downtown Petaluma hoping to find a restaurant that would serve local food and local produce. When we saw the name "Central market" we thought we were looking into a "Market". The menu listed many dishes looked interesting to us. We peeked inside. It was dark and the time was 4 pm. Then we noticed the sign... More 

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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: Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian

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?