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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
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 54
    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!

My husband and I stumbled across this restaurant on our first visit to Petaluma. The owners have a local farm so the food is very fresh, and we were told that some items on the menu change based on what is available and seasonal. We enjoyed a mushroom pizza with the addition of fresh bacon as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Cece1424
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I stumbled across this restaurant on our first visit to Petaluma. The owners have a local farm so the food is very fresh, and we were told that some items on the menu change based on what is available and seasonal. We enjoyed a mushroom pizza with the addition of fresh bacon as well as a steak.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Piffle you go you must try the asparagus salad with citrus and fennel. An amazing blend of flavors. Also the ravioli in a light lemon cream sUce with peas was wonderful. My dining partners all ordered the little gem salad and the short ribs. All three diners were satisfied beyond their expectations. Tony the chef hit all the right notes,... More 

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Petaluma, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Usually not my type of place to eat but thoroughly enjoyed the food. They had a quick pasta dish for our 1 year old and he enjoyed it. The wagyu sirloin was cooked perfectly and I liked that they had my favorite local brewery on tap

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Fullerton, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of my favorite places! The food is fantastic and the staff is helpful and friendly. I have been several times and will keep going back!

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Petaluma, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love that it's locally sourced food. Good for vegetarian and non- veggie alike! Sitting at the bar as a single diner works very well and you usually end up in conversation!

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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent farm-to-table offerings with very nice daily specials. Wonderful atmosphere at the bar and the dining area. Servers & bartenders were very nice & helpful (love that!). I can't wait to go here again next time I'm in Petaluma. I thought the prices were very reasonable for such great food.

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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?