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Alex Italian Restaurant

1140 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573
707-967-5500
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Ranked #3 of 4 restaurants in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 29
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Napa, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We returned to Alex with some friends. The party was 5 wine geeks. Victoria was again amazing and took such good care of us. Alex came by to say hello and was warm and charming. The food took us to another level when matched with the wine. Such a great time should be shared. So we have shared it with... More

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Napa, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We are accustomed to enjoying and appreciating fine dining but Alex took us to a whole new level. We brought a bottle of 14 year old Chianti and relished it with Alex's pollo and Liberty duck. The food pairing and presentation was superb. Our server, Victoria, guided us through the menu with ease and we met Alex after dinner.This is... More

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Fairfield, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

On a Saturday afternoon, 3 hours before our reservation, the restaurant called and cancelled, claiming a problem in the kitchen. No offer was made to help us find another place for that evening, leaving us to fend for ourselves. Not what I'd expect from a restaurant like Alex's and certainly hasn't motivated us to try them again in the future.

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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice place, food was good, a little pricey but it is the Napa area and that is to be expected. Would return.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The food is fresh and uniquely italian. Wonderful attention to detail with the food presentation. They have delicious italian dishes. The owner greeted his customers to ensure a wonderful experience. The chef provides a complimentary appetizer of his choice for the evening. Wonderful wine list. We will definitely go back. People dressed in jeans or you can put on your... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure to stay at the Rancho Caymus and had a look at both, Rutherford Grill and Alex. In the end we liked the porch at Alex. And the food was just fabulous without this too-much of some Italian restaurants. Starting with the bread and the white bean mousse to the excellent starters, great pasta (gnocchi al burro... More

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I want to like this place and not allow mean Michael Chiarello be known as the best Italian (Bottega and Tra Vigne)-I want this couple to succeed. They are both from Italy, accents and all, family run and the wife is especially nice, the husband (tries to) seat or greet everyone himself. Great Service!!! BUT, the food-very, very expensive and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We dined at Alex last year and were pleasantly surprised. So, we elected to see if the excellence would be maintained this year. Tonight's experience was very, very good! The four of us decided to eat light, enjoying soups, salads and the BEST Wild Mushroom pasta that i had ever enjoyed. The table service was really World Class and the... More

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Napa, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

An elegant, intimate dining experience awaits those willing to venture a block off the beaten trail. What a find one block off Rte 29 in Rutherford! A small intimate dining room with stately fireplace, comfortable elegant table seating; just right for a dinner with that someone special, an important customer, your boss or anyone else that enjoys fine dining. Not... More

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California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We'd dined at Alex previously, and expected a great experience on this visit. I can sum this visit up thusly: the food was great, desserts fine but not great, but the service was disappointing. We brought several wines, which really seemed to frenzy our server. She had problems opening the wines, presenting a wine for an initial evaluation, and providing... More

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