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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
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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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Alabama
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If this restaurant were anywhere else in the country beside the Napa Valley, it would be run over with people! In an out-of-the-way location in Rutherford but easy to find. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. It is in the European tradition of a "mom and pop" operation - run by Alex and his wife who does the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Alex -wonderful man. The menu limited and changes daily which might explain the lack of people there at dinner time when other restaurants are packed. That said the food was very good. Not the typical North American Italian restaurant.

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Vallejo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had lunch and ordered the large lasagna. What I got was a 3 inch by 3 inch, 1/4 in thick item that was really not good. That for $28.00. Lunch for 2 was $138.00 and I left hungry. Service was slow too.

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Napa, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A delightful setting for a country Italian restaurant in front of an an attractive Inn where rooms are available. Alex, the friendly host , is from Florence and is very welcoming and also was our server. The menu is not long and has tempting choices and we started with a delicious asparagus salad followed with a entree choice of halibut... More

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Fairfield, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very good dinner! The food was very good from the appetizer to the entrees to our dessert. Our server was very knowledgeable & attentive. Beautiful outdoor patio setting. Fireplace was lit after the sun went down. Menu was a bit small but offered a bit of everything & the wine list is large. The staff was nice enough to bring... More

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Napa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You may not find everything that you want but what you will find is some of Napa's finest dinning. The food and service are outstanding along with some very fine wine. These people really know what they are doing. The place is still in discovery so the bonus is you get a quite restaurant in a beautiful setting where you... More

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Napa, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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