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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 2013
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
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had a wonderful dinner at this very nice restaurant. The staff was extremely friendly and very attentive. Food was very good and served in a timely manner. The restaurant is set up nicely so that you do not feel crowded. It was my wife and myself and we had good seating and we were not crowded into tiny tables close... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed dinner at Alex and the service was great; but the portions were small and uninspiring. Good location.

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Baltimore, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The restaurant is so charming with the fire roaring. They have an Italian chef so you cant go wrong here. Everything we got, even the bread that came with the prociutto was delicious.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed at the Rancho Caymus and ate at Alex's one night when we didn't want to leave the hotel. What a lovely surprise! The staff were very friendly & helpful and the food amazing - probably the best meal we had all holiday. And very reasonable prices for the excellent quality of food. I am a non meat-eater but... More

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