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Alex Italian Restaurant

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1140 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573 (Highway 29)
707-967-5500
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Real Italian Food

Every spring, we go to Napa for a couple of days and having lunch at Alex' on our way home has become a tradition. The restaurant is very cozy and has an inviting fire place. Being European, we are used to European dishes with an American twist, but we return to Alex' because of the authenticity of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
BrunoLowagie
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Every spring, we go to Napa for a couple of days and having lunch at Alex' on our way home has become a tradition. The restaurant is very cozy and has an inviting fire place. Being European, we are used to European dishes with an American twist, but we return to Alex' because of the authenticity of the meals. Italians... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The menu is small and only beer and wine is served. The food is good as the chef prepares everything himself which is why the menu is limited but it is a little pricey for what you get. The food is good but there are other good restaurants which are better for the same price.

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Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Arrived for Valentines night dinner, found out only beer and wine is served. Shocker for any world class restaurant. When asked where I could buy a bottle of Bourbon nobody had a clue...40 mins later I had a bottle and then the real issues begin. .fixed menu and at least 40 mins between courses...some sort of kitchen issue. . I... More 

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Napa Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is by far one of the top 3 little gems of the entire valley. From the moment you step in you are transported to a different place. It's warm and romantic. Definitely not a place for children or those looking to dine and dash. The food is delicious and the owners are on site nightly to ensure all of... More 

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Napa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Quaint and romantic, tucked away behind Rutherford Grill - but SO MUCH MORE worth your time and money! Feels like (and taste like) stepping into a bistro in the Italian countryside. Appropriately upscale yet casual, you will be comfortable in jeans or a dinner jacket, depending on your mood (not theirs). Small bar allows for intimate conversation or getting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed at the Rancho Caymus Inn and this restaurant was attached to the Inn. It is a great choice for dinner. The menu was varied and the food was very good!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Looking to eat something in Santa Helena, CA after tasting some wines and we found this excellent restaurant. I recommend it 100 % you will not disappoint.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We ended up here by dumb luck and now we've found a new place to love in Napa Valley. We were looking for a place for an early dinner and this was the only one that had anything open for online booking. It wasn't our first, second or third choice but sometimes luck is better than skill. The food was... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We wanted to try this while in the area because of its ratings.. Food was freshly prepared but very rich ... We plan to try it again on our return because I would like to try other foods on the menu... All in all, a good experience ..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a great meal at this lovely restaurant. Authentic Italian cuisine. Food was great with locally sourced food. I started with a salad of greens. My next course as a locally raised pork chop that was cooked to perfection. The rest of the table has salmon that was also great. We enjoyed the extensive wine list, a plus in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1140 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573
    (Highway 29)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Rutherford
  • Phone Number: 707-967-5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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?