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Alex Italian Restaurant

1140 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573
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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
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Healdsburg, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a late night glass of red wine and chocolate cake with caramel syrup and nuts, which was very good. The dinner menu looked like it was worth a visit---next time. Alex and his wife were delightful.

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The owners are from Italy, accommodated a large group of us and even gave us wine to drink around the fountain outside. Glasses, opener, and smiles. This place was a great find.

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Carlsbad, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food and the service were excellent. This was one of the best Bolognese sauces I have ever eaten --- outside of Italy. Loved that it was Mom and Pop. Both came to the table to talk to us. Wish it were closer to home.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed next door at Rancho Caymus and ended up here each night for cheese and another fabulous bootle of wine. Alex has one of the most extensive wine lists in Napa and is priced reasonably well. From the looks of the food around us, it would appear that their menu is solid too. We loved this place and the... More

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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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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