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All 4 Rutherford Restaurants

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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Daniels, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sublime northern Italian food with great ambiance, fantastic wine list and great service. Not surprised to see the owner at our table. Be sure to check out this gem!

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Excellent service, exquisite Italian food prepared in the premises. The best Italian food in town and probably in the State. The Gnocchi and the dessert the "nona" are outstanding.

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Napa, California, United States
Top Contributor
296 reviews 296 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The service could not have been better. The owners have a lot of experience with wine and it shows with the various wines that are offered. The menu reflects the owner's Italian heritage which offered items that we were not familiar with. The server was very helpful in explaining the menu which was a big help. The food was very... More

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Healdsburg, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about Alex Italian Restaurant

Address: 1140 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: 707-967-5500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Rutherford
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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