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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
That Quaint Romantic Spot that the Valley is Missing!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Kalani50
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Napa Valley, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Thousand Oaks, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place was a surprise from a very good person who wanted to show us a nice lunch in Napa. I was blown away as I'm a Chef. The filet of beef and potatoes. Everything was first class. What a sight to see in a beautiful place to visit.

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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

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?