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1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
(707) 963-7088
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun setting and fresh pasta!

We have returned to this restaurant on a few of our visits to the wine country. It was recommended by a local shop owner. The preparation goes on right before your eyes if you are at the counter. Small place but the conducive to talk and dining. Wonderful food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
June K
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Walnut Creek, California, USA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We have returned to this restaurant on a few of our visits to the wine country. It was recommended by a local shop owner. The preparation goes on right before your eyes if you are at the counter. Small place but the conducive to talk and dining. Wonderful food.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants, anywhere. We dined here one night this week, and returned the next day for lunch! The friends that we took, also enjoyed Cook very much. If you have not had the chance to try their cooking, it should be at the top of your list the next time you are in St. Helena.... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's not the most popular restaurant in Napa Valley, but we are so glad we tried it. Both our meals were plentiful and delicious and there was no wait. The menu options were interesting, the service was great, and we would highly recommend it.

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Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Their pasta dishes are absolutely amazing. I tried the arrabiata dish. To die for. Should have gone for supper instead of lunch. Will definitely return if we are in St-Helena.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Got this place recommended for some Italian food. It was a small an cozy place with great food. Got the mussels for first course and those were awesome, tasted perfect.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our way back to San Francisco and will definitely be back. The Cubano sandwich is seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten. Take the waiter's recommendation and order it with an egg on it. The serve one of my favorite beers, Pranqster.

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I just stopped in for a quick lunch expecting a decent sandwich or salad - not here - they insist on exceeding your expectations. Everything was EXCELLENT - we were licking our chops for two days afterwards. The fried chicken wings disappeared so fast that no one could speak. The salads were well flavored and balanced. This is the only... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This has almost become a habit, whenever we bring some visitors to St. Helena and are in a mood for a relaxed, wonderful, delicious, casual meal to show off what Napa Valley offers in dining, we almost always choose this restaurant. It is right down town on the Main ST. right smack dab in the middle, not fussy, but absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Surprised there's no food at wineries we were lucky to have a dinner in this small but great restaurant. All the food was awesome - I only wish they bring a bigger plates with more food. Caution: a bit pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had been out at the wineries for the day and decided a meal was in order. We happened across Cook by chance. The menu is fresh and limited. The pasta was freshly made and tasty. The steak was ok, not memorable in anyway. I wouldn't say no to returning but I am eager to try other places.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: (707) 963-7088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?