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“I liked this place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boskos Trattoria

Boskos Trattoria
1364 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515-1702
707-942-9088
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Ranked #11 of 37 Restaurants in Calistoga
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“I liked this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

Had lunch here on the Saturday before Valentines. A little crowded and the staff was hustling, but our order was taken promptly. The clam chowder was surprisingly tasty for an Italian restaurant. The old standards, pizza and lasagna, had fresh ingredients, were well seasoned, hot, and of good size. The tiramisu was as good as my wife makes. The pasta lunch specials are very good value (about $11) .

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Venice, Italy
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“great italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

Their menu is surprisingly varied for an italian restaurant abroad, they did not serve any spaghetti bolognese, which was a relief, but different and very tasty recipes taken from regional italian cuisine. I normally would not choose italian restaurants when not in Italy as they are generally overpriced and not italian at all, but this was really great. they had a proper pizza oven which made a yummy pizza. As it was not lunch time, it was not very busy so the service was quick and attentive. Definitely a good choice.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pretty good Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

We had dinner in December 2009. One of the better Italian restaurants we have been to lately - All courses were very tasty - the spaghetti with meatballs was especially good. Service was great and nice atmosphere. We would definitely return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hawai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good service, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

My daughter and I ate here while we were in Calistoga. They offered a good selection of food and wines at reasonable prices. The food was delicious and nicely presented. The service was attentive without being intrusive.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Not worth the stop”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

We were terribly underwhelmed with Boskos. The food was 'OK'. The meatballs and chicken were both quite dry. The sauce on my pasta was tasty, but in my 'lunch' version of the meal I had ~10 noodles of linguine in total, so not much to soak up the sauce. Every other place we at in wine country was outstanding, so this was a big disappointment. We were also kind of grossed out by the giant, clearly reused table to table bowls of Parmesan cheese.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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