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“Lovely gem in unpretentious Sonoma County Town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Canneti Roadhouse Italiana

Canneti Roadhouse Italiana
6675 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436 (Formerly Canneti's Roadhouse)
(707) 887-2232
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Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Forestville
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Canneti Roadhouse Italiana offers a modern Italian menu and a traditional Tuscan tasting menu with or without Tuscan wine pairing. Wednesdays we offer corkage free and locals night on Thursdays with a prefixed three course meal alongside the regular menu. Outdoor seating and grill-bar in a romantic and quiet back garden during the warm season.
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Description: Canneti Roadhouse Italiana offers a modern Italian menu and a traditional Tuscan tasting menu with or without Tuscan wine pairing. Wednesdays we offer corkage free and locals night on Thursdays with a prefixed three course meal alongside the regular menu. Outdoor seating and grill-bar in a romantic and quiet back garden during the warm season.
Arlington, VA
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely gem in unpretentious Sonoma County Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Found this on Yelp when looking for a low-key dinner in Forestville. Proprietor, Frencesco Torre, is most accommodating and eager to provide an authentic Tuscan dining experience. Our mixed salad appetizer and ravioli and slow cooked pork and macaroni pasta dinners were outstanding. Lovely outside enclosed patio, as well as dining inside with view of the kitchen. Francesco "insists" in ending the meal with a sweet -- which was equally delicious. Would seek Canneti's out again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
sonoma county
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Excellent and interesting dishes, a beautiful space, and everyone who is working there is 'on it!'
And the shining star of the place tonight was our server, Victoria...perfect service, and the most enjoyable personality! Thank you.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sebastopol, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Understated top notch Italian eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I visited Canneti for the first time last week with my wife, who loves Italian food.
We had high expectations after reading a few reviews, but we were not prepared for the quality and originality of the dishes. The chilled celery root and turnip soup was a wonderful surprise and set the tone for an enjoyable evening of great food, excellent service and a fine dining experience.
Congrats to Francesco,Salvatore and the entire staff for creating such a fabulous restaurant.

I feel bad for them since they got a very tepid review from our local food editor, Jeff Cox at the Press Democrat. He must have had an off night or a fight with his wife!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Forestville, California
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“worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

the owners of canneti's spent many months and I assume many dollars and did not open till it was time. anxious anticipation was rewarded with a wonderful Mediterranean dinner.a Tuscan white bean, shredded beef and green appetizer set the evening off on a good footing. My wife's mixed greens with an understated dressing that allowed the greens flavor to shine thru was lovely.
Homemade large elbow macaroni with shredded pork and a great red sauce for me and homemade pasta noodles with pesto like sauce with a n hint of mint for my wife. Both superb. thought it was strange that a bread was served with the meal but on reflection thanks. Espresso was done to my taste. soo nice to have another really good restaurant in town.

Visited May 2013
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“Exceptional Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Most charming and attentive Chef/owner, Francesco, as is the Sommelier, Salvatore (Tory). We were served an exquisite Chicpea Soup to start. The Tasting Menu with incredible Tuscan wine pairing included duck egg w/fired capers, fava beans wTuscan Sheep Cheese Sformatino, incredible Spaghetti Etruscan Style w/mint pesto and Pecorino Cheese. Main was melt in your mouth Pinot Grape Leaf wrapped Berkshire Pork finished by a Hazelnut Cake w/Amaretto Custard and Creme Anglaise to die for. The decor is understated, simple elegance. It was a memorable feast to celebrate our anniversary. Grazie mille, Canneti's

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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