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“Great Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Depot Hotel Restaurant

Depot Hotel Restaurant
241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
707-938-2980
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Ranked #25 of 107 Restaurants in Sonoma
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spain Street
Transit: Sonoma Plaza--two blocks away.
Description: The DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in an historic stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy casual Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the shady Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a passion at the DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT for the father and son Chef team--whether it is making house-made antipasti, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country around us offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt both chefs enjoy--whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for a trattoria-style lunch or dinner...or just drop into our Vinoteca for informal small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine. Our focus is casual Italian comfort food--served in an informal Sonoma wine country atmosphere.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The outside patio area by the pool is fantastic, the service is great,the veal is wonderfull,noise level is low unlike some of the resturants around the plaza where you have to almost yell at each other

Visited November 2012
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Sonoma,
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“food for locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is a great place and great food. The only problem is flies. I wish they would have supplied me with a fly swatter. I feel certain that if they spent about 15 minutes a day in the afternoon killing them more people would be there in the evening.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
The closer we get to harvest time in Sonoma Valley, the more "insect life," becomes an issue in Sonoma. It is a battle we wage constantly...to let the customers in, but keep flying insects out! We actually do work hard to try and keep all insects out and employ a service to assist us. However, on a beautiful summer day, and often when customers ask for the doors and windows open to enjoy a beautiful day....the inevitable happens! We apologize for the inconvenience to Dick and promise him will work even harder to keep any "unwanted visitors" out!
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Walnut Creek, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Our first time visit.. Highly impressed with food quality and service. We would highly recommend
others to try this restaurant that is located just a few blocks from the Sonoma square.

We will definitely return soon.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lac Superieur
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average food, lovely setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Lovely atmosphere, the patio area was very nice; however, the food and serivce are less than average. I had high expectations knowing the chef used to work at French Laundry...the antipasto platter was prepared in advance (olives were tasteless, chickpea salad was too smoky and bland and the celeriac salad had way too much mayonnaise). Our main meal was satisfactory, veal parmigiana with a tomato tortellini along with tortellini with cream sauce. The highlight of the evening was the great find for our red wine - service was rushed - did not stay for dessert...perhaps we arrived on an off night.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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LaGrangeville, NY
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“Nice place for a business dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

On a recent trip had a group dinner with conference attendees. Very good salad with pears, nuts and goat cheese; roast chicken over pea risotto and flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Very nice waitstaff and great location in the middle of Sonoma.

Visited April 2012
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