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“Italian for locals” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dinucci's Italian Dinners

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Dinucci's Italian Dinners
14485 Valley Ford Rd., Valley Ford, CA 94972
(707) 876-3260
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Yuba City, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Italian for locals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The first impression, entering through a noisy, smelly bar, was almost enough to turn around and try somewhere else. However, the old and infancy dining room had cheerful and attentive wait staff. The soup starter course was excellent. We should have just had soup and bread. That would have been a four star meal. However, we had the regular plate of pickles and salami, then the O.K. spinach ravioli, before our entrée came. The chicken in wine was adequate, the veal parmagian was not generous, not breaded, and not interesting. Clearly, the locals have kept this place open for a hundred years, it wasn't the travel advisories.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
omena
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Must stop in northern Sonoma county”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Prix fixe dinners for around $20.00 includes minestrone salad and entre.
Plenty of very good food with enough to take home.
Locals are here and it fills up fast on weekends.

Visited February 2013
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Fair Oaks, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Can I give this place 10 Stars??”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

All I can say is YUM! 5 of us stopped here for dinner after paddling nearby. We arrived right at 5pm and good thing we did. About 15 minutes after being seated the place was full! Prices are reasonable considering you get a 6 course meal with each entree. I had the Calamari and it was the best I've had. The minestrone soup....Wow! Fresh bread, pasta with their home made sauce as another treat. I wish I had room for one of their home made deserts, but we were all quite full. Service and hospitatlity great too! I'll be back for sure.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley, California
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Chef Gordon---we have a candidate restaurant for you to fix!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Well, make sure you have reservations ahead of time....we waited 1.25 hours to be seated, despite being told it would be 40 minutes; another 10 minutes for the plate of carrots and celery to be delivered, another hour for entree, and finally finished at 915, the only one of 4 parties left in the whole restaurant.
Other people were tired of the wait and went up to the hostess to order food to take away which did seem to come out of the kitchen fairly quickly.
The salad swam in dressing and was limp; the food so-so....the bar scene was fun to watch the regulars come in and obviously there are quite a few regulars. The Bar tender was so friendly and the only one who was helpful. The canister behind the bar and posters were fun to read but leave your political correctness at the door.
The server was sweating profusely. He was trying to keep up with a large amount of tables but it was not going well. Chef Gordon, they could use your help with menu, pacing, and ambiance. We sat in the clown room and they were covered with dust and stare down at you--creepy.
I would only recommend if you had 3.5 hours or a very large group with a celebration and didn't care about food quality.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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NORFOLK , ENGLAND
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“WOW - ANOTHER STARTER!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The restaurant is interesting and the staff are very friendly. It took a while to get to the main meal (four starters to contend with). Make sure you are very hungry before choosing to dine here. The quality of the food was very good.

Visited September 2012
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