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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I walked in on a very busy Memorial Day night and were almost immediately accommodated at the bar. We ordered the Wagyu beef skewers for appetizers and the delicious crispy meat arrived fast along with our wine. Off the glass selection is...not huge, but they had some Paso Robles brands available. My main dish, the Portuguese fisherman's stew was delicious and filling, my wife's baked vegetables with honey tahini sauces were also very good. While eating, we were observing the entertaining activities at the pizza oven which is positioned in the center of the bar area. Our meal was completed with a superb vanilla ice cream with sherry. All in all, a great experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing flavor of food. covid menu leaves you wanting more. Will not be revisiting until full menu is reinstated.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Met 2 friends I have not seen in ages for dinner. Customer service was excellent. Our waiter was very aware of our time visiting and he did a great job of not hovering, but making sure we had everything we needed. Food was excellent!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Central Market is a fun place to visit for a special meal with a loved one or relaxed dinner with a group of friends. The Mediterranean plates are fresh, delicious and definitely brought back memories of my mom's cooking. The selection on the menu is...excellent and the fresh baked bread along with the many layers of flavors add to the ambiance of the place. The service was fantastic with knowledgable and gracious staff.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 14, 2019

We came to this restaurant because the one that had been suggested to us was full on a Friday night. As we stood outside the restaurant, a woman said the food was great so we decided to try it. We sat at the bar. The...restaurant itself is nice, beautiful brick wall. Rather joyful feeling from the patrons. Our server seemed flat, seemed disinterested and not engaged with us. The meat is fantastic, the bacon on the gem salad with blue cheese dressing – YUM. The pepperoni on the pizza and the sausage were delicious. But the pizza lacked enough sauce and so our entrees were just okay. Seemed a lot of regulars, so maybe you need to order the right thing. Not so in a hurry to go back. Located though in a great part of downtown Petaluma.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

This is a quaint restaurant in a fun downtown area. The shows near the restaurant are quite fun to walk around and browse during the day. The menu is diverse and offers a bit of something for everyone. a bit limited for a vegetarian, but...the one vegetarian dish they suggest was good. The pork dishes were their specialty and many people at my table got port containing dishes which they enjoyed quite a lot.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

After researching my options I chose this place for dinner for my only night in town. It did not disappoint! I had read about the spicy cabbage rolls and was anxious to try. I always try calamari when it’s available. Central markets wood fired preparation...is a refreshing change from fried calamari. It was excellent. The spicy lamb cabbage rolls were delicious too, however, I wouldn’t say they are spicy. Overall great atmosphere, service, and food. You should definitely hit this spot when I’m Petaluma. I’ll be back!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

We came here for dinner in Petaluma after stopping at Lagunitas for beer! Loved the pizza and lamb cabbage rolls at Central Market. Definitely would go back again!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 29, 2019

Despite having lived in Petaluma for over a half a century, I have not been here since it was Holidays back several years ago. There was no particular reason why we never tried it, so we decided to check it out. My personal opinion of...this restaurant is they use the psychological mind trick to make you think that if you pay more for something it's better. The appetizers were meh at best. The service slow. My halibut was pretty tasteless. The wine was exceedingly overpriced and I did not see a bottle listed for less than $60 (ridiculous - this is wine country). Yet....this place was packed with patrons. I don't get it. I guess if you want to show off your discretionary income to others, this is the place. There are a lot of better dining options in town. I'm not sorry I waited so long to try this place; however, now I know. Bottom line: Underwhelming and expensive.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I marked only three stars because it says "Average" and this sums it up for me. It was decent food and decor, but just OK not amazing. The entry was super awkward. We waited next to people dining unsure of where to stand and then...were sat at a table right next to all the other people waiting to sit. It was noisy and not intimate at all. It felt like we were in a cafeteria. The food was good but overshadowed by the ambiance and I didn't go home thinking about an amazing meal. I think maybe I expected too much since there were such rave reviews. I guess I'm just trying to keep it real.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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carole d
November 30, 2015|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I can add anything, looks like the gift certificate question has already been answered.
carole d
November 30, 2015|
Response from p2pnny | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carole, I didn't ask about gift tokens. I am sorry. I review food and service levels mostly and these guys rated high. Perhaps you could check their website. Do enjoy your visit.
Kimberly R
October 6, 2015|
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Response from Danielle S | Reviewed this property |
The question about Empa Mundo came up on my feed on Central Market restaurant in Petaluma. I have no idea about Empa Mundo, never been there.
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Yes, Central Market offers takeout services.

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Central Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5