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“Italian Food at it's Best”
Review of Catelli's

Catelli's
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Geyserville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Catelli's is a landmark, third generation restaurant located in the heart of Sonoma County between the breathtaking hills of Dry Creek and Alexander Valley Catelli's was originally opened in Geyserville around 1936 by Italian immigrants Santi and Virginia Catelli. The restaurant was originally known as Catelli's "The Rex" (the "king" as translated from Latin). Third generation Catellis and siblings, Domenica and Nicholas Catelli, are now co-owners. Located in Geyserville in Sonoma County, the menu highlights ingredients from local and organic farmers as well as over 100 local wines. Led by executive chef, author, and media personality, Domenica Catelli, original items such as handmade ravioli are paired with new bright creations such as "The Pasta of the Moment." Catelli's has a rich history with the local community, where generations of families have eaten, celebrated, and created memories throughout their lives.
Miami
Level 6 Contributor
416 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Italian Food at it's Best”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Catelli's was recommended to us by our wine friend at Alderbrook Winery. I am an Italian who cooks at home regularly; thus a critic of italian restaurants. The food selections are great, presentation and taste superb. Outstanding service, great atmosphere. Tomato sauce looked and tasted like the tomatoes were hand picked that day and sauce prepared fresh for our order.

  • Visited October 2012
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Geyserville, California
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Like gourmet home cooking”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We frequent this place almost weekly. We love the people, the atmosphere, the service and the food is some of the best in Sonoma County... Which is saying a lot as this area is such a culinary powerhouse. I could eat the kale salad every day! You would never think eating something so good for you could be so good. the burrata appetizer is heavenly! the michaels pasta and the current "pasta of the moment" are some of the best pasta I've ever experienced! They have the regular Italian offering but there's nothing regular about the food. They aren't just Italian though... They have a great burger and daily specials like salmon, lamb burgers, flank steak, etc. there's something on the menu for every one. I love that this is a family owned restaurant with a brother sister team leading the way. They also have a great full bar and very nice local wine list.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A good meal”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our meal here. When we made the reservation, the restaurant advised us that a large party was coming to the restaurant and it would be better for us to come a little earlier than 7.30. We really appreciated being advised of this and consequently we were also able to select a table that was not intrusive.
Our Waitress, Catherine, was most helpful in advising us what to order and more important how much to order (as the portions are large). I had the tuna Ceviche and the Salmon. The Ceviche was delightful and the Salmon was cooked to order.
Overall a very good experience.

Visited August 2012
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Petaluma
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Food in Geyserville”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stopped for a late lunch at Catelli's recently and had a great meal. My wife ordered the meatball sliders and loved them. I tried to take a small bite--but her look told me they were too good to share so I stuck to my plate of ravioli with DC's sauce. These ravioli are the best I've ever had--the thinnest dough possible--you could almost see through it, filled with meat, spinach, and spices, in a rich red sauce with the hint of red pepper flakes. These are not the ravioli that mama made--these are in a whole different league. The service was prompt and attentive without hovering. The wine list is broad and includes several Sonoma County "finds". When you're in the Northern part of Sonoma County, Catelli's is the place to dine.

  • Visited August 2012
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Cupertino, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

We ate there last night for the first time and will return again tonight. The food is outstanding and the service was excellent. This will be a must on future visits to the area during our wine tasting sojourns.

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