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Central Market
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Ranked #5 of 272 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Western Avenue
Transit: Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We are in town on restaurant business and found this gem. I can't say enough great things about the food, the service, the ambiance. The location is fabulous in darling downtown Petaluma which surprisingly has more to offer than I would have originally thought. Central Market has a wood fired oven where many dishes are cooked but the entire menu is fresh, interesting, different! We had the padron chilis to start, stuffed trout, short ribs, butterscotch pot o cream with macaroons that will literally make you weep with joy. The service was friendly, helpful and not overbearing. We have eaten there twice already and plan to go again. I think this may be one of my favorite restaurants EVER and that is saying something. Please give the Central Market a try.

1  Thank Ohkyflo
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

atmosphere is fun and upbeat, our waiter was well informed about the wine list - not so many local wines which surprised me given that we are in the Sonoma valley. Food was delicious and well presented. We met locals by sitting at the bar to eat. Loved it.

Thank Pat H
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Central Market has a large nicely decorated room but as other visitors have mentioned, it is very noisy. Try to request a seat away from the open kitchen. The service was efficient and friendly but the food was only slightly better than average and lacked flavor. The desserts, more specifically the warm dark chocolate tart, were excellent.

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Thank sild-o
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a must Nor Cal restaurant in the quaint city of Petaluma, we had an amazing dinner, great owner and chief with New Orleans roots, this place rocks and is on my top ten restaurants all time.

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Thank whyteb0y
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Central Market is located on a corner on Petaluma's "main street". The wait staff, mostly attractive young women, is friendly but professional, the kitchen is open, and the chef occasionally "makes the rounds" to chat up the diners.

Most of the pork and much of the produce is from the chef's property.

The offerings are interesting and delicious, and there is a good wine list.

My one complaint is that it's crowded and noisy. Also, they serve only wine and beer. Without those negatives, it would be five star in my book!

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Thank UrsAngel
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