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“A ST. HELENA LANDMARK DESTINATION”
Review of Tra Vigne - CLOSED

Tra Vigne
Price range: $18 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 29
Description: Tra Vigne Restaurant, nestled in the heart of Napa Valley's historic St. Helena, delivers a captivating blend of old world Italy and the fresh, local ingredients of wine country. The vine covered building has tall, grand ceilings. Adjacent is the mesmerizing Tuscan Courtyard, and a canopy of trees with festive white lights offers diners "al fresco" dining in a restaurant that celebrates its 25th year in the Napa Valley. The menu at Tra Vigne represents the marriage of two of the world's most renowned culinary regions: Tuscany - defined by hearty pastas, meats, cheese and olive oil and Napa Valley - a destination that celebrates fresh, local ingredients with a focus on artisanal preparation designed to highlight its acclaimed wines.
Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were fortunate to obtain a last-minute reservation for early evening. First of all, the exterior of the building has to be one of the most inviting of all with the ivy and brick façade beckoning one to enter. The interior is spacious and opens up to an outdoor dining patio. We opted for an open-window table overlooking the patio - a good choice on this cool evening. We started off with the hand made mozzarella on grilled bruschetta ($14) based upon our waiter's description as a one-of-a kind delicacy. It indeed was tasty and filling. I opted for the Maltagliati Verde pasta ($16) infused with lamb pieces and cheese (delicious) and my wife the Rigatoni Alla Carbonata ($18), rich, tasty and very filling. The house cab ($9) by the glass (can't go wrong in Napa) was just fine. All-in-all, Tra Vigne lived up to our expectations. Next time, we would probably order a salad and appetizer, and split the very large pasta offering.

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been coming to Napa for 20 years and every time I have dined here the experience has been great. On this trip our table of four was "WOWED" by our great waiter from New Jersey. The service and food was excellent and of course they have a great wine list to go along with their food. On this visit we ate inside but I have also had lunch on the outdoor patio which is a nice treat.

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1  Thank Brian P
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

Tra Vigne is an Italian Restaurant in St. Helena, California in the heard of Sonoma/Napa wine country. The restaurant features a large dining room as well as several patio dining options. My wife and I have dined worldwide and this was a truly exceptional meal.

+ Being in the heart of wine country you will not be disappointed by the wine selection or cocktails. Both expertly served.
+ Food was out of this world good. Definitely one of the top 10 Italian meals I have enjoyed anywhere in the world.
+ While not inexpensive the prices were quite fair considering the quality of the food.

- Parking is very limited. We had to park nearly a block away.
- Tra Vigne is popular so book well in advance.
- Have to admit the desert was not good. I think they tried some California Fusion on the cannoli and while it did not ruin the meal we did wish we had skipped it. Definitely NOT Italian cannoli.

Overal a fantastic experience and highly recommended to anyone visiting the area who would like to enjoy a nice dinner.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We have dined here before and always look forward to our return visit! This time was amazing...probably the best pizza we have ever had...fig and Gorgonzola. The steak was super juicy and the sauce superb. The corn and hazelnut soup was a treasure. This amazing restaurant never disappoints! We're looking forward to our next visit!

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Reviewed August 21, 2014


We went to Tra Vigne in mid August and enjoyed a great dinner while seated on an outdoor terrace. We started with a great bottle of Sangiovese which was on the someillers choice of wines. We ordered fresh mozzarella which is made when you order it, rice balls and a fig pizza as appetizers and they were all good, especially the fresh mozzarella. I ordered Halibut which was prepared as ordered . My wife ordered oven-roasted chicken which was very juicy and flavorful. Our daughter and son-in-law ordered a pasta dish and short ribs with creamy polenta, which were also delicious. We ordered Butterscotch Panna Cotta and strawberry rhubarb shortcake for deserts and they were also delicious. Dennis was a great waiter and the service was excellent. The wine list was very quite extensive. We will definitely go back to this restaurant. They also served real bottled water not the filtered water.

Thank Bob F
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