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“Good Food”
Review of Depot Hotel

Depot Hotel
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Ranked #21 of 123 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spain Street
Transit: Sonoma Plaza--two blocks away.
Description: The DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in an historic stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy casual Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the shady Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a passion at the DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT for the father and son Chef team--whether it is making house-made antipasti, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country around us offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt both chefs enjoy--whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for a trattoria-style lunch or dinner...or just drop into our Vinoteca for informal small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine. Our focus is casual Italian comfort food--served in an informal Sonoma wine country atmosphere.
Bay Point, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good Food”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a very nice Father's Day meal hear but there was a wedding party there that day so it was a little noisy. Butter was very hard to spread because it was just out of the fridge but other than that, the food was very good.

Visited June 2014
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Ventura
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful Wedding Venue”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We attended a wedding here and it was beautiful, especially for the reception. It was a bit small for a large wedding, but very pretty. I will say it is tight quarters walking around the pool with over 100 people, but no one fell in! Loved the indoor food serving/buffet area. The food was wonderful!!! I was pleasantly surprised and many of the dishes felt very farm-to-table with fresh veggies. Bar service was great and we loved how they set up the tables outside. If the food was this good for a wedding, I can only imagine how fabulous it would be for dinner as a restaurant. One last thing, this was an adult-only wedding, I would not recommend if you have children in your guest list...tight space with pool and all.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Jennifer B
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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We do a great many weddings and rehearsal dinners here and we are always delighted to see the guests enjoying themselves so much. Our Chef will especially appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed the fresh produce he gets from our local organic Sonoma gardens.
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Walnut, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This place is fabulous!!!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you want a great place to eat, and a place that feels like home, this is the place you want to go to. They go out of there way to make you feel like family, and the food no matter what you order is fantastic. I highly recommend you try this wonderful place.

Visited April 2014
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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you! This building was a private home for a long time, and as we have been cooking and welcoming guests here now for almost 30 years...it really does feel like home to us as well. We are glad to welcome you into our extended family every time you come. --Gia
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great local Recommendation”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

At the rec of a local, we went here for a low-key dinner on our last night in Sonoma. Had Dungeness crab cannellini with a great locally sourced salad for starters. Delicous!!! The food was obviously sourced and cooked with care. The menu had so many options plus specials, such as the cannellini. It was very quiet when we were there. Wonder how they manage when it's busy, as they have lots of seating. Our waiter was attentive and suggested a good wine. Hope to return soon.

Visited April 2014
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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your great comments! It is absolutely true that about 90% of our "new friends" find us from "locals" who recommend us. We don't advertize much as our past visitors are so enthusiastic. I am so glad you enjoyed the Crab Cannelloni too! It is one of the Chef's specialties that our customers really wait for, when it is fresh crab season...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect Patio Dining”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a lovely sunny Sonoma day between wine tastings. The staff was super friendly and very helpful with our menu choices, and splitting our dishes between the two of us. I'd definitely return here for patio dining in the future!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Jables460
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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review! We always appreciate it so much... I am glad to hear you enjoyed both your server and the lovely patio.
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