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What to Eat in Sonoma

Although Napa wins the most praise for its fine dining establishments, Sonoma contains an array of delicious eateries that are, on the whole, more rustic in ambiance. (And that's just the way locals like them.)

Obviously, the region is known for its wines, especially its zinfandels at places like Ravenswood. But the region is also known for its dozens of breweries, such as Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg and Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa. And if you need a shot of espresso after all of that vino, visitors suggest you swing by Sunflower Caffé Expresso & Wine in Sonoma proper. The region is also home to several popular casual eateries, such as traveler-recommended Picazo Café & Deli (try the burger) and Angelo's Wine Country Deli.  Experts give Bodega Bay's Terrapin Creek and Petaluma's Cucina Paradiso high praise for both atmosphere and cuisine. And along with tasting wine in Sonoma, visitors should also sample the locally made cheeses, olive oils and honeys, which are found throughout the region in various shops and farmers markets.

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  • #1
    Sweet Scoops Homemade Ice Cream
    #1 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $ | American
    408 1st St E Next to Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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  • #2
    Cafe La Haye
    #2 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 525 reviewsTripAdvisor (525)
    $$ | American
    140 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6710
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  • #3
    El Dorado Kitchen
    #3 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1140 reviewsTripAdvisor (1140)
    $ - $$ | American
    405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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  • #4
    Sunflower Caffe Espresso & Wine
    #4 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1114 reviewsTripAdvisor (1114)
    $ - $$ | American, Healthy
    421 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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  • #5
    the girl & the fig
    #5 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3327 reviewsTripAdvisor (3327)
    $ - $$ | American
    110 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5696
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  • #6
    SIGH.
    #6 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar
    120 W Napa St Suite C, Sonoma, CA 95476-6614
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  • #7
    LaSalette Restaurant
    #7 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 919 reviewsTripAdvisor (919)
    $ - $$ |
    452 1st St E Suite H, Sonoma, CA 95476-6757
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  • #8
    Oso Sonoma
    #8 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    $ - $$ | American
    9 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6708
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  • #9
    Harvest Moon Cafe
    #9 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    $ - $$ | American
    487 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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  • #10
    Swiss Hotel Bar and Restaurant
    #10 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 327 reviewsTripAdvisor (327)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, American
    18 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5601
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  • #11
    The Red Grape
    #11 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 781 reviewsTripAdvisor (781)
    $ - $$ | American
    529 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6606
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  • #12
    Basque Boulangerie Cafe
    #12 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 420 reviewsTripAdvisor (420)
    $ | American, Cafe
    460 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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  • #13
    HopMonk Tavern - Sonoma
    #13 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 398 reviewsTripAdvisor (398)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    691 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476-7015
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  • #14
    Della Santina's Trattoria
    #14 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 727 reviewsTripAdvisor (727)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Asian
    133 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6709
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  • #15
    La Casa Restaurant
    #15 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 251 reviewsTripAdvisor (251)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    121 E Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5730
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  • #16
    Sonoma Grille and Bar
    #16 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 236 reviewsTripAdvisor (236)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    165 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6626
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  • #17
    Maya
    #17 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 395 reviewsTripAdvisor (395)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    101 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6709
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  • #18
    B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille
    #18 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 243 reviewsTripAdvisor (243)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    400 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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  • #19
    Sante
    #19 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)
    $$ | American
    100 Boyes Blvd Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, CA 95476-3678
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  • #20
    Delhi Belly Indian Bistro
    #20 of 145 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    522 Broadway One Block Before Sonoma Plaza/City Hall, Sonoma, CA 95476-6602
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