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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 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 189 reviewsTripadvisor (189)
    $ | American
    408 1st St E Next to Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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  • #2
    Cafe La Haye
    #2 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 533 reviewsTripadvisor (533)
    $$ | American
    140 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6710
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  • #3
    Sunflower Caffe Espresso & Wine
    #3 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1130 reviewsTripadvisor (1130)
    $ - $$ | American, Healthy
    421 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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  • #4
    the girl & the fig
    #4 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3379 reviewsTripadvisor (3379)
    $ - $$ | American
    110 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5696
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  • #5
    LaSalette Restaurant
    #5 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 932 reviewsTripadvisor (932)
    $ - $$ | Seafood
    452 1st St E Suite H, Sonoma, CA 95476-6757
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  • #6
    El Dorado Kitchen
    #6 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1156 reviewsTripadvisor (1156)
    $ - $$ | American
    405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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  • #7
    SIGH.
    #7 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 116 reviewsTripadvisor (116)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar
    120 W Napa St Suite C, Sonoma, CA 95476-6614
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  • #8
    Oso Sonoma
    #8 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 289 reviewsTripadvisor (289)
    $ - $$ | American
    9 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6708
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  • #9
    The Red Grape
    #9 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 789 reviewsTripadvisor (789)
    $ - $$ | American
    529 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6606
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  • #10
    Basque Boulangerie Cafe
    #10 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 424 reviewsTripadvisor (424)
    $ | American, Cafe
    460 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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  • #11
    Swiss Hotel Bar and Restaurant
    #11 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 332 reviewsTripadvisor (332)
    $ - $$ | Bar, American
    18 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5601
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  • #12
    HopMonk Tavern - Sonoma
    #12 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 403 reviewsTripadvisor (403)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    691 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476-7015
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  • #13
    Della Santina's Trattoria
    #13 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 745 reviewsTripadvisor (745)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    133 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6709
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  • #14
    La Casa Restaurant
    #14 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 257 reviewsTripadvisor (257)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    121 E Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5730
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  • #15
    Sonoma Grille and Bar
    #15 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 243 reviewsTripadvisor (243)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    165 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6626
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  • #16
    Maya
    #16 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 402 reviewsTripadvisor (402)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    101 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476-6709
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  • #17
    B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille
    #17 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 249 reviewsTripadvisor (249)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    400 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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  • #18
    Sante
    #18 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 338 reviewsTripadvisor (338)
    $$ | American
    100 Boyes Blvd Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, CA 95476-3678
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  • #19
    Delhi Belly Indian Bistro
    #19 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 114 reviewsTripadvisor (114)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    522 Broadway One Block Before Sonoma Plaza/City Hall, Sonoma, CA 95476-6602
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  • #20
    The Depot Hotel Restaurant Sonoma
    #20 of 120 Places to Eat in Sonoma
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 191 reviewsTripadvisor (191)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Northern-Italian, Central-Italian
    241 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-5628
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