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1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
+1 707-963-7088
11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tony attitude towards visitors not recognized by owner and manager. Average cuisine with even more average wine selections. Eat elsewhere in town for better cuisine without the attitude!

Thank lckt13
St. Helena, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. A place that is a local hang-out and the owner, Jude, knows everyone. Sit at the counter and you may score a taste of wine from one of the winemakers or importers that are always stopping in for lunch or dinner. Eggplant parmigiana is the bomb, share it with a nice glass of Italian red.

Thank Maxthegooddog
North Plainfield, New Jersey
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us while we were visiting Napa. A bit pricey, but worth it. Very fresh soup, pasta, calamari dishes. Very friendly service too. We'd come back.

Thank Kim V
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting take on Italian food. My husband and I shared the pancetta chopped salad--(recommend the kitchen split salads before serving--makes it much easier on the customer). My husband and I had the pappardelle with braised short ribs. Excellent pasta and good braised short ribs. The best part of the evening was the mundae dessert--who would think that gelato with balsamic... More 

Thank Kathleen C
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fresh menu and great vibe in a fantastic location. We took bar seats on a quiet weekday for lunch. They'll pair a wine perfectly for anything you order so let them choose for you.

Thank Brian M
Redding, California
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small tavern looking restaurant in downtown St Helena. Food was disappointing except fir the parmesan french fries. The service was attentive and made it an ok lunch. Could be a fun place for a crowd of friends not too concern about food.

Thank 530Gypsy
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and came here w/ another couple. The food is out of this world!! So good. It is a small place but, but upscale, great background music and the ambiance was wonderful! The service was impeccable. This is a must eat. Get reservations because it is small and ask for a table in the front of the restaurant. You... More 

Thank Tammjo
Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

When we're in town we eat here every week or so. Whether lunch or dinner the food is always terrific, the servers extremely friendly and well informed. The kitchen is accommodating to special requests, and the wines are well thought out. Oh, and for the valley the prices are reasonable. My personal favorites are the tasty chopped salad, and the... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Cook is a small restaurant in St. Helena. The staff are friendly. They have a menu with several Italian dishes. Our table had 4 different selections. Each past dish was poorly cooked and floating in sauce. The salmon in the risotto dish was undercooked. The deserts were fine.

Thank robert k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Small restaurant and can be a bit noisy and warm, but a great experience. Food was excellent and hot. Good range of wine on the list. Refreshing change from seeing wine lists with everything over $75.

Thank Larry H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-963-7088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?