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Ranked #10 of 52 Restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

This is a great "little" neighborhood restaurant with 2 separate restaurants. One is for small plates and pizza, the other is pastas! We really enjoyed the margherita pizza and a local beer (in wine country)!

Thank Joanne43081
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

We visited Cook through a recommendation of someone who has been coming to Napa Valley for years and located in the trendy and upmarket St Helena. All produce is sourced locally and the food is fantastic, tasty and simple. Great atmosphere and vibe with lots of people talking and laughing at neighbouring tables. When mentioning to others, they had tried to book but it was already full so do book in advance if visiting at a popular time.

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

My wife and I both had excellent, fresh pasta dishes here. I wasn't crazy about their labeled wine, but had an amazing appetizer of pan fried peppers (and ordered seconds). The place is small, but the food fresh and the service good.

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Thank mudfoot
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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to Cook Our preference is eating at the bar - they also have quite a few tables
The food is Italian influenced Californian with great flavours and healthy and tasty ingredients Try the halibut on saffron risotto
Salads are great and the pasta even better !
Staff are very friendly and knowledgable - just a great place to spend a few hours

Thank David C
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

What a great find! With just a handful of tables and seating at the bar, you must have a reservation if you want to be sure of enjoying Cook's fantastic food. We took the only reservation available, 5 PM on a Wednesday, and are so glad we did. First of all, service was outstanding -- we really appreciate an informed server who tells it like it is. All of her advice was excellent. We had brought a bottle of wine with us and were pleasantly surprised to learn that the $25 corkage fee would be waived if we ordered a half-bottle from the wine menu. Done! The mussels with sausage and the heirloom tomato salad were delicious; the pappardelle with short rib was simply decadent, and my husband said the double-cut pork chop was one of the best he has ever had. Portions were so ample we couldn't finish our entrées, though we did manage to fit in the Mundae for dessert (a sundae with olive oil and salt -- sounds strange but tasted incredible). The restaurant is a traditional bar-style room, long and narrow and pleasantly dim in the back. It's casual and very welcoming. Next time we'll try the gnocchi, which we hear is superb.

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Thank BrynMawrBK
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