Located in one of Northern California’s most fertile valleys, Sonoma County offers a plethora of fresh vegetables, organic meats and world-class vineyards. Such an excellent array of produce contributes to an exceptional dining experience, with many of the restaurants in Sonoma operating a farm-to-table initiative. From sharing a local meal in a secret garden to diverse international fare, we explore 1o of the top restaurants in Sonoma.
Della Santina’s Trattoria offers Italian dining in an authentic environment, with diners able to enjoy delicious food on the beautiful outdoor patio. The grape vines, wisteria and ornate balustrades showcase a variety of flowers and demonstrate exquisite attention to detail, making the experience all the more romantic. The traditional Italian fare is based upon Della Santina family recipes transported from Lucca, Italy. Order the cena if in search of a true Italian feast, consisting of an antipasti plate, fresh pasta, roasted meats and a sumptuous dessert. If looking for something a little lighter, why not try the local favorites, either fresh gnocci or succulently slow-cooked wild boar.
Della Santina’s Trattoria, 133 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA, USA, +1 707-935-0576
The high-end, premium Saddles Steakhouse is located within a stylish hotel complex that was previously the site of a prestigious 300 acre vineyard and working ranch. The 19th century estate has been transformed into a place of luxury, tempting patrons in with the promise of perfectly prepared steaks. Saddles Steakhouse is a place to enjoy an elegant dinner featuring flat-iron steak, grass fed filet and bone-in rib eye, accompanied by a large selection of martinis. Order the steaks a la carte with soft potatoes, in-season vegetables, mushrooms and a variety of sauces.
Saddles Steakhouse, 29 E MacArthur St, Sonoma, CA, USA, +1 (707) 933-3191