2011

Oenotri Restaurant Review, Napa

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Oenotri

1425 1st St.

Napa, CA 94559

707-252-1022

Oenotri Website

Book Reservation

Oenotri Napa exterior decor

Oenotri Napa interior decor

Why did we dine here? – Oenotri is an Italian restaurant that has been receiving a lot of positive press (Michael Bauer rated it excellent), we were in Napa and decided to give it a try. This was a nice change from the New American food that is all over the Napa Valley.

Insider Tip – Make a reservation. Oenotri fills up fast.

Cuisine – Italian
Location – Downtown Napa
Oenotri Opened – 2010

Service – Oenotri had solid service with a knowledgeable waitress who helped guide us through the menu. No worries about refills here. Napkin folding on demand.
Verdict – Oenotri serves up solid Italian food in A modern atmosphere, making it a no-brainer if you feel like Italian while in Napa. The food quality is as good as popular places like Flour and Water.

Signature Dishes – Salumi, pizza, pasta, squab.

Oenotri’s Menu features a wide variety of house made Salumi, several starters, pizza and pasta options. The menu changes frequently.

Website Oenotri Menu

Full Oenotri image set

Oenotri Food Picks:

Oenotri Napa salumi

Chef selection of 6 Salumi items ($15) was an excellent, with 6 different picks all high-quality, perhaps we should ordered the bigger one!

Oenotri Napa beet salad

ROASTED BEETS AND FENNEL WITH ARUGULA, HORSERADISH AND ANCHOVY VINAIGRETTE ($13.50) feature thinly sliced beets of varying color topped off with fresh arugula. A nice start to the meal with the dressing masking any strong arugula flavors.

Oenotri Napa Margherita pizza

MARGHERITA: MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA, SAN MARZANO TOMATO SAUCE, AND FRESH BASIL ($13.50) was a bit on the soft side crust wise in the center, but flavors were top notch and the edge proved to the wonderfully chewy.

Oenotri Napa lamb pasta

STROZZAPRETI WITH WATSON FARM LAMB HEART RAGU AND PECORINO SARDO ($15) was a freshly made tubular eggless pasta cooked perfectly. The lamb was a bit gamy and chunky, but parts are parts!

Oenotri Napa Panna cotta

PEACH LEAF PANNA COTTA ($9) Full Belly Farm Mulberries and Croccante Dolce was simply excellent. Smooth, not too sweet, not too creamy, fully balance.

Complimentary sugar cookies were excellent!

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Oenotri Napa yellow beans

YELLOW WAX BEANS WITH TOMATO AND MEYER LEMON ZEST ($5.50) had a bit too much zesty tomato sauce for our taste. The onions that were mixed in were also out of place. Oenotri has other vegetable options that are better.

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Oenotri on Urbanspoon

Oenotri Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Posted on December 19th, 2011
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