Downtown Napa restaurants shine in the West End
May 22, 2012
Culinary cultures and personalities shine in the West End of Downtown Napa. These restaurants may be small, but they are big on flavor and loyal fans.
Food & Wine just recently gave a glowing review of Oenotri and it’s spot-on except for one thing – they called it the best “new” Italian restaurant in the United States. Hello? All of us locals as well as chefs and somms from the Bay Area and beyond have been calling Oenotri their favorite Napa restaurant since it first opened more than two years ago, hailing the chefs’ talents at capturing the essence of Southern Italian cuisine. The great news is that they have maintained the level of excellence ever since then.
The deceptively delicious spaghetti al pomodoro for example. It’s with the most simple dishes that chefs reveal perfection of ingredients such as the perfectly chewy, al dente spaghetti and fresh, vibrant tomato sauce.