Sometimes, the urge to have Italian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Napa Valley's best Italian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Napa Valley. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Pizza Azzurro or tell you that Santi gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.



Tucked inside the North Block Hotel at the northern end of Yountville's main drag, Redd Wood share's the hotel's cool, industrial-chic aesthetic. Walk inside, order a prosecco and you could be in a back alley in Rome. The meatballs are the...  Read More

Cafe Citti


The secret is out about the restaurant in this quaint cottage, which serves some of the Sonoma Valley's tastiest Northern Italian fare. Although the understated decor hardly does justice to rotisserie chicken, artful risottos, and homemade osso...  Read More

Cucina Paradiso


Known for exquisite desserts and homemade pastas that incorporate fresh local ingredients, Cucina Paradiso bills itself as a "ristorante Italiano with the true Italian flavor," and few would dispute the claim. As evidence, its main course...  Read More



Known as one of Napa Valley's better pizza joints, this friendly, downtown establishment is a great place to take the entire family. Specialty thin-crust pies are hand-tossed and range from the Verde version, which features spinach and ricotta,...  Read More



Sister to San Francisco's Scala Bistro, Don Giovonni earns high marks for a laid-back, unpretentious atmosphere where the emphasis is on good food and wine rather than flashy decor. Delightful dishes include braised lamb shanks with Tuscan bean...  Read More



In a sleepy town like Geyserville, expectations about finding an elegant Italian eatery may not run high; however, this addition to the local scene goes a long way toward raising spirits. Indeed, owners took the circa 1902 building and turned it...  Read More



While the Neapolitan-style pizzas are good (especially the one with green garlic cream and nettles), the pastas are the knockout at Oenotri, in downtown Napa. The radiatore (a short pasta with squiggly lines like a radiator) is a particular...  Read More