10 Best Restaurants to Do Lunch in Napa Valley

So many restaurants, so little time. Napa Valley is home to more than 125 restaurants, with new spots opening their doors almost every day. Between vineyard tours and wine tastings, it’s tough to squeeze everything in, but there’s no good excuse to skip a meal here. There are too many delicious dishes waiting.

Whatever you’re craving, Napa Valley has you covered. From authentic Italian at Ca’Momi Osteria, to finger licking barbeque at Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ and pan roasted mussels with Applewood-smoked bacon at Celadon, there’s plenty to choose from. Restaurant wait staff can help you sort through the numerous options and are typically happy to share their favorites. Remember they eat there more than even the most devoted regular.

But some of the best lunch spots in Napa Valley are so relaxed that wait service isn’t on the menu. Don’t mistake that for meaning the food isn’t as good. The farm fresh bruschetta that comes out the side window of the Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck will knock your socks off. (Recognize the name. Yep, that’s the same family that brought us Clif Energy Bars.) Gott’s Roadside serves up a mean burger, with options like sweet potato fries and onion rings on the side. And there’s Oxbow Public Market, where you can just wander your way through from one taste to the next, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner time.

Fivetown Grocery
Photo courtesy of Vista Collina


Fivetown Grocery is located in The Village at Vista Collina Resort, about four miles from downtown Napa. Salads and sandwiches dominate the menu. Salad choices include the likes of quinoa with avocado, kale, pastrami, and sprouts, or millet...  Read More



Napa Valley is picnic paradise. Whether at a winery or park, there's something about having lunch outside that just makes it taste better. Oakville Grocery uses local and seasonal produce whenever possible. Along with salads, cheeses and...  Read More

Napa Valley Wine Train Excursions


Eating on the go has a different meaning when you are having lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train. A restaurant on wheels, riding the rails is a tasty experience. Once aboard the restored Pullman rail cars you can taste wine while rolling through...  Read More



With two central Napa Valley locations, chances are you'll come across a Gott's Roadside at some point during your time in wine country. With the look of a classic American drive-in, Gott's nostaligic vibe will likely get your attention. It's a...  Read More

Grace's Table


This charming Napa bistro gives visitors an assortment of tasty reasons to slow down for lunch. The menu draws inspiration from France, Italy and the Americas. With dishes like Argentinian empanadas, Southwest Tamales, and cassoulet, the global...  Read More



With 400 bottles on the shelves and 40 wines available by the glass, wine lovers have a number of good reasons to flock to the Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ. While they're flipping through the 18 page wine list, they smell the BBQ and...  Read More



Celadon is one of Downtown Napa's best kept foodie secrets. Hidden in a garden area just off the Napa River, Celadon is located in the Historic Napa Mill. At lunch diners can sit in the courtyard or the dining room. Celadon's rustic courtyard...  Read More

St. Helena


Food trucks are getting rave reviews in cities across the country and Napa Valley is no exception. The Bruschetteria Food Truck dishes up a Northern Italian-inspired menu. Ingredients come from the Clif Family Farm and other local purveyors, so...  Read More

Ca' Momi Osteria
Photo courtesy of Ca'Momi Osteria


Located in the heart of Downtown Napa, Ca'Momi Osteria serves traditional Italian dishes using California grown organic ingredients, and locally sourced meats. Most dairy, meats and vegetables come from within a 50-mile radius of the restaurant....  Read More



When you can't decide what you're in the mood for, Oxbow Public Market is the answer. Imagine a farmers market that operates seven days a week and just happens to be staffed by some amazing Napa Valley Chefs – that's Oxbow Public Market in a...  Read More


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Dana Rebmann moved from San Francisco to Wine Country in search of sunshine. Amazing wine and food was a delightful bonus.

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