Top ChoiceMarket in Napa

Oxbow Public Market

Graze at this gourmet market and plug into the Northern California food scene. Standouts: Hog Island Oyster Co; comfort cooking at celeb-chef Todd Humphries’ Kitchen Door; great Cal-Mexican tacos at C Casa &...

Californian in Napa


Wildly popular Torc plays off the seasons with dynamic combinations of farm-fresh ingredients such as pork belly with satsuma-imo potato and choy raab, or artichoke velouté with wild mushrooms. Well-arranged for...

French in Napa


Stalwart Angèle serves reliable provincial-French cooking – French onion soup, Nicoise salads and croques monsieur (gourmet toasted ham-and-cheese sandwiches) at lunch, cassoulet with duck confit at dinner – on a...

Italian in Napa


Housemade salumi (cured meat) and pastas, and wood-fired Naples-style pizzas are the stars at always-busy Oenotri, which draws crowds for daily-changing, locally sourced, rustic-Italian cooking, served in a...

Italian in Napa

Bistro Don Giovanni

This long-running favorite roadhouse serves modern-Italian pastas, crispy pizzas and wood-roasted meats. Weekends get packed – and loud. Request a vineyard-view table (good luck). Reservations essential.

Japanese in Napa


It's easy to tire of California cuisine, and this fresh-take izakaya joint (Japanese pub serving small-plate dishes) gives a welcome relief with a hip list of cocktails (from their rolodex on the bar), creative...

Barbecue in Napa

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ

Inside an 1888 grocery store, Bounty Hunter has an Old West vibe and superb barbecue, made with house-smoked meats. The standout 'beer-can chicken' is a whole chicken roasted over a can of Tecate. Libations...

Californian in Napa

Carpe Diem Wine Bar

This busy storefront wine bar and restaurant makes inventive, flavorful small plates, from simple skewers and flatbreads to elaborate ostrich burgers, salumi platters and – wait for it – duck confit 'quack and...

Pub Food in Napa

Norman Rose Tavern

This lively gastropub, styled with reclaimed wood and tufted-leather banquettes, is good for a burger and beer. Great fries and plenty of seasonal favorites. Full bar.

Pizza in Napa

Pizza Azzuro

This Napa classic gets deafeningly loud, but it's worth bearing for tender-crusted pizzas, salad-topped 'manciata' bread, good Caesar salads and pastas.

Diner in Napa

Buttercream Bakery & Diner

This retro-flashback pink-striped diner, favored by Napa's little old ladies, has all-day breakfasts and white-bread lunches, served by matrons in heavy eye shadow. Also famous for its Champagne cakes.