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Caffe Giostra

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$$ - $$$
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1390 N McDowell Blvd Ste L, Petaluma, CA 94954-7104
+1 707-664-9441
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had a minor medical procedure across the street from Caffe Giostra and went there afterward for lunch (recommended by the nurse) with my lovely wife who is Italian American. First of all, I liked the fact that this good restaurant is tucked into a mini-mall. What could be more American? The waiter was great with the food and wine... More 

Thank Clay T
Sebastopol, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I happened upon this restaurant today for lunch. It's la tle family-owned place in a busy shopping mall in north Petaluma right off Hwy 101. I totally recommend it. Food was fresh and cooked the way Italian food should be cooked. we had the Bruschetta, Caesar salad. Clay had the linguine with clams, I had the Veg... More 

Thank Nanuk145
Greensboro, North Carolina
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were very impressed with Caffe Giostra. The number of specials offered the day we were there was extensive and all looked delicious and all of us ended up having different specials. The Osso Buco was outstanding. The restaurant had a very good selection of world-wide wines to choose from. Service was great. Our server was very enthusiastic and helped... More 

Thank Itinerant_Foodies
Petaluma, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We have going here for many years. This is our go to restaurant with friends or a special night out. The food is always great. The service is over the top. If you go make reservations. It is always booked.

Thank dsimpson1963
Santa Rosa, California
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204 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a well kept secret. I'd never heard of it until a friend introduced me. Friendly service, and they are willing to change the menu for you. For example, I wanted their special with a different kind of meat, and it was cheerfully prepared for me. Food was delicious and freshly made. A tiny outdoor patio for warm weather.... More 

Thank kitty k
Petaluma, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This remains a stellar go-to Italian restaurant for our family. Food is scrumptious and the service is entertaining if you get the right server! The tables are very tight and you must navigate your way to your table with great care. But, this is easily overlooked as you enjoy the amazing, hot, freshly prepared meal.

Thank marytc2017
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

It's a bit noisy..Adequate service..The food is quite good, pastas especially.. They give you a bill that is an adding machine tape and it has NO identification of what the charges are related to. In our experience it is not accurate. I suggest you keep track of what you order to check it against this outdated system of an adding... More 

Thank Julian L
Mila, Virginia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited this restaurant for lunch while waiting for an appointment nearby. I was very pleasantly surprised by the food here. The restaurant is in a type of strip shopping center near lots of business parks. The outside is pleasantly decorated with awnings and outside tables to make it look more of a bistro but the food is what sets... More 

Thank PamelaattheRiver
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Not much to discuss. Small crowded restaurant. Warm, friendly owner, average food, high prices given the above. I'm not a fan of middle class restaurants in strip malls. They have no identity and character. This certainly typified it. If you have other choices.....look further

Thank RandyMK
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

After dinner at Caffé Giostra we can sum up the experience in one word…rushed. We had invited friends out to dinner. We brought two bottles of wine. The waitress, who was very nice, asked for our order, within minutes after giving the specials. We wanted to have an appetizer, then dinner. When we said we would start with an appetizer... More 

Thank phmiche

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1390 N McDowell Blvd Ste L, Petaluma, CA 94954-7104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-664-9441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?