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1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
+1 707-963-7088
11:30 - 22:00
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Calabasas, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our concierge sugessted this place for a simple italian dinner in a cozy little bar and restaurant in downtown St. Helena, Napa Valley.We had a pasta dish and Eggplant parmagian, both were excellent. There is a great wine selection as you would expect.in wine country. Food prices were reasonalbe.

Thank swycangler
Elkton, MD
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to dine at Cook every time we are in St. Helena. It is a great neighborhood restaurant, specializing in northern Italian cuisine. It is very small so can get crowded at busy times but they do take reservations. The wine list is quite large and specializes in local wines, which is nice, but also includes Italian choices. My... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place with great food. We enjoyed the mussels, burrata, braised short ribs and risotto. Our group of four all raved about our meals. Best food we had while in Napa Valley.

Thank Laura B
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291 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect thin crust brick oven pizza with delicious sauce, delicious cheese, and a great crust. We loved it. The service was great too

Thank txmeg
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a tasty, well prepared lunch in between wine tastings. The vegetable lasagna was thick and flavor filled! The eggplant layers were tender and not at all soggy. The salads were crispy and the light dressing was just right. Our hostess/ server was friendly and extremely helpful writing down restaurant ideas and vineyards fir us to try during our vacation.

Seattle, Washington
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189 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As I write this review I see, on the right hand column of TripAdvisor for this site, headings related to service problems, noise (we sat across from the open kitchen and had no problems), mediocre wine and attitude. Al;l I can say is that four of us went there for dinner and experienced none of this. My pasta Bolognese was... More 

Thank Bob M
Waunakee, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the foods. I had the eggplant parmigiana which was excellent. Wife order pasta and got pasta special which was seafood and sausage. Waitress seems to have got the order wrong. As I could see the bar and counter, she was 'talking' to another customer. One couple left after a drink. Management did the right for us and adjusted... More 

Thank David20130609
Eastern US
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were seated by the open kitchen and could not hear each other to carry on a conversation because it was so loud with all the conversations echoing off the walls and the noise from the kitchen. Our food was fine, but uninspired and the wines were so disappointing for being in the heart of California wine country. Our server... More 

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166 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Tony attitude towards visitors not recognized by owner and manager. Average cuisine with even more average wine selections. Eat elsewhere in town for better cuisine without the attitude!

Thank lckt13
St. Helena, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this place. A place that is a local hang-out and the owner, Jude, knows everyone. Sit at the counter and you may score a taste of wine from one of the winemakers or importers that are always stopping in for lunch or dinner. Eggplant parmigiana is the bomb, share it with a nice glass of Italian red.

Thank Maxthegooddog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-963-7088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?