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Plaza Bistro

420 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
+1 707-996-4466
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
420 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Had two great dinners here during a recent trip to Sonoma. When every other restaurant on the square was packed, the Plaza Bistro was far less crowded. We were able to get a nice table by the window with no reservation. The atmosphere was cozy,...More

1  Thank 2manyscreennames
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We joined a WINE tour to Sonama Valley and this is where we had lunch as 'VIP' lunch set. We didn't take any pictures as the food is really so so but expensive. We ordered white bean soup, pan fried salmon and pork. The sparkle...More

Thank Kat_Katniss
Reviewed 6 April 2018

How could this historic, prime location deliver such mediocre food? I've asked myself this every time I've tried it. On this, my third visit, I was with a friend. We ordered a calamari appetizer that was too thickly cut, weirdly breaded, under-cooked (icky to bite...More

Thank KISNapa
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Table by the window and not a lot of people for lunch. Salmon sandwich on perfectly gourmet and went well with the Proseco!

Thank lebefana
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Smallish place. Ended up being seated by the door, which I would try to stay away from. Was a chilly evening. Every time the door opened we got a blast of cool air. There are tables in the bar area that I think would be...More

1  Thank mikeys2
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Owner Marin Chavez has indeed outdone himself in having a restaurant that exemplifies attention to detail and extraordinary service. The food with wine pairings were carefully selected. I had the mushroom rigatoni. The sauce was delicate and flavorful. Wait staff attend to your every need....More

Thank Carmen E
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The back bar is antique and beautiful. The friendly personnel add to the warm atmosphere. The food's good too!. Right on the Sonoma Square, it's a great stop.

Thank ta2zman
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times with family and have always been pleased with the menu and the special items. The wines by the glass are excellent, and a nice selection of wine by the bottle is available. The restaurant staff have been...More

Thank MrJbo
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Went with family for Xmas eve dinner. Very warm and cozy atmosphere. Service was attentive and prompt without being rushed. Menu is wine country cuisine. Food was fresh and delicious. All of us enjoyed our meals. Gnocchi with mushrooms was the highlight. Wines on the...More

Thank steveprez
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

More of a canteen than a restaurant. Waitress suggested I reuse my cutlery from the starter for the main and the bar tender had some sarcastic comments when I could not open the bathroom door.

1  Thank SA T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
    (Spain Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is public transportation within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-996-4466
  • E-mail
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