Learned about this place from FoodNetwork, Triple D, planned to stop by on next visit home to the Bay Area. Stopped in for lunch mid-week with a friend. Beautiful drive from Marin, very scenic, orchards dotted the landscape. The town, Geyserville is all of 2-3 blocks long. Quaint shops, hardware store, other restaurants scattered here and there. Catelli's is in a very unassuming building. But once you enter the doors, you know you are in a place that takes the entire dining experience seriously. The decor reminds me of a mix of Tuscan with a bit of California flair. Very open, inviting and comfortable. Now, let's talk about the food....
I started with a cocktail to give me time to peruse the menu. The Lavender Drop was captivating and refreshing. Organic vodka, with a lavender simple syrup and lemon. Next, I ordered the Catelli's Ravioli, with Garlic Bread. The Garlic Bread was fresh baked goodness with the perfect balance of butter and garlic. The delicate pasta pillows were enclosed a well seasoned 3-meat unbelievably delectable filling. My guess part beef, pork and veal. Don't know the spices, don't care --- it was AWESOME!!! The butter garlic sauce was delicate yet full flavored. To go along with my meal I had the Rose of Pinot Noir, Buncher Vineyard, Russian River. The wine was the perfect complement to the pasta. Perfection. Period.
My friend ordered Domenica's sauce, organic tomato, garlic, EVOO with a touch of spice, over pasta. We shared the Garlic Bread. She was very happy. We both left with utter satisfaction and a vow to return to this gem of a place.
Service was spot-on. Restroom was impeccably clean. Parking on street. If it gets busy, could be just a short walk. Outdoor dining looked heavenly, but it was a warm day and we chose to sit inside.
This is a place not to be missed in Sonoma County!!! You just gotta go!!
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