Restaurants in Napa

What It’s Like: On the banks of the Napa River in a 100-year-old white-and-blue-painted (former) boathouse, this family-run bistro is loved by locals throughout the valley for its French-inspired menu and cheery ambience—think oversize bouquets of loosely bundled meadow flowers,

Set just off Highway 121 in a cheery, bright red farmhouse, the Boon Fly (part of the lovely boutique Carneros Inn) is packed around the clock.

Lemon cookie, burnt caramel, and cardamom are just a few of the 100-plus rotating flavors available at this all-natural ice cream shop.

A cutout of a wild pig hanging from the rafters of Oxbow Public Market denotes the entrance to this food- and wine-focused antique shop.

Adjacent to the Classic Car Wash in downtown Napa, this tiny drive-through café is well known for its unfussy, inexpensive hamburgers. Umbrellas and a red-and-white wooden awning shade a patio of approximately six tables, while three bar stools and one small table are available inside.

Located in the downtown Bel Aire Plaza shopping center, this restaurant is owner Gene Tartaglia’s ode to Memphis-style slow-cooked barbecue.

Vibrant accents of red, orange, and green call attention to this quick-service Venezuelan eatery at Oxbow Public Market. Modeled after a traditional arepera, or 24/7 food joint, Pica Pica features an entirely wheat- and gluten-free menu comprised of various corn dishes.

Since moving to a new location on Main Street in 2008, Azzurro Pizzeria has a more streamlined, slightly industrial setting with blue, black, and white tiles lining the walls.

Situated in the Historic Napa Mill district established in 1884, the Napa General Store contains several operations: a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch; a wine tasting bar specializing in small-batch local wines; and a gift store selling everything from jewelry to vases made with grape vine