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Where's the Best Italian Food in Town?

When you say "Let's eat Italian food tonight," where in Napa do you go? Tell us in the comments, vote in our poll, write a review to help your favorite place win our contest.

March 1, 9 a.m.: The contest is closed! Watch Napa Patch at noon when we reveal the winner.

Earlier: We had so much fun with the , we thought we'd share the love with another kind of survey: Our weekly Best of Napa feature debuts right here, right now, with more than a dozen great local contestants in the running for the first award to be determined by your votes, comments and reviews.

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below and reviews on its individual Patch business listing. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

Where's the Best Italian Food in Town?

Here are some of our favorite places; if we're leaving one of yours off the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it: ,, , , , ,  (malfatti), , , , , , , ,  (malfatti).

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by Patch editor Louisa Hufstader, based on poll results, comments and reviews on Patch Places.

Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. Comments and reviews receive greater weight in determining the winner.

Louisa Hufstader (Editor) February 28, 2012 at 02:16 PM
After 24 hours, Oenotri leads in the poll, followed by Bistro Don Giovanni, Ristorante Allegria, Val's, Ca' Momi, Lawler's, Uva, Firewood and Olive Tree. Don't forget though that the poll is not the sole determining factor in who will get the Best of Napa bragging rights: Positive comments and reviews are what will put the winner over the top.
Mike Treleven February 28, 2012 at 04:15 PM
My favorite has to be Bistro Don Giovanni, but it is so hard to pick only one. That is where I take out-of-town company. Took my brother that a couple of years ago and he is still talking about it. It is also includes Allegria, Oenotri, Genova and Azzuro's. Can't get enough of them. Hmm, maybe I should go out to lunch today. Yea!
Lori Carter February 28, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Amazing food, great staff! For a great meal and a good hearted laugh CA' MOMI is your place
Matt Jackson February 28, 2012 at 06:05 PM
1 item alone? I have to say Val's. That malfati man is an icon and his malfati creations are like saucy pieces of crack. Haven't been to Oenotri. I usually stay away from restaurants with names I cannot pronounce. Grandmother's advice!
Edward Stephanick February 28, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Ca' Momi Enoteca has the best pizza in Napa, over-the-top Italian pastries hand-made each day, and Lasagna so good; you will be back again and again. The Pizza Napoletana is certified VPN, which basically means it is a certified and approved recipe that dates back hundreds of years to Naples, Italy. When you think of Italian food in Napa, and the best Italian Restaurant, you have to think of Ca’ Momi.
david sullivan February 28, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Filippis pizza grotto is the best family place in town !!!!!!
Susan Swafford February 29, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Val's is the bestest for Minestrone, Malfatti, Ravioli. Deliciousa***** Clemente is a talented Chef with his authentic Italian Sauce for his Well prepared lunch and dinner specialties. The whole staff is special and courteous. Yay Val's
Carlos Villatoro February 29, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Of course my vote won't count but GO VAL's !!
Carrie Barnett February 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I'm at home today with my sick little 5yr old. And as I'm making him home made chicken pot pie he says "Mommy I want Malfatti's, they make me all better." Who am I to argue, so I drove down and got him some. Clemente's is the BEST!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM
I hope your little one is better soon, Carrie!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I see that Siena has a major lead today, but there are no comments about why people think it is so good. We need comments for the winner: The poll won't do it alone!
Jay March 01, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Since Chef Mike took over Siena 8 months ago, Siena started to show entire Napa what a real Chef can do! We had our anniversary dinner in Sieana and it was so delightful from in every aspect. Service is extraordinary and food is magnificient. I don't want to brag about this Restaurant anymore , I will have you try it and be the judge!
Sae Cho March 01, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Siena has the best service and ambience!
Ashley March 01, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Siena has excellent food AND customer service! Simply delightful.
Sandy March 01, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Mmm the delicious gourmet pizzas are my favorite thing about Siena!
Casey March 01, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Siena's Sunday brunch always brightens my weekend!
italian stalian March 01, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Clementes I say has the best Italian food in town...the man has been here doin this food in the napa valley for years and is still goin ...now how many ppl do u know still works 15 hours a day everyday at 73 years old ...I know clemente cittoni dose what a man and what great food that he has shared for years to the napa valley ...go clemente depot food home of the malfitti wish u guys best of luck:)
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Very positive, but we can't count comments left by people who are obviously concealing their identities. If you wish to post with just your first name, that will be counted toward Val's.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 11:49 PM
It's turning into a two-way race between Siena and Val's (Clemente's) and it's neck and neck in the poll, with Val's leading in quality comments. But nobody has reviewed either place and ratings are part of the contest! Just click on the business listing for the business you wish to rate. For Siena, click Meritage Resort. Thank you!
Steve March 02, 2012 at 12:07 AM
I love Clemente's! My favorite is the Pot Roast. I like to get spaghetti with Meat Sauce and put the Pot Roast on top of it. I'm not discounting the Ravioli & Malfatti by any means; love them too!
River McCawley March 02, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I have tried to rate but the Welcome letter to confirm account was never sent.
Matt Jackson March 02, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Looks to me like some people might be voting for themselves?
Gail March 02, 2012 at 02:39 AM
We love Clemente's at Val's for the great food, particularly theiir Malfatti, great services and great price !!!!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 02, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Hi River, sorry about that, I went ahead and activated your account so you can rate. (Sometimes those emails go to spam filters, darn it.) Thank you!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 02, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Hi Matt, I am sure they are.
Cameron Busquaert March 02, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Where's some love for Pizza Azzuro??
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 02, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Of course your vote DOES count, Carlos. Did you take the poll?
River McCawley March 02, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Our family comes to Clemente’s for the Holidays and birthdays. From the moment you walk in the door you feel the love from the Clemente family and it show in every bite in every dish. And my favorite dish of all is the Malfatti
Segway Napa March 02, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Hard to choose, but Clemente's (Val's) gets my vote. His sauce is the best I've ever had!
Linda Burris March 03, 2012 at 07:03 AM
The contest is over, but I too, would say Val's. We held my Rehearsal Dinner at The Depot Restaurant in Sept. 1982. I was saddened when the restaurant closed, and ecstatic when Clemente began cooking at Val's. When we had my Dad's 80th Birthday Celebration, it was those wonderful Malfattis, gnocchis and raviolis that we knew were really the ticket!

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