Oenotri serves southern-Italian cuisine in the heart of the famed Napa Valley wine country, with a daily-changing menu of rustic dishes built around the freshest local product available. Opened in 2010, Oenotri is reflective of a passion for handcrafted food, offering a menu with more than 20 different types of house-made salumi, an array of handmade fresh and dry pasta, exclusive olive oil sourced from within the Napa Valley, breads made daily in-house, and of course a huge variety of produce sourced from its own farm.
Oenotri is committed to Italian traditions. The restaurant’s pizzas are baked in a 100-percent wood-burning oven, imported from Italy, and many of the restaurants salumi recipes were learned firsthand in Italy from artisans who have been practicing their craft for generations. Though situated in the epicenter of California’s most esteemed wine region, Oenotri’s wine list features a huge selection of the most sought after Italian wines from famous producers and small wine making families alike, balanced by the sort of exceptional selection of Napa Valley wines that are only available to a restaurant with such deep wine country roots.
However Oenotri is equally committed to an ideal of local, handcrafted production. Oenotri has joined other local restaurants in preserving and managing the gardens surrounding the now-closed Copia Center for Food & Wine in Napa in addition to managing its own exclusive 4-acre culinary garden. These two projects provide an ever-increasing portion of the produce featured each day on Oenotri’s menu, approaching 80% during peak season. Combined with a deep commitment to creating every aspect of the Oenotri experience in house – from salumi, to breads, to olive oils – Oenotri provides one of the finest examples of a restaurant whose culinary offerings are truly unique.
Oenotri continues to serve as a favored destination for both Napa Valley locals and visitors alike, and has secured its place as an essential component of any wine country itinerary.