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The Plaza Bistro

4.5
4.5
426 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Plaza Bistro an eatery in a historic building on the Square in downtown Sonoma. Open Everyday, Appetizers, Daily Chef Specials, Entrees, Full Bar, Salads, Select Boutique Wines.

We provide the perfect blend of service, food and Italian bistro atmosphere for a relaxed meal in the heart of California wine country.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 996-4466

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Martin Chavez: (707) 996-4466

  • Neighbourhood

    Sonoma

  • Cross Street

    Spain Street

  • Parking Details

    We are located at the heart of the city of Sonoma with plenty of parking.

  • Public Transit

    There is public transportation within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 426 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. T

    Tomk

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as usual. Staff was friendly.
  2. TB

    TomB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good service
  3. C

    marciaC

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Consistently good food and friendly service. Love the salmon sandwich!!
  4. JP

    JimP

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our first time eating here will not be our last. We shared a wedge salad which was fresh and tasty-excellent buttermilk/bleu cheese dressing, and each had chicken piccata which was superior. The chicken was beyond tender. The entire meal was so very tasty and the service was solid. The only glitch was our order of two rolls was forgotten but they were not needed given the excellent meal.
  5. p

    pumpkin

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    ate lamb chops as a special for the evening, was wonderful!
  6. DA

    DaveA

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have always had great food and service here. Have been here about 10 times. Only concern is the wine prices are getting a little high. Would highly recommend
  7. GG

    GregoryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the dining very much. The food, cheese board and entrees were great. It was wonderful to see Hector still there, he is the best. Greg
  8. RE

    RaymondE

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Delicious entree. Proper proportions.
  9. JE

    JulianE

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Tasty food in a cozy environment. Service was very prompt and friendly.
  10. DL

    DaleL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, food and people who work there. Thank you
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Hector was kind and attentive. Great find ! Food was fresh and delicious!
  12. JS

    JoannaS

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great, but I don’t think they expected to be as busy as they were on a Monday night. I’m glad we made a quick reservation, because they started turning people away shortly after we were seated. The server was not as attentive as he could’ve been and it took awhile to just get our drink orders in, but the restaurant was full. Once we started receiving drinks and food, everything was correct and delicious.
  13. C

    Chooser

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was okay, not great. Service was fair not great.
  14. A

    Agelessfit

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ate at the bar and the bartender was so wonderful. She made us feel like we were one of the locals. Food was excellent, hot and ample portions. A neighborhood gem we will visit again next time we come up from the Bay Area.
  15. PT

    PenniT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place..great food. Fresh ingredients and a nice bar area as well we can try next time !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Visiting wine country and I had higher expectations - rigatoni was mediocre and burger was just “meh.”
  17. C

    marciaC

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Love the salmon sandwich- done perfectly!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service! Thank you Hector!
  19. JA

    JADA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was OK. The service was very good. We ordered the eggplant appetizer, a shrimp dish, and chicken piccata. The eggplant could have been seasoned better. The goat cheese made it too tangy. The shrimp was just over on the cook. The chicken was pretty good. The owner greeted a larger party but ignored us. Kindof rude. We gave the waiter a compliment to the gal behind the bar. Instead of saying "thank you" she made a joke. Uncomfortable.
  20. a

    anthony

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A consistent, high standard of cuisine, attentive service and good value. Becoming one of our go-to restaurants.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great outdoor seating. They opened and adjusted the umbrella to cover our table. The frito misto was amazing especially the fried onions. We paid extra for rolls which were average.
  22. A

    Awts

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Service was a little slow once we sat down. Our sautéed spinach sat too long on the counter and was almost cold once we got it. Otherwise the food was excellent- chicken piccata, salmon and prawns
  23. DR

    DianeR

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had lunch and sat indoors. Spacing between tables was good. Menu options for sandwiches was limited to 3 items. The other menu items were heavier and more appropriate for evening meal.
  24. OA

    OAN123

    Atlantic City

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service in a nice atmosphere. Nice bar too!
  25. S

    Sunny

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It’s a slice if Italy. Food is incredibly fresh and flavorful. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Menu is a little limited.
  26. DB

    DarrellB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seating, we were next to the window and could watch people walking around the Sonoma Plaza Enjoyed our lunch, everthing as expected
  27. LV

    LizVine

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch here and we’re very impressed with excellent food and great service. I ordered the salmon and it was delicious.
  28. F

    Foxy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time! The food was excellent, the service great! Will return soon.
  29. k

    kimf

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was good. Love the staff and the low key vibe
  30. d

    dance

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    One of the last old school spots in Sonoma serving excellent good and wine at an affordable prices A very pleasant waitress who recommended the Bread and Butter pudding The interior could probably do with a few decor upgrades but overall a good spot
  31. S

    Sunny

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Eldorado Hotel recommended this restaurant to us. We were not familiar with it, but decided to give it a try. We had a delicious lunch!! We felt like we were back in Italy. Everything was so fresh and very delicious!! We will be back in Sonoma soon and will definitely make reservations for dinner.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Before a concert at the Sebastiani theater
  33. ML

    MarkL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a place where you immediately feel comfortable with the staff, food and the attractive bar with an old brick wall. Inside seating or outside on the street over looking the Sonoma Square is a perfect relaxing scene. Salads, meats, seafood - its all good. Thanks Plaza Bistro
  34. A

    Ashley

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance for a date night! Dishes are small.
  35. C

    Choosy

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An excellent meal. Risotto was delicious. Only complaint was a little too much salad dressing on pear and lettuce salad.
  36. BS

    BjornS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Valentine’s dinner. A full restaurant was so nice to see. A second seating waiting. No Covid trouble. The shrimp risotto was so delicate. We are going back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Valentines lunch.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Ordered a Caesar salad and two pastas. The Caesar salad was fine though the waiter did not give us forks or napkins. He gave us spoons with which to eat the salad. And the two pasta dishes we got were not tasty at all. I ate a little bit of mine and my guest stopped eating after one bite.
  39. S

    Sipan

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience3
    Food is tasteless! I don’t know if their kitchen had run out of salt or what. They have a perfect location in the middle of the square and that is about it.
  40. GG

    GeneG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good but nothing too memorable. Really liked the olive oil they use!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Plaza Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 996-4466.

The Plaza Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Google Map for The Plaza Bistro

420 First Street East Sonoma, CA 95476

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Spain Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Sonoma

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We are located at the heart of the city of Sonoma with plenty of parking.

  • Public Transit

    There is public transportation within walking distance.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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