Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Coppola Rustic Restaurant

Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Had a great time at Francis Ford Coppola’s Restaurant and Winery. The restaurant there is named Rustic, Francis’s Favorites and has a fantastic italian menu with a true Italian ambiance that really feels just like you’re in Italy. 

View of Coppola Winery from Our Table
The vineyard is beautiful with rolling green hills that give way to a valley of grapes. It's a perfect view for dining outside. We give this place 5 stars based on the quality of the food and service as well as the atmosphere and view. They also have a gorgeous pool for hot Sonoma days where you can rent Italian style cabines and larger Cabanas and then swim all day. 

Outdoor Table at Rustic
When we were seated, the outdoor table was perfect. Behind us was a beautiful trellis with vines growing up and over the canopy above us and lovely view of the vineyard stretching out in the distance. There was also romantic italian twinkling lights which added to the Italian ambiance. We ordered some Sophia’s Sparkling wine which was delicious start to the evening. 

Rack of Lamb
Mrs. Scorsese's Lemon Chicken
The meal was excellent. Tami had the rack of lamb which was perfectly cooked with a charred exterior and a nice medium rare chops. I had Mrs. Scorsese’s A+ Lemon Chicken and it was out of this world, very lemony. We also shared a L’Ami Louis Gateau de Pommes (layered potatos) that was fantastic with raw garlic on top. Perfect side dish. The preparation and presentation of everything was first class and the lamb was especially good; we often order this dish in many restaurants and this was among the best. The Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel was perfect with the food.

L'Ami Louis Gateau de Pommes
To sum things up,the Coppola property is exceptional with a large pool and cafe and tremendous views. It’s a lovely Italian winery. There is also an interesting museum containing artifacts and props from Coppola's movies (another of my blogs). The Rustic restaurant is lovely especially the outdoor area which has amazing views of the Valley, vineyards and hills beyond - a breath taking vista. And, on top of that, we had excellent service from Rene, who was both professional and friendly.

Can’t wait to rent a Premium Cabine next year when it’s hot! Sonoma gets very hot in the summer! 

Highly recommended!  

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1 comment:

  1. Looks fantastic! Will add that to our list of places to visit in Sonoma.