Citysearch Editorial Review.
Breaking the bonds of Franco-centric Yountville, this eatery proffers indisputably Italian fare. Populating the ninety seats are guests of the adjoining Hotel Lucca and locals who delight in the town’s only wood-fired pizza. 15-foot ceilings, a visible charcuterie room, and an extra-open kitchen (you can see the dish pit from the bar) capture the open-air grandeur of Tuscan culture. A one-page menu sexes up Italian mainstays like pasta, pizza and salumi. For example, pumpkin ravioli bathes in prosciutto sage broth, Sicilian anchovies and fennel sausage adorn paper-thin pies, and a house-cured meat plate is set apart by boar salami and aged beef tenderloin. Main entrees, like a 24-ounce Florentine steak or whole-roasted sea bass, are available for those who don’t stuff themselves on starters.