Saint Helena and Yountville no longer can lay claim to harboring the best of Napa Valley’s restaurants. In recent years, Napa proper has seen an upsurge in the number and quality of eateries staking territory in the quaint riverside downtown area. Haute is all around Napa now, and one of the hautest spots is Ca’ Momi Osteria, an emporium of Italian gastronomic authenticity so true to its roots that you’ll be singing ‘O Sole Mio’ by the end of your meal.
Ca’ Momi Osteria’s Italian veracity is a direct result of its owners’ combined heritages and their desire to celebrate the simplicity of the flavors on which they were raised. By fusing classic Italian recipes with California’s incomparable organic bounty of fresh ingredients, Ca’ Momi is a restaurant in which its sum is greater than its Italian and California parts. Here’s why Ca’ Momi is obsessively authentic: