Santi coming to Santa Rosa

Santi moving to SR, Odyssey goes BBQ, Crepes safe at Bistro 29

santi.jpgSanti coming to Santa Rosa
BiteClub got it straight from Santi owner Doug Swett that a lease is in the works for the Geyserville Restaurant to move lock, stock and barrel to Fountaingrove Village next fall. The popular Italian trattoria will neighbor Traverso’s, leaving behind it’s casual pizzeria sibling, Diavola, up north. Swett plans to keep his regional Italian menu and chef, Liza Hinman, but is looking forward to daily lunches and later nights at the new location on Stagecoach Road.

Smokin’ in Windsor
Chef Rudy Mihal of Odyssey Restaurant is thinking ribs and brisket. While working for Chef Daniel Boulud a few years ago, Mihal tells BiteClub that he used to spend his off days working with an old Southern BBQ maestro. He’s bringing that ‘q’ love to his Windsor restaurant, smoking up pulled pork and braised greens while keeping many of his menu classics. A new project in the works? “I’m just doing the stuff I love for possible future endeavors.”  426 Emily Rose Cir., Windsor, (707) 836-7600.

Bistro 29 changing owners?
When “Change of Ownership” sign went up last week, BiteClub called to find out what’s up with the year-old French Bistro in downtown Santa Rosa. Never fear, your buckwheat crepes are safe. Chef Brian says all is well and that he and his wife are merely becoming a corporation, hence the public notice. The couple are continuing their 3-course dinners for $29. 620 5th St., Santa Rosa, (707) 546-2929. 


6 thoughts on “Santi coming to Santa Rosa

  1. This is really bad news. For us in Cloverdale there is no place else to go. We will now have to drive to Healdsburg, but there is no place like Santi. And part of the charm is the town of Geyserville and the old building that Santi is in. Bad Doug,very bad.

  2. What a bummer. Santi is now 5 minutes from my house – and I love to eat at the bar there when I’m by myself, chattin’ up the neighbors. I also love bringing guests there – nobody can believe there’s a restaurant of that quality, nearly hidden, in our little podunk town. Geyserville is up and coming with beautiful new galleries, tasting rooms, etc – but Santi’s vacancy leaves a huge hole to fill. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that some other wonderful restaurant/chef will take up residence. You Sanat Rosans are lucky! We Geyservillians are not 🙁

  3. Fantastic to hear that Santi will be coming closer to fans in the South County. Just a little too long a drive for the foodies of Petaluma in their current locale. And by the way, Heather, your cheeky new Bite Club “Eat This” mug shot on the back of the PD this Sunday morning brought a smile to my face after making it through all the heavy duty news inside!

  4. Wonderful news about Santi coming to FG Village. And I agree with Buck … bring Diavola as well … pizza just like you get it in Italy! So delicious.

  5. Yaeh, finally some groovy stuff happening in Santa Rosa. How cool is that that Santi is coming to SR. yum, yum, can hardly wait…

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