Best Of Patch: Italian Restaurants in Healdsburg

We're asking you to vote in our poll contest for the Best Italian Restaurant in Healdsburg.

Our inaugural Best of Patch contest kicks off this week with Italian on our minds.

Here are some of our favorite places, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it:

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

This poll is not scientific, and it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined based on poll results, comments on this page and on ratings and reviews on Patch Places.

Hint: The ratings and reviews count extra.

So tell us what your favorite Italian place is. And don't forget to tell us in the comments below why.

James Brenton February 27, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Baci is the best Italian Restaurant in Healdsburg. Always a wide variety of wonderful food and local small wineries are represented. Great service. Deserts to die for!!!
Sharyn Sarquis February 27, 2012 at 03:57 PM
While we like Scopa a lot, Baci is our hands down favorite. Great food, terrific service, and reasonably priced local wines. What more can we ask!
Lee February 27, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Scopa by far.... it's hilarious that Giorgio's is even in the running!
Mel Amato February 27, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Exceptional Italian food, a wide variety of reasonably priced wines and excellent service are a given at Baci's. The frosting on the cake is that the owners, Shari and Lisbeth, make a concerted effort to insure that their guests "feel at home" by frequently visiting their dining tables. In my view, that sincere and consistent effort by the owners to insure customer satisfaction raises a great restaurant to the level of a superb restaurant.
Laurence February 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM
BACI is my pick. The food is wonderful the service top notch and I always leave with a smile on my face. The hostess always remembers us, which makes us feel like part of their family. I recommend BACI to all of my friends.
Lara Apodaca February 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I was so excited when they opened a classic Italian Resturant and I still am. Pasta is not really my thing. Everything else on the menu is and fabulous.
Brian Mandrier February 28, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Scopa by a mile.
Judy j Biondolillo February 28, 2012 at 03:31 AM
for folks who love a classic Italian home- cooking, from Italy, Scopa is perfect. Judyb.
Richard February 28, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Both a real good restaurants, but I prefer Baci by far. Scopa has a few things I like on their limited menu (Noni's Chicken), but the place is so claustrophobic and cramped. I've never met the owners. At Baci, we are greeted by the delightful owners without fail, love many of the items on their generous menu, and always feel at home with many locals present any night of the week. Their Ossobuco is to die for, as is their Crab Ciopino, when in season. Anything with "Salsiccia" in the name is worth ordering, especially the Rigatoni. It's a great menu.
Geri Amato February 28, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Baci's is my favorite. Excellent food, great service and friendly owners.
Stevan Frank February 28, 2012 at 05:29 PM
No contest, Scopa hands down
Dawn Pacheco February 29, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Baci is always the best. Good wine, best food, great company and the best owners! We love it.
RAY DAVILLA February 29, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Mary Anderson February 29, 2012 at 07:57 PM
For the best, one needs to go a bit north to Geyserville where you have your choice of Catelli's, Diavola or Rustic.
Sharon February 29, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Baci for me hands down! Always great service, excellent food with different specials every week to keep things interesting! An awesome wine list with the best wine prices I have seen in a restaurant!
Barbara February 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Love Baci but Scopa wins hands down!
Monica L. Smith February 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Scopa! No one even comes close to the quality of Ari's amazingly delicious food!
DKravitz March 01, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Scopa! Great seasonal food; great wine list (they've got the '02 Hamel Syrah!!!); and I love the Wednesday night winemaker-waiter dinners. My favorite dishes are the burrata (oops, I just drooled a little while typing), the seasonal budinos (a savory flan-like dish), nonna's chicken, and the sugo calabrase. I need to go make reservations now...
Chris Herrod March 01, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Scopa is simply peerless -for Italian food or ANY food
Dave Huebel March 01, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Scopa! Ari and Dawnelise are extremely welcoming even if Ari is in the kitchen making it all happen!
Jane March 01, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Love Love Love Baci ! I feel welcome every time I go. I feel like part of their family. Food - always wonderful ! Service--spot on even with a big group. Great wine list. Great room for large parties. We started dining at Baci a few months after they opened and have loved it from them very first bite. The owners are wonderful and very accommodating. Been to Scopa on a girls night out very bad experience;none of the six of us will go back.
Teresa Saffaie March 01, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Teresa LOVE Baci! i went to thier Persian night and it was some of the best I have had, and I cook Persian food. Their everyday menu is just great. I agreee with many of the comments; they make you feel like you are one of the group. The owner/chef and owner/hostest are wonderful and make you feel like you are coming home for dinner.
Diana Blakeley March 01, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Diana Blakeley Definately BACI....great service, quality fresh produce and meats all cooked to perfection. They have a wide variety of choices and specials in addition to great authenic Italian fare and woodfired pizzas. They accomodate special requests such as "gluten free" and "vegan". They have the best deserts in town...the Spumoni is the best I've eaten. The wine list is excellent and so well priced. I've often had a good bottle of wine for $25.00-$30.00. If you are visiting the area eating at BACI is a must. I ate at Scopa twice and was not impressed and do not plan to ever go back.
Norma Ramazzotti March 01, 2012 at 11:46 PM
BACI rocks! One of the best restaurants ANYWHERE, not just Healdsburg! Great, authentic Italian food, reasonable prices & terrific wine list!
Elizabeth March 02, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Baci is fabulous! The food is authentic Italian and is to die for. Baci's menu is large and varied - covering all price points. They have a nice wine list promoting small local wineries - that can be purchased by the glass. I have tried most of the pastas, appetizers and main courses. They are delicious, delectable and consistent. The service is excellent. The staff is warm, welcoming and professional. Great restaurant with good food, what else can you ask for?
Lynn Goldberg March 27, 2012 at 07:08 PM
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