After seeing a friend wearing the 'Diavola' t-shirt the night before at a restaurant in downtown Healdsburg and talking about how amazing this place is, I decided to try it the very next day. My buddy and I drove 10 minutes up the highway to Geyserville where the restaurant is located.
The front of the restaurant is 'rustic Italian' and feels like you just stepped into Northern Italy.
Continue walking to the back outdoor patio to dine al fresco. Very causal and relaxing.
We started with a local wine from the Dry Creek Valley area. Unti Vineyard's Montepulciano, a dark and fruity wine with moderate tannin and bright acidity. We got a bottle!
Perfect warm day with red wine and house made breadsticks
Grilled Asparagus Salad with fried egg, crispy pork belly (house made), arugula, truffled pecorino and lemon vinaigrette
Salami and Cheese - house-cured, local salumi. Amazing! Very flavorful dried meat.
House made charcuterie by Dino Bugica - owner and head chef
Last we ordered the Boscaiolo Pizza. I wanted to fight my buddey for the last slice! This pizza knocked my socks off with it's thin crust and fresh, local flavors. The Bosciolo comes with Sausage, mushrooms, house smoked pork belly, peppers, spinach and creamed onions. We asked our server if we could have olive oil in the place of the creamed onions and it was perfect! I didn't want the cream to overpower the flavor of the meat and mushrooms. Ask for olive oil...trust me! (They have a gluten free options)
Last on the list was dolce! Affogato!
While we were eating lunch, Dino came over to say hello to my buddy Darin. They know each other from living in the area and making their own wine. It was a real treat to meet the owner of this amazing restaurant.
Dino and my buddy think I'm a shutterbug, but I do enjoy photography.
21021 GEYSERVILLE AVE.
GEYSERVILLE, CA 95441