15 Sonoma County restaurants that stand the test of time
By Heather Irwin | Aug 29, 2016

In the restaurant business, it’s an accomplishment to make it through the first year, and rare to last more than 10. But in Sonoma County, more than a dozen have survived well past their 30th birthdays, and a handful have outlasted generations of diners, stretching back more than a century.

These are well-worn eateries with proven formulas. Most share a common heritage, built by Italian immigrants and serving hearty family-style meals at approachable prices. It’s not a stretch to say that the farms, timber mills, railroads and vineyards of Sonoma County were built on pasta and meatballs. And maybe a steak or two.

We pay homage to 15 tried and true restaurants that have stood the test of time and are still going strong.

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Emily Drew, serves up traditional American meals at the Washoe House, in 2014. The Washoe House was built in 1859 as a stage coach station between Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Bodega. (John Burgess/ The Press Democrat)