Monday, June 11, 2012

Diavola Restaurant

Drew and I went on our annual trip to Anderson Valley this weekend to stay at the Boonville hotel.  We have a close friend that works at Diavola and we decided to stop there for dinner on our drive up.  I've put this place on my list of top 3 spots in CA.  It's that good. If you're a pizza person, you'll be in heaven.  I've tried two of their pies and they were both awesome.  The crust is paper thin and crispy and they make their sausage, cured meats and much more in house.  The grilled octopus salad that I had on Friday was the best octopus I have ever had in my life.  They boil the octopus whole for 3 hours and then flash grill it before serving.  I know this because I asked our bartender to ask the chef.

The greatest part about this place is their meat case in the front by the hostess stand.  You can buy house cured pancetta, beef cheek ragu, pork belly cuts, salamis, cheeses and olives.  Some of the items sell out fast.  I was hoping to get more pancetta this trip but they were out.  I bought some pork belly instead.  Next time you're up in Healdsburg or the Dry Creek/ Sonoma region, make sure to stop here.  They have a great wine and beer list, friendly services and every dish is out of this world. 


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