Welcome to Volpi’s

Volpi’s Ristorante & Bar is an Italian restaurant with lots of charm and a secret. The charm comes from the fact that this restaurant was built in an old converted general store.

Though its operated as a grocery for most of its existence, Volpi’s major claim to fame was the speakeasy in the back, an homage to hidden bars during prohibition.

Locals know that the “secret” bar is still in operation, with a convenient escape door to the alley in case of a raid. Or your ex-wife.

Volpi’s has kept much of the aesthetic of the old store, including shelves full of antique products as decoration. The grocery became a restaurant in 1992, though there’s still an old Italian grocery vibe with well-worn wooden floors and walls lined with Italian tchotchkes, accordions, and candle wax-covered chianti bottles.

Volpi’s appetizers include deep-fried calamari, steamed clams, garlic meatballs and gnocchi with the guest’s choice of pesto, marinara, alfredo or bolognese sauces. Entrees range from classic items like the chicken fettuccine and spaghetti and meatballs to the San Francisco cioppino with scallops, prawns, clams, mussels and fresh fish in a tomato broth and topped with sweet Dungeness crab.


Best Italian in Petaluma!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 4, 2022

Family owned Italian restaurant. Full menu of traditional dishes, meat, seafood, salad, pasta. Big portions and very good kitchen. Would rank as best Italian in Petaluma. Fantastic service too.

Bennet Wong

11 out of 10

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 12, 2020

The polenta is outstanding!!! I give it an 11 out of 10!! The service was so prompt. A minute after being seated, they brought bread and water. That is impressive. The server was attentive and very friendly. Chicken Parmesan was good. (Plenty big too!) Good mashed potatoes. The string beans were too bland. We’ll be back though. And I’m having bread pudding for sure!

Marianne Felder


Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 24, 2023

I had the New York steak, cooked perfect, my wife had chicken picata, also excellent. Very friendly and attentive staff.

Jeff Colaizzi

Authentic Italian food

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 6, 2019

For decades, every time we’re near Petaluma I and my family have experienced the same high-quality service and feed bag largely because it’s a Family run business with a long history in the community. Always busy so plan around a pleasant wait if you haven’t reserved a time. Amazing Experience!



Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 27, 2023

Cozy family Italian restaurant. The service and food were amazing. Would highly recommend recommend for a gathering.

Carol Peshman

Delicious Food!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 16, 2021

Old school family style. Delicious food. Huge portions. Friendly vibe. Amazing location for a nice pre or post meal stroll around downtown Petaluma.

Steve Raby



124 Washington Street, Petaluma CA, 94952

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+1 (707) 762-2371
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124, Washington Street,
Petaluma CA, 94952

Thu-Sun: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Mon-Wed: Closed