A pleasant contrast to the sleek new spots around town, this dining room's country-style curtains and front porch are a ticket to another era—and a hot ticket at that, since tables are hard to come by. Indeed, this Yountville gem could pass off as a John Wayne film set, with its wood-framed, 1916-era grocery look. But for sure, Ciccio is more of a spaghetti Western, thanks to a selection of crave-worthy pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven. Spicy mortadella, cherry peppers, and creamy fontina will always be a favorite, not unlike a recent white pie, featuring leeks, green garlic, thyme, and fried lemon.
Be on the lookout for house-made pasta specials, like ricotta dumplings. Set in a veal-and-pork Sunday sauce, you'll be back—likely next week—for more.