Finding the Best Lunch in Healdsburg
In the foodie haven of Healdsburg, deciding where to eat a delicious dinner is no easy feat with dozens of restaurants to choose from. Lunch is the same story. Here’s your guide to finding the best lunch in Healdsburg, with hours and outdoor seating noted.
Finding the Best Lunch in Healdsburg (updated February 2022)
Fine Dining Lunch at Barndiva in Healdsburg
Open for lunch or brunch Wednesday-Sunday
Barndiva earned its first Michelin star in 2021, and the accolade is well-deserved. The farm-to-table restaurant has been one of the best restaurants in Healdsburg for lunch for more than 15 years. The menu changes regularly but modern takes on classic dishes such duck confit and Dungeness crab sandwich find their way into the rotation on a regular basis. Don’t miss the goat cheese croquettes or the excellent wine list. This isn’t white tablecloth fine dining, but very elevated food and wine in an elegant setting. Outdoor and socially distant seating available. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The restaurant also closes for a few hours between lunch or brunch and dinner service Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations are available on OpenTable.
Campo Fina Offers Wine Country Taste of Italy Lunch
Open for lunch Wednesday-Sunday
A favorite Healdsburg lunch restaurant for locals and tourists alike, Campo Fina has been committed to high-quality service since its opening in 2012. Fresh salads, panini sandwiches (many names after local celebrities) and pizzas are the stars of the menu, though the aracini ball appetizer should not be missed, and the hamburger is one of the best in town. Open for lunch Wednesday through Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. for outdoor dining only or curbside pickup. Be sure to enter the restaurant through the back alley, next to Banshee’s tasting room. Ample space and one of my favorite outdoor patios in Healdsburg. Don’t miss Campo’s meatballs, one of the best appetizers in Healdsburg.
Spanish Lunch in Healdsburg at Bravas Bar de Tapas
Open for lunch daily
Healdsburg’s only Spanish-inspired restaurant is open for lunch daily beginning at 11:30 a.m. Service continues straight through until dinner. Located one block off the Healdsburg square in a vintage craftsman house, Bravas serves small plates tapas style in the house’s living room or in the restaurant’s open-air backyard patio. Outdoor seating includes a dining area shaded by orange trees and high-top and back porch tables. Don’t miss the croquetas, bocadillos and shishito peppers with chorizo. Known for its eclectic wine list. Reserve your table on OpenTable.
Healdsburg Stalwart Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar
Open for lunch daily
One of the longest-running restaurants in Healdsburg, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar has served as a second outpost of the beloved Willi’s Wine Bar for 15 years. (The original location in Santa Rosa was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire in 2017 but has reopened in a new location closer to downtown Santa Rosa). Owned and operated by the Stark family (like nearby Bravas), Willi’s has always been a go-to Healdsburg restaurant for lunch service. Also a small plates concept, Willi’s is known for deep, Sonoma-centric wine list, ceviches, oysters, delicious salads and dozens of other hot dishes. The coconut-infused tuna tartare and the spinach salad with goat cheese and lardons are two of my favorites. Now open daily for outdoor patio dining with socially distant protocols in place.
Luxurious Lunch at Hazel Hill
Making the most of Montage’s signature restaurant
Hazel Hill, the fine-dining restaurant at Montage Healdsburg on the north end of town, serves one of the most exquisite lunchtime offerings on this side of the Mayacamas. Views from the restaurant are spectacular, with every seat looking east toward Mount St. Helena. The menu changes seasonally; last fall it featured items such as apple and kohlrabi ribbons, artichoke soup, grilled chicken paillard and steak frites. The restaurant also serves an eclectic list of wines by the glass, and an epic cocktail menu. It has established itself as one of the best Healdsburg restaurants for lunch. Open daily.
Sake-O Serves Up Sushi
Open for lunch every day but Monday
Delectable sushi and sashimi with fish fresh from the Sonoma County coast is always on the menu at Sake-O, one of three traditional Japanese restaurants in town. What makes this tiny restaurant special for lunch is the attention to detail; service tends to take longer than at other restaurants around town, but presentation and flavors always stand out in other ways. There’s even a small open-air patio to sit outside and enjoy. The restaurant is open for lunch every day but Monday.
Pizzas, Pastas on Parade at Pizzando
Underrated Italian food, right on the Plaza
Not all pizzas are created equal, and at Pizzando, on the Healdsburg Plaza in the ground floor of Hotel Healdsburg, the pizzas have the perfect combination of crispy crust and delicious toppings. All food here is cooked in wood-burning ovens. The fan favorite: the Egg Pizza, which has a salami, goat cheese, a fried egg and chili flakes. Pizzando also offers a healthy complement of pastas, salads, and fresh fish, making it one of the best restaurants in Healdsburg for lunch. In summer, it’s the only restaurant on the plaza to serve cones of soft-serve ice cream.
Asahi Sushi & Kitchen Offers High-End Sushi Experience
The freshest and fanciest sushi in town
When it comes to sushi, people always where to eat in Healdsburg. Asahi, located on Healdsburg Avenue in the old Charcuterie space, offers sushi, light tempura, teriyaki, and noodle dishes (though a second location, in the Safeway shopping center, specializes in ramen). One of the fan favorites on the menu is the Surf and Turf Roll, which includes tempura shrimp and crab on the inside and A5 Wagyu beef on the top. Asahi also offers bento boxes, which are perfect Healdsburg lunch options for those interested in taking meals to go. Lunch is served six days a week—every day except Monday. Learn more on their website.
Other casual spots for lunch in Healdsburg include:
- Journeyman Meat Co. – charcuterie-focused menu and pizzas; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
- Healdsburg Bar & Grill – burgers and salads with patio seating; open Thursday through Monday at noon
- The Wurst – sausages and burgers with patio seating; open daily
- Oakville Grocery – gourmet deli with courtyard outdoor seating
- Costeaux Bakery & Café – salads and sandwiches served Wednesday through Sunday with outdoor seating
- El Farolito – casual Mexican cantina off the square; open Monday through Saturday for lunch at 10:00 a.m.