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Vallejo - Zio Fraedo’s – Fine Continental Cuisine


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Vallejo - Zio Fraedo’s – Fine Continental Cuisine

rworange | Nov 26, 2005 01:18 AM

... and it is ... Truth in advertising.

This was the old Waterbarge Restaurant. There didn’t seem to be a huge change in décor, maybe a new carpet and some fresh paint.

This is really old school Continental cuisine. The type of food that was considered fine dining before Cal cuisine hit the dining scene. The portions were large. An orchid on top of parsley decorated the plate with the prime rib.

The Italian baguette came with a bowl of olive oil with crushed garlic.

The butternut squash soup of the day was the standout of the meal, with deep squash flavor. The prime rib came with mashed potatoes and a zucchini/carrot combo that was a bit too al dente. The prime rib was a thick slab, but not the best I’ve had. It was very lean except for two pieces of gristle. It was odd and, to me, a waste of cholesterol and calories. This was a special and is not on the regular menu.

The tiramisu, topped with a fresh mint leaf was a good large slice. About a half inch of mascarpone sat on thin layers of sponge cake. There wasn’t any taste of alcohol to it though.

Service was very pleasant, if a little slow. There were quite a few families with children, so very child friendly.

Given all that, it was true … it was fine cuisine, if not great. There is another restaurant in Pleasant Hill and the menu is similar – American and old School Italian (see link). For Vallejo, it is probably one of the best restaurants that isn’t a mom and pop.

Zio Fraedo’s
23 Harbor Way
Vallejo, Ca 94590

707 642 8984


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