Delicious Discoveries: Your Guide to Livermore’s Best Restaurants

A Birdseye view of a dinner menu items from Range Life in Livermore, CA

The Livemore Valley is a hidden gem that boasts sun-drenched rolling vineyards, a rich tapestry of women-led and boutique wineries, and incredible culinary experiences. You may be coming for the wine tastings, but the mouthwatering restaurants in Livermore, CA will make you want to stay! 

Here, you’ll find everything from elevate, farm to table dining experiences and curated cheese tastings, to more casual pub fare offerings inside some fun and unique dining spaces.  

The Best Restaurants in Livermore

Whether you’re already here and looking for some great, last-minute dining options, or you’re trying to plan out your time in Livermore well in advance, none of these Livermore Restaurants will disappoint. 

a spread of cheese and charcuterie at the cheese parlour in livermore

The Cheese Parlor 

To say I’m obsessed with this stop is an understatement. I never knew there was so much to learn about cheese, but I got to talking with The Cheese Parlor owner and proprietor Brandon Wood, and now I can’t stop nerding out about it. 

His collection and assortment of cheese is unmatched. Locals recommend his rotating sandwich features, or you can opt for a cheese plate that he’ll curate specifically to your palate. 

The shop embodies Livermore’s small-town charm (several winemakers came in while we were there!) and caters to both cheese connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts.

Learn more about The Cheese Parlor here

Locanda Wine Bar

Locanda provides a unique guest experience by blending old-world hospitality with authentic recipes. These recipes harmoniously unite traditional Italian and contemporary creative cooking styles in a warm, inviting atmosphere. 

Everyone recommended their Zucchini flowers, and I have to agree – they were incredible! You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. Plus, I love that they have local wines on their wine list. 

Learn more about Locanda Wine Bar

A plate of summer peaches and green beans
Squid cooked with oil and lemon
Rustic brick restaurant interior with modern lighting and hanging dried branches
Images via Range Life

Range Life

This seasonally focused restaurant serves up elevated California-style cuisine, thanks to their close relationships with local farmers, ranchers & fishermen. Nestled in beautiful Livermore Valley and surrounded by rolling hills, oak trees, and vineyards, Range Life will absolutely charm you. 

The restaurant itself, housed in a renovated 1800’s brick building, is a perfect blend of rustic and modern. Whether you’re coming for dinner with a significant other, a group of friends, or the whole family, Range Life provides the perfect warm welcome and plenty of delicious, farm to table offerings to choose from!

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Bottle Taps

This dinner admittedly takes you out of Livermore, just a dash, but it’s well worth the adventure! 

BottleTaps in Pleasanton, CA, is a trendy gastropub celebrated for its diverse range of craft beers and upscale pub food. This welcoming spot features a modern, casual atmosphere, perfect for social gatherings and beer tastings. 

I’m obsessed with their pretzel charcuterie boards (SO GOOD) and their wide assortment of beer and cider on tap (sometimes you need to cleanse your palate with something lighter and bubbly after a day of wine tasting). They also do trivia nights, which we happened to be in town for, and it was so much fun!

Learn more about Bottle Taps

A sandwich photographed in front of a blurred out image of a restaurants in Livermore
Image via First Street Alehouse

First Street Alehouse

You’re probably visiting Livermore for its wineries, but why not grab an incredible meal and check out the country’s largest collection of beer cans while you’re here? The First Street Alehouse offers up a warm, welcoming atmosphere, delicious pub fare, and an incredible public display of beer cans lining almost every wall. 

This beloved, local favorite opened its doors over two decades ago, but the owners have been amassing an impressive collection of more than 6,000 beer cans since their college days. You won’t find quite that many beers on tap, but they still have an extensive offerings list! 

Learn more about First Street Alehouse

Interior dining room of Taj Mahal Flavors of India on a busy night
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Taj Mahal Flavors of India 

I know what you’re thinking – why recommend an Indian restaurant in wine country?! Besides the fact that it’s something I could easily enjoy every day, there are plenty of wine pairings that help elevate any dish! 

If you’re a fan of Indian food, you need to come discover this hidden gem for yourself while exploring Livermore.  Each dish is vibrant in color, brimming with rich flavors, and crafted with exotic spices and rare herbs – making it a fine dining experience you won’t soon forget!

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Seafood Fettuccine from Strizzi's photographed alongside a glass of white wine
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Strizzi’s Livermore

For a taste of Old Italy, head to Strizzi’s Livermore. If you’re already a little familiar with the Bay Area, you may have already heard of this highly recommended restaurant and its fresh fish entrees and fine traditional sauces. When you come visit, you should absolutely order the Seafood Fettuccine. 

Learn more about Strizzi’s Restaurants

Barbecue items photographed next to sides of waffle fries and Cole slaw
Image via Sauced BBQ & Spirits

Sauced BBQ & Spirits

Sauced BBQ & Spirits bring the taste of authentic, slow cooked, southern BBQ to southern California. Here, the food, the vibes, and the spirits are all top shelf. No matter what you order off their menu, you’re sure to have a great time!

If everything looks good to you, and you’re feeling a little indecisive, try one of the combo plates. And if you’re coming with friends, have everyone get a different side so you can taste them all, because you don’t want to miss out on all these incredible flavors!  

Learn more about Sauced BBQ & Spirits

Frequently Asked Questions about Livermore Restaurants

Does Livermore have a downtown!

Yes! Downtown Livermore is the heart of the community here, and a handful of these restaurant recommendations will put you in the middle of so many cute cafes, shops, and parks. 

What is Livermore CA known for? 

In addition to being a hidden gem of a wine destination, Livermore is best known as the home of renowned science and technology centers, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

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Tri-Valley Wineries: A Hidden Gem Outside of San Francisco 


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