If you are heading up to the Brewery Gulch Inn from the Bay area, you will pass by Geyserville. Two exits on Highway 101; be careful, don’t sneeze or you’ll miss it.
Over the past few years, this sleepy Alexander Valley town has slowly begun unfolding its wings. Several galleries, a couple of tasting rooms, and an amazing Italian restaurant, Santi, now draw visitors down it’s main street. This past summer, Santi’s chef-owner Dino Bugica opened Diavola just a few doors down the street from its big brother.
Dino’s latest venture is a pizzeria/salumeria housed in a century old, brick-walled/hardwood-floored building. Here Dino practices the time-honored tradition of using the most basic locally-available ingredients, combined with recipes passed down through the centuries. From the house-cured salumis and sausages, to the thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas, Diavola’s cuisine is truly amazing.
Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday, Diavola is located at 21021 Geyserville Ave.