Located on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd streets in Downtown Napa, Zuzu offers a cozy dining experience in the heart of the historic Old Town District. When Proprietor Mick Salyer opened Zuzu over 9 years ago, it was one of only a handful of downtown restaurants. Today, Napa is home to many new restaurants and has become a dining destination for the Valley.
The restaurant offers a modern, California version of tapas along with some traditional offerings based on the cuisines of Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean. The Chefs of ZuZu are inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients and places an emphasis on using organic and sustainable produce, seafood and meats.
The wine list offers a diverse collection of wines uniquely suited for Tapas. Limited-release, off-the-beaten path wines from California, Spain, Italy, Portugal, South America and New Zealand are featured. Numerous, excellent wines are available under $30 per bottle, and over 25 are offered by the glass. The list also includes sherry, port, beer and cider.
In keeping with the eclectic nature of the menu, Mick Salyer and designer Cage Copher have created in ZuZu a warm, relaxed ambiance inspired by the Mediterranean countries and South America, with a touch of Southeast Asia. The interior combines local and international art and décor, including a weathered Mexican tin ceiling, exposed aged wood beams, faded colonial floor tiles, and recycled pine wood bar. The design features metal and woodwork by local artesian Mick Handley and impressionistic landscapes of mixed media on plaster by noted chef Michael Fennelly. The upstairs loft houses a family table overlooking the Napa River and Veterans’ Park.
Music is an integral Part of ZuZu, with Latin beats flowing in the background, which merge into a festive celebration of food, wine and art. ZuZu is about returning to the roots of nourishing the body and feeding the soul.