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“It's still there after all these years! Same great place, same great food!”
Review of Union Hotel

Union Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Did an impromptu ride up Occidental Road to the town of Occidental, CA--Imagine on a Friday night finding parking and an immediate table with wait staff and everything! This place is rustic, has outdoor eating with heaters, Italian food and steaks and specials even for those of us who like more vegan entrees, full bar and desserts of course.

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Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Went to Hazel's the night before and thought we'd try another one on the second night. We relied on the Tripadvisor ratings.

We had a reservation and when we arrived on time the table wasn't ready for another 15 minutes. They were friendly but not ready. And half of the tables were empty when we arrived.

The waiter who served us during the evening was super helpful and friendly.

The food: We received a salad and minestrone without having to order as this seems to be part of the menu. Salad and soup were fine. They also served salami and cheese (which were a little bland to be honest). So far so good.

We then had the entrees which were ravioli, spaghetti and pizza. They claim to be an Italian Restaurant but neither of these entrees were close to real Italian food. I travel to Italy several times per year and have eaten at very many Italian restaurants in the US and Europe and this is neither yummy nor close to real Italian food.

Finally the location: Yes, this is great. It is like a throwback into the good old times. It makes you feel as if you had just arrived on a train from San Francisco in the 1950s.

A message to the owners: Go back to Italy and come back with some good Italian recipes and your place will be 5 stars.

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

It was so great to meet up with relatives at the Union Hotel. After we ordered, they served delicious minestrone soup with salami and cheese as we waited for our entree. I had the daily special of chicken parmesan. My daughter's spaghetti was huge and tasty. My cousin had roasted chicken came with a plate of ravioli that was flavored with allspice--rather unusual. The service was excellent.

Thank SarahR4243
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I remember the Union Hotel from my childhood and it's as good as ever. Huge portions of wonderful food and excellent service. We went for lunch and this is what they served us before we got the main course. Love it!!

Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Had a pizza from here the other night and it was really good. Nothing fancy. Just the good old traditional sausage and pepperoni. Pizza has definitely gotten better as it was made just right. There was a time when I took a long hiatus because the food had declined. However, I think the pizza has now gotten better.

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Thank etrifecta
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