Our menu is inspired by the great cuisines of the Mediterranean. Italy, southern France & Greece -- places where food is prepared with skill and simplicity to highlight fresh ingredients rather than obscure them.


A longtime popular restaurant, Checkers has remained an unpretentious neighborhood meeting place. Whether you are shopping, looking for a quick bistro lunch, or seeking a discreet rendezvous, Checkers is an ideal destination.


Guests are greeted by the friendly staff and the manager is hands on and involved in the day to day operation of the restaurant. We invite you to visit us for lunch or dinner.

Welcome to Checkers!The place in Calistoga to relax.

Welcome to Checkers.  We are pleased to serve you delicious, authentic regional Italian cuisine, in a causally comfortable setting.  Conveniently located in downtown Calistoga, you can enjoy the freshest pastas, salads, pizzas and calzone attractively presented.  Let our professional staff help you choose the perfect wine  to complement your meal.  

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Delicious Features

Chinese Chicken Salad
mixed greens, roasted chicken, pickled ginger, cucumber, carrots, green onions, almonds, won tons, rice noodles, chinese dressing.

Combination Pizza
sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, bell pepper, olives.

Chicken Marsala
chicken breast, mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh basil, cream sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetables.

Butternut Squash Ravioli
smoked chicken,walnuts, dried cranberries, cream sauce

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