Come for the Drive, Stay for the Food
Located in the tiny town of Covelo in Mendocino County, the North Fork Café has garnered a loyal following by emphasizing good food and good wines. Chef Denny Lopiano – classically trained in continental cuisine with more than 30 years of experience – specializes in French and Italian cuisine.
Entrées in this “mostly Italian” cafe include mesquite broiled New York Steak, Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan, Prawns sautéed in butter, garlic, white wine and lemon, Lasagna, Spinach Manicotti and Pizza. The specialty of the house, Chicken or Tofu Marsala (chicken or tofu sautéed in butter with mushrooms and Marsala wine) has received rave reviews. The Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Chicken or Tofu is a house favorite.
North Fork Café features special menu selections daily that have included Broiled Salmon, Prime Rib, Chicken and Shiitakes in Red Wine, and breaded Petrale Sole. Call ahead for the night’s special selection. North Fork Café offers a wide selection of local beers as well as specialty desserts including Lemon Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse.
Live entertainment once a month makes the North Fork Café worth the drive. Take Hwy 162 east off Hwy 101 north of Willits.