June 03, 2012
Enoteca La Storia Wine Bar in Los Gatos is a classic Italian wine bar but but actually features wine selections from around the world as well as several beers and light food – sandwiches, salads, cheese and meat boards with bread and also dessert.
Enoteca has been open for a couple of years, but Jim and I finally got around to visiting there last night. We found it to be a delightful place all around, upscale, with wonderful offerings, tasty food and wine, and very good service. We chose to sit indoors at a table but sitting at the long bar is an option and there’s plenty of patio seating as well. The decor was interesting and nicely done and included attention to acoustics. Some wine bars can get really loud when full of happy patrons, but even on a Saturday evening it was not hard to carry on a normal conversation there.
Karen, our server, was knowledgeable about the wines, the growing conditions in various places and food pairings. I had never tried wine from Sardenia before, and was very impressed when she filled me in on the volcanic soil, the weather and how they impact wine. (I enjoyed a lovely chardonnay from there.) Jim had a red wine from New Zealand, which she advised would probably overpower one crostini with fennel but otherwise would be a good fit for our food. She was right on target.
It should be added that parking is easy here as it’s in a shopping center with plenty of spaces. This is not always the case in downtown Los Gatos!
Would we go back? Absolutely.
Enoteca La Storia is located at 416 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, very close to the intersection with Los Gatos-Saratoga Road (aka Highway 9), just a couple of blocks off of the freeway.
For more information, please visit Enoteca’s website: