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Located in the beautiful Russian River in Guerneville, California, Betty Spaghetti is the North Bay’s newest Italian restaurant located in the R3 Hotel.

Owned and operated by Chef Greg Barnes, this delighful Russian River restaurant offers an eclectic selection of fresh pasta, pizza as well as other delicious entrees sourced with farm-to-table ingredients from some of the North Bay’s best farms and suppliers.

Master Chef Greg Barnes has been delighting the palettes of connoisseurs of fine dining in Sonoma for many years with his signature dishes and amazing desserts.

A Sonoma County native, Greg started baking professionally in high school at Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg, under the tutelage of Lindsey Sher, pastry chef to Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. Greg didn’t attend formal cooking schools, instead collecting real-world cooking experiences. “You’ve gotta wash your own dishes,” says Greg.

Greg’s consummate abilities were quickly recognized, winning him top kitchen staff roles at Stars under Jeremiah Towers, pastry chef at Rubicon under Traci des Jardins, and the Booneville Hotel, where he supervised farming operations, ensuring inclusion on the menu of the freshest, locally grown, organic ingredients.

Greg spent time abroad exploring international cuisines, bicycling through Morocco, Thailand, Spain and France – including many stays in Paris – cooking and eating along the way. Upon his return to Sonoma County, he continued his commitment to excellence in the culinary arts at Zazu, Scopa and Bizou. Greg has worked under well-known chefs Loretta Keller and the Schmidt family.

A well-rounded cooking professional, Greg has functioned at every level in the kitchen and dining room. His expertise ranges from sauces and meats to pastries and desserts. He’s acted as caterer, waiter and personal chef, and has adroitly managed kitchen staff and helped launch top-ranked restaurants throughout the Bay Area. Greg is dedicated to simple, direct dishes created from scratch with local, seasonal ingredients, including farm-raised and grass-fed. Greg is devoted to what’s possible and what’s delicious.

Betty Spaghetti is located in at the Russian River Resort (R3 Hotel) in downtown Guerneville serving dinner 5 nights a week. Join us for a delightful meal full of delicious food.


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