The CIA at Copia

500 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559

Napa Valley Restaurants 

About The CIA at Copia

Brought to the public by the world’s premier culinary college, The CIA at Copia is a “foodie wonderland” (The New York Times). Take a class in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Enjoy tasting events and food. Relive history in our Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum. Feast on garden-picked ingredients in our restaurant, and play bocce and relax in our patio. But most of all, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of food!

The Grove at Copia

The Grove at Copia—the downtown Napa garden dining experience–an inviting menu of signature Eastern Mediterranean flavors influenced by the seasonal bounty of our gardens and the region.

3D Dining at Copia

Enter the world of 3D animation, right at your communal dinner table, and join Chefs Nya and Ned as they save the world from the villainous Dr. Animator. You’ll encounter flying forks, knives, fire-breathing dragons, and even a pasta monster as you’re transported across the globe without ever leaving the table. Throughout the immersive experience, you’ll dine on a four-course meal designed by our Executive Chef Dominic Orsini as you embark on your global travels.

Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum

Step into the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum to be transported to another time. A time when the great chefs of Europe were creating beautiful and practical items to make their culinary masterpieces. With more than 4,000 artifacts of specialty cookware, bread baking and culinary tools, appliances, and tableware the exhibit will intrigue and fascinate you.

Marketplace at Copia

Marketplace at CIA Copia offers a selection of rare and beautiful household goods. Peruse our selection of cookware and culinary antiques, hand-stitched linens, locally-made pottery, cookware, items for the home and garden, gifts and accessories, as well children’s culinary tools and books.

“The Garden” Mural, by Hueman

Over 100 cans of spray paint and 2,700-square-feet of corrugated iron were used to create our vibrant, two-story mural. The mural showcases the concept of “food as art.” Artist Hueman (Allison Tinati) found inspiration in the Copia garden, which she used to create this striking abstract portrait of butter lettuce.

Art Collections

Enjoy all the art found throughout the CIA at Copia. This includes Gordon Huether’s striking “Fork” and “Is that Bob and Margrit” (Mondavi) sculptures. Inside, you can brush up on your Napa wine history in our Wine Hall of Fame. You can also, admire the Gutenstein Family Decanter Collection, or view the rotating art exhibits we feature throughout the year.


If a beautiful Napa Valley wedding venue is what you’ve dreamed of, we have you covered. Whether you want a small intimate gathering or grand celebration, we have picturesque spaces for you. Book your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch, and even your bachelor or bachelorette party. Our expert team will work with you on every aspect leading up to the big day. Including menu development, beverage pairings, décor, and any tiny detail. Begin creating once-in-a-lifetime memories. All you have to do is say yes!


Enjoy that special birthday, anniversary, or office party in style. From private dining experiences to private cooking and wine classes your event will be delicious and memorable for everyone. Our amazing spaces, the Hestan Kitchen, private dining rooms, gardens, and balconies, provide a beautiful backdrop for all celebrations.

Professional Programs

In addition to being a foodie wonderland, The CIA at Copia is home to a wide range of professional programs.