De La Torre's Trattoria
De La Torre's Trattoria

De La Torre's Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.delatorres.net/
  • Phone: 925-484-3878
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Thomas De La Torre
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From simple and easy, ready-to-serve take out trays, to full service banquets and buffets, and everything in between, we offer custom catering services for all occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom or Leigh De La Torre 925-484-3878

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hopyard Rd
  • Public Transit: Bart station at Pleasanton/Dublin station and 10 minute taxi ride to restaurant
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking available in well lit and safe parking lot
A word from De La Torre's Trattoria
De La Torre's is a quintessential Italian trattoria. Our recipe is not a secret- we prepare and serve delicious food using quality ingredients. The menu is distinctly Italian offering trattoria classics and our hallmark special menu which changes daily to accentuate the freshness of locally grown produce, naturally raised meats and freshly caught fish presented in numerous creative dishes. The wine list showcases exceptional and unusual varietals from small producers and family wineries in Italy and in California. The service is friendly, efficient and professional. Simply put, we feature delectable food at a fair price, food people want to eat everyday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
De La Torre's Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)great for lunch (10)special occasion (9)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (8)romantic (6)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Vernie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went with a small group & enjoyed the evening. Everyone was pleased with their choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice
    Nadda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and staff made this a very enjoyable evening for the two of us. A must for anyone using Open Table as a fantastic Pleasanton dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvFood
    LuvFood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place has a great menu with many specials including fish specials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Like2dine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Came with family to celebrate an important wedding anniversary. Received very good service and a nice table. On top of that, received a surprise by getting a very nice dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgotten Gem
    MomO2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'd forgotten about De La Torre's but needed a last minute reservation on a Saturday night to celebrate our oldest off to college. I grabbed the last reservation 45 minutes before we arrived. The food was great as always as was the service. Really glad it popped up on Yelp as I was scrambling for a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Find in Pleasanton
    EastBayExplorer
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were anxious to find a nice restaurant near the Courtyard Marriott on Hopyard, since we were meeting our Granddaughter from LA there for dinner. De La Torre's filled the bill perfectly. I'd never had "Scalone" steaks before, but would love to again! (A mixture of scallops and abalone ground and in patties). Our other dishes were also excellent. Portions were quite generous, and we enjoyed the leftovers the next two days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    this was our first time there. friends had highly recommended it. we were very pleased with the service and food as well..wife said wine was very good..lol
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Waterlady
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Reviews on Trip Advisor prompted me to reserve here. It was ok, but nothing special. I had the osso bucco; it was dull, not much flavor...it tasted exactly like what it was - a boiled ham hock. No warm, comfort food taste, ho hum. My husband had the steak...he always does! I had a bite and it was a bit overdone and like my food, pretty boring. We shared the warm gooey cake/gelato dessert, which fit in with the rest of the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LuvFood
    LuvFood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place has a great specials menu. Also, has fish on the specials menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Italian-Amer food
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    DLT is one of the last bastions of It/Amer food, the kind one used to get in SF's North Beach but no longer. Soups are mediocre, salads too big for one, pasta cooked soft--but the ragus are tasty, meat/fish aren't overcooked, portions are generous. Risotto w/pork ragu was delicious, fish filet with macadamia crust was lovely. Fried calamari was a little overdone, making it chewy, but a sublime tartar sauce tipped it to the good side. Panettone bread pudding was delightful, soft and custardy as we like it. The cooking seems a little better at dinner than at lunch, but lunch is quieter while offering the same good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LuvFood
    LuvFood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great specials menu. The specials menu also has fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luv2Eat
    LuvFood
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This restaurant also has a great specials menu. Also have fish specials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little find
    Sjsm
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant to meet family at a half way point in the city of Pleasanton. Originally we were headed for Main St but in making a reservation found that the first Wednesday of the month the street was closed. Looked in outlying areas and found this off the beaten path in a strip mall. Food was excellent. Great fish and risotto. Nice wine list and staff was pleasant. Would meet here again if we wanted to repeat restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Greg
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I recently ate at DLT for the first time. All aspects of the experience were good. This restaurant is tucked away in a shopping center between a grocery store and deli, but don't let that keep you away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Specials
    TracySVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food was delicious and service was great. Daily ravioli and risotto specials, as well as others make the menu work. Squash ravioli was yummy. Nice ambience...don't let the strip mall location put you off.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DrSweer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We've been here several times and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LuvFood
    LuvFood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great menu selection with a Great Specials menu that has many fish selections.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st date & 1st time: CHARM!
    NicoLiscioudVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I was surprised this place is by a grocery store but the food & service took it right out of my mind. Superb polenta fries (laches salt, but given people's dietary concerns, I understood), awesome Caprese w/balsamic, and a filet mignon that rivaled my favorite steakhouse! All told, this place is a gem!!!! I'd love to see them in a space with a patio.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Oliver
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Had a great meal. Good service and we could hear ourselves talk and we're not rushed out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistent & reliable
    toss
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We have been going to De La Torre's for almost 20 years. Never had a bad meal, or poor service. Its close to home, and just a great neighborhood restaurant. It is one of our favorites in the Pleasanton area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvFood
    LuvFood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This restaurant has great fresh fish. Also has a long list of specials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Pleasanton Fave!
    Tess
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We like this restaurant because it is warm and Italian. The food is always good and makes us feel like we're lost in Rome down an alleyway, sitting at a table at sunset, eating authentic Italian fare. The waiters are always friendly and the room is inviting with its Italian décor and comfortable seating. What a great place to visit over and over again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it loveit
    lovers2
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Absolutely loved it, I will be going again. The food, the wine, and the whole environment just just perfect date night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big portions, homestyle cooking
    Judy
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Four of us had lunch at the restaurant - which was easy to get to, and in a strip mall so parking was very convenient. The staff and food were very good. The food isn't gourmet, but it is like very good home cooking. The portions are large. All in all we were all quite happy with the place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ole Italian ambiance
    FrGuido
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I grew up at Ann's Cafe in Oakland, CA. Our family ran a restaurant like this before Momma retired after 43 years. I am back home again every time I come here and what a way to end a meal with the inspiring coach madden who love this place more than life itself. I come here over and over again and will be going. This place is very special! The customer is treated like family and the food is excellent and priced fairly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cramped, Great food for some, Loud
    LoveEastCoastItalian
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Seating was too cramped. True Italian style food was great. Fish not so great. Very loud. This was a Friday night at 8pm.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 263 reviews are from the De La Torre's Trattoria reviews archive.
  • 1st experience
    Grumpson
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have lived in the neighborhood for many years but had never dined here until Fri. evening. We were very pleased with our meals and service and definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet dining
    Nancam
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This was a nice find while traveling. Wonderful food and service, and a quiet atmosphere. We could have conversation without shouting across the table. Relaxing and nice from beginning to end. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    TrnrmomVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Its been a few years, so we were curious how this restaurant was faring. We had enjoyed our first dinner there on a quiet weeknight. We were a little apprehensive about the noise level since we wanted to visit and catch up. We were seated promptly, and menus and bread were immediately produced. The noise level was moderate, and service was excellent despite a full restaurant. We noted that empty tables were promptly filled. Oh, and the food - superb - monkfish, spaghetti, tortellini and veal dishes were all declared excellent. Only thing lacking, perhaps, were vegetables with the entrees which were served Italian style with no accompaniments. It is a simple remedy to order your favorite veggie on the side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't judge a book by the cover
    Birdhouse
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I must say, I booked this online thru Open Table and when I arrived, I was horrified. The front looks like it could be a laundry mat... I was impressed by the staff and their understanding of the menu and attentiveness. I had a Cesar with calamari and it was exactly what I wanted. Someone at the table next to me had a calzone and it looked impressive and the smell was to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't judge a spot by the front.
    DonJulio
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    De La Torre's Trattoria is a small busy spot in Pleasanton. The food was good but the amount and price played the opposite game, the less food on the plate, the more expensive it was! I asked for medium-rare to rare steak but got a well done little round puck. My wife loved the Lasagna and my friend were ok with their selections but no to write home! It seems that they only have one waiter for all those tables and he dissappeared everytime I needed something, but he tried hard! I'll recommend the place and give them another chance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all the elements
    Arby
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food choices were very good. Excellent wine list without being too long. The wait staff were friendly and knew when to be there and when NOT to be there (that is often difficult for some to get right). Very excellent dishes of pasta (both pesto and marinara styles), shrimp, scallops, sausage .... all excellent. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An off-night
    PastaloverVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Noisier than usual for a Saturday night; hard to talk to one another. Waiter kept asking us how things were; the attention is nice, but at some point we want to be left alone. Food is always very good here, but the cappellini pomodoro had very few tomatoes and was dry. An off-night in the kitchen, perhaps. We'll try again before abandoing this restaurant, because they have a great track record.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Pleasanton!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Best restaurant in Pleasanton! This is our go-to for almost any occasion as it has excellent food and is reasonable. Don't change - we love you just the way you are!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Terryb
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    With a menu that offers a nice variety of entrees that are all terrific, this is a great dining spot. One of the best restaurants in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well, the steak was good....
    SignificantOtters
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Too many tiny tables jammed into the dining room. Cramped, inconvenient, and not at all intimate. My filet mignon was tasty and cooked nicely, although the potatoes and vegetables were lackluster at best. I expect the chef to care about everything he puts on a plate.My wife's veal chop was borderline burnt, and so tough she literally had a hard time cutting it. She was sawing and sawing at it - if we hadn't been dining out for a special occasion, it would have been comical. She managed to eat 1 bite of veal, half a Brussels sprout, and 2 bites of potatoes. She declined a to go box. There was a time when if you couldn't eat your food, a restaurant would try to make if right. Anyway, we went home and she had some leftover Chinese food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice!
    CScott
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Food is always good and the service is very good. Lots of options on the menu and everything smells good and tastes even better!! Great place to get together with friends and close to my office. I love that you can make reservations and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious. The dining staff
    kelhir
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Delicious. The dining staff is always friendly and responsive. We love the changing menu. The restaurant has a great and simple feel. We never leave disappointed. Having had a good meal with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Craving Chicken Parm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I have lived in Pleasanton for over twenty years but have only recently been to Delatorre's.. Everything is solid. I love their chicken Parm,. It has a great sauce and is moist without being greasy. I have not been disappointed once and this restaurant is in the regular rotation. We have a lot of Italian restaurants in this town, but none deliver like Delatorre
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Contadino to die for
    PTownrez
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    While we have been going to DT's for many years, they will occassionally offer chicken contadino, as they did this Saturday, and it's always been superb. Done in a high output oven with roasted potatoes, many heads of garlic, and Calabrian sausage makes for a spicy and very tasty dish, and this week's was no different. And coupled with a nice Zinfandel off their extensive wine list made for a very special meal. Always consistent, always the best Italian food in the Tri Valley, and always a very helpful and attentive staff. Couldn't ask for anything more...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.