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
55 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (12)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (8)notable wine list (6)romantic (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Don't let the outside fool you
    AvilaFoodGuy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We choose this restaurant based on all the great reviews but when we drove by we noticed it was next to a Lucky supermarket. We took a chance and were glad we did. Greeted with a smile, great young server that knew the menu and the wine. I choose the nut crusted mahi mahi and my wife went with the veal. My fish was as good as anything I have had on my frequent trips to Hawaii. My wife really liked the veal but a bit too much garlic in the mushrooms and garlic topping. She would definitely order it again but next time ask for light on the garlic. We had a nice Anderson Valley Pinot priced great at 11 dollars a glass for a large pour. Finished with espresso over gelato. Bill with tip was 80 dollars. Really enjoyed this restaurant !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice find in Pleasonton
    AcedVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Enjoyable dinner, minestrone soup and veal parmigiana were very nice dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Fare and Atmosphere
    EatingOut50
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were part of a party of five. Everyone had a different meal and everyone agreed that the food was scrumptious. The service and atmosphere were outstanding. They made as feel as if we were part of the neighborhood. If you are in or around Pleasanton CA make sure you check this one out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    2cannoliloversVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This gem of a restaurant is in a neighborhood shopping center. Although it has many Italian dishes, it offers a wide range of daily specials that remind you of old time favorites. This visit we had the sauerbraten with potato pancakes and red cabbage which was offered for Octoberfest and was cooked to perfection. We followed that with the best cannoli's we have had since coming west. The cannoli's are outstanding and not to be missed. On other visits we enjoy their fish specialties and interesting salads. Reasonably priced with delicious food we highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Hidden Gem!
    ColcalVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I make it a point to go to this restaurant whenever we are in the Pleasanton area. The food is outstanding! We started with the deep fried artichoke hearts. Fried so well there was no grease on them at all! Lovely crispy coating and creamy artichoke heart inside. Then we had the warmed cabbage salad-it was a real treat, too. Entrees were delicious. And we ended with the warm butter toffee cake with vanilla gelato. A gourmet meal! We can't wait to be in the area again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I discovered! A "gem" for sure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Celebrated a friends birthday here. Had only discovered it because of reviews on tripadvisor. Excellent food, creative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time visit
    schwshej
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were looking for something different than our normal routine stops. This place had good reviews and the reviews were accurate. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2Eat
    LuvFood
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great specials menu. And they also have fish on the specials menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner for Mom
    cmp143
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I took my Mom to De La Torre's for her birthday. She loves going there for the ribs but she had the special that night of Sword fish. I tried the Top sirloin rapped in Bacon. How can anyone say no to bacon. The waiter was excellent. He made my Mom blush and told us about his birthday being the next day. He was very attentive and the food was out of this world delicious. Truly enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Completely reasonable prices. Felt like I went to SF but didn't have to fight the traffic or the bridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Anthill
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Enjoyed it very much. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Very nice experience. An excellent choice for taking my out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent, my sisters and enjoyed dining at De La Torre's. We would certainly go back. Maribel
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    Terryb
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is simply fine dining at a moderate price. Great menu choices and a relaxing ambiance. It's at the top of my list in Pleasanton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HofameVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very good pizzas, calzone, and pasta. Italian home cooking like a neighborhood trattoria in, say, Lucca. Avoid the veal, but the specials are usually good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2Eat
    LuvFood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    They have a great Specials menu. They even have fish on the Specials menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 274 reviews are from the De La Torre's Trattoria reviews archive.
  • 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.