Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton
Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton

Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pastastrattoriapleasanton.com/home.html
  • Phone: (925) 417-2222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pastas Trattoria offers full service catering from beginning to end. We provide all dining needs from tableware to excellent food and service.
  • Private Party Facilities: An ideal location for a rehearsal dinner, bridal/baby shower, anniversary or birthday party, company party, or business dinner. Pasta's Trattoria offers a semi private or private banquet room for up to 65 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Luce 9253516900
  • Entertainment: Join us for live music, to find out when sign up for our email newsletter on our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Angela
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public lot available.
A word from Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton
Taste the difference in "Northern Italian" cuisine by sampling from our new exciting menu which includes famous pasta dishes, as well as great steaks, and fresh seafood. Pasta's Trattoria offers a full service bar with a fabulous variety of libations and a wide selection of regional wines to satisfy even the most sophisticated of connoisseurs. The restaurant provides a warm, friendly atmosphere, and an attentive wait staff that will cater to your every need.

Planning a rehearsal dinner, special event, or business meeting? Pasta's offers a semi private and/or private banquet room. Danielle our Director of Catering will work with you and your budget to plan and customize your special event.

Join our e-mail newsletter (found on our website) for special events and VIP discounts!
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Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (13)good for groups (11)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (6)romantic (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Always a great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Pasta's has a great, upscale atmosphere and the staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is excellent and the portions are often larger than in many of the nicer restaurants. It is popular, so is filled with people enjoying a night out. There is also outdoor seating where one can not only enjoy their meal, but watch the people go by in the cute town of Pleasanton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Disappointment
    napesterVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The appetizer was quite good so I expected the rest of the meal to be the same. The Caesar salad had no flavor with a boatload of cheese that ruined it. I ordered a pasta dish with a red sauce and vegetables. Usually these dishes are prepared with al dente vegetables and tasty sauce. What I got was a lot of mushy vegetables and a liquid sauce that tasted like flavored water. I don't know why this place gets 4 and 5 star ratings. It was terrible, and I will not be back nor will I recommend it to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TheBGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I dine here often, only at lunch. With others and by myself. Excellent salads! Try the Lobster Cobb, it will amaze you. I seem to get the same female server, she is perfect! Says a lot when the staff remains at an establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SOUTHPHILLY
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have been coming to this restaurant once a year while on business, and every meal has been great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service!
    Judie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I wanted to go to a place to thank my daughter and son-in-law for the great job they did doing a big chore in my house. This place was a perfect fit for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit to Pasta's Trattoria. The food was excellent but the service was slightly off, on both visits.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plant Based dining in a steakhouse!
    Nut4realfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I just do not know where to start with this! The food was outstanding beginning with the peach and arugula salad. It hit all the right notes and by leaving off the feta it fits my plant based lifestyle! My entree of capellini with vegetables was packed with a great variety of fresh, perfectly cooked veggies. Maybe I should have started by mentioning our server Michelle, who was the height of professionalism. She knows the menu intimately, food and wine. She made fabulous recommendations and her service really added to the night. I also could have started with the spectacular wine list with some of our favorites at such affordable pricing. The night we were there Caymus and Jordan were featured! A must in Pleasanton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 196 reviews are from the Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton reviews archive.
  • Good steak & lobster
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Unexpectedly, Pasta's offers a good deal on steak and lobster! The rib eye and the lobster tail were good value for the prix fixe price/3 courses. Skip the uninteresting soup, but both mista and Caesar salads were fresh with good dressings. However, salmon was pallid and flavorless; mixed grill was like a really bad BBQ plate with only the small single lamb chop (not "chops" as the menu indicates) juicy and tasty--chicken was overcooked, ribs were mediocre. Skip the too-sweet, heavy desserts and pick a sorbet; they are excellent. Pleasanton's Main St. restaurants are solid 2-3 star values; only a couple of them are really good. Pasta's good, not great, but a decent value due to the prix fixe offerings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not great service
    Maggie1076
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I will come back for the food but the service has always been lacking here.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us along with the reviews from Open table so we went with high expectations. From the minute we sat down, the service was terrible. We had to wait for almost 15 min to get a waitress to order a drink. It didn't get any better through the night. The food was just ok. The restaurant itself was cute. As people started clearing out our waitress then began to rush us out. When it came time for the bill we had to ask several times for a readable copy. (Not sure why the couldn't change the printer.). Would not come back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun atmosphere
    Stormy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our evening was great. The lobster was outstanding, we loved the calamari, and my chicken entree was superb. Will definitely return to try more items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    inconnueVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's Day brunch was very scrumptious. Had a wonderful window seat. The offerings were extensive, and the food was delicious. The place was packed so the wait at the buffet line can get a bit long. Would be nice if there was a server behind the food offering help for folks who struggled with their portions. Overall, I had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time here for Mother's Day Brunch. Extensive buffet brunch included all the usual offerings, but refreshingly surprised to see a lovely assortment of salads, ahi tuna, and salmon also. Would definitely recommend it. Mimosas also included. Bloody Mary's were offered at an additional charge. Especially nice sitting out of their Main Street facing patio. Friendly, energetic staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food, good service and promptly sat with a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our very first time at Pasta's Trattoria. We were very happy with service from the bartender, and all the staff. The greeter graciously offered to hold a window table for us while we were enjoying happy hour. Catching up with a friend over a delicious, fresh, light dinner was perfect... We stayed until the restaurant was closing, feeling very comfortable doing this on a weeknight. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Friend recommended we meet at this restaurant for dinner, one of their favorites. Food was good, may go back, if in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If You Are Not In A Hurry
    Joyce
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The service here was sub par. The food was fine. My son's lasagna entrée looked like a kid's portion. For the prices that they charge here, they should of gave him 2X as much. When I ordered a garden salad, the waitress asked me if I wanted tomatoes with it to make it look greener. Bread was only brought to us before our entrees came, never during the meal itself. Our desert, a small dish of geleto took forever to be delivered to our table. The waitress gave us the wrong bill. I had to physically take the bill and payment to the manager to get it taken care of. Like I said ... if you are not in a hurry ...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Quality!
    calny
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The best restaurant in Pleasanton. The specials are always amazing from the special steaks, to the halibut, the swordfish, the lobster tails, the lamb chops to the pork chops. You won't find all of these all of the time but you will always find one of the highest quality steaks you have ever eaten along with the some selection of incredibly fresh seafood. It's always prepared expertly with a serving of either garlic or spinach mashed potatoes along with a healthy serving of whatever fresh vegetable is available. And hands down the most comprehensive wines by the glass list I have seen anywhere! The owner is always out and about checking on each table. That says it all. Worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Liked it!
    ninav364VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Our dinner went very well - BLT wedge with extra dressing, shared calamari appetizer, meatballs from the appetizer menu turned out to be big enough for a main dish, salmon and prawns over pasta in white sauce - everything was delicious, served to the table in time by the very attentive server Amanda B. We'll be back soon to try some other dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not great
    SSFLjFVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Had delicious meal. Very good food but not great. Food poorly seasoned; no salt and pepper on table. Good straightforward Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress had too many
    GreatTastes
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Our waitress had too many tables and could give the great service she was capable of giving. The support staff was awful, some man who mumbled brought our food and didn't seem very comfortable. He hunched over and was barely audible when serving something
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing for sure
    ME5869
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Wow what a disappointment service was very slow, food came out looking beautiful but was sat in the back till it was luke warm/cold We did not make a fuss since we were with very old friends however if we were alone we would have complained to management for sure!! DO NOT think allowing patrons to let children to roll around on floor blocking aisle to rest room should be tolerated when our bill for 4 was in the mid $$$ range
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Valentines Menu
    SteveM
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I appreciate that there were good valentines special dinner choices without being gouged like other places and they still allowed ordering off the special menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Day with Mom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My son was very pleased with his NY steak and dessert... He says his mother enjoyed her meal as well. I was not tree but did leave notes on him getting the bill and being addressed by name. -he felt important and empowered:) Thank You! -paying the bill for a child somehow gives them a sense of achievement.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess was rude with a major
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Hostess was rude with a major attitude when we told her we had requested a window table to celebrate a birthday. As it turns out, she's the daughter of the restaurant owner. The waitress was pleasant but the water service was extremely slow. Fettuccine Pescatore was a good portion with lots of clams, mussels and fish. Rigatoni Napoleta was average. Braised Short Rib & mashed potatoes were too salty. Maybe the chef forgot he/she had already seasoned the dish and salted it again and again. We had been getting takeouts from Pastas the past 15 years or so, but no more! Wouldn't want to have to deal with the boss's daughter again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    Trudi
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I've had dinner at Pasta's Trattoria with my daughter and now lunch with friends. We are eating our way through Pleasanton and this is about our favorite place so far. It was very quiet at lunchtime - just what we needed. We thought our server asked how everything was going a fw too many times, however.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food, but service
    Kodiakjoe
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Love the food, but service was slow and very noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complimentary Brushetta brought
    ScooterVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Complimentary Brushetta brought to the table after you sit down, Warm Bread with Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar Garlic mixture is served next. Had the fixed price dinner - Excellent Caesar Salad, Lamb Chops, and Tiramisu while son also had Caesar Salad, Steak & Lobster, and Mango Sorbet. Wife had Lobster Bisque and Butternut Squash Ravioli. Everything was great and service top notch. Quite impressed with the quality of the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant has everything
    TheresaB
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This restaurant has everything - great food, great service, great ambiance. It is a great place for small groups 6-8 or dinner for two. Located on Main St. in Pleasanton.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are from out of the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We are from out of the area and come here every year at Christmas time and each time we love the food as well as the service. Can't wait until next year!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My First time there
    HannyVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    And I will go again and again and again ....... food and service are excellent. The place is very clean and nice. Good location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Rocco
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    This was my second visit in a week - once for lunch - other for dinner. Food was consistently good especially the butternut squash ravioli. Lots of menu choices for all appetites. Excellent zabaglione (?) for dessert. Nice wine list especially by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    Tahoefun
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We had an awesome dinner and were entertained by those walking Main Street in their Halloween costumes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, Large portions
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    My husband & I had a nice dinner at Pasta's Tratorria. We were seated halfway back of the restaurant. They seat smaller parties of 2-4 in the front and large parties in the back. So, we did noisy from the nearby large party. We ordered the Calamari appetizer and it was cooked well - nice and soft, not chewy served on top of a tomato sauce & an aioli drizzle. Portion size was big - good for 4 to share. My husband had the chicken pasta with artichokes, mushrooms in a madeira cream sauce. I had the seared ahi pasta dish. The ahi was just a bit overdone for my taste but the flavor was very good. It had a mix of veggies with the pasta. Both dishes were tasty. Prices were reasonable. A very nice restaurant that we will go back to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    We ate early on a Tuesday evening. All four of us loved our dinner. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable experience
    HappyDiners
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Despite a very busy downtown evening and lots of big groups in the restaurant the service and food were still excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a pleasant surprise
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The mushroom pizza was excellent, the service was great, the patio was lively!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really accommodated my 97 year old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    mother in a motorized wheel chair. She is Italian and really hard to please, particularly at an Italian restaurant. The waiter listened to her requests, made suggestions and prepared her food EXACTLY as agreed with a smile and she loved it. I was very impressed with the service and the empowerment of the service to please the customer. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Great consistent food. My favorite Italian hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on Friday
    CaliforniaFoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Food was very tasty and presentation of swordfish was excellent. The service was superb. We had a wonderful evening with friends and didn't feel rushed to leave. I would go back. They have a special menu for a great price which includes salad, entrée, dessert and after dinner drink. I was happy to see many choices on it other than pasta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.