slow bar service
food is very good; bar service was spotty - had to ask for service even though the bar was 1/4 full
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic view,good service,
Fantastic view,good service, great food and we could hear one another without shouting. What more can you ask for - oh, the prices and selection were good as well.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get Here Soon
Split wild mushroom pizza for a starter, which was satisfactory. I had the mezza luna pasta with spring peas, walnuts, etc., and it was delicious. Highly recommended. My friend had the rotisserie chicken, which was quite good (and substantial). The Linden Street draft beer was good. Attentive service.
We sat inside because it was a dreary and cold day. Would be very pleasant to sit outside on a sunny day. Only about 4 tables in the huge restaurant were occupied at any one time while we were there from noon to 1:30 pm. Almost all the stores in and around Jack London Square are unoccupied, so not much reason for people to come here. Eat here soon because there's not enough foot traffic to sustain this restaurant, which deserves better.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with a view
Work group ate lunch outdoors on a sunny day. Everyone loved their meals, each trying different items incliding the paninis and pasta. The desserts were excellent. We will definetely return
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great every time
The Italian Job cocktail, salmon and burrata appetizer, and the whole branzino are true standouts.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good menu
Our table four shared all of our plates. The flat iron steak was very good, as was the heirloom tomato salad. Good cocktails. Nice atmosphere.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful setting, good food
If the weather is warm, be sure to book an outside table. This restaurant is right by the water on Jack London Square -- a great location for people watching on the weekend. The food is very good. The service was amateur and neglectful. It took too long to be served drinks. The waiter completely forgot to bring an ice bucket that was requested for the white wine. We finally got one from a different staff person. The food came out of the kitchen promptly and was delicious. But our waiter missed all opportunities to sell additional drinks and generally failed to look after us. We went in search of salt & pepper and water refills on our own. Still, we'd go there again and give it another try because the food and location are so good.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Dessert
My pasta was great, as was the locally created spritz (sans alcohol) drink. But the chocolate pudding and mix of sorbettos (shared) was divine.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife reviewed the menu on line since she had never been to the restaurant and said nothing struck her. However, when she started on the wild mushroom pizza she was both delighted and surprised. She said, "delicious different, thin and perfect!"
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute changes to dinner plans as there was a problem on the bridge. Instead our visitors took the ferry over and I needed to find a reasonable, casual, kid friendly Italian place easily accessible from Alameda. Read a number of yelp reviews, and the location and the review was good enough to give it a try, though I hadn't been there before. Not disappointed. Wait staff and front of house managers were friendly, accommodating, and professional. Restaurant was clean and comfortable, food was tasty, nicely plated and reasonable. Will return.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dinner at Lungomare!
We had a great dinner at Lungomare and I really recommend this restaurant. Lots of creative choices on the menu, good wine list, great service and a friendly environment. We had the amazing Chocolate Budino for dessert- heaven on earth!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was a little slow (lunchtime) but overall good experience.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a nice place. Menu was somewhat limited but had an eclectic mix of dishes.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff was responsive & friendly,
Staff was responsive & friendly, lunch choices were good & prices reasonable
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best characteristic is that you can hear in a group. Not too crowded and tables are far apart.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food good price
On the water ..tasty food.. Didn't overpay for the view
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
problem with menu
The menu is fulll of strange foods. If someone is a meat and potato person it is not for them. I personally only found one thing on the menu that I liked. i would definitely recommend seeing the menu in advance before choosiing this restaurant.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
My fiance and I came here to celebrate my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. Our server knew everything about the menu and was patient with our millions of questions. The drink menu is amazing and they also have a decent ($15) corkage. The best part was that we are both gluten free and they can make all their pizzas and pastas with gluten free flour. Everything was delicious and super reasonable.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had to wait for the rest
I had to wait for the rest of my party - so ended up spending 3 1/2 hrs. there. Never felt rushed. We shared the red polenta app - very good. Then shared a salad, ravioli and prosciutto pizza. We enjoyed them all with a carafe of wine.
Was my first time at Jack London Square.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I loved the entire dining experience. We used to go there when it was Ms Pearl Jam's and I have to say that they did a great job in changing it over. The restaurant has a very warm and inviting feeling to it. The menu had a lot to offer and our selections were delicious The only area that could use work is the wait staff. Our waitress was really trying but she seemed stressed out and was a little delayed on delivering some items. We will definitely be return customers!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there to celebrate
We were there to celebrate my Mom's 84th birthday. We were greeted warmly by the staff and the service was EXCELLENT!!. The food was very good and moderately priced...and one of the best Bloody Mary's Ive had...ever.
I will return.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
DJ from Houston was AWESOME! Couldn't have asked for a more polished, courteous, attentive, yet respectful, server. He knew the menu and added to it with his stories -- Tcho in the mocha, e.g.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor dining like Europe
One of the best places in the East Bay for scenic outdoor dining by the water. I had heirloom tomatoe salad & whole Branzino which was delecious. My husband had the Seafood stew which was also good. Service is friendly and professional.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The quality of care in the preparation of meal was apparently done by excellent chefs of high caliber skills. Everything was delicious but the polenta was the best ever. Overall great location, service and delicious food!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried it for the first time
Tried it for the first time for lunch. Staff was great; food was very good. We ate on the patio, which is dog-friendly. Will definitely go back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing date night spot!
I brought a date here and it was fantastic. Great service, and AMAZING food! We wished we could have tried ALL the food on the menu. And for the quality of the food, the price was FANTASTIC!!!!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very good experience
I really enjoyed dining at Lungomare. I thought the service was okay; our server seemed a little inexperienced, but he was friendly enough in the end analysis. I like the ambiance, and the bar atmosphere seemed busy but relaxing. The outdoor area where we were was nice with a very good view. The food was excellent. We had butternut squash soup (delicious) and fisherman's stew (also delicious) and prosciutto pizza with arugula and figs (very good). I thought it was all around delicious and a very god experience overall. I would ea here again and recommend it to friends as well.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, ALWAYS!
Second time at Lungomare and this time we tried brunch. The service here is always great - such pleasant staff and the food is excellent. Their drinks are superior too - deliciously spicy Bloody Mary!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Deal!
$30 for a 3 course bottomless wine meal. The selections were reasonable, and what we chose was very tasty. Every course was superb.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Wine Down
Enjoyed their Sunday fixed price dinner. At $30 including ongoing glasses of four wines, it's a deal!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service, and ambience are very good here. Prices are high for for the small portions served.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice addition to jack London Square
Good food, pleasant environment, friendly staff and lovely view.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
my 3rd time visiting for lunch.
group of 6 and we all had a great time.
good food, good service. enough of a variety to cover all the
vaious food needs.
restaurant wasn't that busy, but we were in our own zone
and enjoyed 2 hours of good drink, food and company.
intend to introduce Lungomare to some SF friends soon.
looking forward to the excellent mussels, they were huge and juicy.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening
This is the 2nd time I've had dinner here. They have a pizza oven and both times I thought the thin crusted pizzas were terrific. They also have home made pasta. I had the pasta with rabbit and it was delicious. We went with another couple and everyone enjoyed their meal. The place is friendly and they serve authentic Italian regional fare. I don't know why the place isn't more crowded. It really is very good plus you're right by the water in Jack London Square and parking is easy.
Good place for meals with good friends and quiet enough so you can hear each other.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
There are so many notable, recommended restaurants to choose from when deciding to stay around Jack London Square. We chose Lungomare based on a foody friend's suggestion. Everything was outstanding (octopus, polenta, arugula salad, chicken, the thickest most succulent pork chop ...and the dessert - a chocolate/carmel pudding thing - to die for)! Our servers were friendly and knew the wine list well. Just an excellent experience all around. Will go back at the first opportunity.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. I had the Wild Boar Ragu it was a little too rich but tasted very good. I filled up before I could finish. The service was good. I would go back.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thanksgiving dinner
After original plans fell through, we reserved a table for 5 three days before Thanksgiving. Table was promptly ready. Waitor was attentive and quickly brought over a sommelier when he didn't know about the wine. Some of us had the fix priced turkey dinner and others, the ribeye steak. The turkey was absolutely delicios, with generous portions. The ribeye was fine, not as flavorful. The dinner also came with choice of turkey broth soup or varios salads. All were delicious. The side dishes were also very good, cranberry sauce, yams, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, stufffing. Last, came dessert which was s choice of pumpkin pie, chocolate budino or apple crosteta. All amazing. We'd definitely go. back.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend of mine and I had
A friend of mine and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal Nov. 28 at Lungomare in Jack London Square in Oakland. The food and service were excellent, and the view from our table of the Oakland-Alameda estuary and docked sailboats was notable. The experience was memorable.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal
Ate here a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Second time around, it was still very good. The grilled octopus appetizer was tender and delicious, and the risotto was flavorful and creamy. Service was cheerful and attentive. Housemade sodas with intriguing combinations (berries and tarragon, orange and roiboos with lactic acid, cucumber and lemongrass) were a very pleasant surprise, usually the non-alcoholic options are pretty dull.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood is superb; best I ever had and I've had it all over the world. The chef has unique sauces that make it all fantastic. Not overcooked like fish can be. Best item = seafood stew. Really, really good. We went back next night for more with our friends.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM