It is always great to eat
It is always great to eat at Chianti's. The staff is wonderful, the food is fantastic, and it's one of the best Italian restaurants in Pleasanton. You won't be disappointed. Get an outside table in the evening and enjoy the downtown vibe while eating some great food!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, the waiter was
Great food, the waiter was great, seemed to know when ot be there when needed but not obtrusive. One of the few places in Pleasanton where you can have a quiet dinner.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a late lunch in this
We had a late lunch in this quiet town of Pleasanton. I decided to try Chianti's because of its award for being the #1 rated restaurant in 2013. Coming in from San Francisco Bay Area, i was very pleased with the nice menu and enjoyed their freshly baked bread with delicious dip. We enjoyed their fresh butternut squash ravioli and gorgonzola chicken over penne pasta. Their toss green salad was delightful as well. Their very light but delicious Tiramisu was very flavorful and hit the spot.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for family dinner except
Good for family dinner except the service was not too great
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Pleasanton Gem
Chianti lived up to the ratings of No 1 East Bay Restaurant.. We took another couple to celebrate a 70th birthday. The salmon, Jumbalaya, and Risotto del Mar were all outstanding. It was a warm day so we sat in the front patio outside. We always like sitting outside in Pleasanton as the Main Street is always fun. The host and wait staff were attentive & even brought a birthday dessert which we all shared and was delicious. The restaurant was completely full at 7 o'clock but when we left at around 9:15 it had cleared out. There wasn't a late seating probably because there is no real bar which is fine with us "oldies".
We are already planning on going back with other friends in the very near future. We hope it continues to be successful..
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fathers Day Find
We enjoyed our twist on traditional Italian food meal very much. Service was prompt, but we did not feel rushed. The veal dishes and cajun pasta as well as the orange sorbetto were excellent. We all decided to come back because we wanted to try so many of the dishes!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
AFFORDABLE QUALITY RESTAURANT
It's good to have a local restaurant that serves quality food, fresh and tasty, at affordable prices. The chef must be really good because the food is! We ate there two nights in a row with out of town guests one night. Every one had a good meal. The salads had really fresh ingredients, veal was excellent as was the pasta.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always excellent
The food and service are always excellent at Chianti's. Sitting outdoors on the sidewalk make for a very enjoyable experience.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed excellent service
We enjoyed excellent service and good attention to special dietary needs. Salmon fettucini and seafood grancchio were both very good. Wonderful tiramisu.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant lunch experience
We had a casual get-together for a friend's birthday lunch. The server was very attentive but didn't hover. The sole special was very good. Overall a very pleasant experience.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Experience in Pleasanton
Enjoyed our visit to this place. Overall very pleasant. Couple of things could be better. We did not receive bread until after dinner arrived.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife picked Chiati's for our 7th wedding anniversary. Our requested table for the window was marked reserved and was tucjed quietly in a corner as requested, Very polite welcoming and HJappy Anniversary greetings from the hostess as well as the owner.
Great meal, great people. GO TRY THE FOOD !! My words will be inadequate.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Experience.
The food was great, service attentive, wouldn't hesitate to go back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our second time there. As before, we brought friends from out of the area. Everyone's dinner was good and the wervice was great and very attentive. We will be back!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The mussel appetizer was VERY
The mussel appetizer was VERY good, as was the artichoke ravioli. They accomodated a large table very nicely and we all enjoyed our various dishes.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Service and Good Food
Excellent service, you could tell the staff really cared about your experience. Food was good, some items were excellent, others were fair but overall good and presented quite well.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at Chianti's
My husband and I have been twice to Chianti's and both times the food was excellent. Fresh Halibut cooked perfect. Very good service, wine list, wonderful Tiramisu for dessert! I highly recommend it and Chianti's is now one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the Pleasanton/Livermore area.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our dinner.
Good food, great service. Will definitely visit again.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food & friendly service
We had a group of five tonight and everyone loved their food. I especially love their crab cakes.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit there, we were greeted warmly. Staff was great, food was very good. The meal was well paced. Will definitely visit again
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Find in Pleasanton
The quality of the food here is very good. Surprised that it was not as busy here on a weekend evening when we dropped in. Having dined in many of the restaurants in Pleasanton I suspect that it may be due to the ambience. The other establishments surrounding it have, for the most part, a larger investment in interior decor and therefore a livelier environment/crowd. However, the quality and selections here at Chianti's are actually a cut above most of the others. If you give this restaurant a try, our bet is you will return as long as you weight substance/quality over fancier surroundings. We will definitely dine here again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten there often , food
Have eaten there often , food is always great and the service is good
Try the Calamari Steak - to die for :)
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back!
We were celebrating our anniversary and were grateful for the great service we received. Everyone was very attentive. The food was phenomenal and than you for our complimentary dessert. Definitely recommended!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time visit
Nice and varied selection of dishes. Had pasta with spinach and Gorgonzola sauce. Sauce was not heavy and the addition of sliced apple was a tasty surprise. Chocolate mousse cake excellent and not overly sweet. Service was efficient and non obtrusive..
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chianti's is a Pleasanton Gem!
Had lunch again recently at Chianti's - the food and service were excellent as always! The staff is attentive and make dining an enjoyable experience!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chianti's -Great Find
This was our first time at this restaurant but it will not be our last. Everything was done very well. We enjoyed the entire meal and evening.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find-Will be Going Back!
This was our visit to Chianti's....we were pleasantly surprised. The quality of the food, service, atmosphere were all 5 stars with both myself and my Husband. My Husband loves veal and he said they veal parm. was excellent. I had calamri steak and portions were beyond plentiful, and delicious in flavor.
Cocktails and wine list were exceptional as well.
We will definetly return to Chianti's and take friends and family with us!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but not the Best
Noise primarily from one table, possibly unusual. Salads served with dressing on side and almonds, cheese, etc. in separate areas; my partner liked it, I did not. Wine list is odd; menu is weighted towards fish, veal and chicken, but they have mostly red wine. Veal entrees were very good. Chocolate dessert was excellent. Nice place but definitely not Pleasanton's best Italian.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great little spot
Nice little place. No dishes disappointed and they happily accommodated our food allergy request.
Will try again.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there to celebrate
We went there to celebrate the birthdays of my wife and a friend. Excellent food and friendly service was experienced by all; and, I consider the experience at Chiati's to be a good value.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little Italian place!
My wife and I planned this dinner event and wanted to have a couples night out, we had another couple as well with us for this dinner. We had arrived early but they accommodated us and sit us promptly, server was great, courteous, patient and answered our questions.
We all ordered different dishes and they looked great and we all tried everyone;s dish for taste and I must say, we were very impressed. Each an every dish, was excellent in taste, portions were generous and everyone enjoyed the food. Location of the restaurant is really great, on the main street with lots happening but it is pleasant.
I would recoomend anyone who is looking for a good Italian food or a romantic spot in Pleasanton, look no further.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for a first date
Really good food, service was excellent. Price was good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find!
I was pleasantly surprised after dining at Chianti's and finding that their food was wonderful and the wait staff very attentive. I started with a Caprese salad and had a wonderful pasta with shrimp. I definitely recommend Chianti's for people looking for a new Italian experience on Main Street!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Chianti's!
My friends and I have eaten at Chianti's about 6 times now. We love the bread with dip and all of the salads. Last night we enjoyed the Blackened Salmon Caesar salad. The fish was done just right. We will be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Chianti's, but will not be the last. The food was outstanding, from salad to dessert. We were visiting with relatives and were never rushed; in fact we had to ask for the bill. Looking forward to returning for more of their delicious entrees
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing, the staff was great and we truly had a GREAT experience. Can't wait to go back!!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
My husband ordered the artichoke ravioli, and I ordered the raspberry salmon. Both were delicious!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
Very nice food and service. Excellent place to go with family or a couple. Also on a date.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food from starters
Wonderful food from starters through dessert . Incredibly fresh and flavorful.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable Dining at Chiantis
The food is always great, the hosts are attentive, and I will keep going back to Chiantis!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chinati's Gluten Free Choices
We very much enjoyed our evening at Chianti's. My wife, who has Celiac Disease, must eat gluten-free and Chianti's was able to provide her several choices, all of which was delicious. The rest of ate well, too. A wonderful neighborhood Italian experience.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old world Italian
It's a small bistro type restaurant with Main Street sidewalk seating. The food was excellent in its preparation, presentation, and flavor. Ordered the Pettini appetizer which was not overwhelmingly pesto. You get four which was plenty of food. The ossobuco and chicken parmigiana were well prepared and presented. The only downfall was the service was a bit slow but I count that to an early dinner so we were being served by the manager or owner before the actual server came at 5 pm. It actually slowed down the pace of our meal and allowed us to enjoy the ambiance and company even more. Overall this is a place we will be going to again and again.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and pleasant ambiance
On a recent Thursday evening, Chianti's was almost full with diners enjoying a convivial atmosphere and good food. We were greeted graciously and seated promptly. There were many tempting items on the menu. We both liked our petrale sole stuffed with fresh Dungeness crab--very good. The full bar is a nice option often lacking in California restaurants. Service was efficient and well done. We'll definitely return!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was tasty and well presented but small portioned. My companions all enjoyed their food. From a value standpoint, it is hard for me to appreciate paying so much for pasta. The Mista salad was served with the parts separated which then required me to blend on a plate - just a nuisance to me. For my own salads, I like them fully blended before serving except for any topping. The staff was reasonably attentive and pleasant. The atmosphere was reserved with most tables occupied by the AARP generation. The restaurant was too hot on a cool night so for me it became uncomfortable.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM