Chianti Reserve

4.5
488 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
**** We will be offering take-out from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM. ****

Reserve is proud to have been voted the Best Italian and Best Seafood in the East Bay by the Bay Area News Group.

Chianti Reserve prepares the finest authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in Pleasanton. We bring a little taste of Italy to downtown serving your favorite Italian meals. All of our pasta is homemade and prepared daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients and extra virgin olive oil.

Our head chef, Bilarddi Carteli, was trained in Italy and along with our wait staff strives to ensure that you will always feel at home. The Chianti Reserve maître d’ is a wine expert and will help you pair your wine with your meal. Our management team is proud to provide the highest quality of meals and service, making Chianti Reserve your first and best choice.

Check out our menu and specials at http://www.chiantireserve.com.
What 488 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IrinaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food was just great, and our server too. Will come back.

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HeidiS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service and quality plus ambiance are TOP NOTCH!!

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ashi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very nice food. They're walnut ravioli is en point. Dessert is freshly made as well. Definitely worth a second trip

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vipPatriciaB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience inside. Very safe. Outside looked great also. Staff were amazing and food was wonderful. Will definitely return.

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KandT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorites! The food is yummy and the service is great. Their bruschetta is among the best I've ever tasted. We had a group of 7 and we sat outside. The service was flawless, seriously flawless.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome and the food was terrific.

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MissB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant although food was only ok for the price. Seasonings in the food seemed limited. No kids menu. Would have liked more attention to refilling waters. Staff were very friendly and sweet.

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vipRamSFO
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

average food, service was poor as well. they were the only empty restaurant on street

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vipbdaf
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to order a dish not on the menu, that's taking care of the customer! Food was delicious.

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vipheidi
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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ASC69
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. We’re from the Central Valley so we drove the 45 minutes after I read the great reviews about Chianti’s. The town has blocked off downtown to motorists each weekend through Labor Day so there was quite a bit of foot traffic and we sat outside. Overall the experience was great and we’ll definitely go back again. The food was wonderful as were the cocktails and the wine selection. My only gripe was the restroom setup. It’s at the back of the restaurant and only one can occupy at a time so there was a bit of a line throughout our stay. It also took them awhile to get us menus but they finally recognized this and took care of us. Downtown Pleasanton is really cute, especially at night and we’ll definitely return to this restaurant and hopefully try some others as well.

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DarleneA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had high hopes going in. Seating easy wait staff nice. He was right on drinks and ordering and then it went down hill. Another person brought our meals and he never came back to ask us how it was going. Another person cleared and brought desert menus and then we sat and sat. Had to flag down someone who went to get original waiter and then we sat and sat. Finally the original guy came back. We sat inside and it was so noisy from other diners. Food was disappointing and the bread was awful. Won’t be going back

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vipBillZ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Husband’s Birthday. Food was very good. Staff was working very hard so my compliments to them.

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vipteejgee
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This is my third run at this restaurant and can honestly say been dissatisfied in all three occasions. Food is good, pretty authentic. However, when you are paying this much for food, you do expect some level of service and a welcoming ambience. Went for Mother's Day, they had a Mother's day menu (same menu +$5-$10 on the the pricing). I was actually ok with it given I wanted to support small business. TERRIBLE service. My $.02: the owner was pretty hyper and rushing all his staff (yelling included). I get they are busy but maybe if you set a tone of warmth and service, your people will follow. I did not feel good spending $250 for 5 people. We skipped the desert and the second round of drinks just because of how awful we felt about the service. Plenty of other choices in downtown, skip this one.

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vipAlex
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and welcoming service. The entire staff was on top of everything and food was delicious.

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ChrisS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

High price tag, small portions. Two of three entrees were good, the third shouldn't have even been on the menu. The New York Steak was not a New York cut, riddled with gristle and fat. Staff took back to kitchen to cut off fat, still basically inedible. They did take it off the final tab.

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mnwanz
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Chianti are always welcoming and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelangelo is a great server. Remembered us and the fact that our daughter is gluten free. They have gf pasta. Veal Parmesan and Tiramisu was reported to be excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Looking forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal out with the extended family.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

According to my BF- Service was excellent. Halibut was a bit mushy & fishy. Chicken Marsala could not be served with mashed potatoes which was preferred & was just OK. Cocktails/beer are pricey. Not sure he will return.

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rays
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly and timely. Food was very good. The only thing that was lacking was the bread. Outdoor dining was nice.

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vipJerry
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service staff were knowledgeable regarding their food choices but were not as attentive as pre-covid. I love their polenta but the topping should have been cheese on even butter.
Also the music could not be heard indoors and in the past has been a real atmosphere maker. Overall, I was happy and will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing care and service!
Very friendly and treat you as if you're family. Great food and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch w the fam. Food was delicious. Service impeccable. You feel like family at Chianti Reserve.

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vipCole
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place in a great area of Pleasanton. Enjoyed the food and the service

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vipMikeCurtis
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great Food, Great service. They have inside and outside dinging options.

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SteveL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy and noisy inside, but outside was very nice. Food and service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Also outstanding food

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tobya
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and price right. They have the cannelonni which was not in the menu, I ordered it, and it was excellent. The service was good, but they missed the salad and soup we ordered. Overall was very good.

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LanetteC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner makes you feel like part of his family!!

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vipHammers
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The eggplant parmesan was outstanding--tender with a really flavorful sauce. I'll be back to order it again!

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vipCarolR
San Francisco
273 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the best cocktails (exactly how I ordered it). The food once again amazing I had the Tutto Mari so delicious. Plus the bread service with pesto I had to force myself not to eat it all. The service even in these difficult times was amazing lots of heaters never felt uncomfortable sitting outside.

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Maxwell
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super nice staff, good covid procedures. Food was good, not mind blowing, but hit the spot!

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scotalan
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we were warmly greeted and seated right away. Bread was provided, drinks offered and menu specials explained. Food and service were both excellent. Pricing reasonable. One of our favorites and we will keep going back.

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vipCheryl
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The sole entree special was very good and the Lemon Marscipone Cake was outstanding. I got an extra piece to take home with me. The owner was hands on with his guests and very helpful during our lunch at Chianti Reserve.

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vipKimiko
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were tremendous. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. One of my favorite places.

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CarolL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely lunch and did not fee rushed even though we were at peak lunch time. The service was very good.

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SiobhanO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome new restaurant in Pleasanton. We thoroughly enjoyed our risorltto /seafood with a saffron sauce and lamb shank. The owner, Michelangelo, served us and suggested a great bottle of wine. We will be back (often).

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vipJennifer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated promptly. The ambiance was nice and we stayed warm even on a chilly night. Our waiter was very nice and attentive.

FAQs

Chianti Reserve offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 484-3877.

Chianti Reserve is rated 4.5 stars by 488 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.