Chianti Reserve

4.3
462 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 462 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
2 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
16 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
44 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
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
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Also outstanding food

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tobya
San Francisco
4 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
1 review
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
20 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
90 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
20 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
3 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.

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MichaelU
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have enjoyed dining here for our special occasions and we also come eat for a wonderful 🌙 night out with friends and family for a spectacular, authentic meal, and energetic and friendly staff who delight us with great stories 😀 😊

I would highly recommend lunch or dinner 🍽 dining.

Enjoy

Michael Urueta, CHST

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WayneY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast, friendly staff, food was very tasty and original. Outdoor dining had heaters.

👍👍👍👍👍

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vipScott
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family dinner here and the food was great, the service was amazing and the table was great location with a heater.

We had never been to this restaurant before and I would recommend it and go back in a minute. If your in the area, I would definitely try it!

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vipAnnaR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go to local restaurant. We love the owners and the food is always good. My favorite is the Salmon Ala Vodka - so good! And I love their salads.

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vipFrankS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very personable Owners and workers.
Good food.
Nice setting.

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LisaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were excited to give Chianti Reserve a try. Unfortunately, and maybe due to it being the first Saturday night after restaurants were able to open outdoor dining, our food was mediocre at best. Not much flavor. All six of our meals were lukewarm. We won't be back.

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vipMarie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

considering covid they did an outstanding job helping people with their needs. Please try to try this nice Italian restaurant. Would hate to think that Pleasanton would lose such a lovely place. Yes there are others but this one really cares about their customers. I called and 3 other restaurants never called me back!!!

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vipSharonB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The lobster ravioli was yummy!

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Sonny
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Love the music they play operas. I wish the Thanksgiving turkey was carved. But their Italian dishes are delicious, albeit dearly.

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UchechiE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent customer service experience.

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scotalan
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again, great food and wine and attentive service. We keep going back for a reason.

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is superb, the food is authentically delicious, the price is just right, ambiance is perfect, 5 Stars across the board!

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vipAntoniaD
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

$30 dinner entree portions seemed a bit on the small side...Excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Meh. No kids menu, a bit over priced for wha though get, friendly host, friendly staff, but just a so so spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were seated right away for our reservation and that was it. We left after sitting for 30 minutes waiting for anyone to even bring water.

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vipSunola
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice setup for outdoor dining. Food was delicious!

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vipBarry
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I asked for a glass of wine when we were ordering our food and a glass of wine didn’t come until after my main course came. My wife and daughter split a meal, and the waiter just brought out the one plate for my wife with no way to split the food with my daughter and then tells us after the fact that there’s a $10 charge for a split, would’ve been nice to know that when we were ordering. The food was good but the service was extremely poor.

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HeidiF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in downtown Pleasanton!!! 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service and drinks. The only complaint was the pricing. It was too high compared to the other places in the same category. $17 for a very small lettuce and beet salad was too high as were some of the other prices. It takes the place from a weekly finding to a special occasion place. We eat at high end restaurants a lot but the prices don’t match the market for the type and food. Other than that it was amazing.

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vipZennbodhi
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

At the price they charge, the food is mediocre at best. If I were mean, I would say they were cheap. Simply low quality food. Good waitstaff and a decent limoncello mascarpone cake - that’s about it. Won’t be back.

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CarlR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Chianti many times. During Covid you just want to get out and fell "normal", Chianti always allows us to feel normal. Service is outstanding, a little slower this time but it was busy. See you again

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vipBillB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Not staffed well. Waited for everything. Took 45 minutes to take our order, 55 minutes to get drinks. Food was good but waited another 30 minutes to get our bill after we were done eating. Never checked on us or asked if we wanted anything else or dessert.

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vipDeneSue
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup is my favorite!!! But everything is very fresh and tasty.

FAQs

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

Chianti Reserve is rated 4.3 stars by 462 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.