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About Chianti Reserve

Chianti 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.

436 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner: Daily 3:00pm-10:00

Cross Street:
Between W. Angela and Rose Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 484-3877

Website:
http://www.chiantireserve.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available along Main Street and behind the restauarant off of Rose Ave.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Chianti Reserve Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
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Special Occasion (6)
Casual (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had the smoked salmon appetizer as my entree and it was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Our server Danielle was attentive and friendly! I look forward to going back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

FOOD WAS AMAZING!!!! servers were excellent and the RECEPTIONIST, Rachel I think is her name, just have the sweetest smile that greets you when you enter the restaurant

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent friendly service. Food was good - maybe better with fewer selections. The limoncello mascarpone cake was best part of the meal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

5 friends met here for a reunion lunch. Cute place with outdoor patio seating, Nice waitress, decent variety on the menu. We were the only customers at this time. We ordered 1 bottle of Italian white
wine. The specials were offered to us and then repeated again when we ordered. My friends are particular foodies, one with dietary restrictions, so 3 of them ordered the special fish in lemon butter sauce. When it came, it had a marinara- type sauce on it which overpowered the flavor of the fish. They offered to take it back, but obviously, the sauce had already flavored the fish and they would have just scraped it off or rinsed it, so still wouldn't taste as promised and we had already waited quite a while for our food and were hungry. The polenta was runny. My lamb shank was well cooked, but lacked any special flavor. I had to salt it, so it was OK. The bill came to about $300. or $60. each with tip, which seemed a lot for lunch. I guess I expected better food after reading the reviews. I also would expect an apology from the manager or chef and perhaps some sort of compensation, but none was offered.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Delicious meal and great service. We will go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Such a fun authentic Italian place. The food is great. The staff is the best! They are super attentive and Fun!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The noise level is very LOUD! The staff contribute to the noise level. The flavors and pricing were good. The food ranged from warm to luke warm, when it was served, which was disappointing. It was our first and last visit.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Super noisy, small, mediocre motif restaurant. One restroom in back, and you have to go thru a utility type room to get there.
Short on wait staff (those that were there were hustling though).
Food uninspiring. Prices high for what you get.
If you could do outdoor seating in the summer, might be okay. But if you have to eat inside, like all winter, forget it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is our go to for great Italian and service for downtown Pleasanton.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The spinach salad made with purcuitto was excellent. The mussels/clams app was very good. My caesar salad was just average . The shrimp dish which was atop a large raddicco leaf was very good and plenty of shrimp. The veal fungi was very good with plenty of mushrooms.
Overall, it was a very nice experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My daughter chose this place for her 15th birthday family dinner. I made reservations online for a table outside for 7 people. I was also able to put in a "special request." Her 15th birthday 😊 We arrived, our table was ready and they tended to us. Someone served us water and bread right away. Our waiter explained their specials, with his lovely Italian accient! Everything came out in a timely matter, we didn't have to wait to long or have to ask for things. The food was AMAZING!!!!!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Outstanding selection of antipasto and dinner entrees. We had a large group of 7 and were comfortably seated and served. The Veal special was enjoyed by several, chicken park by others and I very much enjoyed the gnocchi, shrimp and tomato cream sauce. Would highly recommend!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I thought it was overpriced compared to other restaurants in the area that are just as good or better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food here was very good and the service was great. Entire staff was warm, friendly and helpful. It's a great place to enjoy some very well prepared Italian food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went for lunch on a Friday to celebrate my sister's birthday. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Our waiter was delightful. The bread and pesto dip was yummy. There was 4 of us, we each ordered something different and we all finished everything on our plates. A lovely slice of cheesecake was brought out to the birthday girl and the wait staff sang Happy Birthday! Prices are great. We would definitely recommend Chianti Reserve.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This small place was surprisingly quiet. The service was awesome. The staff is exceptionally friendly, but professional. The food was excellent. My Chicken Gorgonzola was in the top 1% of meals I have ever eaten and I have dined in many fine restaurants. My other family members had lobster ravioli, chicken parmesan and a prawn dish. All loved their meals. We had tiramisu after which was outstanding. I love how the staff speaks in a mixture of Italian and English and they will hum while they are walking around. They love children. I already know that I am coming back here for my birthday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was good. The atmosphere was fancy. Air conditioning was nice to escape the heat wave. Good was tasty. Overall my wife and I plan to come back on a future date.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Pasta was excellent! Service attentive. Recommended good bottle of wine.
Atmosphere is fun. Will go again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

I purposely chose this restaurant to lunch with my vegetarian friend. Chianti has a diverse Italian menu and their service is wonderful. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had impeccable service. Our server as well as the owner made sure everything was good. The food was delicious. Our grown up kids said the bruschetta was the best they have ever had anywhere. They said the food was delicious and want to come back to try other items on the menu soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Celebrating a birthday - the food was excellent as was the service. We all had desserts which were a nice end to the evening. Will be back for more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very good Italian. Excellent service, and accommodating to our dietary needs. Will come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Thank you for taking care of our group of 12! We had a fun evening and delicious food after the Pleasanton Wine Stroll on July 15th. The host checked in several times and the service was timely. Our food was luscious and the wine choices were very good. Will definitely be returning--even for a night out for two!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Everything was great except for my risotto and mushroom dish bit into a mushroom it was sandy!!! Yuk

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Friendly and prompt service. Delicious meals -- tender and tasty calamari, yummy chicken gorgonzola, nice mix of perfectly cooked fresh veggies. Parking can be a challenge at busy times. Will definitely return!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We had some dear friends come to town. There was no better place to take them than Chianti. We are always welcomed so warmly. The food is excellent and they treated our guests like family. It does not get any better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

very odd staff...
took wife's drink and food order, only took my drink order...
served bottle of beer with cap still on....
food was burnt...
there must have been a sale on tomato sauce...
added bill wrong....
maybe they were having a bad night!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Staff is very friendly.they new the dishes and have great suggestions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Authentic Italian dishes, friendly staff, and good ambience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I visited the restaurant for the first time. Just one word, "Mediocre"

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Very attentive staff

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Family bonding dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I like this place. Tried it for the first time on Mother's Day. It's small and friendly. You get the sense of being at someone's home for a good home cooked Italian meal. It's obvious that there are lots of regulars. Based on that experience decided to go again for Father's Day. Still good food. Still friendly service. But I have to be honest - with outside temps close to 100 degrees we were hoping for some cool comfortable surroundings to enjoy a nice Italian dinner. But it was very warm and stuffy and only got more so as more diners filled the room. At one point I think the thermostat showed mid-80's. Not sure what the problem was but it did put a bit of a downer on the experience. I still like this place and will definitely be back. Just won't go when outside temperatures are above 80...😉

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food and service excellent, great specials.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day, lunch.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Sea bass special - perfectly cooked and so tasty and delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food is always very good. Service is excellent. we took our great Grandchild there, they were very accommodating, even after he made an awful mess, with his Spaghetti all over the floor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Have been before and will return. The food, service, atmosphere and location always provide an excellent experience.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

waitor and servers were not friendly. food was actually good though.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We hadn't been to Chianti for awhile. Our initial impression soon after it opened was excellent, the food was really good and we thought it was a great addition to Downtown Pleasanton. However, several months after the initial opening we noticed that the food was not nearly as good, it felt like the sauces were out of a can and very bland. So we eliminated it from our dining choices for quite awhile, until last Friday when I had hoped that they had improved their menu. But unfortunately both of our meals were very bland and again the sauces used tasted like Ragu.

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