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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.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Daily 3:00pm-10:00
Between W. Angela and Rose Streets
$30 and under
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Parking is available along Main Street and behind the restauarant off of Rose Ave.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Chianti Reserve Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...😉
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.
A group of 4 went for Mother's Day lunch. The place was full but not crowded. We were seated right away and the noise level was good for an intimate discussion. The wait staff were very friendly and the owner greeted customers as they arrived. It was a good family owned restaurant experience and the food was very good, and adequately portioned. Service lagged a bit, probably due to the occasion, but we didn't feel ignored.
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