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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
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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
My first impression was very positive, and the never changed throughout the night. A greet at the door, white linens, quaint, immediate seating, and just enough time in between asking if we needed anything more.
The food presentation was nice, and the flavors were great!
We will definitely return soon!
My husband and I decided to take some friends of ours out for a nice dinner.
We remembered going to this restaurant awhile back for a family birthday,
and really enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. So.....this restaurant
popped into my head, when I was trying to decide where to take our friends
Had a terrific dinner here tonight. Lots of tempting menu choices and nightly specials.our group tried the Caesar and Spinach salads.both were a real hit. The cioppino and tutti mar entrees we’re especially popular with our group.just the right amount of service without being intrusive. Can’t wait to return!
Our party of four were asked three times within the first 15 minutes (we ordered drinks and a table starter right away) if we were ready to order our entrees. During the meal, five times we were asked by the busier if we were finished. They clearly wanted to turn over the table within a half hour. When we asked for the check, they delivered a different tables tab. And yes, it was higher then ours by about $50. When this was brought to their attention, their response was a shrug. So much for the dining experience we expected.
Been to Chianti’s at least 3-4 times previously. Did not recognize the staff. The bread was stale - I had it returned and they brought similar stale bread. My Caesar’s salad came with a hair in it. The main dishes were sub par.
The side vegetables were cold/tasteless. They are off my list of restaurants. Service was poor - the manager seemed clueless of what was going on. You would think he would care to know and address the issues. Big Ciao to this restaurant.
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.
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.
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!
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