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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

Authentic (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (7)
Romantic (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (2)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined 7 days ago

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
for dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great restaurant we had gone for my Wife’s Birthday . Great appetizers, great main course and dessert. The service was fantastic . Very quant restaurant I definitely will go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service and good food. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food & selection
Dessert was heavenly
Service high level

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful meal for Christmas. Brought my 81-year old Mom and she loved it. Wants to come back! The service was excellent. The staff all made us feel like family. Thanks for such a nice experience. Oh, yeah, the food was very good.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall things are good. But being on a Christmas Eve makes everything more crowded. They decided to move our table after we were seated, which was an inconvenience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We came away very impressed by Chianti's simple, unpretentious but spectacularly delicious approach to its dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Thank you for great food and great service for our family preChristmas lunch.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We all three ordered our favorites and were not disappointed. The service was great and the food delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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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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