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Best Italian Restaurants in Pleasant Hill


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A photo of Montesacro Walnut Creek restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Walnut Creek
Booked 15 times today
Montesacro Walnut Creek is heralded by customers as a go-to Italian cuisine location in the San Ramon Valley. Emphasizing quality over quantity, this dining gem offers a limited yet refined menu, with reviews lauding its fantastic pinsa, excellent wine selection, and delightful dishes with a Roman influence. The superb service, warm and elegant ambiance, and innovative dishes have delighted customers, making it their new favorite Italian restaurant. With a focus on authentic Roman cuisine, the pastas, pinsas, and brunch dishes are said to be outstanding. Customers also appreciate the restaurant's attention to atmosphere and aesthetics, describing the decor as modern and welcoming, and the patio as cozy.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Walnut Creek
Booked 26 times today
Il Fornaio in Walnut Creek has been celebrated for its consistently high-quality Italian cuisine by its patrons. Reviewers praise the restaurant's excellent food and professional service, noting the detail-oriented care of its staff. The restaurant is particularly lauded for its Caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, Lasagna with a unique touch of porcini mushrooms, and finely cooked Branzino. Guests have repeatedly shown appreciation for the restaurant's ambience, which they describe as elegant and comfortable, and consistently good food. They have also mentioned the large wine pours and reasonable prices. According to one reviewer, this is a restaurant in Walnut Creek that "you can't go wrong with".
A photo of Locanda Positano restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lafayette
Booked 16 times today
Locanda Positano is a cherished Italian restaurant situated in Lafayette. According to glowing reviews, it offers an authentic slice of Italy, having patrons commend its authenticity post their Italian trips. The food is lauded for being consistently top-notch, and the staff is appreciated for their amiability and Italian origin, adding a layer of genuineness to the overall experience. Whether for casual dining or special occasions, Locanda Positano provides a vibrant vibe and a lovely outdoor patio. Its wide range of dishes and willingness to modify for dietary restrictions are also points in its favor. It's a must-visit for a delightful Italian experience.
A photo of Montecatini Restaurant - Walnut Creek restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Walnut Creek
Booked 6 times today
Montecatini is a stable for Walnut Creek as it opened October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake in California. Since then, Montecatini Ristorante has become a place for "regulars" to enjoy a true Italian dining experience. We are a loud and bustling environment where many have come to say we're like family. All our dishes are meticulously prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. Our pastas and entrees are served piping hot from our kitchen to your table. Montecatini has been awarded "Best of East Bay" for Best Italian Restaurant in the East Bay Area by Diablo Magazine for several years. As of January 2022 our chef, Ermes Paulin, has passed ownership down to two of Montecatini's long-time employees, Terrance and Taylor George. They plan to keep Montecatini thriving on its "old school" vibe while enhancing the cocktail and wine program. So come in and experience Montecatini for yourself and see what a true hidden gem we are!
A photo of La Fontaine - Walnut Creek restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Walnut Creek
Booked 6 times today
Set amid the charming neighbourhoods of Walnut Creek, La Fontaine is a distinguished restaurant boasting a delectable menu of Italian and French delicacies. As diners have attested, the restaurant has a rich plethora of innovative dishes accompanied by 'excellentservice'. The restaurant's Italian offerings, from the arancini, calamaris, mushroom truffle ravioli, casarecce calabrese, to seafood pappardelle, are particularly praised. As one reviewer claims, "The meatballs in the Cavetelli are absolutely the best of any Italian restaurant in the area." Notably, a testament to its great Italian cuisine is the praise for its seafood pappardelle, which is said to be 'super delicious'. The authenticity of the Italian dishes, the attentive service along with a warm ambiance have made La Fontaine a worthy Italian culinary hotspot in Walnut Creek.
A photo of Luna Ristorante - Concord restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Concord
Booked 2 times today
Luna Ristorante - Concord is consistently recognized as one of the best Italian eateries in the Bay Area. Reviewers rave about the authenticity of its Italian dishes, from delicious garlic bread to gnocchi and seafood-fettuccine. It's notable for excellent service, with an always friendly and attentive staff that goes above and beyond to ensure a pleasant dining experience. Customer's favorites include the lasagna, mushroom gnocchi, and the desserts—all made in-house and highly recommended. Despite being located in a busy area, customers enjoy dining outside as the sun sets, adding to the restaurant's charm. Luna Ristorante - Concord is a hidden gem, providing deeply authentic Italian cuisine at reasonable prices.
A photo of Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Walnut Creek
Booked 2 times today
Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek is beloved for its authentic Italian cuisine, consistently excellent service, and comfortable ambiance, making it a neighborhood gem. Reviewers frequently celebrate its delicious meals, particularly the cheese ravioli in creamy red sauce, grilled salmon with lemon cream sauce angel hair, and mixed seafood. The pasta's perfect cooking and unique flavors receive special commendation. Guests appreciate the attentive and swift service, even during peak times such as Mother's Day, as well as their dedication to maintaining quality standards. Though parking can pose a challenge, it does not deter diners from returning to enjoy the scrumptious food and warm atmosphere.
A photo of Tomatina - Walnut Creek restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Walnut Creek
Booked 2 times today
Tomatina Walnut Creek is a highly esteemed Italian restaurant, renowned for its authentic and consistently excellent culinary offerings. Patrons rave about the Carbonara, expressing their infatuation with this classic dish and other offerings, such as the brunch menu with its light and tasty Eggs Benedict. Customers emphasize the authenticity of dishes like the meatballs, calling them "amazing." The reviews often mention the variety in beverages, including an Italian Margarita and Bellini. The restaurant isn't just recognized for its food, service is also highlighted with the staff being described as personable, attentive and professional. With a tradition of personal customer service, it's no surprise guests continue to choose Tomatina for special occasions and casual dining alike.
A photo of Bella Siena restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Benicia
Booked 54 times today
Bella Siena thrives as an excellent Italian restaurant in Benicia, CA, offering authentic meals with a breathtaking waterfront view. This eatery has earned high praise for its exceptional service, with servers like Molly, Valentino, and Luna mentioned frequently in reviews. Patrons laud the wide variety of dishes from grilled salmon to gnocchi, rigatoni with Italian sausage, and the unique wild mushroom raviolis. The restaurant's ambiance, complemented by enchanting sunsets and excellent wine selections, adds to the dining experience. Despite being in the Napa Valley, customers find themselves returning to Bella Siena, particularly for the exceptional Italian cuisine it offers.
A photo of Casa Orinda restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Orinda
Booked 15 times today
Casa Orinda, a gem loved by locals, serves excellent American cuisine characterized by large portions and a dynamic menu. This restaurant encapsulates an essential blend of the classic and delicious in its dishes. According to customer reviews, it is highly celebrated for its traditional American dishes like steaks, fried chicken, and pasta. The veal scallopini marsala and the Tournedos of Beef have been pointed out as particularly unforgettable meals. Reviews also praise the unique historical western ambiance, exceptional service, and the quiet atmosphere that adds to the overall dining experience. Indeed, Casa Orinda stands out as a treasure among American cuisine eateries.
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