De La Torre's Trattoria

4.6
751 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
De La Torre's is a quintessential Italian trattoria. Our recipe is not a secret- we prepare and serve delicious food using quality ingredients. The menu is distinctly Italian offering trattoria classics and our hallmark special menu which changes daily to accentuate the freshness of locally grown produce, naturally raised meats and freshly caught fish presented in numerous creative dishes.

The wine list showcases exceptional and unusual varietals from small producers and family wineries in Italy and in California.

The service is friendly, efficient and professional.


Simply put, we feature delectable food at a fair price, food people want to eat everyday.
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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding, service great (thanks Pepe!), good wine and dessert. Can't ask for more! And Double Bubble gum when you leave.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I was anxious to try this restaurant as I had heard the food was very good. Unfortunately, 3 of our party ordered the Halibut special and it was terrible. The Halibut was suppose to be pan seared however, it was either terribly overcooked or re-heated from the night before. For $28 we expected more and all feel we got a lot less. The others in our party had pasta dishes off their regular menu and were very good. I suggest that if you are a first timer, you stick to what they do best. Service was great.

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BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The ambience makes you instantly forget you are in a strip mall. The two times I've been there, and had different entrees, have both been good. A pasta one time, perfectly cooked, fish another, perfectly cooked and fresh with good texture. The prices are reasonable, and portions good - not gigantic and not too small. It seems great for families and for couples. That said, the service is less personable than at some other family restaurants and less professional (never came back after entrees were served to see how things were one time, other time, far too long to get water and that same night, far too long between no dessert thanks and the check.. Needed to flag them down.). The lack of personality is a little disappointing in my opinion. But, if you don't care if you get to know the owners or become recognized as a regular it is a really nice restaurant to which i would return and recommend.

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VM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was just recently introduced to this beautiful restaurant and love coming here for lunch. I have only come for lunch since working across the street, but the few times I have come in, it's always been an excellent experience. Thank you for the great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - excellent service!

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b
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For birthday celebration- spaghetti and meatballs for birthday girl. Others shared Eggplant with burrata cheese and special order of linguine with clams in EVOO garlic basil. Very accommodating. Senior friendly. Included birthday slice of cake. Referred by CHECK PLEASE BAY AREA.

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PM
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent real style pizza and specialty Italian entre selections.

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LV
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delightful and consistently delicious food. Welcoming environment.

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EB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful Pleasanton restaurant. The wine list is very good and priced well, the food we enjoyed was the best we have had at a restaurant in a very long time. Our server could not have been more profession nor friendly. All in all, a five star experience.

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great community family restaurant.

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EB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful. The two young gals at the reception desk (Bridget and I sadly can't recall the name of the other) were fabulous! Such a great representation for your restaurant. Sweet, knowledgeable and excited about making suggestions on the menu. You can tell they have a great history with the restaurant and they have such pride in working there. Bravo!

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LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the outside it is a strip mall style feel, but once you enter you feel like you are in someone's home and treated that way also. very nice, great service, great food, a must try!

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HM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing from start to finish. The only thing better than the food was the service. We have only lived in the immediate area for a few months so we've been trying all the local restaurants to find our go to and as far as Italian is concerned this will be the spot for us!

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l
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

After seeing the excellent reviews on Check, Please Bay Area, we thought we'd try this restaurant. The bruschetta was well done, although it could have used more basil. The risotto was flavorless even though the ingredients were good. Basically, it needed seasoning - herbs, broth, etc. I understand from the others at our table that the short ribs, though tender, were also not well flavored. The veal scaloppini was, on the other hand, tender and tasty. The desserts, however, were quite good, and better than most Italian restaurants.

Not sure we'll be back, although we did appreciate the excellent and friendly service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Excellent selection even for me being gluten free. My only complaint was kale came with my meal and I can’t eat kale so I asked for the spinach which is a side dish and I had to pay $5.00 for it, I think for the price they should have substituted it or offered a different vegetable.

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PM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service but even better dinner. A real local favorite!

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GB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and appreciated the complimentary birthday cake!

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D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We've eaten at De La Torres several times and find it to be a great value with a comfortable, neighborhood-like setting. One of the key reasons we keep returning is that this is one of the only Italian restaurants near our home where Veal Parmesan is served. It's always very good and comes with generous portions of veal and pasta.

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C
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good fried calamari. Tasty pasta alle vongole. Veal scallopine good also. Dessert star was the nice size tiramisu.
Tables for two are small. A bit cramped with narrow walkways.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

The food tasted good, but gave me an upset stomach all night.

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ME
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a friend’s Birthday and we were all treated so wonderful. She had seen the restaurant on a tv show and was excited to have lunch to celebrate. Everyone loved it. I am lucky and go there at least once a month and it has always been awesome. Thanks for making my friend’s birthday special!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall, the ambience was good but the food portions were very small and pricy.

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CR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Never felt rushed.

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MD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a nice little gem of an Italian place in a strip mall in Pleasanton. The service is excellent and the food value is very good, my wife and I both had leftovers to take home so the portions are pretty generous.

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SF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our regular spots, and our visit last week was just as wonderful as all the rest have been! We have been going to De la Torres for years and the same staff has been there the whole time which really gives it the family feel. The food is always wonderful and the bread pudding is to die for!

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PR
San Francisco
167 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with friends the food is out of this world. We started with fired calamari, pizza margherita , fine italian red wine, fresh wild king salmon, gnocchi, catolette alla parmigiana, and cannaloni. Ended with peanut butter chocolate pie. What a great dinner with friends. We’ll all definitely be back.

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PM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservations always waiting for us and greeted by Leigh the owner making you feel welcomed. However, the Italian
food is just the best! Original (no conveyor belt) pizza and plenty of specials to choose from. You don't stay in business for over 25 years in neighborhood restaurant without loyal local patrons. 5 Stars here!

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VF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pepperoni, green peppers and onions pizza was excellent. The staff was wonderful and very attentive

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h
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit but certainly not the last. Great food and great service

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friend's birthday, and it was so perfect! The ambiance is classy, and it was quiet for lunch. Lunch entrees were varied, and my salad was really fresh, with vibrant tastes! I asked for more red onions, and they were provided. Portions were generous, and the "birthday cake" for my friend was a slice of a decadent chocolate cake! Love that we have this jewel in our community. . . don't have to travel to find quality, tasty, and fresh innovative dishes! I look for gluten free options, and I was pleased with the selections.

Jan Pinney

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AN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Waitress was rude when we only wanted waters to drink and a single meal to split. We were on a road trip and couldn't have wine to her dismay and wanted a light meal since we'd be driving a couple hours yet. She actually said, "That's all you want?" with an annoyed tone. The free bread was ok. Soft and fresh, but nothing special taste wise. We ordered the the baked Ziti with sausages. They were kind enough to make it 2 separate dishes for us. Cooked well, but the sauce was bland. Didn't see or taste any seasoning or herbs. Just average sauce. Sausage tasted great, but not enough of them. Had several spoonfuls of just pasta and sauce. Would have liked more onions and peppers in the mix too. We LOVE Italian food but would never stop here again on a road trip through the area. Good luck to them though! They seemed to have a lot of locals happily eating there, so perhaps it was just our server's attitude and the particular dish that we ordered that made the experience so disappointing.

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BZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good menu assortment plus daily specials. Unfortunately I chose one of the specials & it was halibut & risotto BUT it was SMOTHERED in the white sauce, ruining the fresh hakibut

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L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

De La Torres was a bit of heaven. I took friends from Southern California as they love Italian food. They couldn't stop raving about the most simplest of things like how wonderful the tomatoes were and how fresh the salads are, to their own personal dishes. You might like downtown Pleasanton for ambiance but for really authentic Italian food and wonderful atmosphere, you can not go wrong with De La Torres. High on my recommended list.!

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l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took us us in 1/2 early and gave the best and quickest service ever. Best neighborhood restaurant I have ever been. Very flexible, extensive wine list and homey desert. You fell you are at home away home.

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food that was very flavorful. You can order anything and it all tastes fantastic. Service was excellent and we were well attended too. We will definitely return.

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OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After reading great reviews, was looking forward to dining here.
The food was good, but not outstanding. We had the stuffed zucchini flowers app. I had ravioli of the day, veg-ricotta one. The sauce seemed to have homemade basil pesto. My SO had eggplant entry. All was good. The Italian white wine was great, that the server suggested. The chocolate Panna Cotta dessert was good.
Although service was good, it wasn't top notch. Later towards the meal, we felt bit rushed. My plate was taken away to pack, without asking me.
But will surely come again sometime.

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SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On my favorite list : always great food, service and friendly atmosphere.

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DF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food as always. I especially enjoyed the fresh swordfish this visit. Everything was good except the service this time. Water was never refilled, we were never asked if we wanted another glass of wine.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have an excellent menu of several specials every night in addition to the fine regular menus. All dishes are well prepared. The service is always good and I have never had a bad meal there.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food, good service, nice ambiance. We usually have one of the fish dishes and are always pleased. Also the desserts are excellent.

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