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Lungomare, bringing a taste of Italy to Jack London Square.
With a focus on the regions of Liguria and Tuscany we offer fresh, house made pastas and pizzas, both available gluten free, house cured meats, seafood crudo and many other delicacies. We feature hand crafted cocktails and soft drinks in our full bar. We offer patio dining with views of the estuary and San Francisco.
Oakland, CA 94607
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon-Sun 6:45am-11:00am Cafe
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm
Brunch: Sat-Sun 9:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Sun-Wednesday 5:30pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Thursday 5:30pm -10:00pm
Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour: everyday from 3:00pm-6:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live jazz on Friday nights from 9:30 pm to midnight.
We provide a full catering services from full sit down dinners to cocktail receptions small and large.
There is valet parking provided by Jack London Square as well as underground parking in the lot at the base of Broadway.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room will accommodate parties of up to 40 people.
our restaurant can accommodate 150 people for a sit down dinner or 400 people for a cocktail reception.
For more information please contact email@example.com.
Private Party Contact:
Patrick Clendenen firstname.lastname@example.org: (510) 990-7007
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lungomare Ratings and Reviews
The food was good enough but staff was very amateurish. Came in on time for our reservation at 1 pm on a Saturday but no one was at the lobby to meet us. The restaurant was fairly empty. After waiting about 5 minutes, I walked in and asked one of the servers if we just go ahead and seat ourselves. I was told that the hostess will seat us and that she was seating someone at the time. After another 5 minutes, the hostess came walking back with the manager from the back of the restaurant and told the same server I talked with to seat us. The manager seem miffed at me that I had talked to the server to begin with. Any restaurant worth its salt should always have someone in front to greet patrons but not here.
We were seated given the brunch menu but when we inquired if we can order from the dinner menu since we did not want brunch, we were told no. We had to ask for bread. Most restaurants we frequent give you water and bread after you are seated. I was looking forward to some Italian food . After all, it was an Italian restaurant, but had to settle for prime rib and eggs. First time I paid so high a price for a breakfast entrée! Another thing, our place settings were just fork and a butter knife. When the prime rib and eggs came, no steak knife was provided although the butter knife sufficed. I am being a little picky here but I am used to good service and amenities when paying premium prices.
Our server was accommodating but service was not the fastest. I guess when you have the gratuity automatically added due to the size of our party, there is no need to pay too much attention to our table particularly when the place is almost empty.
Bottom line: If craving good Italian food at lunch during the weekend, go anywhere else but here.
I would like to try this restaurant again. Unfortunately our group of 7 arrived at 8:45 pm and we were told we had less than 10 minutes to review the menu. It was a Wednesday night and no one was in the restaurant.
I had the kale salad and squid ink pasta and it was ok. we wanted to add protein to the salad and we were told not an option which was disappointing.
The brunch was okay, I had the frittata which was ok. My date had the steak he said it was delicious. But the hottest was horrible. I don’t know if she was just having a bad day or if she is just rude but she was rude treating us and when she sat us she just threw the menus on the table and walked away. We both looked at each other like “whoa!” It did not start our breakfast off very well and definitely worried me about the rest of the meal. However the server was very sweet, the food came out promptly and correctly cooked and the view was great
We had a new server which was fine. the problem was the manager who was supposed to be helping/ supervising/ training him seemed like he didn't want to be there. We has not rude just never smiled or brought us what we needed. when the waiter brought appetizer our he had made a mistake, perfectly understandable.. .BUT the manager was right there when we pointed out the mistake he rolled his eyes and give the waiter a nasty look. I was embarrassed for the waiter. we asked the manager for water when we first sat down, he never brought it our had some one else bring it. we had ask for bread twice as well. the kitchen was slow it took for ever to get anything we asked for. The food was just OK. I would not return here.
I had lunched at Lungomare a half dozen times and had enjoyed it. So I booked it for a party of four for Thanksgiving.
The food (turkey & prime rib) and the sides were tasty, but the service was really unprofessional. They lost our drink order. They didn't bring us enough cranberry sauce. They didn't bring gravy or bread until we asked for it. They didn't offer coffee with dessert. They didn't bring enough cream with the coffee. They didn't bring any sugar with the coffee. You get the idea.
They might be okay during the week for lunch, but they were not ready for a prime time event.
Nice date night venue. They took the time to make sure we were seated by the windows with a lovely view of the water. Food was good - the server enthusiastically recommended a choice that simply didn't do anything for me once I tasted it, but I don't mind a server offering a personal opinion. Other than that, food was good and service was friendly and timely. Live music in the lounge as we were finishing up dinner - nice to have live music. Will definitely put in on the rotation list of date night venues.
Really enjoyed my first dining experience at Lungomare. The ambiance and server handled us well. We were a party of 6, so it was great to have a restaurant tend to our individual needs and allow us time to socialize before eating. The food was more than I expected, especially the bolognese. We ordered the crispy calamari as appetizers and a mix of sorbet and gelato as desserts. Thanks for the awesome service and dining experience!
Our server was very friendly but the service was very spotty. We requested drinks and had to ask twice. We requested catsup and had to ask 3 times. No one stopped by to ask how things were going or if they could refill our coffee cups. The food was mediocre but the restaurant was nice. I don't see going back.
$27 for a half carafe of wine, $40-$50 for a bottle. Nothing reasonably priced. If you do not want to take out a second mortgage to have wine or drinks with dinner, find another spot. The food was decent but nothing that you couldn't find at a place with a reasonable wine list.
The food was amazing. It was 9 of us for my dads 81st birthday. We had most of the appetizers, almost all of the entrees, and most of the desserts. Each one was better than the last. My favorites were the calamari and octopus, (couldn’t decide which was better) the scallops were done perfectly, and the chocolate budino!!! The waiter was great, telling my wife who can’t have dairy exactly what she could eat and what she couldn’t without her having to ask. The restaurant made an amazing family meal flawless! Thank you.
Four of us had dinner here prior to attending a show at the Fox. We had 5:45pm reservations and were seated immediately at a nice table with a water view next to the window. There was a good selection of both wines and beer so everyone in our party was happy. The food was delicious! I had a prosciutto pizza with arugula on top; the crust was thin and crispy and I could have easily shared it. My husband had some sort of baked pasta dish with rabbit; also delicious and well seasoned. My son had the aged New York steak and it was extremely tender and tasty. We were finished in time to make it to the theater on time, but we did not feel as though we had been rushed. We will definitely return!
This is our favorite restaurant at Jack London Square. Food is always consistently excellent. We often take visitors from out of town here and then wander down to the First and Last Saloon afterwards. Our meals this night were all excellent, portions good. I had a sea bass on special and it was one of the best meals I have had in a long, long time. It was seasoned beautifully, moist and flavorful and the vegetables served with it were perfect. My husband had the squid ink pasta (which he always has) and raved about it as well.
We revisited Lungomare after reading a pretty good review in the newspaper recently. We were disappointed. We all ordered salads. My garden salad was incredibly salty. The waiter asked, I told him so, it was quickly replaced. We noticed that everyone else had bread, we had to ask for some. The wait for our entrees was excessive, we had to ask where they were and only then were they brought out. I ordered the Torchio pasta, the others ordered seafood stew. Theirs was fine, mine must have been sitting out because it was barely warm. I decided to write it off as a bad experience and did not complain about the pasta. We ordered dessert and once again had to wait much too long, then asked where it was and it appeared. One person put her empty wine glass out for a very long time before anyone asked her if she'd like another. It seemed as if there were 3-4 people responsible for our table but it was totally uncoordinated. Food was great, service was abysmal. Sitting out on the patio was a treat. Unlikely we'll ever go back if this level of service is ok with management.
After reading the yelp reviews with most giving a 4-5 star rating... Overall I found the food was good, ambiance was nice but, outside patio was small and can be noisy at times. The dinner menu was a bit limited and the service was outstanding. I recommend to bring your own bottle of wine, reasonable corkage fee.
Our visit to Lungomare was memorable. We sat outdoors and felt comfortable because the heat lamps are strong. We had excellent service from Jorge, who walked us through the specials, the menu and made recommendations. We started with the Frita Mixta which was a combination of delicately battered and fried seafood and the Watermelon/Heirloom salad. Both had some nuance--the salad with a touch of lime and the seafood, a little spice. For entrees, our table had the excellent scallops--very meaty and tender; the rib-eye, generous and perfectly done. One diner felt the ravioli was dry. I was the driver, so didn't try the cocktails, but was told, it was the best margarita ever (excellent tequila) and the choice of gin pleased one diner who is ultra particular about her martinis.
We stayed a long time, about two and a half hours and had excellent but not suffocating service. This was a great surprise because it was a return trip after a not-so-successful visit several years agol We'll be back.
Met a good friend for lunch and was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. We could not have picked a better weather day to sit outside. Overall, the service stands out - we had a very attentive server, the food was fresh, local and delicious. We split the argula salad and a pizza. Portions were perfect. We will both be back. Thank you!
Probably a great place for happy hour. Outdoor seating was great. The non alcoholic sodas and coffees were excellent The best thing we ordered was the prosciutto, melon and cheese plate. Don't come here if you have a limited amount of time. Service is kind of slow.
The food was full of love and intent. It was a beautiful evening of outdoor dining. The house made olives were superb with a wonderful texture that complimented the great wine selection. The service was on point and perfectly timed to accommodate the pace of our relaxed evening. I'm so glad I saved room for dessert. Oh my god the chocolate cake made me cry a little and I left with a smile on my face.
Very good greens salad and raviolis. The mushroom pizza was bland. We had delays with acknowledging us, taking our order, delivering the food, getting a second round of drinks, and getting the check. Essentially, every step along the way. There were multiple people taking our order and delivering he food. All of this resulted in fragmented service.
Our server was excellent. Made fantastic suggestions, checked on us frequently but didn't hover, and was extremely friendly. We sat on the patio which was great for a late summer evening. We went in the middle of the week so it wasn't crowded. The only thing minor interruption was the Amtrak, but you can't help that. Great food- the seafood stew and squid ink pasta were delicious!
We eat at Lungmare rather often. We occasionally take advantage of the "Wine down" dinners on Sundays. However, this past Sunday, after making a reservation, we waited 20 minutes for a table. It was rather cool outside and upon arriving asked if it was warm enough to sit outside & if not, we were happy to sit inside. We were seated outside and although there were heaters, we were seated away from the available heaters. We asked if the heaters were on & were told yes. But, not offered to move to a warmer table. We did ask to move & were able to. My only real complaint is the initial arrival was not met with much professionalism. "1st impressions are lasting impressions" The people that are at the podium to meet guests as they arrive are less interested in making a good experience than what I would expect. Not very welcoming and not very concerned with your wishes. The bar area can be "lively" and the drinks are good. But, it was really too loud, thanks to a couple customers that were not ever taught to use their "inside voices" in a restaurant. It would have been ok for the bar tender to ask them to hold it down a little... We have always had good to great waiters & the food is quite good. But, if this were our first time at Lungomare, I think it would be our last. I'll give it another try in hopes that the first impression improves. Otherwise, there are too many other really good choices in Alameda and Oakland.
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