Good service, lunch was satisfactory.
Solid place for business lunch.
The food is always good at Lungimare. We are never disappointed & actually have some favorites we order over & over again.
Great restaurant and would recommend for anyone with a great meal. Think we caught them on a night where they were short-staffed and had to wait quite awhile to order food. Nice, polite staff. Great views and food.
The mushroom pizza is as the best I have ever had! This is a large restaurant that is located very near the water with nice views of the bay. We there is parking nearby and it is located near the movie theater and other small shops
Our server was on it at the beginning, lively and entertaining but then he just turned off midway. Took forever for our cocktails, water, the bill etc. it didn’t seem that busy either, as it was pretty quiet.
The spaghetti Bolognese was excellent as was the salad with beets and hazel nuts. Best pasta I've had in a year. Rodrigo, our waiter, was excellent as were the other staff and hostess. I will go back for the Bolognese.
Went for Easter brunch which was fine. The on-line menu listed rabbit as one of the options but it was not available. The food was good, nothing amazing and as I said, one of the dishes I was looking forward to was unavailable. I like the choices, not so many that it was overwhelming. It was a beautiful day, the restaurant is very nice, the company was good so I would definitely go back.
There on Easter Sunday. Regular menu not available, WITH NO PRIOR WARNING ON EITHER THE RESTAURANT WEB SITE, NOR OPEN TABLE’s. Buffet instead, $60. With all restaurants in the vicinity fully booked, our party of 6 had no choice but to have lunch at Lungomare.
The buffet choices (brunch, allegedly), were very limited, but more importantly everything had an off-taste, roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs and pasta alike. No bread was available, neither at the table nor the buffet. A truly horrible experience. I hate to be judgmental, but in this instance I will not hesitate to say that this restaurant was TOTALLY DISHONEST with their offering and execution.
We went for Easter Brunch. Very expensive which we knew going in, but for the price the food was disappointing. At $65 per person we thought there would be dessert and better selection of buffet items. No dessert at all and no carving station either. Omelet bar was good . Service passable but slow.
Appetizer was cool in the middle. The bar service was VERY slow. Service was poor.
Good food, great service.
We had dinner there and it was exceptional. We went back for Sunday brunch and it was the BEST we've had in years!
The Winedown Sunday dinner is fabulous. I recommend the bucatini pasta. It's out of this world!
For us, the special view of the harbor was the hit of our meal. We had front row seats to the Hawaiian Chieftain and The Lady Washington, two tall replica sailing ships, sailing in and out again to port, as well as a smaller sailing boat regatta underway. Tasty chopped salad and bagel with lox and the fixings were our light brunch meal. Service was excellent. I will definitely eat here again.
Brunch menu was very good. Wish you had the pistachio gelato available!
Our entrée salads for lunch were outstanding and the portion size was large. The apple-cider vinaigrette was absolutely delicious! The view of the boats was beautiful and relaxing. Service was nice. I'd definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to friends.
We have been to Lungomare several times. We went on a Sunday, which we haven't done before. They have a great deal "Wine Down Sunday" - $30 for appetizer, entree, and dessert PLUS endless wine. The wine was a choice of 4, two reds, two whites and they were decent, drinkable wines. The food was fabulous!
The waiter was exceptional. The food was good and the wine was excellent.
We enjoyed the view and the food was tasty and prepared competently. We picked the restaurant for lunch because it was convenient for East Bay and Marin friends as well as convenient public parking.
The server was efficient (almost too efficient) and the food was good enough that I would go back. Looks like a good place to go if you have a larger group as well.
Lungomare is reliably excellent. Been there many times and have consistently appreciated the quality and the value, especially the Sunday Winedown prix fixe dinner - best deal in town!
Post Game Meal
Must have the mushroom pizza. MUST have it. Advice: get a window table and enjoy Oakland's fabulous waterfront and the people walking along it. Seafood dishes here are always good. Cautionary tale: do not have the Irish Coffee. It is made with their own house-made version of Bailey's Cream and, of course, there is no such thing so it did not work.
My party of 11 came to celebrate our grandmothers 85th birthday and the service was HORRIBLE!
We were at Lungomare for lunch. The restaurant is great for that lunch break, overlooking the Bay. Good parking, good food, good service....what more could one want.
I want to go to Lungomare more often! The food always surprises me -- I expect it to be good, and it's better than that! I had a really tasty arugula salad and a pesto pasta dish that was very good. My friends both had the salad with a tuna steak and were very happy. And JLS is always interesting if you've got time to stroll.
Great food and wine at a very reasonable price.
Very, very noisy! I had difficulty hearing my dinner companion.
Wait staff is inexperienced and/or not properly trained. No bread plates came with our bread basked and olive oil/vinegar dipping sauce. Very messy. We ordered the Prix Fixe and after the appetizer, the waiter asked me to keep my knife and fork for the next course. After our main course a wait staff member came to us with two deserts. We told him that we had not yet ordered desert yet and he said, "Well, do you want these?".
I will go back for the food but I will arrive early to avoid the noisy crowd.
Pleasant setting, enjoyable food. We were meeting with old friends and wanted to just talk for quite awhile before ordering food and there was no problem from the staff about that. Noise level is moderate so you can actually talk to people!
We always have a good time at Lungomare. The menu was very tasty on Valentine's Day . We love to have a cocktail at the bar where Felix, our favorite bartender, knows exactly what we like and makes us great drinks.
We arrived 10 minutes early and were told that we had to wait at the bar. We figured that since it was Valentine’s Day, no tables were available. 15 minutes later we were seated and were surprised to find the restaurant half empty. Why were not we seated sooner. The menu was reduced to a Valentine’s Day menu with very little choices. The waitress was helpful in finding in finding something acceptable on the menu. However the pork dish she helped us to select was very fatty and the polenta that was to accompany it was non existent. Overall all an okay experience, but we will look for another restaurant next time.
there were 6 of us. we all enjoyed the wine down sunday menu. nice portion control, tasty wine.
we will be back.
We really enjoyed our evening. The restaurant is beautiful and we were there at sunset. Such a warm glow and the food and drinks are excellent.
Excellent service and food was yummy! Outdoor seating on a beautiful afternoon - a perfect lunch spot!
Not quite there. Asked for a robust Italian wine and was pointed to Italian grapes grown in Napa - instead sampled the Italian chianti and a barbera, both were disappointing as was my wife's California Cab. We were asked if anchovies on the salad were ok, said yes, but found the flavor too strong. The calamari appetizer was fishy and we decided not to eat it. The prosciutto small plate was of the quality you get from a package at safeway and the radicchio was a bit overwhelming in its bitterness and quantity. Best plate was a sausage with a risotto of bulgar wheat - but you have to like butter.
Service was just fine, view is very nice overlooking the estuary. Overall made me miss Boca Nova.
Went for brunch, French toast seemed like it had not been dipped in egg, only warmed on grill. Food was not hot and somewhat bland. Salad dressing on chopped salad tasted like vinegar only. However service was quick to accommodate which was appreciated.
Restaurant Week special was very good food and value.
The pasta was cooked correctly...there was a bite to it. I very much enjoyed the meal.
We went here for restaurant week. The food was simply delicious! Homemade pasta, amazing pork shoulder. We will definitely be coming back! Only note is that desserts were a bit underwhelming.
Good food and great service. Went for restaurant week and was able to make same day reservation. waited for maybe 15 minutes before getting seated. After a few minutes, our server right away asked if we were ordering the prix fixe menu and then said red or white. She did nor rush us to order. I started with the fried cardoons which were okay but I ordered since it was an unusual ingredient. The meatballs were fantastic! Light and not dense
The food was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. We happened to dine during Oakland Restaurant Week and the prix fix meal was a terrific value!