Celebrating a birth in the family. Came with my wife and the new grandma. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Duck confit, gnocchi, and halibut, accompanied by a nice Sauvignon Blanc. Great service by Julie. We love Pappo and it was a great place for a special dinner!
I walked in at 5:30 for salad and dessert, and didn’t get out of there until 6:45. Ridiculous. Their Caesar salad is good, although the bread wasn’t ‘ready’ until 6:00. I had already been served the salad. C’mon. Should have called to ask whether they were still serving the bread pudding - they weren’t. So disappointed, because that’s one of the few things that’s really great on their menu. Waited 30 minutes for the apple pie, which wasn’t worth it.
We went for the Sunday Spanish Supper on 3/31. Food was amazing. The waitstaff is always so fun and courteous. There was a large birthday party that night so actually extra loud and noisy. Not Pappo's fault. It was very hard to have a normal conversation until they left. There were 2 other older couples that sat near us. We carried on a fun conversation and ended up closing the restaurant! Love their Thursday Market Dinners as well.
Everything about this restaurant was amazing, from the food, to the drinks, to the staff. Every single staff member that helped us out and checked in on us were so nice and polite, despite the busy atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was devine, and the drinks phenomenal. Would definitely go back.
Amazing staff, amazing service.
Pappos is more than a good restaurant with high quality food, wine and staff It is a community dining hall that draws the best of our neighborhood.
All wait staff are well trained and professional but I must say Fay is our favorite. She has a way of making you feel most special.
Took 20 minutes to get waiter to table after being seated. They forgot to bring the honey for the tea. But due to the extreme delay in service they comped the appetizers so that was a nice gesture in the end. Food was good, ambiance is noisy when crowded. I would recommend to visit non-peak hours / weekdays for a better experience.
Delish! I had the halibut, my friend went with soup and hurrays. Loved the cocktails and scrumptious flourless chocolate cake. Wonderful service from a pro.
Excellent ! Fun! Easy! Sympatique!
Clean! Cosy! Interesting!
The food was good but the wait staff was disappointing...typical Pappo in lacking energy...felt like the owner was away on vacation...great location, poor / very poor parking, and aging interior.
It was a surprisingly slow and quiet night which was lovely for us. Usually busy and noisier especially on Sunday night when many restaurants are closed. The cocktails were excellent, as was the wine- a Zin we always order- Lusa.
Food was very fine. I had the filet madallions and they were cooked perfectly. My husband had the pasta which he enjoyed but wished there had been a bit more pasta with the good meat sauce. Finished with affagatos. A very nice dining experience.
We went to Pappo's for our date night. My wife had the gnocchi and I had the Pork Chop. Both meals and service were excellent. We will be coming back!
Interesting course selections - not too many. Well worth a visit.
Nice menu. Haven’t been here in a while but food was good. Go back to Feel Good French bread with your Pate.
We had a pre-Valentine's Day dinner at Pappo and the food, service and ambiance were excellent. Their wine list is also full of great values.
Absolutely delicious food and delightful dining experience!
Small portions that were too expensive for the taste.
Pappo is a very good local restaurant that serves quality food and excellent cocktails.
Great place and good food. Great wine pairing recommendations, too. Ambience was great. Friendly and knowledgeable servers.
Great Caesar salad, but had to wait forever for each course to come; it was hard to appreciate the
main dish because we were so irritated. Everything fell apart with dessert. We all ordered the bread pudding, and one of them hadn't "settled" but was served anyway. It was a soupy, undercooked
fiasco that tasted like raw batter. Appalled that they thought it was okay to serve something so gross,
and then to charge for it. Will not be returning.
Was our first time here. Food was great. Server was excellent. Helpful, good advice, accomodating. Very tolerant of our kids (who are not the best behaved).
Always a nice experience. Beth is an outstanding waitress and Maia, the bartender wrote out the recipe for her holiday cocktail "Festivus"which was delicious.
Great service, great atmosphere. Hands down, one of the best meals I've had in quite some time!
We love going to Pappoflr
A little pricey but great food and service.
Very nice service and food. Four of us had a good time. Two adults and two teenagers enjoyed the food. Not a big place but clean an cozy. Jess was our server and she was very friendly yet professional and knowledgeable.
Very good food, outstanding service, nice wine selection. Great for any special occasion.
Disappointed in the food, service was friendly but not exceptional, atmosphere pleasant. OK as a neighborhood place but not worth a trip from elsewhere.
Always an enjoyable experience at Pappo!
My gnocchi was just a soggy. I loved the flavor overall though. My friends burger was mediocre. He should have ordered medium rare for a more juicy experience. Pappo will remain my go to Alameda restaurant in any case. The staff is great and I love my table #12
Excellent food and great service!
We highly recommend this restaurant. It was convenient near Main Street in Alameda. There are parking lots of near by.
We had two great appetizers a beet salad and the stuffed olives with anchovies. Yum. For entrees we had an Italian dish with pork and beef and the duck risotto .
Both dishes were tasty. We tried the cocktail made with vodka and edifice.
Restaurant is small and intimate highly recommend reservations on the weekend especially. Staff was great service was wonderful.
Loved it! The meal, the service, the restaurant...exceeded my expectations. Will be back!!
Great date night spot for my wife and me. We had the mezcal Manhattan and the faction IPA to start. Both were great. The quinoa salad for a shared starter was amazing. I want to try to make that at home. We shared the halibut and prime rib for entrees and went with recommendations on paired wines. Everything was delicious and I love the location.
My partner and I are regulars here. We love everything about this place!
A long-time favorite of ours. Best Calfornia-style dining in Alameda. Fresh ingredients, artfully prepared and served by a friendly, professional staff. When you don't want to leave the island, but want a meal worthy of "downtown", this is the place.
I really liked Pappo a lot. The service was very good and the food excellent (I had the burger which I loved). It is a bit tight space, but it is a great place to have a supper with friends. Hard to think of anything wrong with this restaurant choice for a weekend night out.
Amazing variety and delicious food. This is one of the best restaurants in Alameda.
We had such a fantastic date night at Pappo! The food was delicious, the wine and cocktails were amazing, and the ambiance was perfect for a Sunday night. The staff were super attentive and made a point of answering our questions and making sure that we had everything we needed. We will be back!
Nice choices for both the meat eaters and vegetarians in our group. Tasty and well prepared.