Pappo

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$30 and under
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"Northern California Cuisine Done With Precision"-Oakland Tribune A Blend Of Local, Seasonal and Organic Ingredients Prepared Using Classic and Modern Technique."
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4.4
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4.3
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food were just so so for the price.

VF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent start to finish.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, server was wonderful, but busy.

P
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-rate service, drinks, and food. Atmosphere was pleasant.

EW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening at Pappo! Super service, great vibe. Yummy food. 😄

H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our server was pleasant and quick to get our drinks. After eating the squid appetizer and halibut for main entree, which both tasted fresh, I was very ill the next day. Another in our party had ordered a hamburger MW, it was served MR, we asked for it to be put on the grill a bit longer. Instead, they started over, so the other two had finished their meals by the time the new hamburger was served, it was burnt to a crisp! We were not charged for the burger, nor was it eaten. The third person had the special "Medallion Steak" for $36. The pieces were scrawny and not appetizing, although it tasted okay.
This was our third time to this restaurant over a few years and each time it presented itself with a challenge, we will not be returning.

c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good although pricey for the amount/quantity received. For example, the gnocchi was delicious but for $25 only 10 gnocchi?? We split is as an appetizer for three (one lucky person got four) but as an entree it would not be enough. My husband had the fettucine and again, it was delicious but very little pasta for $25 or 26.....the noodles are pennies and they could easily increase their portion size without really impacting their bottom line.

E
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pappo's is a fabulous place to eat. Always creative menus using local produce and paired with local wines.

K
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood vibe with very good food and service. Ideal selection if you are in/near Alameda. The Alameda theater & cineplex is conveniently located across the street. Plenty of street & off-street parking (FREE in the evenings).

RS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, family friendly, neighborhood gem. Brought three people who had never been before an they loved it!

GE
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappo is a hidden gem in Alameda. Their wine menu is phenomenal and the food is always so fresh and delicious. I rarely like to go back to the same restaurant because I love trying new places, but Pappo is one that I find myself returning to. Great for date night or an evening with friends.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience each time!
The zucchini spaghetti was very tasty!

e
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appreciated the fresh ingredients in all of our dishes. Was very disappointed that my dinner - gnocchi- was ‘blackened .’ Leads me to think that they were probably frozen. Overpriced for the meals we had. Will probably not return.

ET
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 7:30 but got into town about an hour earlier. There accommodated us even though they had reservations for the time we arrived. We sat at the outside seating (that was not held for reservations.)
All our dishes were outstanding.
We found the restaurant on Check Please a PBS show.
We would go back again.

TB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I highly recommend Pappo for a great meal in a nice location.

TC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My meal consisted of: fried anchovies stuffed olives, Ahi Tuna Tartare, and duck over noodles. The meal and service was excellent. Chose a Sauvignon Blanc that was also great. I shall return, soon!

CJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was excellent except they forgot to give me my take home box. I was hosting an out-of-towner and we had a great conversation. I left without taking half a delicious rib-eye steak home.

M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parpadelle with duck!!!!

JM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would recommend this restaurant to every one we know this dinner was so good

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at 7:30 and were seated immediately. The service was flawless as Julie, our serve

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The portions were very small. The slice of the peach pie was ridiculous. It was a bite of pie.

S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really fresh and seasonal -- delicious corn, peaches, etc. Everyone in our party loved it!

NY
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Gnocchi was excellent. Fresh and tasty! The gilled Salmon was OK, not great. It could have been grilled a bit more. Staff is great.

RB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. This place is a gem and gets better all the time.

DS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It used to be my favorite restaurant in Alameda, but not anymore. The service is still wonderful, as is the wine list and certain items. But the overall food quality has gone down. Come on Pappo!

p
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Attentive, professional staff, delicious food, trendy, warm ambience.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, and great pairing for a fantastic experience - I enjoy regularly and still get a kick every time!

DD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for wife’s birthday dinner. Great food as usual with super fresh ingredients. Outstanding service and refreshing craft cocktails. Always a good time. Loved the mango cream pie desert!

AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to date night spot NEVER disappoints! Love our Pappo dinners!

d
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great meal here the other day. The service was just as great.

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for date night. The food is seasonal and complemented by the chef’s private label wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have eaten here previously and really enjoyed it, maybe it was an off night, but I was quite disappointed in the food. It was quite bland and tasteless.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant restaurant. The food this time was the best we ever had here, the Thursday night Market Dinner, 3 courses for $38. The best pork chop I've had since the Frances era at Lalime's (1990's?). Wonderful cantaloupe & greens salad. Great Strawberries & Crème Chantilly (whipped cream?) on really excellent shortbread (not shortcake). Equal to anything in the East Bay on this outing.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service started off great, but declined as it got busier. Wait person distracted with "friend" patrons. Waiting painfully to get on with the end of dinner and move on to dessert and/or coffee, then the bill.
It wasn't horrible, servicer should be more attentive towards others.

E
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The meal was prepared very well and the service was great. Have been here many times and they never fail to impress.

n
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming to this Alameda neighborhood Gem is always a delight! From the moment I arrive I’m made to feel like family, and immediately greeted warmly. Giuseppe makes the rounds among his guests with time to make us all feel special! The food is always top notch!

MR
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall1food4service5ambience1

Noise level is deafening and when diners began to leave the manager put on mind-numbing rock music nd refused to lower the volume or change the genre, even after 2 polite requests on my part. Id rather die then go there again!

KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Wait staff was great. Knowledgeable and friendly.

LD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really, really good dinner. The halibut was the best I've ever had. Melt in your mouth kind of meal!

j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We felt quite at home. Servers and staff were gracious and efficient. I had the marker meal which evidently is available on Thursday events. It was quite delicious. The chicken was slightly over cooked, but tasty nonetheless. I’ll surely return.