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.
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.
Great food and service! I highly recommend Pappo for a great meal in a nice location.
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!
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.
Parpadelle with duck!!!!
We would recommend this restaurant to every one we know this dinner was so good
We arrived at 7:30 and were seated immediately. The service was flawless as Julie, our serve
The portions were very small. The slice of the peach pie was ridiculous. It was a bite of pie.
The food was really fresh and seasonal -- delicious corn, peaches, etc. Everyone in our party loved it!
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.
The food was fantastic and the service was great. This place is a gem and gets better all the time.
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!
Excellent! Attentive, professional staff, delicious food, trendy, warm ambience.
Amazing service, and great pairing for a fantastic experience - I enjoy regularly and still get a kick every time!
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!
Our go-to date night spot NEVER disappoints! Love our Pappo dinners!
My wife and I had a great meal here the other day. The service was just as great.
Lovely place for date night. The food is seasonal and complemented by the chef’s private label wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
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.
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.
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.
The meal was prepared very well and the service was great. Have been here many times and they never fail to impress.
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!
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!
Great experience. Wait staff was great. Knowledgeable and friendly.
Had a really, really good dinner. The halibut was the best I've ever had. Melt in your mouth kind of meal!
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.
Our server was superb. A great overall experience.
Yes, I would recommend Pappo to a friend with reservations that if I do, they will and I won't be able to get in for months! We love Pappo - it's our favorite place to treat ourselves.
Lovely for our family graduation dinner!
Always great service and great food at Pappo.
We were seated promptly and the waitress took our cocktail and appetizer order. While we waited for them to be delivered we decided on our mains. When the cocktails came we ordered our dinners. The time passed way too quickly. We chatted with our friends and enjoyed wonderful food. The duck risotto, pappardelle pasta, halibut and gnocchi were excellent. Nice wine selection and great desserts. Will definitely return.
Perfect on everything except the burger was way over cooked. We especially appreciate how welcoming everyone is at Pappo’s. Thank you.
Good meal, fun night, a little awkward as we are not a super “conventional looking” family...feels like it took a while for the servers to warm up to us. Ugh. Sorry I don’t wear 100 dollar bills on my coat. Food was good. Everything was great
Amazing food and service. Our server was really attentive
Excellent service, environment, libations and food.
It's been a while since I've eaten here, they've changed the décor and the new look is very nice. The food was absolutely great I almost ordered another plate to go lol. I highly recommend this restaurant hands down.
Pappo is a lovely place. I would make some recommendations, however. Because it is such a noisy place, particularly in the evening, if it’s possible to take out 2-3 tables so it’s not so crowded, I think that would help a good deal. if you’re thinking about doing something about the noise level, which is really intense, replacing the tile floors with wood, or some kind of modern very nice marmoleum would help, as would replacing the brick walls. Noise really bounces of of these. Varying the menu a bit at different meal times would be a good thing to do. Otherwise, it’s a lovely restaurnat
My husband and I often dine at Pappo. We like the seasonal menus, their specials and especially love the duck dishes.