Pappo

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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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
42 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parpadelle with duck!!!!

JM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

d
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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
57 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was superb. A great overall experience.

ER
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely for our family graduation dinner!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and great food at Pappo.

L
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

MM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Perfect on everything except the burger was way over cooked. We especially appreciate how welcoming everyone is at Pappo’s. Thank you.

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Our server was really attentive

m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, environment, libations and food.

CR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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

DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I often dine at Pappo. We like the seasonal menus, their specials and especially love the duck dishes.

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