Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton

4.5
428 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Taste the difference in "Northern Italian" cuisine by sampling from our new exciting menu which includes famous pasta dishes, as well as great steaks, and fresh seafood. Pasta's Trattoria offers a full service bar with a fabulous variety of libations and a wide selection of regional wines to satisfy even the most sophisticated of connoisseurs. The restaurant provides a warm, friendly atmosphere, and an attentive wait staff that will cater to your every need.

Planning a rehearsal dinner, special event, or business meeting? Pasta's offers a semi private and/or private banquet room. Danielle our Director of Catering will work with you and your budget to plan and customize your special event.

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What 428 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place for a great meal with top service.

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R
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Eggplant parmigiana and the margherita pizza were average. Service was really good.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The whole evening was wonderful. Both of our meals were delicious. Our waiter was upbeat and paced our meal so we never felt rushed.

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TW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve eaten at this establishment many times, this is the first time I’ve been disappointed with my food. I ordered the French Toast which comes with potatoes, bacon, and fresh fruit. The potatoes and bacon was cold, the syrup for the French toast which normally comes hot was also cold. The potatoes for all our meals were cold, we were a party of four. Our waitress was kind enough to replace the potatoes.

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DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

While the ownership seemed very nice, our waiter was extremely impatient - didn't bring out bread as every other table had.
The food was OK - needed a lot of salt and pepper but fixable.
The kitchen - was disgusting. I went to the restroom and could see inside the kitchen and was so turned off by everything all over the floor and messy tables that I finished my meal.

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D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious here. My most recent visit was wonderful, I enjoyed an arugula salad with a very satisfying dinner entree which included a large juicy lobster tail with butter sauce and the most tender filet mignon grilled to medium rare perfection, a side of garlic mashed potatoes and some fresh mixed vegetables with broccoli and asparagus. For desert I had a decadent piece of dark chocolate mousse cake. All this outstanding food for a very reasonable price.

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CQ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb; atmosphere lovely and servers attentive and very pleasant!! Would definitely eat here again.

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CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pasta's has excellent food and service. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great dinning experience in Pleasanton.

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SI
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was polite and accommodating. Even though they were out of our first wine selection, the waiter suggested an alternate and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, savory, and filling. Our waiter was not overly intrusive by making a lot of visits and gave us enough privacy while also getting us everything we needed.

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WC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Quality, authentic Italian right on the Main. Great people watching too in the window ;) Professional servers. First time there and not my last! Very impressed.

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and very friendly staff. Always have a great
experience.

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KL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but my husband was disappointed because he had his taste buds set for lasagna, which was showing on the online menu, but when we got to the restaurant, he was told the menu had changed. He did enjoy his other choice.

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V
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet place for a meal with a friend where you can actually hear each other. Food was very good and our server was pleasant and accommodating to our sharing a meal (they split it for us in the kitchen).

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoy Pasta's for special occasions or a quick pizza before the theater. The service was exceptional on our last visit and the welcoming of both Maitre d's made us feel right at home. The food was well-presented and our server was on top of our every need. The only thing we would change would be the noise factor so next time we will ask for a quieter table maybe further in the back. Pasta's is our go-to spot before any show we see at Firehouse Arts. It's within walking distance which makes it really convenient.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every thing was amazing! The service was great, a little late to start off with but still was amazing.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visit Pleasanton periodically and enjoy Pasta's Trattoria. The restaurant is conscientious, service is attentive and the kitchen never skimps on portions which are generous and tasty. The wait staff are trained, polite, but don't hover. This place has a touch of class and we will continue to patronize.

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p
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve dinner was excellent. The lamb chops were extremely good. Service was also great especially given how busy they were.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for New Years Eve. the table was ready, service was great and the food was outstanding. The restaurant had light New Years decorations. All and all I would give them a 10.

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We picked this restaurant thinking it was a different place. At first, disappointed that we chose the wrong restaurant, we ended up being very happy with our choice. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!

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AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food was delivered hot and to our liking. The fish special was out of this world.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were so looking forward to Christmas Eve dinner but had undercooked potatoes, kids didn’t like their food and a spider in our dessert.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. A small issue at first with our table being right by the door and a super cold breeze hitting us every time it opened. But they gave us another table and we had a great evening.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great, however our table was near the door, and every time someone can into the restaurant we got a shocking cold breeze. It wasn't pleasant. There was a large party seated near us that was very loud, and tended to hover close to our table which was a little awkward.

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p
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much appreciate Rick finding a great table for 8 with 3 service dogs for a holiday lunch with friends. Six of the guests were from the South Bay and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entrees. Servers was terrific! We were not rushed and had a wonderful experience. Always a great dining experience and we are always made to feel special!

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MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The only negative aspect of the meal was being given the wrong prix fix menu card. I was really looking forward to the beet salad, but it wasn't to be had.

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RS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived early and taken to our table. We were seated in a great location. Offered a pre-dinner cocktail and not rushed to order. Lobster bisque was the seasonal soup and yummy. My chicken Parmesan was a very hearty portion and excellent. Overall an excellent dining experience.

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LR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Pastas! Amazing food, great services. You can't go wrong with the specials, always amazing.

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CH
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town on business . . . looking for a good place with some decent vegetarian options. Bingo.

Non-vegetarians note: you are this place's mainstay, they just happen to offer great options for others.

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IA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, service was great, 4/5 would go again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoyed the Rigatoni Alla Vodka. The salmon contained was wonderful.

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 3 of us for lunch and we're celebrating a service anniversary. Service was great. Food was delicious. Have come here several times for different reasons and have always enjoyed the experience.

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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good brunch
Excellent service

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D
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the Cobb salad that was very good. A little pricy but the food was very good. I would have been upset it that wasn’t the case. My friend had a pasta dish which she enjoyed. The server did a great job, didn’t rush us but was attentive.

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EA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT LOCATION, OUTSTANDING FOOD AND GREST SERVICE! WHAT ELSE COULD YOU ASK FOR??

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E
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience as always been going there for years!

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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never eaten here. Score and we were so happy with our choice. The food was great. And they offer a full dinner option (salad entree and dessert) for one charge and that proved to be amazing. I had a grilled artichoke stuffed with risotto and topped with grilled shrimp!? I mean ...WHAT!!? Id fo back hoping for that dish again! And the rest of our party also enjoyed their delicious food. Definitely a 10!!

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N
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not the best experience. The food was mediocre at best although the prawn cotail and beef skewers were terrific. My disappointment came when I ordered Wagu beef meatballs...it is mixed with pork. I was not expecting that! Also, my petrole fish risotto was lumpy as though the risotto was not stired. And by the way, the arugula salad was drenched with dressing! 😜 It was sent back. Should have eaten at the establishment across the street! I will not be back.........

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LW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent, you know what you’re going to get, good food

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being Italian myself, I base the expectation of the food at any Italian restaurant, on the minestrone. It was as close to my Nonna's as it could get! Large portions for the entrees. Highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We sat on the patio. The problem with the service on the patio is they assign each waiter one table. So everyone is forgotten. The wait staff is taking care of their primary assignment is indoors and the patio tables are neglected.

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