Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton

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486 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 486 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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LR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love pastas... 5 star. Great service and food. Sydney always the best server in Pleasanton 😊
Only complaint: Acoustics not so great. We moved to a window table and that was much better.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Art was wonderful and the food was
AMAZING!!!

J
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.....reasonable prices. We were a party of nine and everything was very good.

D
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with former ‘boss’ and his family. Wanted to have special location and fine food for the meetup. Successful on both fronts.
Pasta’s made it happen!
Great table, Great Service, Great Food. Terrific.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and value!

L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty but not cheap.
We reserved with the information that it was a birthday but it was never acknowledged.
Quite loud.

BS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Excellent overall.

J
Central Coast
115 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good the first time, we came back two days later for a second dinner night

L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service despite being extremely busy. The food was amazing and the drinks delightful!
We live this restaurant. Liz is the best waitress!

J
Central Coast
115 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great owner. Going back for a second dinner

DJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food in a comfortable setting and at a reasonable price for the quality of the food. Food was excellent, the service was acceptable. It not outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Our waiter, Oscar, was great! The food was excellent! The atmosphere felt authentic to the streets of Rome! Make sure to have a cappuccino after dinner! Very nice date night!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a favorite spot of ours
The food is always amazing
The service was outstanding

r
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

ordered calamari and a Caeser salad. Salad dressing was too much and no zing, Calamari was overcooked and very chewy in both the pasta that my friend had ordered and my dish. The waitress was very helpful and efficient.

JJ
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. I found my chicken a little rubbery but everyone else was satisfied. Noise level was high until the table with children finished and left. I come into this restaurant at least twice a month and found it to be one of the gem's in Pleasanton.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great time, delicious dinner, low corkage fee so we brought an exceptional bottle with us!

CH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I would not recommend this place after my last visit. Michelle use to be my server for years. Always had great service.

This past visit I cannot say the same. First there was a bug in the water that was poured out, I received no apology just a new glass.

The food was off unfortunately. The pasta had way too much pepper. We ordered drinks and did not receive refills. With Michelle it was automatic, the drinks were about 1/4 full she would bring a new one.

I just moved back to the area and don’t think I’ll be going back. It’s sad. I used to love this place.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service, full of people and, yet, enjoyable atmosphere. Enjoyed and strongly recommend!

KM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although this restaurant was pricier than my friend and I were seeking on the spur of the moment after attending an outdoor festival, the service, in particular, won us over. We had chosen on the basis of an Italian menu that appeared in photos to include some lighter items. Unfortunately, there was an issue with one of our food choices. The issue was handled promptly with an offer to repair or replace. And the offer, as well as the amended food item, was delivered smilingly and with thanks. Could not have been handled better.

LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to Pastas Trattoria and we came back for my husband's birthday because our first experience was so positive. We are Italian and are VERY fussy about Italian restaurants because too many of them just don't get it right. We were fortunate to have Oscar as our (extremely professional and pleasant) server, as he was for our first visit (seriously, Oscar is top flight. I hope Pastas recognizes what a gem he is). The bread is served warm, as bread should be served (why so many restaurants don't get this is beyond my comprehension), and the balsamic and olive oil dipping dressing is garlicky and flavorful. They make their own pasta, which they don't advertise too much. It's a papardelle or tagliatelle type of noodle, and you can substitute it on any of the pasta dishes, which is what I did for the rigatoni gorgonzola. The mista salad had a well balanced and tangy flavor profile, which was wonderful. Our pasta dishes were served piping hot and none of us could finish the large portion sizes (which is saying something when two teenage boys are involved). Oscar was so thoughtful in asking how we wanted our food paced and prioritized. No detail is too small for him. We just spent a month in Italy and Pastas Trattoria could compete with authentic Italian trattorias in many of the cities we visited. We think very highly of Pastas and look forward to bringing more friends and family members in the future (which is a bit of a drive for us from Walnut Creek, but worth it).

AS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Christian, was excellent. The food, as always, was amazing!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent- the wedge and garlic bread was enough so we took home the raviolis and had another taste meal the next day. We will go back for the next special occasion dinner.

P
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our server was so attentive, the food delicious and it was nice and quite! Will go back very soon!!!

e
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our lunch, very good menu, wide variety but not overwhelming number of choices including specials for the day with suggested wine pairings, well prepared and presented. Service was attentive and helpful but not hovering. Very nice ambiance too. Definitely a special place to come back to for lunch or dinner.

VF
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dinner at Pasta's. This was for my birthday.

RB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I ordered just an Entree and paid the corkage fee for a bottle of wine we brought and the bill was $93.00. Thays a bit excessive.

BP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

super place. great food and good vibe. waitress was amazing and super friend for my moms birthday.. .

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th Anniversary !

LO
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back! Loved the Wedge crab salad!

LP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I wanted to give 5 stars but the Eggplant Parm was under and over cooked. You should be able to cut Eggplant Parm with a fork. The eggplant itself was not baked long enough, the cheese layered on top, then re melted under a broiler. Cheese turned out to be well done and solid as a rock. The Pineapple Mint Sorbet was over the top fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for my boyfriend and I to have our Friday night date night! Great outdoor seating to enjoy the summer weather too!

D
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner, service, and ambiance was nice early in the evening. It got noisier as we were leaving, but it didn’t bother us. My dad always has to come here and have the short rib ravioli when he comes in town from out-of-state. Always a great dinner!

SS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I loved their bottomless weekend brunch/ lunch sangria. We stop in when we are near Pleasanton because of that. It was a nice treat to have 2. It's still on the menu online but they have discontinued it. I had a sangria but it was not nearly as good. That was my reason for going there. 😟.

RC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great air conditioning on a very hot day.
Excellent service and we got to take our time, didn’t have to rush. Specials were on point and enjoyed the tilapia, crab wedge and sandwiches. 5 of 7 have never been here before and everyone would be more than happy to return.

SK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly and attentive service, great ambiance. We will be back!

MM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always good. Service can be a little slow; otherwise, we would have given 5 stars.

BP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE,GREAT FOOD AND THE OUTSIDE SEATING IS AMAZING IN THE SUMMER..
SERVICE IS EXCELLENT..

PS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another delicious dinner. We especially like their calamari appetizer and Cajun pasta with spicy cream sauce. Tiramisu is outstanding to share. We really enjoyed being able to finish our bottle of wine on the "patio" streetside after dinner as the evening was a lovely spring night. Then on to a cool venue for live music! What could be better?

DQ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating 2 May birthdays & were very disappointed that the restaurant did nothing to help us celebrate.

RF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Café style ambiance perfect for casual dining, small parties or special occasions.