Been going here since the 90s. Love the location in downtown Pleasanton. On warm nights, there's outdoor seating too. Favorite is the Cajun jumbo prawn linguine!
The sea bass Valentine special was amazing! Best seafood I've ever had!
First time visit to area, and restaurant recommended by a friend.
Excellent food and service, cozy setting on main street of Pleasanton.
We usually have a very good experience at this restaurant. Today my water glass was dirty. They replaced it and then when they poured the wine I realized in my wifes wine glass was dirty. They replace the wine glass but then when my dinner arrived although it tasted very good, it was kind of cold and I had to have them reheat it.
Like I said, our experience is normally good here but today I cannot get them high marks
We arrived early but were seated right away at a very nice table. The waitress offered to make a special sauce for me and it was excellent. Other than the tables being too close together and a little loud it was an excellent dining experience. Friendly service and tasty food that's reasonably priced. Recommended.
Quiet atmosphere with yummy comfort food. Not a place to come if you are in a hurry - while service was attentive, it was slow. Nice for a relaxing unhurried dinner.
The first time we visited the restaurant, everything was perfect - the food, the ambience, the service..
We visited the restaurant on Dec 24th for a special occasion - we were seated at a table close to the door where there was a cold draft every time someone walked in and out. The food was sub par and no bread/breadsticks were offered while we waited for our appetizers and entrees to arrive.
Food was just OK, service was a joke. We can't find the words to exlain how bad the service was
We actually think the waitress was high on drugs or booze !! We will never go there ever !
We will not recommend it to any of our family and frienda !!
Great food and service!!
Went to Pasta's Trattoria for ladies holiday get together. Nice ambiance and selections. The service was very good. Our server was even kind enough to take a group picture for us. The food was excellent.
Had a great experience here celebrating kids' piano recital. I was super high maintenance ordering a gluten free, no garlic, no onion dish. Waitress and chef totally worked with me in combining a few dishes into one and it was delicious! I'd go back just to reorder that same thing. Yum. Also, bartender accidentally poured 2 glasses of wine instead of the 1 I ordered - they could have easily tried to resell it to another customer but instead the waitress brought it to me and said "on the house!" So nice! Liked this place for sure will go back.
Service was great, prices ok, bread was delicious but the main course was disappointing
If you have a chance to get there very soon, get the special pork chop. Even when we go back I'll defiantly check there specials.
Food was good. Service was not great but they had a large party (30+) in another room.
Great place! Great service, yummy food. I highly recommend it.
The food is excellent and so was the service. All who worked there seemed to be happy to serve us. The environment is friendly and clean. Great time.
Excellent food and service....pasta, chicken piccata; wine; dessert
Excellent food, great lamb shanks with homemade pasta! Generous serving sizes and sharable salad, which they split for us very graciously. The service was attentive and prompt. Pastas is a lovely local restaurant to frequent often!
Lunch was great. Our food tasted good and our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
For how expensive the place was, I'd expect not to spend almost my entire meal with my water glass empty. I don't understand how they justify the high prices.
food was decent but the service was way too slow even though only few customers inside. overprice and not good service... maybe will give them a second chance but not soon...
It wasn't the worst, but we were seated and then no waiter for 20 minutes. Not even a drink was offered. There were empty tables so it wasn't crazy busy and didn't make any sense as to the lack of attention. I had to grab another waiter to see if we were going to get a waited on and again no answer for another 15 minutes. We were about to walk out. The food was fine, but there really was a problem of communication. Our eventual waiter apologized but he was obviously thrown into taking another table he wasn't expecting.
Wonderful meal with friends. Seeing the host, Jake, was a highlight. We sat outside and had a wonderful meal. I had a Caesar and chicken piccata with fresh vegetables. Excellent.
Excellent food, excellent service. This place never disappoints!!
Great food and service! Loved sitting outside! Great experience- will be back!
Pasta's Trattoria was an amazing dining delight. The appetizers and drinks were delivered perfectly and the selection was amazing. The main courses were absolutely divine! I would recommend this gastronomic extravaganza to everyone! The service and ambiance was perfect for business or romance.
Pasta's is always our go to place for celebrations. We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary last night and as always the food, service and ambiance was amazing!
This review from me ends what was once my favorite restaurant. I have been going here for more than 20 years!!!. I am going to try and keep this short so just the facts. Good: My waitress Liz was great! Bad: food, all of it!!! No matter what I ordered. Salad dressings not good! Rib Eye...I have never seen so much FAT on a piece of meat!!! Garlic Mashed potatoes were dry and flavorless!!! I sent the plate back after taking 2 bites. My husband kept his plate (we ordered the special) of food but did not like it either. The Manager refused to come out and see us. The co-manager only stopped at our table after she heard me complaining to my husband about the quality of the food and apologizing for a bad date night based on the food!!! I ended up ordering a plain pasta and waiting another 30 minutes for my dinner. Only after I complained to the co-manager she decided not to charge me for my pasta...so our dinner with tip was still close to $100!!! Unbelievable...thank goodness for bread.
Used to be good. Gone downhill. Service used to be great-- it was horrible.