Barone's Restaurant

4.7
525 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Established in March 1995, Barone’s is a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton. Featuring a fusion of flavors from different regions of the world, we strive to deliver unique continental cuisine paired with attentive service in providing a fine dining experience for our guests.

Combining traditional favorites with innovative technique, we pride ourselves in using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Our beautiful venue is also an ideal venue for private dining events, rehearsal dinners, corporate gatherings, weddings and all of life's celebrations in between!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 525 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Smokey
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the live music in the tent and a delicious meal inside the restaurant, nice to be able to go out for dinner with friends once again. Service and the meal were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Barone’s! The food is excellent, the staff is amazing and the ambience is great. Live music on the weekends is a favorite of ours. We keep coming back!

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Lina
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING! Food is consistently great. Wait staff is professional.

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Julianne
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoy the food at Barone's. Service is professional and attentive. Great place for a special occasion or intimate dinner for two. The owner is on the premises and enjoys talking to his patrons. Always a good experience.

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RFPM
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

End to end an amazing experience. Great service, great food, friendly staff. A lot of focus on safety...

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vipPatrick
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all around fantastic--staff, manager and great drinks and food

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vipNut4realfood
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner out and was so pleased to find several vegan options in multiple sections of the menu. It is always a wonderful experience and post COVID it was such a treat to return

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Dar4Wyn
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barone's is the restaurant of choice for food, service, atmosphere. Every visit has been A#1. If you want to impress a visitor, this is the place to go.

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VickieB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner! We were seated inside. It was superb!
Highly recommend.

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WallyWatt
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I made reservations for 6 (4 adults, two children) online and it was easy and convenient. My wife and I arrived early and we were seated in the bar. We ordered two Manhattans and throughly enjoyed them (a little pricey at $14 each). For dinner we brought a bottle of Silver Oak and paid the $20 corkage fee. Our appetizers consisted of scoozi bread and clam chowder. Everyone enjoyed them. I ordered the braised short rib with fried polenta, fantastic. My wife ordered the sea bass and it was cooked to perfection, delicious. My daughter ordered the filet mignon. It was cooked to order(medium rare), lightly seasoned and fork tender. My son in-law ordered the ribeye and was very pleased with it as well. The only issue we had was when we ordered meals for the children. The youngest child (7yrs) wanted chicken strips and fries and the oldest child (9yrs) wanted a cheeseburger and fries. We utilized the "Children's Menu" for their food order. When the children's food arrived we notice that they brought an adult sized cheeseburger (9oz) for the 9 year old child, the chicken tenders were correct. When we asked about the mix up we received the lame response; "he was older so I thought he wanted the larger burger". Now if the waitress was a very young person I might understand her mistake, however, the waitress was of an age to know better. No offer to correct the mistake was made and we didn't force the issue. Needless to say 6+ ounces of cheeseburger can home with us in a doggie bag. Overall we enjoyed our dining experience at Barone's.

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EricV
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going on and off for 25 years. Best food I've had there. Lamb chops were super tender. Everything was tasty.

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TheresaY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience all the way around! We were greeted by both the owners, husband and wife, when we walked in. Our service and food was superb! Then we topped it off with great music and more great service in their new lounge area! It had such a great vibe that I've shared this with many friends. Looking forward to going back to Barones!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic! Loved to see Pleasanton supporting Barones’s. Great Job!

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vipDebbieN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience2

I'll start with the positives. We were promptly greeted and taken to our table. The server was very quick and attentive. But there were several negatives. First of all, we thought we had reservations for outside. Upon arriving, we walked into a PACKED bar. Literally squeezing through people to get to the podium. Not sure what happened to limiting indoor capacity, but this was ridiculous. They walked us back to a side room. We decided to stay-it was our anniversary, and at this point didn't want to wander around town hunting down a table. While we appreciated the prompt service, it felt like we were being rushed to handle the mad dash of people. For the price, the food was just okay. My peppered tuna was slightly dry. Drinks were super marked up. Not the experience we were hoping for on our special occasion. Happy to pay for a great meal with great ambiance. This was neither. If you have any trepidation about COVID this is not the place for you.

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vipTroyF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best staff in town.

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vipLaurenD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUtstanding experience and we can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Excellent seating and great care to keep social distancing.

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DowntownJack
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the COVID era, as nice a dining experience as I’ve had. Great ambiance, spacing and everything... Felt like the good Ol’ days, and the food and service were terrific!

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vipElenaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Everything was good, and it was my 3rd visit to this restaurant because I liked it, but at this time waiter tried to mislead us, and made us order the salads even we didn’t ask about it. His offer was sound like the salad is a part of a special, but when we got a check the salad were included to the bill. After arguing he removed one salad and two coffees from our check. I loved this place, but I don’t like when people trying to take an advantage of me. Not sure will come back again.

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SFVW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and tables were placed far enough apart for social distancing. Waiters/waitresses wore face masks and face shields which made me feel safe. Food was good and it really is a beautiful patio.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating with propane heaters

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good except I had asked for a fire pit table as we were celebrating a birthday and I didn’t get one. I know requests are not guarantees but it was disappointing. Didn’t ruin our night because you can never have a bad time at Barones no matter where you sit. Everything else was excellent as always.

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kchunter69
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but the best when you visit Barone's. From check in to check out the service is impeccable. The food is all so delicious it's hard to decide what to eat, I've never been disappointed.

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vipSharonG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue and great service. Music was nice and not too loud. Would recommend.

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vipLeilaniA
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the outdoor dining experience! Great place for date night! : )

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DougR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had for years!
18th birthday party and the food was phenomenal, the service impeccable and the bartender is the best in the business.

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JanetC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening, delicious food, wonderful server, tables spread out so nicely to keep distance. Highly recommend ~

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vipMike
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, and great setting. It gets expensive, but worth it for a nice night out.

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vipTerriS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is lovely. We had a terrific waiter. They were very accommodating when my food was spicy on the Linguini Vongole, as they redid it.

However, I was so surprised that parties of 10-12 sat together closely without a mask. They were hugging and kissing as if there was no pandemic in sight.

I would be happy to wear a mask between courses but they stayed we did not have to. I hope all staff stay healthy and well. They were using masks and shields.

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HotSpot
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I LOVE BARONE'S AND WAS SO HAPPY TO BE IN THE AMBIANCE OF SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AGAIN!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a dinner date with the husband. Great music, food and service.

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vipAGinNoCal
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space, lots of distancing, varied menu, wonderful food and very friendly folks.

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Terri
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Barone’s. The restaurant is beautiful, social distancing perfect, the food was amazing and service outstanding as usual!!

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EdwinL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful private covered outdoor seating area for 10 people. Chilean Sea Bass was excellent with very friendly service.

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StevieG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Patio dinning at Barone's is a must if the weather permits.

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vipfun2dine
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor venue with good service and good food for special occasions.

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SusanP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful patio area and outdoor heaters kept us very comfortable. I enjoyed my braised short ribs. Good wine list.

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LeeannC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hope they continue to do the outdoor seating. It is a wonderful atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were excellent. It’s great to feel safe and have such a wonderful experience despite the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and had a wonderful evening. Barone’s continues to provide excellent food and service while maintaining all of the required Covid protocols.

FAQs

Barone's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.