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Elia Pleasanton, Pleasanton, CA

Elia Pleasanton

4.7
4.7
862 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek

Made With Love. Simply Delicious.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Global, International, European
  • Phone number
    (925) 399-6921
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mehmet Duygu

What 862 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Greek

  • East Bay

    Best Ambiance

862 Reviews
  1. Sanjay

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service and great recommendations from the staff. Makes it easy to navigate a wonderful, authentic Greek menu.

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  2. AndrewS

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. The service is great and love the outdoor seating. Glad it is part of our downtown choices.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. There probably needs to be an additional waiter or two to help on busy nights. I had to get up twice to get something myself because the buss boy or waiter forgot. A bit crowded in the restaurant but I'd go back to try some more dishes.

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  4. ArleneL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter not paying attn. food is ok small portions for greek food! $33.00 for two small lamb chops! $23 for a 7 inch thin tentacle for spanish octopus? Wow

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience from start to finish. Service, ambience and food was great! We didn’t feel rushed and were able to enjoy the food and time with friends.

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  6. JLombard

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing meal. Staff is very attentive, this is our favorite restaurant in Pleasanton.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, but the ambience is what sets this place apart. Really well setup and decorated. Would recommend!

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  8. HojjieM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lil bit pricy but overall great food and very welcoming hosts

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  9. GabOnTheGo

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for a romantic meal. The decor takes you away to the Mediterranean and the food was beautifully plated and delicious. Only minor drawback is that the tables are a bit close in the center of the floor, but I didn’t notice it after we started our meal. The moderate noise level is welcome as it allows for the conversation at your table to not be easily heard by the next. I’ll definitely be coming back.

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  10. AllisonR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the elevated fresh simple food. I'm always looking for a place that doesn't over sauce and cheese the food and this is it!

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  11. dcdine

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dominic was a great server in her food was delicious

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  12. LeilaniA

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent and friendly service! The drinks were fun! Everyone loved their food choices! Wonderful date spot!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, drinks and service! Beautiful place! Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Will go back for sure! :)

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  14. SenthilK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Per review, went with high hope on food and service but came pretty short on expectation. Also, not really much option for vegetarian folks on main course.

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  15. MariaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was very crowded and even though we had reservations were seated about 15 min's later. We were a party of 5 and were seated very close to a large party. My husband had a seat very close to the party and was actually in the pathway. He was bumped several times with passing traffic and when the party was leaving he was again, was bumped with purses and the party saying their farewells. Then to top it off, a coat/purse rack fell on him. The manager did however, apologize but noting else. I have been to Elia's several times and wanted my husband to enjoy his first time. I don't think he did.

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  16. AnandC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Very well presented. Good job on cocktails. Only complaint was spending over $100 for an appetizer and two standard Mediterranean entrees at lunch

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  17. EdwardD

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my wife here for a birthday dinner. While very loud, the place was beautiful. Our waiter was very attentive as were the busboys. We shared the octopus appetizer— very tender and delicious. Wish it were an entee item. Also shared the Greek salad which was so authentic. My wife loved the seafood paella and I loved the bucatini pasta. Beautifully presented and awesome flavors. The only downside if there was one was it is a bit difficult getting the lobster meet out of the shell — but well worth it!!! Will definitely go back for another date again.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I have a long-standing tradition of celebrating our birthdays at Elia. As always, the food was outstanding, from the interesting and inventive combinations to the gorgeous presentation. We always split a bunch of appetizers, salads and dessert and leave stuffed. The saganaki and octopodaki are not to be missed! We also ordered the kalamarakia, beet salad, and the galaktoboureko. Each time, there’s a slightly different and equally delicious spin to the components of each dish. Even the bread service changes and is always top-notch. The service was impeccable: attentive but not rushed or overbearing. As always, we were seated outside by the fire pit, as we requested, and even on a January evening, it was so comfortable that we could take off our coats and didn’t need the thoughtful wraps that are supplied on each chair. The interior design is also beautiful, but we enjoy the patio. Can’t wait to go back.

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  19. Windyday

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is not good taste and the service is bad

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elia is one of our favorite Greek/Mediterranean place for brunch and dinner. Service staff is excellent. The food is exquisite. We had a seabass that was stuffed with spinach. With the elegant table clothes and decorations this is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just to have dinner in a nice place.

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  21. KarenD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere, service and food, we had good time

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  22. OmarA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great gem in Pleasanton for a nice date night out. Great food and service and the decor makes dining so enjoyable.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice peace for special day’s I’ve tried dishes - Ramb Chop and Bucatini Astakos. It so great foods!

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  24. VishB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited Elia Pleasanton for dinner. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, but was full of people. The noise level was a bit loud. The food was very good. We really liked the appetizers. The drinks were good too. Overall it was a great experience. Will definitely recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant experience I’ve had in awhile. Beautiful setting, every dish was exquisite and delicious, service was top notch, portions were generous. Can’t wait to return!

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  26. EastBayFoodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food Octopus starter and paella are excellent

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambience were all excellent! We went there for a special birthday celebration for my wife, and we couldn’t have chosen a better place! 

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  28. DennisM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an early NYE reservation. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was delivered quickly and was excellent (the Paella is slightly spicy just as I like it). Corkage fee for our own Champagne was reasonable ($35), yet the wine list looked excellent and well-priced. Tables are very close together, but those on either side were open so we did not feel crowded. Overall a very good experience.

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  29. CCB1

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elia experience never disappoints!! Top notch service, food and ambience. What a way to end 2023!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good and the octopus was delicious, although the portion was very small. The food was delicious and fresh.

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  31. GinaL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a breath of fresh air . No need to go to Greece. The atmosphere feels like you are in Santorini. The food is amazing , lots of flavors . The service is fine dining. Our waiter Gianna was attentive and very sweet. Would recommend Elia to anyone that is looking for a wonderful date night. Or a ladies night out…

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was pretty good and no complaints about service. The place was very loud and tables placed very close to each other.

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  33. RosangelaB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had fun at the restaurant last night. The food was great and so was the service.

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  34. Gulya

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elia is our favorite Greek restaurant in Pleasanton. The customer service is excellent and what we love most about their food is the consistency in the dishes. You can order the same item repeatedly and the taste will remain as savory and delectable as the first time. We have ordered almost all of their appetizers, if not all, as well as their entrees and desserts. I especially love that they added escargot to their appetizer list as our family enjoyed it immensely. The servers are very kind and gracious. Plus everyone we have brought to Elia and/or recommended to try the restaurant have not been disappointed.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So yum! Definitely will be back! Beautiful ambiance and amazing food! Felt like I was back in Greece.

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  36. AniB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Even when the restaurant became busier, the level of service didn't change. Everyone was quick to clear plates, check on us, and made sure we always had water. I also saw that the servers seemed to work together. Someone took my plate and began to leave and I noticed another person who already had some empty plates move past and take it from him for him. This allowed the man who took my plate to check in on other guests. The food, of course, was delicious and perfect. Perfect proportions. Great flavor with everything we had. I also felt like we had to have the baklava and was a great ending to the meal. It had so much flavor and simply melted in your mouth. Definitely would recommend to others!

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  37. WingS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    celebrated our wedding with family there, it was everything we could have asked for!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Its a beautiful place.. food was good but nothing about it was wow! And it is pricey!

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  39. CarlosR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place and delicious food. Highly recommended

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience. Wonderful food and overall lunch. Highly recommend for a special event. They made my event special.

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FAQs

Elia Pleasanton is rated 4.7 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Elia Pleasanton

310 Main St Suite A, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7357

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between W. Angela St & Abbie St
  • Neighborhood
    Pleasanton
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Global, International, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mehmet Duygu
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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