Pasta Pelican - Alameda

4.3
151 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

The Pasta Pelican Restaurant & Lounge serves a wide range of tasty traditional Italian & Americana cuisine. The menu includes an extensive wine list and a full bar featuring Mafioso Margaritas and Sicilian Salsa with Pizza Chips. All items on the menu are available for dining-in, take-out and delivery. The atmosphere is warm, friendly & relaxing with fireplaces in both the restaurant and the lounge. The entire staff is dedicated to making sure your dining experience is a memorable one each and every time.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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KateS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pasta portions were small, and the menu is super random. Good wine list. It was also freezing inside i had to leave my coat on through dinner.

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vipfoodie1001
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a jovial evening, from the moment we walked in to the moment we departed. We came for the boat parade but we will be back to experience lunch and brunch. We had cocktails and wine, pasta, ribs, chicken and more pasta. The menu is creative. Too full for dessert but we'll plan better next time! The staff was friendly and very competent even though they were bustling on this very busy evening. The food was timed just right, from cocktails to appetizers to entrees. We'll be back!

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vipJasonM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little hidden place.

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vipRodolfo
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I’ve spent $220 dollars for the meal but no sure if it was credited into my Open Table points. Please respond if credited or not. Thanks.

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PeteT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a nice, casual restaurant in a somewhat odd location. The setting is relaxing with an ever-changing view of the estuary and passing boats. It surprised us that this restaurant wasn’t that full. We enjoyed quite a few different food & drink items.

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Hazem
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and enjoyed an authentic Italian meal!

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vipHughT
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice evening with friends

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luv2dine
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got lost trying to get to Alameda. Don't give me a map, I may eat it. Sorry that I didn't make it. Have tried to email you. but keep getting mail sent back as undeliverable. I would love to go again. but need good directions on how to get there. Please tell this restaurant that I am sorry. But I will go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious. However the service was not that great. There was no person at the front so customers had wait until a waiter happened to walk by and seat them. The time between sitting and getting our drinks ordered was 15 minutes. Overall, it's a very nice place and the food was excellent but make sure you have patience if you eat here.

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Beau
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and pricing and excellent service. Location is overlooking Jack London Square and the city of Oakland.

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QueenetteC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My go to pasta restaurant! It's been around for many years, and still the best for me. They have very creative pasta dishes I find very yummy , better than more expensive Italian eateries. Love their bread, and dessert favorite is the apple pie a la mode, with lots of candied walnuts! Service is great. Waiters are attentive, and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
201 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice people. Great service! They do there absolute best with what they have to work with! The penne pasta had flavor. They have good prices for bottles of wine!

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I worked here back in the 80's when it was the Rusty Pelican. The pasta was delicious! We had a wonderful time. I miss the colorful place.

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YadiG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant! I completely fell in love with this restaurant and I believe it'll become our new "usual" since we just moved into Alameda. Home-y feels, comforting and delicious food, quick and friendly service, we couldn't have picked a better restaurant for our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed eating here!

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation on OpenTable requesting a window table. The host and wait staff made that happen and provided cordial service. The food was delicious and nicely presented.

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LoriZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Ordered soup and it was not bought out before our dinner, had to ask about it before the
server remembered to bring it to the table and then asked if we still wanted it. Finally got the soup after we were more than 1/2 way done with our entree. Server did not come back to the table to check on us. It wasn't until 15 minutes after we were done with our meal that the server came back. Never asked if we needed anything. The restaurant was not busy and it just didn't seem like the server could handle the few tables that were occupied.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night. Good food. Nice service staff

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I don’t think they can handle a larger crowd. This was my second night visiting and my service was poor. My dinner guest and I were not seated for awhile even though a Table was open and we confirmed reservation. Upon closing the check it took forever to bring back change. During dessert was worse. It seemed like since we only ordered dessert we weren’t worth checking on. Not once did any waiter ask how our dessert was or even if my port was to my liking. Tonight was a mess. I am shocked.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday there.

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ChristinaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going to Pasta Pelican for about 19 years now and still to this day love to head there for all special occasions or even just the every day dinner. The food and the service/people are just the best and makes for a wonderful time every time! Already looking forward to the next time.

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vipDerrickT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always choose Pasta Pelican as our go to restaurant for visiting friends and for the atmosphere and good food.

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catbiker
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delivering great pasta! Love warching the boats on the estuary, while eating.

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vipSewbrown
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately on the night we dined there the food was not what I expected. Some of the veg/fruit in salads were not ripe enough and a couple of our dishes were overly salted. They do have a beautiful view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Carbonara with scallions??!!?! And I think it was ham - definitely not pancetta. Bolognese was just okay, not good. Wait staff were very kind and attentive. View was pleasant. Very nice table at windows. Value much better then JLS and just across the estuary. Will try again and order more simpler dishes.

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jilsterpilster
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great ambience. Staff efficient and friendly. A local gem.

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AndresM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant on the waterfront from Alameda to Oakland. The pasta is good and the wine selection is good also.

We celebrated my birthday here and couldn't ask for more, perfect place.

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vipKent
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location on Oakland estuary. Easy parking. Good pasta dishes, with plenty of left-overs.

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vipKentS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding responsiveness to a short notice reservation request for a table for six on a Saturday night.
Very good service and food as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nothing special about the food. Ordered a prosciutto carbonara. Don't think the chef knows what prosciutto is since I basically received ham cubes in my noodles. Cheap quality sauces. Everyone's pasta was over cooked. Tiramisu had the worst presentation of any desert I've ever ordered

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MarianaH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here since they opened, Pasta Pelican consistently provides excellent food, service and ambiance! Every special occasion we come here to celebrate with awesome food, drinks, and a stellar view. Thank you again Pasta Pelican for making our family get togethers so special!

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vip5032015
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful view of the Bay. The food was delicious.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant itself is very cute and has a beautiful view of the water. The food was very greasy and overseasoned. I might go back for a drink, just so I can sit on the water and watch the boats go by, but dinner was just too rich!

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MarthaR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A little gem! We were looking for a new place to have dinner. It was great. Enjoy!

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vipAdeelA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday. They brought mousse and sang happy birthday m! It was sweet

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Fuzzy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A buddy told me about the place and how nice every thing was. So i made a reservation. It was a hit my wife loved it. EVERY THING WAS WONDERFUL.

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Sue1
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I go to Pasta Pelican frequently. This time I ordered a beet salad which was not quite what I expected. It was a green salad with four small slices of beet. It all tasted very good as the dressing was delicious. I had expected more beets so probably won’t order it again.

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GLENE
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Food was great and worth the price- which was very good. Great view. All around very nice.

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Kathy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is very good; the service was good; the view is fantastic. The ambiance needs ugrading; feels old and out-dated.

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vipPickieChickie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was a bit slow and not very hospitable. We’ve had better experiences there before.

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Pasta Pelican - Alameda does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Pasta Pelican - Alameda is rated 4.3 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.