Tomatina - Alameda
I have been here many times and order the same thing - the Caprese piadini and a glass of wine. I love the crispy tortilla and fresh lettuce, tasty sun dried tomato’s and fresh mozzarella cheese with pesto sauce. This is what I come for. Unfortunately the last two times have been s miss. The tortilla was too soft - not crispy enough and the lettuce was obviously wilted - flabby and showing brown marks on the leaves. The slices of mozzarella were too thick. They messed it up! I will give them one more shot at making it right . I would have sent it back but they were busy . it took a while to get the order and I was starving so I ended up eating it. This was not an enjoyable meal.
Nice family joint for outstanding pizza and pasta. Service is pretty solid no matter how busy. Best value in Alameda!
The cheese pizza tasted like card board and the salad was wilted and salty. I was very disappointed. It cost $130!
Happy Hours 3-6pm weekdays are really a god deal for food and drink!!!
A nice lunch spot. Reasonable and good, hearty Italian dishes. Can’t go wrong bringing kids and guests. An Alameda favorite for get together.
I go to the Tomatina in Alameda. There is a new host/ assistant manager at this location. He has been there for about 4 weeks now. He is SUPER RUDE. I don’t know where all of the friendly, competent hosts/ assistant managers are. But, he probably ran them off. He is not nice, he is rude, he nods his head to where you should go. Jeez. Just speak to me. The assistant manager/ bartender is still there and the server/ assistant manager is still there, but this guy is terrible.
The lunch special at $10.95 may be the best deal in town......
A comfortable place without high pressure, relaxed. Nothing was spectacular, but that was just the point.
Waitress was great except the helpers delivered foods and picked up plates, we were sharing with few dishes and still eating, she picked up our foods, and asked nicely to get it back, she said, "i asked you did not say yes" and walker away with an attitude, it was Tuesday night dinner the place was not busy, if it was busy we could understand it, first time there, and do not plan to return
Great lunch or dinner pizza and pasta joint, I believe the best deal in Alameda as far as family dining is concerned. Everything is prepared very well and tasteful and fresh. Full professional service is reliable and hands-on. No need to get dressed up, just bring the kids and the creepy uncle!!
Food is always well prepared. Ambience is comfortable and friendly. A good place for a casual family get together. Creative cocktails as well.
We love Tomatina! It’s a family friendly place with fantastic food. I like the open kitchen and that they use fresh ingredients.
Delicious food, great server and outside patio was much quieter than inside the restaurant for an early dinner. Looking forward to my next visit!
This is a tricky question. I generally like this place, but last experience was horrible. They did not have my reservation reasy, made me wait half hour and seated a bunch of people in front of me, while I was waiting for a seat on the bar.
Very friendly and good service. The only problem was the seating. Not easy to get in and out of the booths. Will sit at a table or combo table/booth by window next time.
Had a great Valentine’s Day dinner.. The food was really delicious and service was great.
Great service and food choices were good. Recommended for family night out.
Great place for dinner with the family but every time we go my stepdad orders a club soda with a lime. He never gets the lime, it’s usually nothing or a lemon slice. It’s become a running joke to see if his order will be right. So far no!
We really like Tomatina's. The food is consistently good. It's not gourmet food but everyday casual food. The only thing was our server was not that attentive but she looked exhausted.
Love Tomatina, but they don’t have a fryer so no can do fried calamari. That said, everything else on the menu is superb and the service to match. It is just a local favorite in Alameda despite the throngs of other pizza joints around Park St. Go for it!
Solid everything!!!! Great job to Tomatina in Alameda, a family style joint thatreally serves delicious pasta and pizzas. And service is very professional, just got to love this place!!!
I made a reservation by internet, when we arrived and told them, they suddenly realized that, they didn’t check for reservations so they didn’t have anything reserved and gave us whatever table they had. Big NEGATIVE . What would be the point to make a reservation then.
We always enjoy this place but the bar is always slow on drinks even the kids drinks come out late. Our wine wasn’t even served until after our salad and appetizer was served
Pizzas dominate because of the wood oven. Jacob, what a very nice server.
Food calzone and pizza) was well prepared and tasty.
Service was friendly and efficient.
Lots of trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Restaurant not busy but service was slowed down by trick-or-treaters. Food is as usual tasty.
We had the Micro Salad, Meatballs and Marsala Chicken. The salad was simple and nutritious. The meat balls were hearty guilty pleasure.
The Marsala with the grilled vegetables was perfect. Lots of mushroom s and sauce with a juicy chicken breast.
The set ice was very pleasant and steady.
The tea set selection is great too!
Tomatina delivers very outstanding pizzas, flat bread sandwiches and pastas in a very casual but full-service atmosphere. Employees are very professional and working hard. A family joint that’s hard to beat in value and comfort!
Overall the food and service is normally good. But the service on our last visit did not hit the mark. We had reservations and were seated promptly. However, no one acknowledged us for about 30 minutes to ask us if we were ready to order or offered us water. I had to get up and ask to be served. Also, someone from my party left a to go box on the table after we left. They went back no more than 5 minutes later and the server said they threw it away with no apology whatsoever. Again, not great service.
We went for Mother’s Day and enjoyed ourselves.