Tomatina - Alameda

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Tomatina is a classic Italian restaurant. This is a casual and relaxed Italian neighborhood restaurant. As a sharp contrast to fine Italian dining, this is a place to enjoy a glass of wine and unwind with unpretentious pasta dishes served in hearty portions. Tomatina is designed to appeal to as many people as possible, which is why they carry a vegetarian, gluten-free and children's menu in addition to their regular ones. Each month, Tomatina offers seasonal specials in addition to the normal menu. These offerings have included a chicken apple salad, roasted cauliflower pizza and even a proscuitto and fig piadine. Staples of the menu that guests can always count on are dishes such as the mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich, ravioli di formaggi, mini-hand tossed pizzas and a chicken spaghettini with spinach, parmesan and an onion-tomato broth.
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DI
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice family joint for outstanding pizza and pasta. Service is pretty solid no matter how busy. Best value in Alameda!

YG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The cheese pizza tasted like card board and the salad was wilted and salty. I was very disappointed. It cost $130!

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hours 3-6pm weekdays are really a god deal for food and drink!!!

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice lunch spot. Reasonable and good, hearty Italian dishes. Can’t go wrong bringing kids and guests. An Alameda favorite for get together.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch special at $10.95 may be the best deal in town......

BL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A comfortable place without high pressure, relaxed. Nothing was spectacular, but that was just the point.

N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food!!

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

g
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is always well prepared. Ambience is comfortable and friendly. A good place for a casual family get together. Creative cocktails as well.

MT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tomatina! It’s a family friendly place with fantastic food. I like the open kitchen and that they use fresh ingredients.

AM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great server and outside patio was much quieter than inside the restaurant for an early dinner. Looking forward to my next visit!

D
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

LL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Valentine’s Day dinner.. The food was really delicious and service was great.

LG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food choices were good. Recommended for family night out.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

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!

c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

KK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

d
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizzas dominate because of the wood oven. Jacob, what a very nice server.

O
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food calzone and pizza) was well prepared and tasty.
Service was friendly and efficient.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

E
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

C
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

NM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for Mother’s Day and enjoyed ourselves.