Tomatina - Santa Clara

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$30 and under
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Italian
You’re always welcome at Santa Clara’s Tomatina, our family-friendly Italian restaurant conveniently located minutes from Levi’s Stadium, California's Great America and the Santa Clara Convention Center. Perfect for students of Santa Clara University or Mission College who miss homemade meals or those who want a pre-movie dinner before heading to AMC Mercado 20, we are ready to serve. 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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the experience at Tomatina. Our server was very Very attentive and what ever we asked for he came right back with it. Please give him kudos!!! The food was very good as the portions were very generous!!

LC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner. Food was fresh

KR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food & excellent service! We had a party of seven & we would definitely recommend Tomatina’s!

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waiter, Patrick.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome italian food. Best pizzas and garlic rolls.

k
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Got in and out in a timely manner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

CT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

No one was at check n, then we waited awhile for someone to take our orders, then was given the wrong food. No one checked to see if we needed anything. Will not be going back.....

DH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible terrible terrible .. we placed our dinner order of 2 pizzas and asked about status 35 minutes later with no update. 43 minutes afterwards, they finally admitted our order was lost. We requested to speak with manager. Told her to cancel the order and left very disappointed!!!

Tomatina - Santa Clara
Responded on August 25, 2019

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience was'nt great. We are also sorry to hear that your order was very delayed. Please know that Ive shared your feedback with the rest of the team so that we can address the mistakes we made. We know we can provide a better experience and hope that you can give us anotherr try and join us again soon! Joycelin Magno General Manager

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

There was a variety of dishes to choose from and they have gluten free options too! The flavor of my dish was pretty good. The prices are a little high for what you get and they charge quite a bit extra for gluten free pasta. They charged me $4 extra to switch to gluten free pasta; you can buy a whole box of gluten free pasta for that price.

F
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not very good Italian food. Great service though.

e
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

First, I made a reservation and we got there on time, and they tried to seat us at a big shared table. Business lunch - no thanks. So we waited 10-15 minutes for a booth to open up. Seems they should have a policy to save the booths and private tables for folks with reservations. Service was REALLY slow and we had to catch their attention a couple of times. They served one of us our salad and then the actual entree only when the other two were almost done with their entrees. And the food wasn't anything to write home about. I had the salmon and it was pretty dry and tasteless for salmon.

JB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food is very flavorful. Enjoy lunch here often.

EA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I have been to several Tomatina's but my experience here was terrible. Waitress forgot our or order after asking 3 times - we were provided beverage napkins over a standard napkin and brought our salads to us after our dinner was already served. Needless to say, we will not be coming back to this Tomatina

d
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations last minute so our seating was... As expected. Service and good was perfection.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The majority of the food was mediocre- not very flavorful. However, the chef’s special of the night, an artichoke and ham calzone, was excellent!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently got a new job and my daughter and I went out for a celebratory dinner.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Restaurant tends to not realize how uncomfortable it is to sit soooooo close to people you don't know . There's an area where you're literally sitting 2 feet from strangers at the next table. Smiling and some personality from wait staff would help too. Pizza is great but crazy over-priced.

t
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Little bit difficult to hear as it was a noisy, waiter seemed busy

AA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very nice, had the pesto Chicken pizza, Wonderful!! The staff were very friendly and were able to accommodate our special requests..

JQ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and tasty

CC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ll preface this review by saying that previously I’ve had good experiences at this location. But this visit was a mess from the get go. I had made a reservation (online)for a party of 8 on a Friday. We got there and the hostess said the online reservation system wasn’t working, but luckily she could still seat us. It took about 15 minutes to place our order...and almost an hour to get our food. Our server hardly came by our table and was totally blasé about the fact that it was taking so long. As I noted, I’ve had good experiences before, but if this had been my first visit I definitely would not be going back.

LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we had our team dinner here and it was superb! Tomatina is a personal favorite of mine and I was happy to share with the team, it was early enough that noise was not an issue and we all had great food, great wine and time to relax and connect. thanks to the service and kitchen team for a very good experience

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We came for a weekday lunch. After 30 minutes, we had to flag down our waitress in order to place our order and ask for drinks. We inquired on our order again, 45 minutes after being seated. When our food arrived with one dish wrong, everything went back to the kitchen. We had burnt pizza crust and unseasoned soup. If we come back to Tomatina, we'll come before 12 pm or after 1 pm.

G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I would not bother making a reservation. They had no record of my OpenTable reservation available.

We got there at 6:55 for a 7pm reservation. The hostess told us it would be a 20 minute wait. We said we had a reservation, and she acted surprised. She didn’t check anything, she just had a list of names for walk ups. But she said would put us at the top of the list... which took about 25 minutes. So to me, reservations mean nothing here.

The service, food, etc. was ok (average) once we finally sat down. Nothing to rave about. But I won’t be wasting my time with making a reservation if we ever decide to eat here again.

S
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I always like the food at Tomatino food and it is a good value for the price. Of late, my experiences at various Tomatino, the service level is VERY GOOD. Tried two different locations in a matter of 2 months. The overall food quality is consistent, however, the final product does different from location to location, possibly due to the Chef in charge.
I would definitely go there again.

W
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gluten fee pizza. The pizza dough taste really good which is hard to find.

I
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Appetizers took a while to come out and food came out shortly after that, not allowing enough time between appetizers & meal. Otherwise service was good.

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived, our reservation was not recognized nor acknowledged. We were added to the waitlist.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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