Top 10 restaurants in Pleasanton, United States

April 15, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. It is a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area located about 25 miles (40 km) east of Oakland, and 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Livermore. The population was 70,285 at the 2010 census. In 2005 and 2007, Pleasanton was ranked the wealthiest middle-sized city in the United States by the Census Bureau. Pleasanton is home to the headquarters of Workday, Ellie Mae, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Blackhawk Network Holdings, and Veeva Systems. Other major employers include Kaiser Permanente, Safeway, Oracle, Nordstrom and Macy's. Although Oakland is the Alameda County seat, a few county offices and a courthouse are located in Pleasanton. The Alameda County Fairgrounds are located in Pleasanton, where the county fair is held during the last week of June and the first week of July. Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is located on the west side of town.
Things to do in Pleasanton

1. Hap's Original Steaks & Seafood

122 W Neal St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-6634 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 925-600-9200
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Hap's Original Steaks & Seafood

Reviewed By bennettdanville - San Francisco, California

I have visited this restaurant 3 times over the past several years. Each time thinking my visit will be better. All I can say is; at least they are consistent.

When we arrived for our reservation, there was a great open table by the front window. We asked to be seated there. We were told that particular server was overloaded and put across the restaurant. Seems to me, that they could have just assigned another sever to our table. I mean jeeze, the restaurant is just not that big.


Since the meals are priced $$$$ I expect my meal should be perfect. Our baked pototoes arrived cold. (my butter would not even melt) Plus, we have now nick-named sending your steak back 3 times as having your steak cooked "Haps Way" By the 3rd try my friends bone in Filet arrived looking like a fatty red under cooked mess.

With as many options that exist in downtown Pleasanton, and for a lot less $, I would strongly suggest Haps step up their game. I do not reccomend this restaurant as it stands today.

2. De LA Torre's Trattoria

6025 W Las Positas Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-4937 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 925-484-3878
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

De LA Torre's Trattoria

Reviewed By Tahoe2 - California

5 of us went to Delatorre's after a meeting...and had a delicious lunch.
We all ordered something different.
Sea Bass and pasta
pasta and clams
chicken
minestrone soup
and Bay Shrimp salad
They brought herb bread, brown bread and breadsticks...butter and oil and balsamic vinegar.
Every dish was delicious...EVERY SINGLE ONE...not one complaint!
This was my first time eating at this restaurant, and I would go back in a heartbeat.

3. Gay 90's Pizza Co

288 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7323 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 925-846-2520
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Gay 90's Pizza Co

Reviewed By sirmeandt - Palo Alto, California

Pleasanton icon, been here as long as I can remember. When you think about the number of restaurants, that have come and gone, that's a pretty good validation, that they're doing something right.

I like bellying up to the bar, for a cold one with a friend. Never had a complaint, regarding the food, love the garlic bread.

Another nice touch, the pictures of old Pleasanton, very interesting. P-town, has become, so touristy, that it's nice to see it when the primary crop was hops.

The crust is thicker on the outer side of the pizza, and more cheese, but will accommodate you, if you throw yourself down on the floor and throw a temper tantrum. I don't know really, but let me know if that worked for you.

Right on the main street, where most people go for a stroll, so pop in for a peek, you may be pleasantly surprised.

btw - Gay Nineties . . . that's the 1890s, just a heads up.

4. Lokanta

443 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7326 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 925-223-8074
Excellent
47%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Lokanta

Reviewed By Bob h - Pompano Beach, Florida

There were so many choices for lunch on Main Street we read reviews and then walked along the street to decide where to have lunch. We are so glad we felt great vibes at Lokanta. We were fortunate to be welcomed by the knowledgeable manager Dogan Ozdogan. We had a great discussion about the Ottoman roots of most Mediterranean cuisine. More commonly referred to as Greek, Lebanese, Turkish but all derivatives from the great Ottoman Chefs for whom creating mouth watering recipes was an art. Lokanta has taken the best from the region and presents it in the most amicable setting. We created our own mezzos by sharing a number of their great offerings. If your not totally familiar with the traditions ask Dogan to suggest your fare. You will leave totally happy. I lived with n the Middle East for 16 years and have xperienced all michelin 3 stars in Europe. Believe me if your in Pleasanton don,t miss Lokanta.

5. Nonni's

425 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-7326 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 26 - SGD 39 +1 925-600-0411
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

Nonni's

Reviewed By deepchi - California

Let’s face it. Dining is expensive these days. One would expect however to get something for your money. Nonni’s just doesn’t deliver. The food was okay but nothing special. Certainly not worth the hefty price tag. The service was good. The atmosphere is so unspecial. Why did I bother eating there. I felt fleeced of my money. And what happened to 15% tips. Doesn’t exist in Nonni’s world. Won’t be going back.

6. Eddie Papa's American Hangout

4889 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588-2713 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 39 - SGD 41 +1 925-469-6266
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 191 reviews

Eddie Papa's American Hangout

Regional American Cuisine. Hand-Crafted Artisan Cocktails. Old World Hospitality

Reviewed By Shannon T - Sumner, Washington

Stopped in real quick (for the first time...here on business). Relaxing vibe with great music. Happy Hour menu that is a mile long!!! Don’t pass on the $3 tacos! I had the New Mexico Green Chili Shrimp Tacos. Really good!!!Shannon, Thank you very much for stopping in! Thrilled you loved the blues music and our new Happy hour menu. I must admit I eat the shrimp and avocado tacos all the time! Eddie

7. Blue Agave Club

625 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-6603 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 925-417-1224
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 223 reviews

Blue Agave Club

Blue Agave Club serves freshly prepared, unique and authentic Mexican food and beverages in Pleasanton, CA. Stop by our unsurpassed patio and see what makes us one of the top dining destinations in the city! Redefining expectations with our exquisite and unique menu, we serve high-quality Mexican fare. Derived from old Garcia family recipes, we focus on combining exciting presentation with authentic and rich flavors. We have received numerous awards including being voted "Best Mexican Food" and "Best Margarita" by Pleasanton Weekly readers. Come see what the hype is all about and try one of our top quality margaritas and superb dishes like our popular Encojado or Mole Poblano. Our 145-year-old house-turned-restaurant is an ideal setting for first dates, wedding receptions, birthday parties, and more. We pride ourselves on our excellent food, above and beyond service, and being members of the Pleasanton community. Our owner and head chef Alexandro keeps a hands-on approach with all of our dishes, constantly experimenting and refining new and old dishes alike. Stop by for today for a taste of true agave flavor and authentic Mexican fare!

Reviewed By pcuk - uk

Visiting Pleasanton for business and we were recommended this place. It’s just great! The food is authentic, plentiful and of a very high quality. The staff are very attentive and clearly know their stuff – they were able to confidently make recommendations and were just genuinely very pleasant to deal with. Wouldn’t hesitate to return!

8. Jims Country Style Restaurant

5400 Sunol Blvd Ste 1, Pleasanton, CA 94566-8103 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 925-426-7019
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Jims Country Style Restaurant

Reviewed By KSSeaB - Henderson, Nevada

It is maybe 1 mile from the freeway, but no turns; easy to find, EZ to get to and easy parking.

Service is 5 star; food, 3.5. "Doug's Omelette" was VERY good. It comes with your choice of hash browns or ranch potatoes. I asked our waitress which she likes better and she said "I love the hash browns," so that is what I ordered. Ha ha. They obviously are store bought frozen hash browns. Oh well.

Hubby enjoyed his french toast and very much appreciated having the option of only 4 slices, although 6 is also an option.

9. Barone's

475 Saint John St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-6532 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, International Dinner, Drinks +1 925-426-0987
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Barone's

Reviewed By John K - Miami Beach, Florida

We were celebrating my sister-in-law's birthday. The family lives in the East Bay and she wanted Italian so Barone's made sense. The service was the best part of the meal. The food was OK and the wine selections better. I would say that the occasion carried the day. Not sure I would go out of my way to return.

10. Strizzi's Restaurant

649 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566-6603 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 925-484-9600
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Strizzi's Restaurant

Reviewed By kathiev_13 - Englewood, Florida

We would've given this restaurant a 5 except the inside tables didn't have tablecloths.
Supper for 5 and all were satisfied with our meals, Fresh and delicious.
Our server was friendly and did a great job.
Only problem was the tables are too close together and it was difficult to get in and out of our chairs.

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