We really enjoyed our evening out at Pappos. The was very good as always. If you find yourself in Alameda I would highly recommend this place. You won’t be disappointed.
I have been to Pappo's several times over the years and like the restaurant because it's local and has an upscale menu. John, the owner is a strong supporter of local causes and is environmentally responsible.
The food is more than OK, but can almost be exceptional with certain dishes. I had the Caesar Salad, followed by a Spaghetti Squash. The salad was very good. The squash met requirements, maybe with an added bolognaise it would be better - maybe next time. My date had the Halibut, which she said was good, but was unevenly cooked.
Our server was very good, she was accommodating to my quirky requests.
I want this restaurant to flourish and hope the chef can step it up a little.
Food and drinks are excellent but the portions are very small. The service is excellent.
Food were just so so for the price.
It was excellent start to finish.
Excellent food, server was wonderful, but busy.
First-rate service, drinks, and food. Atmosphere was pleasant.
Always a great evening at Pappo! Super service, great vibe. Yummy food. 😄
Our server was pleasant and quick to get our drinks. After eating the squid appetizer and halibut for main entree, which both tasted fresh, I was very ill the next day. Another in our party had ordered a hamburger MW, it was served MR, we asked for it to be put on the grill a bit longer. Instead, they started over, so the other two had finished their meals by the time the new hamburger was served, it was burnt to a crisp! We were not charged for the burger, nor was it eaten. The third person had the special "Medallion Steak" for $36. The pieces were scrawny and not appetizing, although it tasted okay.
This was our third time to this restaurant over a few years and each time it presented itself with a challenge, we will not be returning.
The food was very good although pricey for the amount/quantity received. For example, the gnocchi was delicious but for $25 only 10 gnocchi?? We split is as an appetizer for three (one lucky person got four) but as an entree it would not be enough. My husband had the fettucine and again, it was delicious but very little pasta for $25 or 26.....the noodles are pennies and they could easily increase their portion size without really impacting their bottom line.
Pappo's is a fabulous place to eat. Always creative menus using local produce and paired with local wines.
Great neighborhood vibe with very good food and service. Ideal selection if you are in/near Alameda. The Alameda theater & cineplex is conveniently located across the street. Plenty of street & off-street parking (FREE in the evenings).
Fresh, family friendly, neighborhood gem. Brought three people who had never been before an they loved it!
Pappo is a hidden gem in Alameda. Their wine menu is phenomenal and the food is always so fresh and delicious. I rarely like to go back to the same restaurant because I love trying new places, but Pappo is one that I find myself returning to. Great for date night or an evening with friends.
Nice experience each time!
The zucchini spaghetti was very tasty!
Appreciated the fresh ingredients in all of our dishes. Was very disappointed that my dinner - gnocchi- was ‘blackened .’ Leads me to think that they were probably frozen. Overpriced for the meals we had. Will probably not return.
We had reservations for 7:30 but got into town about an hour earlier. There accommodated us even though they had reservations for the time we arrived. We sat at the outside seating (that was not held for reservations.)
All our dishes were outstanding.
We found the restaurant on Check Please a PBS show.
We would go back again.
Great food and service! I highly recommend Pappo for a great meal in a nice location.
My meal consisted of: fried anchovies stuffed olives, Ahi Tuna Tartare, and duck over noodles. The meal and service was excellent. Chose a Sauvignon Blanc that was also great. I shall return, soon!
Everything was excellent except they forgot to give me my take home box. I was hosting an out-of-towner and we had a great conversation. I left without taking half a delicious rib-eye steak home.
Parpadelle with duck!!!!
We would recommend this restaurant to every one we know this dinner was so good
We arrived at 7:30 and were seated immediately. The service was flawless as Julie, our serve
The food was really fresh and seasonal -- delicious corn, peaches, etc. Everyone in our party loved it!
The portions were very small. The slice of the peach pie was ridiculous. It was a bite of pie.
The Gnocchi was excellent. Fresh and tasty! The gilled Salmon was OK, not great. It could have been grilled a bit more. Staff is great.
The food was fantastic and the service was great. This place is a gem and gets better all the time.
It used to be my favorite restaurant in Alameda, but not anymore. The service is still wonderful, as is the wine list and certain items. But the overall food quality has gone down. Come on Pappo!
Excellent! Attentive, professional staff, delicious food, trendy, warm ambience.
Amazing service, and great pairing for a fantastic experience - I enjoy regularly and still get a kick every time!
Went for wife’s birthday dinner. Great food as usual with super fresh ingredients. Outstanding service and refreshing craft cocktails. Always a good time. Loved the mango cream pie desert!
Our go-to date night spot NEVER disappoints! Love our Pappo dinners!
My wife and I had a great meal here the other day. The service was just as great.
Lovely place for date night. The food is seasonal and complemented by the chef’s private label wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
I have eaten here previously and really enjoyed it, maybe it was an off night, but I was quite disappointed in the food. It was quite bland and tasteless.
A pleasant restaurant. The food this time was the best we ever had here, the Thursday night Market Dinner, 3 courses for $38. The best pork chop I've had since the Frances era at Lalime's (1990's?). Wonderful cantaloupe & greens salad. Great Strawberries & Crème Chantilly (whipped cream?) on really excellent shortbread (not shortcake). Equal to anything in the East Bay on this outing.
Service started off great, but declined as it got busier. Wait person distracted with "friend" patrons. Waiting painfully to get on with the end of dinner and move on to dessert and/or coffee, then the bill.
It wasn't horrible, servicer should be more attentive towards others.
The meal was prepared very well and the service was great. Have been here many times and they never fail to impress.
Coming to this Alameda neighborhood Gem is always a delight! From the moment I arrive I’m made to feel like family, and immediately greeted warmly. Giuseppe makes the rounds among his guests with time to make us all feel special! The food is always top notch!
Noise level is deafening and when diners began to leave the manager put on mind-numbing rock music nd refused to lower the volume or change the genre, even after 2 polite requests on my part. Id rather die then go there again!