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2320 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-9100
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Ranked #15 of 201 Restaurants in Alameda
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Californian
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Park St.
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English first
Alameda, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Pappo has excellent, thoughtfully prepared food, attentive friendly service, and a very good wine and beer selection. Their Thursday market dinners are a standout.

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Alameda, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to this restaurant for a nice dinner with another couple. My first surprise was they serve beer from the local breweries. Five stars just for that. The service was beyond what I normally get in Alameda. Very professional. The menu was simple but varied. We tried the hamburger with a fried egg on top of the burger. It... More

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I joined some friends from dinner last weekend, and altho we have lived here for 14 years, somehow we missed this restaurant. Cozy, small, but an excellent wait staff and a great menu. It is nice that they serve beer from out local brewery. I usually do not order a hamburger in a restaurant, but my friends... More

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Oakland, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had friends in from out of town and were in Alameda with them to check out a tiki bar. After drinks there we decided to have dinner on the spur of the moment and we called Pappo after reading the reviews. They said they could take us right away (7:30 on a Saturday evening). We were seated immediately when... More

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San Francisco, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Nicely situated in a restored building, across from the Alameda Theatre, Pappo has a NYC West Village vibe softened by Bay Area mellow. The food was easily worth the 45 min trip from the West Bay suburbs, and we will return often. Both my wife and I were decadent, and ordered the Prather Ranch burger with garlic fries. Cooked exactly... More

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Alameda
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

EXCELLENT, delicious food; calm, lovely, but warm atmosphere. My favorite place in Alameda for a special meal. The duck (when they have it) is always excellent. And they have a very decent wine list. Service is very, very good, but not annoying or pretentious. I would recommend reservations, but have only been unable to get a table at walk-in once.

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Adelaide
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pappo has a really nice decor, serves very good food and has wonderful staff, thanks Tracy! I have now eaten there 3 times and also enjoyed food catered by John and his team. I look forward to dining there again when I next visit.

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Sacramento
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The reviews were so good, we had to give the place a try. Our first issue was that the noise level was so high that we could not hear the waitress or each other. That put a damper on the whole meal. Second was my filet was medium rare as I requested (well, maybe more rare than medium rare) but... More

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Alameda, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Second of our two birthday dinners for my husband. The cauliflower app was delicious and generous. The steak was the same. The Rioja Reserva was a great value. This is hard to find on most small restaurant lists, let alone shops. At $38 it was a real deal. Service was great as usual. They were very good about dealing with... More

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Alameda, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Pappo is my favorite restaurant in Alameda. In addition to the regular menu, John Thiel (owner and executive chef) offers a weekly Market Dinner with fresh, locally produced food that is always inventive and delicious. Last week the entrée was duck breast. (John is an alum of Oakland's Bay Wolf restaurant, which is known for its duck). We enjoyed the... More

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Additional Information about Pappo

Address: 2320 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone Number: (510) 337-9100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian

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