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2455 Mariner Square Dr, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 864-7427
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pasta Pelican: an objective review

Our family had dinner this evening at the Pasta Pelican Restaurant in Alameda, California. I would say that the atmosphere/ambiance of the restaurant is very nice as it sits on the estuary between Oakland and Alameda.....excellent water views! The food was average as I had the BBQ Meat Loaf... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Greg A
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Fairfield, California
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Fairfield, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our family had dinner this evening at the Pasta Pelican Restaurant in Alameda, California. I would say that the atmosphere/ambiance of the restaurant is very nice as it sits on the estuary between Oakland and Alameda.....excellent water views! The food was average as I had the BBQ Meat Loaf entree. My wife had the Baby Beets salad and she said... More 

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Alameda, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

I haven't been to this restaurant in many years. Back then it was the Rusty Pelican. Now, it's Pasta Pelican. The food was really good. The atmosphere was nice, not too noisy. They have a wonderful view overlooking the Alameda/Oakland Estuary and Jack London Square. I was impressed with the food, and the prices were reasonable for a nice restaurant.... More 

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Alameda, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

We seem to go here at least once a month. It is literally right on the water. The carbonara is excellent. I can almost make a meal of the bread served with crushed garlic and olive oil. So if you want a window zeat overlooking the water with a view of Jack London Square with great food this is the... More 

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Alameda, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Rudy is a very good bartender and all round nice fellow. Hadie, the owner always goes out of his way to make us comfortable. Bob and Linda

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ca
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a beautiful setting on the Oakland/Alameda estuary. The night time is spectacular with the lights from boats blinking in the distance. Great food and very responsive staff. We have asked for specialty combinations and the chef is always willing to accomodate.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love the ambience and the view of the Oakland skyline and docks are beautiful. Try the fried calamari. This dish is my favorite. Held my wife's 50th Birthday party here. They have an upstairs that can cater to larger groups. Parking is okay.

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Moraga
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While we found the cuisine here not outstanding but acceptable the overall experience was good. The location is great and it's probably a good idea to call ahead for a reservation to have a table next to the estuary. At night the estuary is magical. I had a seafood pasta dish which was good but my wife did not enjoy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Location by the water is good. Lots of parking space. Food and prices were fair. Good selection for appetizers. Service needs improvement. We made reservations and got there on time but still had to wait about 25 minutes for our table. Servers were stingy on the bread. We were a party of 4 but they only gave us 3 pieces... More 

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Anaheim
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There is a nice view and the food is great, but if you have to wait for a seat never trust the time given. They always say 15-20 minutes. Every time I have been there and had to wait it was more like 30-45 minutes.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Usually we get takeout but the couple times we've eaten in it was pleasant experience. Even with takeout the pasta was still hot when we got it home, and their Caesar salad is to die for when they serve it on the whole leaves of endive. Once their alfredo was not quite up to par but eating there after that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2455 Mariner Square Dr, Alameda, CA 94501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: (510) 864-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?