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“Nice Atmosphere, Concise Menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piatti Danville

Piatti Danville
100 Sycamore Valley Rd W, Danville, CA 94526
(925) 838-2082
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Ranked #5 of 122 Restaurants in Danville
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: San Ramon
Description: Ristorante Piatti features a menu with recipes complimenting the various regions of Italy. It has a casual yet sparkling atmosphere with authentic regional Italian cuisine. Piatti's success can be attributed to its staff and its approach to food, wine, and the dining experience.
Berkeley, California
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere, Concise Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Piatti Danville is easily accessed from the freeway and there is plenty of parking available. Went for a weekend lunch. The seating area closest to the entrance is bright and airy with view of the bar and open kitchen. Another section is not as bright but is also less trafficked. There is a decent-sized patio area with umbrellas to enjoy your meal if you choose. the mostly Hispanic wait-staff has been trained well and are do a great job. we split a salami pizza as a starter; it had an exceptional thin crust and the mix of toppings were a great match. I would have considered ordering one of their pizzas if we did not have it as a starter. the included bread is excellent with a crispy shell and spongy bread section. entrees included their turkey and avocado Panini that comes with fries. the Panini is a good-sized serving and was enjoyed by its diner but that diner preferred more salt on the fries. personally I prefer fries with a minimum of sodium. a mix of the spaghetti with the Bolognese sauce (normally with the tagliatelle) with meatballs was deemed average with regards to the pasta itself and the flavor of the sauce. a special that was ordered was the pan-seared halibut and it was quite good but perhaps a tad overcooked. seasoning of the halibut was perfect for me. Overall the menu at Piatti's is more on the light side save for some of the Paninis and the pork chop special. it would be nice to see a few more options that are part of their regular lunch menu. Now, would I visit Piatti's again? Absolutely.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Danville, CA
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been dining at Piatti since it opened...can't remember when...and it is always very consistent in terms of both service and the quality of the food. A very high energy place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Danville, California
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“Great Neighborhood Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent for lunch and dinner. Eating on the patio in the summer is a wonderful atmosphere and the salads are very good. Dining in the room with the fireplace during the winter is a warm and cozy environment. If you eat in the main dining area, be prepared for a noisy meal, making it a little difficult to have quiet conversations. The food is very good ranging from their pasta dishes to salmon on a cedar plank, roasted chicken and pizzas. The delicious french bread is served warm with a spiced basalmic vinegar and oil dipping sauce and is irresistible. Their lively bar area with great appetizers and drinks is always busy. They also have a separate room for private parties and overflow of patronage if it is not being used. I have eaten at Piatti's well over a hundred times and would recommend it highly. Just be aware of the different areas of atmosphere in the Danville restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In a beautiful area sits this wonderful restaurant. The food and the wine is relaxed, simple and outstanding. Just a great place to go, on all counts

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CA
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“Eat on the Patio and it will be a great experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We have eaten at several Piatti restaurants and this is one of the best even though it's a chain restaurant. Eat on the patio if you want quiet, otherwise it is noisy and very congested. We had great food though and I would certainly go back. The best entrée by far is the lemon ricotta ravioli. It is light and tasty and not filling even though it sounds very rich. Three of us had that and the other had the salmon which was also rated great. We had bar drinks which were fine and we had desserts which were great too. My biggest complaint is the noise in the restaurant and we ate dinner at 4:45 so you would have thought the place would have been empty but that wasn't the case. It is located in a small shopping center but that's not a problem and there was plenty of parking.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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