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C'era Una Volta

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1332 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4545 (Alameda Avenue)
(510) 769-4828
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Today
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Alameda
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Authentic, Italian food in a comfortable setting. If you like steak, the Bistecca Fiorentina for two was delicious. It is a 32 oz. Thick Cut Rib Eye with Mushrooms, with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes & Vegetable Medley.

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Thank Howard F
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic, delicious Italian food served in very pleasant surroundings with professional yet friendly staff. Our party of 6 (with 2 young children) were made extremely welcome and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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Thank SophieABB
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is great; the service is great; the tables and ambiance is good; the wine is excellent; the food presentation is excellent but my filet called "Filetto al Pepe Verde" was average. It was accompanied with "Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Green Peppercorns, Mashed Potatoes". The cream sauce, I think, sort of destroyed the filet. The mashed potatoes were good. So,... More 

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Thank Peter G
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure that you try and get the small table that is recessed in to the wall in the main dining room. Very romantic. The food selection is great with great service. I have never had a bad meal here and love the food. Great wine selection too!

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Thank Richkrinks
Spokane, Washington
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Great service food and wine. Tucked down a brick lined alley with vine covered pergolas the outside patio seating is lovely.

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Thank tonyandlynndi
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I came here on a Thursday night and there were three couples in the entire restaurant so it was pretty relatively empty. I was disappointed that the fish entree I ordered came with cold sides and lukewarm fish. I had to get them to warm everything up after I tasted everything and noticed the only hot side was the spinach... More 

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Thank dax97
Alameda, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you want a place outside hype and gimmick, a quiet place to eat a family meal, this almost hidden-away Italian is good. The ravioli is the most memorable, though the food overall is okay. The decor is serene, rather startlingly modest, which is fine and no detraction from enjoying an earnest family dinner.

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Thank GodMat
Sao Paulo, SP
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This lovely restaurant is tucked out of the way but well worth finding it. The food is not your typical Italian and that is a good thing. We had two types of oysters, raw and baked w/pesto, as appetizers which were both very good. The bread comes with oil mixed w/mustard which is a tasty variation. I cannot remember the... More 

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Thank geogiraffe
Easton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

In San Fran area for vacation, found this quaint little place. Owners were super friendly and helpful with the menu and wine pairings. Had seafood pasta, saffron rice with seafood and sliced pork and an Italian chorizo type sausage. It was all delicious. Spumoni and a fruit torta for dessert topped it all off. Fabulous!

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Thank Daniel M
Alameda
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The owners are awesome, and the food is fabulous. I cannot say enough about this restaurant, as it's one of our favorites! The food is creative, portions are good, and presentation is tops. Superb wine list too!

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Thank Max4yarn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1332 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4545
    (Alameda Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: C'era Una Volta Italian Restaurant in Alameda, one block from AC Transit Bus lines O, OX, 20, 21, 51A. BART connections available for each bus line. Bus 51A from Berkeley to Alameda via Downtown Oakland. Bus 20 & 21 from Fruitvale BART Station to Downtown Alameda in 10 min.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: (510) 769-4828

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?