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$20 - $40
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Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

From a really spoiled Italian, I can really say that in this restaurant they make one of the best homemade pasta I've ever taste. Nice atmosphere and very efficient service. Rudy is a super host. Really recommended!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Going out to a restaurant on Thanksgiving was a First for us, but we could not have picked a better place to enjoy wonderful food and service. This is our special 'go to' place for other occasions, and now it may be in line for...next year too!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

Nestled in an alleyway (off Park Street), this vine covered patio entrance leads you into a really charming restaurant by Park Street standards. The owner met us and was very fun and informative. We had beautiful seating and great service from Gina. I had ravioli...and salmon combo plate and my date had sea bass...bella! The wine choice was good and we left thinking about when we could return with friends....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We booked the balcony area for a private party of 16 people. Cheryl, Gabriele and the staff at C'era una volta took great care of us. We were not wanting for anything. Prior to our event we chose the menu and it was all very...delicious. The staff paced the meal to our time frame. If you are looking for a place to have a celebration, check out C'era Una Volta. And, with uber and lyft, there is no need to worry about parking!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Used to live in Alameda and loved coming here for special occasions—never disappointed. It’s been 12 years since our last visit, and it hasn’t missed a beat. From the authentic Caesar to perfect risotto, we loved it. The gluten free bow tie pasta was so...cool! Our girls ate it up—they don’t always like the g-free pasta at every restaurant, so that’s saying something. Thanks for another great memory—and don’t you dare change the silverware! Such a creative, whimsical touch to an already unique dining experience.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

A bit difficult to find a parking space. The service was ok, but not great. The food was good, but not great. Rather medium to small portions. Cosy place!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

this lovely restaurant accommodated 15 of us (two adjoining tables) and provided a feast for an arranged tab of $50 per person, which covered two apps, salad, entrees,and a cake cutting fee. Buratta was fresh and tasty, and the second app was a hearty serving...of salami, cheese, olives, and more. Caesar salad was whole romaine hearts with optional anchovies, and lots of asparagus served as a side to salmon or pasta entrees. Corkage was reasonable, and good live music was performed that Sunday evening. I'd go back in a heartbeat...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I was born and raised in Italy and the food here is just as good as over there....highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a late dinner here the other night. The patio looks lovely but it was a crisp evening so we ate indoors. Only a few tables were occupied. The decor is pleasant with excellent paintings of the Tuscany hills. Our waiter was friendly and...helpful. We shared a salad, the eggplant parmigiana, and a slice of cake for dessert. While not cheap, we enjoyed every dish as well as the location and setting. We will return.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

A piece of paradise run by people of great kindness . The enchanting decor transports you in time. Tank's

Date of visit: August 2016
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