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LA Piazza

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15 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563-3022
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were visiting friends in Orinda, and on our last night before leaving the Bay Area (before our flight back to Singapore) and our host took us to the best Italian place in town. It was a delightful experience. The food was surprisingly very good. We had the antipasti, carpaccio, sole, marinara, tre fungi but with linguini (instead of gnocchi)... More 

Thank BobM08
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

There are many good things about this restaurant. Comfortable. Close to the Orinda Theater. But I ordered the calamari salad. The menu did not mention raw onions. But the salad was riddled with raw onions. They amounted to about half a cup. I would have like to have been warned off this dish by an accurate menu description.

Thank Baney321
Orinda, California
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376 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We went here for a family celebration and it was delicious and fun for the family. Nice wine selection and atmosphere. Teenagers enjoyed it.

Thank Kesslane
Chico, California
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I met friends here for dinner for the first time. It's a cute spot in downtown Orinda. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We had appetizers, which were average. For main course One friend had the lasagna and the other friend and I had the sole special with pasta and steamed veg. The sole had a... More 

Thank Hamburger_Queen
San Ramon, California
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We went to Orinda Theatre the other night and walked across the street to La Piazza for dinner. There were three of us. We were warmly greeted by the hostess. She could have been a manager because I watched her interact with the customers along with delivering salads and entrees. Once we sat we were immediately presented with the bread... More 

Thank Beverly B
Orinda, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We frequently dine at La Piazza during the work week as our office is nearby. its almost like going home and having dinner ready. The food is fresh and reliable. The petrale sole is always wonderful and the specials change weekly. The owner Charles is always around and a gracious host. A great comfortable and regular home for us.

Thank Larry H
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Orinda is a small town, not necessarily a tourist destination, but it is a delightful little town with a delightful Italian restaurant, La Piazza. Don't miss it!! Great food, great ambiance and right across the street from a delightful local movie theater. It's a small restaurant that the locals visit regularly so make reservations if you can. If you don't,... More 

Thank Carolyn K
Orinda, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I am surprised at some of the negative reviews here. Certainly it is not an elegant quiet Italian restaurant. If you want that go find a restaurant that will be here today and gone tomorrow. The food is good, the service is if not good, at least there is a strong effort, and the location is excellent. The best seat... More 

Thank Mark D
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I cannot believe that people gives to this place good reviews, they do not know how to cook real authentic Italian food...the quality of the ingredients and the recipes used do not resemble the real thing... I have to believe that the people that wrote the other nice reviews a) never been in Italy; or b) never had good authentic... More 

Thank worldtravelerxxxxx
Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It's hard to write a bad review about a place so earnest, but the sad fact is that Orinda's core feels like the commuter towns on the rail lines outside Boston, NYC or Philly, where the restaurants are for people with money but no desire to stay in the big city, so they settle for adequate and "family? and that's... More 

Thank PdxMarc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563-3022
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orinda
  • Phone Number: 925-253-9191

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