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“Best Restaurant in Alameda”
Review of Pappo

Pappo
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Ranked #30 of 252 Restaurants in Alameda
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Park St.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Pappo is my favorite restaurant in Alameda. In addition to the regular menu, John Thiel (owner and executive chef) offers a weekly Market Dinner with fresh, locally produced food that is always inventive and delicious. Last week the entrée was duck breast. (John is an alum of Oakland's Bay Wolf restaurant, which is known for its duck). We enjoyed the fixed price 4 course meal (including a tasty dessert) along with a glass of Thiel Family pinot. We always find the service to be excellent (thanks, Tracy). Prices are reasonable, décor is casual and friendly. We return again and again and have never been disappointed.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I go to Pappo for the duck leg, but am often diverted to another dish once I've studied the menu (think pasta bolognese or steak frite). It's a tossup between the roasted golden beets or the anchovy stuffed olives to start, but I almost always end with the cheese plate. Their wine collection is a good match for the quality and consistency of the food and they have introduced me to several new wines that I've then tracked down and stocked at home. I enjoy the consistency of the menu, but might like to see it change some more over the seasons. The restaurant is warm and welcoming and the service friendly and helpful. Always great!

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Thank David M
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Local and original menu. Love the Thanksgiving Day meal tradition of service to the community! Way to go Pappo!

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Pappos was our favorite restaurant after spending 7 days in Alameda on a recent business trip. The wine selections were very nice; we had a couple of bottles of reasonably priced Zinfandel. I order the roasted duck which was rich and savory with well-prepared polenta. A couple of my east coast guests had their first ciopino and they literally swabbed their bowls clean with bread. They offer cheese and smoked meats platters as a starter - always one of my favorite choices for an appetizer. If you only have one night in Alameda - try Pappos.

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Thank Captrdjr
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was the best meal out I have had in a long time. Wonderful food. I went with my boyfriend and his mom. We all ordered something different and each meal was fantastic. I had the special which was lamb, mushroom bread pudding and brussel sprouts and it was perfect. The wine list was good, and the prices reasonable. Service was attentive, and friendly without being too "there". I would highly recommend this place and I'm really fussy.

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