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C'era Una Volta

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1332 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4545 (Alameda Avenue)
+1 510-769-4828
09:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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145 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 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,... More 

Thank 1SFOSO
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Stefano D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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329 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 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.... More 

Thank booptraveler
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

Thank debdereb
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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.

Thank Howard F
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2016

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.

Thank SophieABB
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

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 

Thank Peter G
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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!

Thank Richkrinks
Spokane, Washington
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank tonyandlynndi
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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 

Thank dax97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
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: +1 510-769-4828

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