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C'era Una Volta

1332 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4545
+1 510-769-4828
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
29 Aug 2018
“Perfect Private Party”
20 Jul 2018
“Always a pleasure”
Open Now
10:00 am - 2:30 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1332 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4545
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Reviewed 30 August 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...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank volturnus
Reviewed 21 July 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...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pquigs
Reviewed 28 June 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
Thank Jan_Robert_P
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...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank 1SFOSO
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

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Stefano D
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...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank booptraveler
Reviewed 30 August 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
1  Thank debdereb
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.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank HowardF119
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.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank SophieABB
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...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Peter G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 510-769-4828
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