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Acqua E Farina

22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541-5112
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541-5112
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, the food here is excellent. The ambience is great with a tall ceiling that greets the patron upon entering. There is a room for bigger parties. Perhaps because of that, the noise level inside the restaurant was quite acceptable. Service was good....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Really we come to this restaurant as it is a family favorite. We have never had a meal which wasn’t superb, and their service is impeccable. The portions are sufficient and we normally have leftovers, even if we gorge ourselves. My children adore this restaurant...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Coco_Queen1
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The two buildings on the left side of the restaurant have been gutted and are being redone. When we first entered the restaurant it was not very impressive - it seemed a bit barren and had a musty smell. But there is a room in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sara H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Exceptional Italian dishes at very reasonable prices. Outstanding service in a romantic setting. Excellent wine list and knowledgeable staff.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Detlev S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My husband and I had dinner three times since we found it in this spring. It is on our commute. Stopping by here makes our evening date night. They serve decent italian food in good portion in reasonable price. Service is good so that your...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jae-Hyun K
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We came here with friends for dinner and the service was friendly and the atmosphere spacious and warm. There are different rooms in the restaurant and we were seated in a room that was dimly lit and it's hard to read the menu in dim...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank KWong55
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Ignore the boarded up shops and policemen strolling the street. Look past the strip mall exterior decor and the tired waiting area. Because it’s worth it. Wonderful service, wonderful food. Perfect amount of time for a dinner, great wine pairings. Had the pollo carciofi, chicken...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank littlebirdy2303
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The antipasti....pick any one!! The entree.Fettuccine Gamberetti oh my. OK not quite NYC but one of the BEST for the west coast.! Better than many San Francisco! and Reasonably priced!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ronsF6171VH
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We’re Italian food snobs (has to do with our Italian Mamas'). Anyhow, this place is a real gem. Old school and not much to look at at, but very decent food. We give it a high recommend.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank soifdawg
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The food was ok, I had the special which was a stuffed pork chop, but should have gotten a pasta dish. The rest of the family had pasta dishes that were better than the stuffed pork chop which was over cooked. Our waitress was great,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mark D
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Noel B
10 January 2018|
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Response from patria1 | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is fabulous and there are many gluten free dishes. They may even have gluten free pasta, not sure but if they don’t you won’t be disappointed in the other options. Their scampi is deelish!
Art A
23 November 2016|
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Response from Lawrence B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Diane. I'd make a reservation for tonight. But don't worry about a dress code. Of course, you could make it a "dress up" dinner just for the two of you. But no frills California attire is fine.
17 November 2015|
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Response from Hugh A | Reviewed this property |
Aqua e Farina is an excellent Italian style restaurant. Woud not be out of place in downtown San Francisco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541-5112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510-888-1568
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