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Pasta Pelican - Alameda

4.3
4.3
151 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Pasta Pelican Restaurant & Lounge serves a wide range of tasty traditional Italian & Americana cuisine. The menu includes an extensive wine list and a full bar featuring Mafioso Margaritas and Sicilian Salsa with Pizza Chips. All items on the menu are available for dining-in, take-out and delivery. The atmosphere is warm, friendly & relaxing with fireplaces in both the restaurant and the lounge. The entire staff is dedicated to making sure your dining experience is a memorable one each and every time.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 864-7427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KS

    KateS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Pasta portions were small, and the menu is super random. Good wine list. It was also freezing inside i had to leave my coat on through dinner.
  2. f

    foodie1001

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a jovial evening, from the moment we walked in to the moment we departed. We came for the boat parade but we will be back to experience lunch and brunch. We had cocktails and wine, pasta, ribs, chicken and more pasta. The menu is creative. Too full for dessert but we'll plan better next time! The staff was friendly and very competent even though they were bustling on this very busy evening. The food was timed just right, from cocktails to appetizers to entrees. We'll be back!
  3. JM

    JasonM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little hidden place.
  4. R

    Rodolfo

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I’ve spent $220 dollars for the meal but no sure if it was credited into my Open Table points. Please respond if credited or not. Thanks.
  5. PT

    PeteT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a nice, casual restaurant in a somewhat odd location. The setting is relaxing with an ever-changing view of the estuary and passing boats. It surprised us that this restaurant wasn’t that full. We enjoyed quite a few different food & drink items.
  6. H

    Hazem

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time and enjoyed an authentic Italian meal!
  7. HT

    HughT

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice evening with friends
  8. l

    luv2dine

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got lost trying to get to Alameda. Don't give me a map, I may eat it. Sorry that I didn't make it. Have tried to email you. but keep getting mail sent back as undeliverable. I would love to go again. but need good directions on how to get there. Please tell this restaurant that I am sorry. But I will go again
  9. KG

    KimberleyG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and drinks were delicious. However the service was not that great. There was no person at the front so customers had wait until a waiter happened to walk by and seat them. The time between sitting and getting our drinks ordered was 15 minutes. Overall, it's a very nice place and the food was excellent but make sure you have patience if you eat here.
  10. B

    Beau

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and pricing and excellent service. Location is overlooking Jack London Square and the city of Oakland.
  11. QC

    QueenetteC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My go to pasta restaurant! It's been around for many years, and still the best for me. They have very creative pasta dishes I find very yummy , better than more expensive Italian eateries. Love their bread, and dessert favorite is the apple pie a la mode, with lots of candied walnuts! Service is great. Waiters are attentive, and friendly.
  12. JG

    JulieG

    Los Angeles

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice people. Great service! They do there absolute best with what they have to work with! The penne pasta had flavor. They have good prices for bottles of wine!
  13. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I worked here back in the 80's when it was the Rusty Pelican. The pasta was delicious! We had a wonderful time. I miss the colorful place.
  14. YG

    YadiG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great restaurant! I completely fell in love with this restaurant and I believe it'll become our new "usual" since we just moved into Alameda. Home-y feels, comforting and delicious food, quick and friendly service, we couldn't have picked a better restaurant for our anniversary!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed eating here!
  16. MO

    MaryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation on OpenTable requesting a window table. The host and wait staff made that happen and provided cordial service. The food was delicious and nicely presented.
  17. LZ

    LoriZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Ordered soup and it was not bought out before our dinner, had to ask about it before the server remembered to bring it to the table and then asked if we still wanted it. Finally got the soup after we were more than 1/2 way done with our entree. Server did not come back to the table to check on us. It wasn't until 15 minutes after we were done with our meal that the server came back. Never asked if we needed anything. The restaurant was not busy and it just didn't seem like the server could handle the few tables that were occupied.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great date night. Good food. Nice service staff
  19. S

    Soph

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2018

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    I don’t think they can handle a larger crowd. This was my second night visiting and my service was poor. My dinner guest and I were not seated for awhile even though a Table was open and we confirmed reservation. Upon closing the check it took forever to bring back change. During dessert was worse. It seemed like since we only ordered dessert we weren’t worth checking on. Not once did any waiter ask how our dessert was or even if my port was to my liking. Tonight was a mess. I am shocked.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday there.
  21. CL

    ChristinaLara

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been going to Pasta Pelican for about 19 years now and still to this day love to head there for all special occasions or even just the every day dinner. The food and the service/people are just the best and makes for a wonderful time every time! Already looking forward to the next time.
  22. DT

    DerrickT

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always choose Pasta Pelican as our go to restaurant for visiting friends and for the atmosphere and good food.
  23. c

    catbiker

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always delivering great pasta! Love warching the boats on the estuary, while eating.
  24. S

    Sewbrown

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Unfortunately on the night we dined there the food was not what I expected. Some of the veg/fruit in salads were not ripe enough and a couple of our dishes were overly salted. They do have a beautiful view.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Carbonara with scallions??!!?! And I think it was ham - definitely not pancetta. Bolognese was just okay, not good. Wait staff were very kind and attentive. View was pleasant. Very nice table at windows. Value much better then JLS and just across the estuary. Will try again and order more simpler dishes.
  26. j

    jilsterpilster

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. Great ambience. Staff efficient and friendly. A local gem.
  27. AM

    AndresM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant on the waterfront from Alameda to Oakland. The pasta is good and the wine selection is good also. We celebrated my birthday here and couldn't ask for more, perfect place.
  28. K

    Kent

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice location on Oakland estuary. Easy parking. Good pasta dishes, with plenty of left-overs.
  29. KS

    KentS

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding responsiveness to a short notice reservation request for a table for six on a Saturday night. Very good service and food as usual.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Nothing special about the food. Ordered a prosciutto carbonara. Don't think the chef knows what prosciutto is since I basically received ham cubes in my noodles. Cheap quality sauces. Everyone's pasta was over cooked. Tiramisu had the worst presentation of any desert I've ever ordered
  31. MH

    MarianaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming here since they opened, Pasta Pelican consistently provides excellent food, service and ambiance! Every special occasion we come here to celebrate with awesome food, drinks, and a stellar view. Thank you again Pasta Pelican for making our family get togethers so special!
  32. 5

    5032015

    San Francisco

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful view of the Bay. The food was delicious.
  33. MK

    MichelleK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The restaurant itself is very cute and has a beautiful view of the water. The food was very greasy and overseasoned. I might go back for a drink, just so I can sit on the water and watch the boats go by, but dinner was just too rich!
  34. MR

    MarthaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A little gem! We were looking for a new place to have dinner. It was great. Enjoy!
  35. AA

    AdeelA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Birthday. They brought mousse and sang happy birthday m! It was sweet
  36. F

    Fuzzy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A buddy told me about the place and how nice every thing was. So i made a reservation. It was a hit my wife loved it. EVERY THING WAS WONDERFUL.
  37. S

    Sue1

    Poconos

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I go to Pasta Pelican frequently. This time I ordered a beet salad which was not quite what I expected. It was a green salad with four small slices of beet. It all tasted very good as the dressing was delicious. I had expected more beets so probably won’t order it again.
  38. GL

    GLENE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good service. Food was great and worth the price- which was very good. Great view. All around very nice.
  39. K

    Kathy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food is very good; the service was good; the view is fantastic. The ambiance needs ugrading; feels old and out-dated.
  40. N

    Nifer

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good. Service was a bit slow and not very hospitable. We’ve had better experiences there before.

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Pasta Pelican - Alameda is rated 4.3 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Alameda

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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