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2320 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4514 (Park St.)
+1 510-337-9100
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It is, perhaps, foreshadowing of the experience at Pappo that of the seven desserts listed on their web site, seven feature vanilla ice cream. That pretty much sums things up for me. Nothing was particularly wrong, but nothing really stood out either. My primary takeaway is that the kitchen is scared of seasoning. I had the duck pate and the... More 

Thank PdxMarc
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We ended up in Alameda after a bad experience with a San Francisco city apartment. We spent our anniversary in an out of town motel before finding a lovely family house to rent through Airbnb. We decided to celebrate our anniversary a few days late. This restaurant was recommended in the local guide left at our house. What a find... More 

Thank Karen D
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Nice choices, sweet service. AND they didn't gouge just because it was Mothers Day. Fresh fruit and desserts were just right. Pleasant ambience.

Thank Dave T
Alameda, California
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Pappo is our go-to spot in Alameda when we want to relax, have a fresh, creative meal and a great glass of wine served by a welcoming staff. Our favorites are the ahi tuna tartar and fried chicken sandwich. For a special treat try the chef's market dinner on Thursday nights!

Thank Jen R
Walnut Creek, California
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168 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We had reservations for 6:30pm, however, the event in Alameda ended early and we arrived at the restaurant as they were opening at 5:30. The host greeted us and there was no problem with being seated early. This was our first time at Pappo and we based our visit on the review on KQED's Check Please, Bay Area. It is... More 

Thank John H
Alameda, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

When our great long time friends asked me where I want to go for my birthday dinner in Alameda, I unequivocally responded Pappo! It's the one adult-like restaurant that has fine food and wine for adults. Ambiance is low noise so you can hear conversation at your table. Menu changes but there are great signature dishes. My fave is the... More 

Thank LizBachmanGrechi
Alameda, California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Artistic, fabulous, delicious, elegant, tastefully prepared, well served... OK I'm going to need to take a breath! Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Alameda, and we got some great restaurants.

Thank Randall R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Everything was done to perfection items on the menu I like to see on a regular basis. The service was equally perfect with servers knowing their product well. Tables a toonce close and crowded but it is a small space.

Thank CQCquilts
Alameda, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The flavors are distinct to whatever is prepared- the meat, a sauce, vegetable, condiment or dessert. I've really enjoyed the "Market dinners" on Thursday which use what's in abundance at the farmer's market that week. The regular menu is always available in addition to this price fix sampling. This is my go to restaurant to take friends who are serious... More 

Thank californiagal44
San Francisco, California
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156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Excellent it is! Great entrees - love the duck. Great desserts as well. Glad to know that Chef John has stayed in the same place since he opened a few years ago. Very well worth a visit.

Thank Nick T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2320 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4514
    (Park St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-337-9100

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