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Good neighborhood restaurant
We come often to La Piazza. (We live in Alameda County on the other side of the Caldecott Tunnels so we come because of the quality food, not simply because it is near us.) Excellent pastas, good wine, inexpensive. It has new owners but the quality remains the same. Recommended.
743PaulM743 via - Dec 27, 2021
Hands down best restaurant in Orinda, Service is great and food is amazing. Highly recommend!
Alex Abel via - Nov 29, 2021
Beautiful restaurant. Delicious meals and first rate wine selection. Wait personnel was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Mia Pope via - Apr 30, 2021
Excelente atención y comida deliciosa ... read more
Rosa Gonzalez via - Mar 27, 2021
It was so so good to be back inside this place. The food was delicious, especially Petrale sole. Everything is cooked to perfection!👍 ... read more
Laurie Garff via - Mar 23, 2021
Not a fact place but the pasta tastes home made. Amazing!
A Google User via - Aug 13, 2020
Not a fact place but the pasta tastes home made. Amazing!
Aman Bhasin via - Mar 3, 2020
This restaurant provides superb service and delightful menu. The best restaurant around here. The meals came out quickly and the prices are fair. Will definitely recommend this place.
Kenneth Scott via - Feb 18, 2020
This site is my favorite site. Of all restaurants I know I prefere it most. I always suggests to my friends to go to visit this place. when I feel like having a good meal, this is the place that comes first to my mind. very good and varied food and a rich cuisine.helpful crew, and nice ambience. In addition to that, the charge is ... read more
leroy reily via - Feb 2, 2020
Certainly a spot worth stopping over, the food is good and fresh, the costs are affordable and it is always well organized there. 5 stars.
E Estrada via - Jan 23, 2020
I admire this restaurant a lot. there is a unique atmosphere. The cuisine is very tasty. the service is powerful and the team is courteous. The price is decent. I highly recommend.
Robert Wheeler via - Jan 8, 2020
Great food and staff ... read more
N James via - Jan 1, 2020
I visit this place a lot since I work right next to it. I must say their service is always good and they keep the spot well kept all the time. Prices are affordable and they serve large portions.
Konner M via - Dec 12, 2019
Excellent Carbonara!!! Love the atmosphere, and they have an excellent wine selection.
Aabed Wardak via - Oct 13, 2019
the pasta is good, the specials sometimes great, the staff are super friendly and the wine list is adequate ... read more
kernmd1951 via - Sep 8, 2019
Great place. Good good and very friendly staff.
John Hollender via - Jun 29, 2019
Good food sort friendly service ... read more
Tova Moore via - Jun 4, 2019
Good Italian Restaurant
My husband and I have been infrequent customers of La Piazza over the years and the food has always been very good. We have been in a few times recently and the food continues to be very good, especially the wood-fired pizzas and the fresh...More ... read more
win_epooh via - May 21, 2019
They have the BEST carbonara! And the staff is exceptional. This is definitely a place we will continue to come to.
Nichole Reynolds via - Nov 19, 2018
Great Mediterranean and Italian food directly across from the Orinda Theater ... read more
Valerie Colber via - Apr 19, 2018
good food.
mike kern via - Apr 19, 2018
A longtime favorite
My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for many years and love the location and ambiance. Situated across the street from the Orinda theatre, La Piazza is the perfect place to stop for a delicious meal before a movie. Coming back from...More ... read more
LightFighter via - Jan 1, 2018
Wood-fired oven and tasty dishes Popular local trattoria right across from the Orinda theater. The mini pizzas (they only have one size) are very good, and are made in the wood-fired oven. The daily specials are worth looking out for, as they are usually very good. The only real drawback is that it's a bit pricey, probably 20% too hi ... read more
Renee Trudeau via - Apr 19, 2017
Lovely services in a romantic ambience ... read more
Ziyad Khoury via - Apr 19, 2017
A nice neighborhood restaurant
The food is good; not too expensive. It has pizza, pasta, Italian dishes and it's all good. Check your bill as there have been a few errors on ours.
MadatAA via - Mar 4, 2017
Nice Italian Bistro
This place was hopping--even at 5:30! Good selection of pasta and pizza, nice wine list. Good portions--good food.
Kesslane via - Mar 1, 2017
service matches the food
After a movie at the Orinda, the four of us had an excellent meal and wine at La Piazza. Mussels and rigatone highlighted our meal. Chianti Classico a great wine addition.
Rogelio1 via - Sep 5, 2016
Almost like my home cooking
When I go out for Italian I don't usually order pasta. At La Piazza I sat at the bar and watched the chefs prepare the meals. It was to tempting not to order the pasta. We were all very pleased. The Rigatoni with sausage was...More ... read more
Monica T via - Aug 8, 2016
A very nice experience in rustic Orinda
We were visiting friends in Orinda, and on our last night before leaving the Bay Area (before our flight back to Singapore) and our host took us to the best Italian place in town. It was a delightful experience. The food was surprisingly very good....More ... read more
BobM08 via - Jul 21, 2016
Muy bueno lo mejor de lo mejor en toda da el área se los recomiendo ... read more
Francisco Flores via - Apr 19, 2016
Nice local place for pizza and Italian food
We went here for a family celebration and it was delicious and fun for the family. Nice wine selection and atmosphere. Teenagers enjoyed it.
Kesslane via - Mar 8, 2016
I met friends here for dinner for the first time. It's a cute spot in downtown Orinda. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We had appetizers, which were average. For main course One friend had the lasagna and the other friend...More ... read more
Hamburger_Queen via - Feb 23, 2016
A favorite standy in Orinda
We frequently dine at La Piazza during the work week as our office is nearby. its almost like going home and having dinner ready. The food is fresh and reliable. The petrale sole is always wonderful and the specials change weekly. The owner Charles is...More ... read more
Larry H via - Oct 27, 2015
Delightful local restaurant!!
Orinda is a small town, not necessarily a tourist destination, but it is a delightful little town with a delightful Italian restaurant, La Piazza. Don't miss it!! Great food, great ambiance and right across the street from a delightful local movie theater. It's a small...More ... read more
carolynk29 via - Oct 26, 2015
Take this Place for What it is
I am surprised at some of the negative reviews here. Certainly it is not an elegant quiet Italian restaurant. If you want that go find a restaurant that will be here today and gone tomorrow. The food is good, the service is if not good,...More ... read more
Mark D via - Oct 14, 2015
Good After the Movie Place
We tend to eat here after a movie at Orinda Square. They are always friendly and welcoming even if we are a little late. We love the pizzas and the lasagna (yum!). They are always happy to make a plate of special salmon for my...More ... read more
LLCJ54 via - Sep 1, 2015
Fabulous Italian food!
This is a quaint place in Orinda. There is very limited seating so be sure to get there early. Reservations are taken but only for parties of 6 or more. Also, due to the quaint size there is a lack of privacy for conversation. Now,...More ... read more
Karen J via - Jun 4, 2015
Great neighborhood Italian.
Have been going to la piazza for years. It's always delicious. The chicken tequila pizza, chicken asparagus risotto, and spaghetti and meatballs are wonderful.
Julie A via - Feb 18, 2015
great food across from the cinema
Not a single meal has ever failed to please. Very high quality italian food at corresponding upper end prices. Good service. Lovely owner who one actually gets to see often. You can come with younger kids, but many guests are older so you might not...More ... read more
TravelwKids4 via - Sep 29, 2014
consistantly good
I keep a menu in my car and sometimes call in a to go order on my way home-Frutti de Mar is good pasta dish, we like the Funghi pasta and the caprese. For a town with not many good eats-this one is always yummy...More ... read more
drmader via - Aug 1, 2014
We go back time after time...
Great, comfortable little neighborhood restaurant that we go back to time after time. More like an extension of our own kitchen. Great delicate "melts in your mouth" sole and heartier lamb shanks. Pizzas are thin,delicate and sublime from the wood fired oven. Sometimes just a...More ... read more
Larry H via - Jul 20, 2014
Fast Becoming a Favorite
There is always a warm welcome at this superb Italian restaurant in Orinda. The Owner and Staff really enjoy their work and it shows in the food and ambience. I am slowly working my way through the menu and everything is good to great. I...More ... read more
UKNickUS via - May 12, 2014
"Amazing Italian Food That We Are Always Looking Forward To"
Our family has been going to this restaurant forever. Every single dish on that menu is absolutely delicious. The service is terrific, the waiters, the bus boys, everybody has a huge smile on their face that it brings a smile to your own face. The...More ... read more
Andie C via - Jan 14, 2014
Our go to Italian restaurant
My wife and I have been to this restaurant more than any other in the past 2 or 3 years. It's very consistent, with good service and food. Price point is good. We are usually there at peak dinner time, sometimes during the week and...More ... read more
DaveS175 via - Sep 25, 2013
Terrific and REAL Italian Cuisine
This is a gem of an eatery. The prices are reasonable and the food outstanding. I love that the pastas are served in a bowl. The derive is terrific.
Stan S via - Sep 6, 2013
Newly renovated and good food
Decent place is now better with the interior renovation and a good menu. Location is great. Staff are friendly and efficient. They made mussels for my son even though it was not on the menu. I've been there 3 or 4 times, but everything was...More ... read more
techai via - Aug 15, 2013
good food, reasonable prices, nice location, little too much atmosphere
A large group of went here on a Saturday evening. Because we were a large group, they took our reservation, otherwise you have to wait. Service was ok, food was good, location great (right across the street from the old art deco movie house in...More ... read more
rab05 via - Nov 16, 2012
Grab a bite before the movie in Orinda!
Nice atmosphere, wonderful entrees, easy access and be sure to order the artichoke soup!
notphoney via - Mar 14, 2012
Always Delicious - Never Disappointed
When we want delicious and steaming hot food, we come to La Piazza. We're always dining out and not opposed to driving to SF, Napa, Healdsburg, Los Gatos, and the area where we live is crawling with Mexican, Italian and California type restaurants. Having said...More ... read more
Kathryn H via - Feb 26, 2012
They do not have a full bar - but they do have wine by the glass. Great calamari steak.
billanddoyle via - Jan 26, 2012
reliably excellent
There is always a set of 4 specials. When it lists fresh petrale sole, I order it, because it's most delicious, with wonderful sauce. Included are very tasty penne pasta & crisp cooked veggies. Reasonably priced. The service is outstanding, & the ambiance delightful. We...More ... read more
ankplasma via - Aug 23, 2011
La Piazza is a good place to eat. Their food is simple Italian food with flare. I have not had one thing that was bad. Their pancetta-wrapped, fire-grilled prawns are awesome. I also liked the prosciutto with pear pizza...exquisite! Their wine selection is very good...More ... read more
thickpolishguy via - Feb 3, 2010
Consistantly wonderful food – The place ...
Consistantly wonderful food – The place is on the small size for the number of customers that visit the little town of Orinda. It's best to get there well before movie times begin at the Orinda Theater located just across the street. Charles, the owner, is often there to greet his customers, and is sincere and delightful. The wait st ... read more
mesh31 via - Oct 10, 2008
great service and food, impressive wine ...
great service and food, impressive wine selection – this restaurant is great, staff and owner is always friendly, food is good and always same great service, i highly recommend ... read more
maxdoronkin via - Jul 5, 2008
Great for before a movie...
Great for before a movie (across the street from the Orinda theater). Really nice for mom & dad date night, but also works for an outing with the kids thanks to their wood-burning pizza oven.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook via - Dec 11, 2007
Friendly staff, excellent food...
On a visit to the area, my wife and I were fortunate enough to visit with the owner, who is a friend of the family, and try many of his recomendations... All were absolutely incredible. This has to be the most cozy and friendly restaurant...More ... read more
SammyC7 via - Jun 21, 2007
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