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Forno Vecchio

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680 N. Main St., Pleasanton, CA (Spring St)
+1 925-425-0099
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Livermore, California
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our evening got off to a rough start. The restaurant was cold when we arrived (64 degrees on the thremostat near our table). Other diners were eating with their with their coats on. We asked the waitress if she would turn up the heat and were told she was not allowed to and would have to call the owner. I... More 

Thank BluRavdriver
Tracy, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place is fabulous! The food is great, the ambiance is lovely and the service is great!!! Highly recommend going and will definitely be back!

Thank eslaa33
Castro Valley, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was my first time eating at this restaurant. The service was excellent. They started us out with foccacia bread with fresh pesto. We ordered the butternut squash soup and the crispy eggplant sandwiches. Soup was excellent, served with chopped green apples, which gave an excellent flavor. The eggplant sandwich was crispy with arugula lettuce and a pesto sauce. Very... More 

Thank Marla L
Central San Joaquin Valley, CA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Our first time to eat here. The menu has many interesting items as well as daily specials. We stopped here on our way home from SFO and often stop in Pleasanton. The service was friendly, the atmosphere was very nice and the restaurant was completely full. I ordered a dinner salad and skirt steak with risotto and grilled asparagus. My... More 

Thank Valley51
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We've been to this restaurant twice for special dinners involving wine pairing with local wine makers. The food is fabulous. Both times there were 4-5 courses including dessert and my husband and I were impressed with the flavors, presentation of the food and the pairing of the wines. It is a very pretty restaurant in a small strip shopping --... More 

Thank Jeanne F
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is Italian enough for me, here it is: The good: - Excellent service - food is good quality with local produce - good atmosphere - traditional pasta - home made The not so good: - menu is small, few options - some of the items in menu are not the same quality as the pasta Absolutely worth a... More 

1 Thank Bogdan_GP
San Francisco
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Five of us, who get together 4-5 times a year to celebrate each others birthdays, met here for dinner. One of the ladies had been here previously but I had not. Everyone enjoyed their entree ~ I had the Filo Wrapped Salmon and it was delicious. I'm always fearful of ordering salmon when out as I grill salmon a lot... More 

1 Thank CADoodlebug
Parker, United States
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great service and super food. I had the lasagna which was served in a deconstructed way and was delicious. My companion had the daily special which in this case was a paprika crusted halibut over spicy spinach risotto that melted in your mouth. We had a lovely Sangiovese, and ended up happy and full!

1 Thank Donna B
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223 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a very pleasant Italian restaurant with some very nice dishes like the lamb and the fresh fish. The classic pastas are good but not great. The interior is very nice as well as the outside patio (on main street). Wine is very reasonable and good list. Worth a visit on a nice evening. Service is also very good.

1 Thank Steve M
New York City, New York
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468 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We had a family get together in Pleasanton, a midpoint, at Forno Vecchio. 10 of us defended on the restaurant on a Tuesday lunch and had a nice lunch. At peak the place was half full. It is a large room. Service was attentive if a bit stretched, and the food was appreciated by all. The pasta special had tasteful... More 

1 Thank Douglas T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 N. Main St., Pleasanton, CA
    (Spring St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasanton
  • Phone Number: +1 925-425-0099

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