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Alameda Restaurants

C'era Una Volta

Map1332 Park St.
Alameda, CA
(510) 769-4828


Head to C’era Una Volta when there is time for lingering because Cheryl Principato and chef Rudy Duran want diners and friends to enjoy their home-spun version of an Italian enoteca from start to finish and get a real taste of Tuscany. Multi-course dinners can be elaborate affairs with zuppa e insalate, antipasti, primi piatti and secondi piatti dominated by pasta and rustic Italian faves from chicken and pork loin to eggplant, salmon and rabbit. All augmented, of course, by quality Italian wines. Sunday brunch introduces sweet crepes, pancakes and omelets. The lunch hour — dominated by soup, salad, pasta, panini, substantial entrees and savory and sweet crepes — attracts the working class, often those with something special to celebrate. C’era works hard to build community in its expansive Redwood Square digs and schedules special dinners, events and wine pairings often. See what they’re uncorking this month. Closed Mon. Dinner only on Tue.-Wed. Serves breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner Thu.-Sun.

Additional Information:

Area: Alameda
Price: $$-$$$
Cuisine: Italian