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Best Restaurants in Pleasanton, CA

Side Track Bar and Grill restaurant front

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Have you been searching for the best restaurants in Pleasanton, CA? If so, the team at East Bay MINI has you covered. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite dining destinations near San Francisco and Oakland. If you are looking for a new place to try for Thai food, Italian cuisine, or barbecue, be sure to check out our recommendations.

Rooster & Rice

If you are in the mood for Thai food, you will want to visit Rooster & Rice. There are multiple locations throughout California, including one right here in Pleasanton. They serve Khao Mun Gai in several varieties such as The Paleo (chicken breast or thigh with seasonal veggies) or The Vegetarian (organic tofu, brown rice, and seasonal vegetables).

Address: 3120 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA

Del La Torre’s

If Italian food is more your style, don’t miss Del La Torre’s. As one of the best-kept dining secrets in Pleasanton, you can expect Italian classics featuring only the freshest ingredients. Their dinner menu features a variety of pasta options like Lasagna al Forno and Linguine al Pesto. There are also a variety of soup and salad options in addition to dishes such as Risotto Del Giorno and Eggplant in Carrozza.

Address: 6025 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA

Sidetrack Bar + Grill

If you are looking for a casual dining experience, be sure to check out Sidetrack Bar + Grill. It features an open dining room and bars in addition to two partially enclosed patios. Visit for lunch or dinner seven days a week. Their menu consists of dishes like the Almondwood Bacon Burger, the Brooklyn Style Hot Pastrami sandwich, and the Classic Vanilla Creme Brulee.

Address: 30 West Angela Street, Pleasanton, CA

De La Torres dining room

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The Press

Another one of the best restaurants in Pleasanton, CA is The Press. This artisan cafe has a vast selection of sandwiches on its menu like the Smoked Turkey Pesto Panini, the Fresh Mozzarella Caprese Sammie, or the Avocado Tripled Cheese Panini. There are also salad options, soup, and seasonal fruit on the menu as well.

Address: 1987 Santa Rita Road Suite H, Pleasanton, CA

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Now that you know about a few of the best restaurants in Pleasanton, CA, turn to the team at East Bay MINI for other local recommendations near Livermore, like where to find the best bakeries when you’re craving a sweet treat. We want to be your local resource as well as your source for all things automotive. Contact us today with any questions about things to do in Pleasanton.

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