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LA Piazza

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15 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563-3022
+1 925-253-9191
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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lafayette, ca
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A decent Italian food in Orinda, good service and location across from the theater. We had sole and veal piccata, they use the same sauce for both. The sauce was heavy, loaded with cream. A fine restaurant would make a light savory piccata sauce without cream.. The salads are very small. I would say a bit pricey for average food.... More 

Thank servis
San Francisco
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

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.

Thank Rogelio1
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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 our favorite.

Thank Monica T
Singapore, Singapore
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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. We had the antipasti, carpaccio, sole, marinara, tre fungi but with linguini (instead of gnocchi)... More 

Thank BobM08
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

There are many good things about this restaurant. Comfortable. Close to the Orinda Theater. But I ordered the calamari salad. The menu did not mention raw onions. But the salad was riddled with raw onions. They amounted to about half a cup. I would have like to have been warned off this dish by an accurate menu description.

Thank Baney321
Orinda, California
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426 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We went here for a family celebration and it was delicious and fun for the family. Nice wine selection and atmosphere. Teenagers enjoyed it.

Thank Kesslane
Chico, California
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 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 and I had the sole special with pasta and steamed veg. The sole had a... More 

Thank Hamburger_Queen
San Ramon, California
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We went to Orinda Theatre the other night and walked across the street to La Piazza for dinner. There were three of us. We were warmly greeted by the hostess. She could have been a manager because I watched her interact with the customers along with delivering salads and entrees. Once we sat we were immediately presented with the bread... More 

Thank Beverly B
Orinda, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

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 always around and a gracious host. A great comfortable and regular home for us.

Thank Larry H
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

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 restaurant that the locals visit regularly so make reservations if you can. If you don't,... More 

Thank Carolyn K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563-3022
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orinda
  • Phone Number: +1 925-253-9191

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