Black Bear Diner — Best American Food Restaurant
Located on Hopyard Road, this bear-themed restaurant, complete with signature bear sculptures and murals, won in this year's category Best American Food Restaurant. Offering a variety of items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Black Bear has pleased our readers with its home-style comfort food and family-friendly environment.
Gold Chopsticks Restaurant — Best Chinese Restaurant
Gold Chopsticks on Santa Rita Road offers a variety of Chinese dishes to feed our readers' appetites. Its authentic cuisine and quality service made Gold Chopsticks their choice for Best Chinese Restaurant this year, marking a second consecutive win in this category.
De La Torre's Trattoria — Best Italian Restaurant
De La Torre's Trattoria, located on West Las Positas Boulevard, prides itself in the freshness of its classic but creative Italian dishes, locally grown produce, naturally raised meats and freshly caught fish. And our readers noticed, choosing De La Torre's as this year's Best Italian Restaurant.
Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar — Best Mediterranean Restaurant
Now a second-time winner in this category, Lokanta successfully combines Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean cuisines, providing customers with memorable culinary experiences featuring organic, seasonal and local ingredients and a variety of fresh and unique dishes.
Blue Agave Club — Best Mexican Restaurant
Winning again in this category, Blue Agave has had its fair share of Readers' Choice wins in the past, including Best Place to Have a First Date, Best Main Street Restaurant, Best Margarita, Best Atmosphere and Best Outdoor Dining. With its premium Mexican cuisine and quaint downtown setting, Blue Agave has successfully continued to satisfy customers since its opening in 1997.
NY Pizza & Pasta — Best Pizza
Winning for the second year in a row, NY Pizza & Pasta on Santa Rita Road never fails to transport customers from quiet Pleasanton to the concrete jungles of New York, providing them with delicious barbeque, pastas, buffalo wings, and of course classic and quality New York-style pizzas (with a Pleasanton twist).
Barone's Restaurant — Best Seafood Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, Barone's Restaurant pleases our readers with its seasonally-rotating menus, innovative cuisine, quality service and classy ambiance, made complete with white tablecloth-adorned tables, live music during the summer and a popular cocktail lounge.
Zakuro Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar — Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
A second-time winner in this category (and also our readers' choice for Best Happy Hour), Zakuro offers a diverse menu of modernized Japanese dishes delivered with eye-catching presentation, as well as 20 different house sauces, all of which complement and heighten the taste and appeal of their makis and rolls in their sushi bar.
New Thai Bistro — Best Thai Restaurant
New Thai Bistro has continued to impress customers with its authentic comfort Thai cuisine, quality customer service, casual ambiance, modern and visually appealing presentation, and menu of fresh and healthy options.