Eddie Papa's American Hangout— Best American Food Restaurant
Back in competition after a Hall of Fame hiatus in 2016 and 2017, Eddie Papa's American Hangout is well-known for its popular cotton candy, which is an exciting delight for younger children. Featuring a variety of different cuisines from Hawaiian to Cajun, Eddie Papa's is a favorite of sports families who are here for a night of delicious grilled burgers after a competitive soccer game.
Andy & Yu's — Best Chinese Food Restaurant
Located in the middle of downtown Pleasanton, Andy & Yu's was founded by Andy Tsang, a native of southern China who started cooking at age 12. Featuring a wide-ranging menu including a la carte dishes, lunch specials, gluten-free fare and family-style dinners, this diner is a great place for families wanting to try something exotic and new.
India Garden — Best Indian Food Restaurant
Truly a hidden gem in a diverse downtown, India Garden is the winner of this brand new Readers' Choice category. India Garden has a wide selection of traditional and contemporary Indian flavors, all topped with popular Indian spices.
De La Torre's Trattoria — Best Italian Food Restaurant
De La Torre's has been around for over 40 years, winning this recognition for two years in a row. Famous for its pizza parlor and wine bar, the trattoria also offers many other Italian regional specialties, including pasta and chilled bay shrimp.
Lokanta — Best Mediterranean Food Restaurant
Walking into Lokanta Grill and Bar will feel like stepping onto a cruise ship on the Aegean Sea. Now a three-time winner, Lokanta's menu is focused on Greek and Turkish delicacies, but there is also occasional Italian, Spanish and French food as well.
Casa Orozco — Best Mexican Food Restaurant
Winning a category it dominated for years, Casa Orozco won six times in the history of the contest and was honored in the Hall of Fame in 2016 and 2017. With its homemade dishes, salsas and sauces, Casa Orozco continues to gain "regulars" who just can't stop coming back.
Gay 90's Pizza & Pasta — Best Pizza
There are plenty of pizza parlors around town, but what sets Gay 90's apart is its rustic atmosphere and its dedicated and friendly catering staff. Celebrating its 59th year in business, Gay 90's is a popular destination.
Strizzi's — Best Seafood Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, Strizzi's is a great place to relax with family and friends. Featuring a sparkling selection of wine, some of Strizzi's more popular eats include its seafood entrees, such as the seafood fettuccine, the crab and shrimp louie and wood-grilled salmon.
Sozo Sushi — Best Sushi / Japanese Restaurant
Sozo Sushi offers a diverse menu of modernized Japanese dishes delivered with attention to detail, as well as dozens of house sauces and even more makis and sushi rolls at the bar. Sozo is a great place to visit if you're looking for a taste of Asian cuisine.
New Thai Bistro — Best Thai Food Restaurant
A second-time winner in this category, New Thai Bistro continues to impress its customers with its exquisite menus, customer service, casual ambiance, modern and visually appealing presentation, and plenty of fresh and healthy options, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free entrees. An excellent choice for people wanting to experience an exotic foreign cuisine.