C'era Una Volta

C'era Una Volta is an authentic Italian restaurant that prepares the historic flavors of Tuscany!
Wine flights and live music make it special.

For a special occasion, ask about our chef's tasting menus, prepared by Chef Rudy to pair our fine Italian wines with savory flavors and sweet desserts. Also, in addition to our delivery and off-site catering services, our private dining room and mezzanine are available for meetings, conferences, and customized full-service catered parties.

C'era Una Volta opened in 2004, and each year since, we have been honored to be recognized by the Academia Italiana della Cucina, an official organization of the Italian government, as an authentic Italian restaurant.

Community has always truly been at the heart of our culinary philosophy. And in keeping with the essence of taking time to enjoy the act of eating with friends, C'era Una Volta offers a quiet location and a relaxed atmosphere in Redwood Square in which to savor your dinner, lunch or caffé in good company at a leisurely pace.

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A Toast to Love and Song

Love is in the air! It’s With a Song in My Heart, February’s salon-style concert for James Toland Vocal Arts, and it will make your heart go pitter-patter.

The event’s stellar lineup of singers includes bass-baritone Christian Pursell, a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, tenor Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor (2016 JTVA Competition finalist), soprano Maria Natale, and mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon Santelli.

This year’s event, on Sunday, February 17 at 5 p.m., will give opera, musical theater, and cabaret fans a rare, up-close-and-personal experience of their favorite art, in the intimate environment of Alameda’s Italian restaurant C'era Una Volta.

Cast as part of JTVA’s flash mob opera last summer (see flash mob video: https://youtu.be/3hLrlH3jGiA), Pursell recently appeared with the San Francisco Opera in Roberto Devereux, Tosca, and Arabella. His next engagements include with the San Francisco Youth Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, Berkeley’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, and, in spring, a performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

JTVA’s homage to the power of love and song this Valentine’s Day includes a four-course dinner, wine, and extraordinary music. Tickets are $125 or $150, and include a donation to JTVA.

For more information, visit the event's webpage at http://www.jamestolandvocalarts.org/events2/.

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY PIZZA SPECIAL
Buy any 2 Pizzas for just $25
Pick up - call 769.4828
Delivery - click on logo above

DINE IN SUPERBOWL SPECIAL
Our 3 course Fixed Price Menu
$25 per person

Check out our Christmas Eve menu!

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Mushrooms & Pinot

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MUSHROOMS AND PINOT December 1
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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Participating Restaurants – Eat, Drink, and be Italian

Week of Italian Cuisine
November 12-17!

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Get ready to taste special Italian menus next week! Visit this link https://weekofitaliancuisineinsf.org/index.php/participating-restaurants/ and explore all the menus of the 22 participating restaurants of this year’s edition of Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo.
We want to see and share your posts, so please remember to tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @italyinsanfran .
Use the hashtag #italiantaste2018
This week is made possible thanks to the cooperation of Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation), the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, the Istituto Italiano Cultura SF, Accademia della Cucina Italiana in San Francisco and ENIT - Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo (Italian National Tourist Board), in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Washington, all the Diplomatic Consular Network in US and to our sponsors: olive oil manufacturer Colavita, wine manufacturer Castello Monaci Winery&Resort.
Did we make your mouth water? Then join us in the celebration with
54 Mint - Ristorante Italiano
A16
Acquerello
AltoVino
Bistro Don Giovanni
CENTO Osteria
C'era Una Volta
Donato & Co.
Donato Enoteca
Ideale
iTalico
La Ciccia
Mamma Tanino's Ristorante
Montesacro Pinseria-Enoteca
Piccino
Poesia Restaurant
Riva Cucina
The Italian Homemade Company Union Street
Terun

Invites you to Table of 8 TONIGHT!
Table of 8. The perfect Chef's Table experience. Meet new friends and hob nob with Chef Rudy and co-owner Cheryl.

Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine; try 3 new wines; buy wine to take home and remember the experience.

Each month on the last Thursday at 7:00 pm. Seating in our private Mezzanine.
$35 per person.

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Just a reminder! Reserve today to meet the winemaker Nino Cambria on Thursday October 18th at C'era Una Volta!

mailchi.mp Nino Cambria is in the Bay Area for only a few short days sharing his signature wines and showcasing an ancient varietal, the Nocera Grape.  Chef Rudy Duran will be preparing a 5 course meal paired with 5 of Nino's incredible wines.  You don't want to miss this!!

RSVP NOW
Sunday, August 26th
Una Noche Flamenca!

C'Era Una Volta Invites you to a Culinary and Cultural Experience . . . UNA NOCHE FLAMENCA
Featuring Virginia Iglesias and Company

Seating at 5 pm
Performance 6:15
4 course meal included

Opera - Front Row
$70 includes 1 drink selling fast
Gold - $55
Bar - $45
Child < 12 - $25
Cover - $25

TONIGHT
C'era Una Volta Invites you to Table of 8!
Table of 8. The perfect Chef's Table experience. Meet new friends and hob nob with Chef Rudy and co-owner Cheryl.

Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine -- 8 items in all. Try 3 new wines and buy some to take home and remember the experience.

Each month on the last Thursday at 7:00 pm. Seating in our private Mezzanine.
$35 per person.

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Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

- The C'Era Una Volta team

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Sunday, May 20th
Una Noche Flamenca!

C'Era Una Volta Invites you to a Culinary and Cultural Experience . . .
UNA NOCHE FLAMENCA
Featuring Virginia Iglesias and Company

Seating at 5 pm
Performance 6:15
4 course meal included

Opera - Front Row
$70 includes 1 drink selling fast
Gold - $55
Bar - $45
Child < 12 - $25
Cover - $25

Supporting the Warriors from home?
Have us deliver your dinner.

Order by phone for pickup, or visit any of the following delivery partners:
https://www.trycaviar.com/
https://postmates.com/
https://amazon.com/restaurants

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
- The C'Era Una Volta team

C'era Una Volta

Join us for our Anniversary Celebration
"La Piazzetta" on the patio of C'Era Una Volta
Saturday, May 12th - Noon until 4:00 pm

[05/10/18]   Join us for our Anniversary Celebration
"La Piazzetta" on the patio of C'Era Una Volta
Saturday, May 12th - Noon until 4:00 pm

HAPPY EASTER!
SPECIAL MENUS FOR BRUNCH 9:00 am until 11:30 am
and DINNER MENU STARTING AT NOON
Traditional dishes and Italian specialties plus Children's Menu.

Brunch - Fixed Price: $25 including a Mimosa.
Plates for Children 10 and under at $8 including milk.

Dinner - Fixed Price: 3 courses $45 including a glass of wine.
A La Carte starting at $18.50 for Entrees.
Plates for Children 10 and under: $11.50 - $13.50 including beverage or dessert.

Dine In or Enjoy Our Lush Garden Patio.

Reservations available from 9:00 am until 7:30 pm.
Reserve your table, large or small, today!

C'era Una Volta Invites you to Table of 8!
Table of 8. The perfect Chef's Table experience. Meet new friends and hob nob with Chef Rudy and co-owner Cheryl.

Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine -- 8 items in all. Try 3 new wines and buy some to take home and remember the experience.

Each month on the last Thursday at 7:00 pm. Seating in our private Mezzanine.
$35 per person.

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Culinary Clash 2018 : Nob Hill Club : Mar. 17, 2018

In the 3rd and final Culinary Clash dinner at the Nob Hill Club, International Culinary Center students Chef Selah Kendall and Sous Chef Andrae Gray presente...

SPECIAL EASTER BRUNCH
9am - 11:30am; $25 including Mimosa; Children's Menu also offered.
Noon - 7:30 Special Chef's Menu offered A La Carte starting at $18.50 or Fixed Price $45 including a glass of wine; Children's Menu also available.
Dine in, our on our lush garden Patio. Large groups Welcomed!

C'era Una Volta

Show us your love! Vote for us in the categories below. Voting ends tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone who nominated us for Best of Alameda. We are honored. Please vote for us in the following categories:
• Best Chef
• Best Italian Restaurant
• Best Wine List
• Best Steaks
Mille grazie!

What's better on a Friday night than friends, music, art and good food. Try our street eats this friday :)

As part of Love Our Island 2nd Friday Art Walk, Nick Rossi Trio will be playing in Redwood Square March 9 from 6-9 (Just outside C'Era Una Volta.

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Don't forget to vote! Voting ends March 10th.

Thanks to everyone who nominated us for Best of Alameda. We are honored. Please vote for us in the following categories:
• Best Chef
• Best Italian Restaurant
• Best Wine List
• Best Steaks
Mille grazie!

C'era Una Volta

Thanks to everyone who nominated us for Best of Alameda. We are honored. Please vote for us in the following categories:
• Best Chef
• Best Italian Restaurant
• Best Wine List
• Best Steaks
Mille grazie!

After Whiskey Stroll Friday, March 2
Special: $5 off appetizers, pizzas & pastas

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Best of Alameda Ballot - Alameda, California

Thanks to everyone who nominated us for Best of Alameda. We are honored. Please vote for us in the following categories:
• Best Chef
• Best Italian Restaurant
• Best Wine List
• Best Steaks
Mille grazie!

alamedamagazine.com The following nominees received the most reader votes in round one of our 2018 Best Of Alameda contest. Now it is time to select one ultimate winner in each category. You may vote in as many or as few categories as you like.

As part of Love Our Island 2nd Friday Art Walk, Nick Rossi Trio will be playing in Redwood Square March 9 from 6-9 (Just outside C'Era Una Volta.

RSVP NOW for Sunday, March 11th
Una Noche Flamenca!

C'Era Una Volta Invites you to a Culinary and Cultural Experience . . .
UNA NOCHE FLAMENCA
Featuring Virginia Iglesias and Company

Seating at 5 pm
Performance 6:15
4 course meal included

Opera - Front Row
$70 includes 1 drink
Gold - $55
Bar - $45
Child < 12 - $25
Cover - $25

Valentine's Day
seatings 4 until 5 pm & 6 until 9 pm

early seatings $50 per person; later seatings $70 per person
3 course dinner including first glass of sparkling wine

LIVE MUSIC FOR ALL SEATINGS
menu coming to website soon

Alameda Restaurant Week
January 12 - 21, 2018
C'Era Una Volta serving special tasting menus through Brunch January 21, 2018
Dinner: Four Course Pairing Menu
plus 3 wine tastings: $45 per person.

Dinner: Four Course Pairing Menu
plus 3 wine tastings: $45 per person.

Antipasto – Starter
Choose one plate from a selection of 2 Salads and 2 Appetizers

Primo -- Risotto / Pasta
Choose one plate from a selection of 1 Risotto (gluten free) and 2 Pastas

Secondo – Entrèe
Choose one plate from a selection of 3 plates (all are gluten free)

Dolce – Dessert
Choose a dessert for 1 or indulge in sharing a dessert for 2

Wine Highlights:

Pinot Grigio-Ziobaffa, organic, ‘14 DOC
region: Sicilia

Rose Cerasuolo-Divas, ‘12 DOC
region: Abruzzo

Lagrein-Tramin Kellerei, ‘15 DOC
region: Sud Tirol/Alto Adige

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Special salad and choice of appetizer with a 1st wine tasting; a choice of a pasta or risotto with a 2nd wine tasting; a choice of main dish with a 3rd wine tasting; finishing with a choice of dessert.
The price pre-tax and service is $45 per person.

It's not too late to reserve your table for New Year's Eve! Live Music!

Reserve today for Christmas Eve!
seatings 4 pm - 7 pm
a la carte ranging from $18 - $28; fixed price $45

New Year's Eve
seatings 5 pm - 7 pm & 9 pm
early seatings $55 fixed price; 9 pm $80 fixed price

We Invite you to Table of 8!
Table of 8. The perfect Chef's Table experience. Meet new friends and hob nob with Chef Rudy and co-owner Cheryl.

Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine -- 8 items in all. Try 3 new wines and buy some to take home and remember the experience.

Each month on the last Thursday at 7:00 pm. Seating in our private Mezzanine.
$35 per person.

Reserve today for Christmas Eve!
seatings 4 pm - 7 pm
a la carte ranging from $18 - $28; fixed price $45

New Year's Eve
seatings 5 pm - 7 pm & 9 pm
early seatings $55 fixed price; 9 pm $80 fixed price

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Welcome to C'Era Una Volta | New Years Eve

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Welcome to C'Era Una Volta | Christmas

ceraunavolta.us C'Era Una Volta - Ristorante Italiano. Serving the cuisine of Tuscany, often referred to as rustic.

Chef's Table This Thursday - Table of 8.
The perfect Chef's Table experience. Meet new friends and hob nob with Chef Rudy and co-owner Cheryl.

Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine -- 8 items in all. Try 3 new wines and buy some to take home and remember the experience.

Each month on the last Thursday at 7:00 pm. Seating in our private Mezzanine.
$35 per person.

We Invite you to Table of 8!

The perfect Chef's Table experience. Meet new friends and hob nob with Chef Rudy and co-owner Cheryl.

Enjoy authentic Italian regional cuisine — 8 items in all. Try 3 new wines and buy some to take home and remember the experience.

On the Last Thursday of each Month November 29th at
7:00 pm. Seating in our private Mezzanine.
$35 per person.
http://www.ceraunavolta.us/reservations

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
All the traditional dishes and Italian specialties on one menu.
Fixed Price: 3 courses $39. 4 courses $45.
Plates for Children under 10 at $12 - $16.

Reservations available from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm.
Reserve your table, large or small, today!
http://www.ceraunavolta.us/reservations

Save the Date . . .Sunday, November 5th
Una Noche Flamenca!

C'Era Una Volta Invites you to a Culinary and Cultural Experience . . . UNA NOCHE FLAMENCA
Featuring Virginia Iglesias and Company

Seating at 5 pm • Performance 6:15 • 4 course meal included

Opera - Front Row $70 includes 1 drink
Gold - $55
Gallery - $45
Child < 12 - $25
Cover - $25

We invite you to Table of 8!

Table of 8. The perfect Chef's Table experience. Meet new friends and hob nob with Chef Rudy and co-owner Cheryl.

Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine -- 8 items in all. Try 3 new wines and buy some to take home and remember the experience.

Each month on the last Thursday at 7:00 pm. Seating in our private Mezzanine.
$35 per person.

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General Manager

Owners Chef Rutilio (Rudy) Duran and Cheryl Principato

Culinary Team

Chef Rutilio (Rudy) Duran from Livorno Italy

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Casual

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Breakfast Coffee Dinner Lunch

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1332 Park Ave
Alameda, CA
94501

Opening Hours

Tuesday 16:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 16:00 - 20:30
Thursday 16:00 - 20:30
Friday 16:00 - 22:00
Saturday 11:30 - 22:00
Sunday 09:00 - 20:30
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