Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a three-course Italian dinner for two at Pasta Pelican Restaurant & Lounge in Alameda (up to a $64 total value). The dinner includes:
- Choice of two appetizers (up to an $11 value each)
- Choice of two house salads or soups (up to a $6 value each)
- Choice of two pasta, chicken, or pizza entrees (up to a $15 value each)
The chefs at Pasta Pelican plate multipart meals that take taste buds on a tour of Italy while eyes feast on waterfront views. Appetizers such as calamari fritti and bruschetta pave the way for a cup of soup or a discus full of house salad. Meatballs invite sausage, ham, and marinara to a slumber party atop a bed of penne pasta, and the fettuccine primavera protects chicken and fresh springtime veggies beneath an umbrella of sundried-tomato pesto. The greco pizza's spinach, feta, and mushroom trio harmonize odes to oregano, and the classic formaggio pizza hosts a one-man show starring cheese. After dinner, guests can slip into the lounge for live music and dancing on Fridays.
Boats slowly glide across the blue water of the Oakland-Alameda Estuary, their white sails puffing and billowing in the gentle breeze. Some dock in guest berths reserved for guests of Pasta Pelican. With its windows overlooking the water, this restaurant provides the perfect location for gazing at the passing vessels or shouting at the seagulls for refusing to wax your boat.
Inside, glowing embers flicker from the dining room's stone hearth, lighting the dark wood tables where guests savor classic appetizers or soups, such as the clam chowder. Pastas dressed in rich sauces or tender cuts of veal, chicken, and seafood make up the main course. Each Friday night, live musical performances draw crowds to the dance floor in Pasta Pelican's lounge as bartenders pour glasses from the extensive wine list.
2455 Mariner Square Dr.
Alameda, California 94501Get Directions