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Acqua E Farina

22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541-5112
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gnocchi” (9 reviews)
“pollenta” (2 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541-5112
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We enjoy introducing friends to Acqua & Farina. The food is always high quality and the service is always great. They did have trouble finding our Open Table reservation when we arrived but found them before we left. A & F continues to be our...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This place is consistently delish! They converted the old Rue De Main building into a wonderful Italian restaurant. The kept all the charm of the original place and added their own spin and amazing cuisine! This is a fam fave!

Thank kdimic
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Really nice unexpected Italian restaurant in Hayward. By going here, we didn't have to wait since the place is huge. From the outside, the place looks really small. However, after passing the bar, the maitre'd leads us to another eating room. In fact, this restaurant...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This little gem is in downtown Hayward. We have now been there 6 times and every time has been an amazing culinary experience. Last night, Antonio waited on us. He was fun, engaging and an excellent server. The owner was gracious to us and greeted...More

Thank pattygoodwoman
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Acqua E Farina is my favorite restaurant in Hayward. The food is authentic and the service is excellent. I have eaten there at least a dozen times and every meal was delicious. I highly recommend it.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Thank you very much Acqua for bringing authentic Italian dishes to Hayward..Finally a restaurant in Hayward with wonderful Italian food, not to mention the service and staff are awesome.

Thank Erika A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My cousins took me here for my 50th birthday, loved it! Food was delicious, service was great. Long story but we pretty much set the table on fire. Waiters acted quickly & we all had a good laugh. Would absolutely eat here again!! Was July...More

Thank Rachael A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Best restaurant in Hayward. Great Italian food and the customer service is outstanding. The back room is the best because of the Italian accented murals. Very quaint place to celebrate a special event or family get together. You wouldn't think this place would be anything...More

Thank patria1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very nice atmosphere and the staff are wonderful.Had large group parties there previously. The food is excellent and especially the focaccia bread. Just ask and you shall receive

Thank hmperrizo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a find, accidentally, by the way. On Main Street, corner of "B". Not very impressive outside but the inside is very large and the atmosphere is lovely. The food is absolutely delicious and the prices are so reasonable. I recommended it to all my...More

Thank presep2015
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Questions & Answers
Art A
22 November 2016|
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Response from Lawrence B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Diane. I'd make a reservation for tonight. But don't worry about a dress code. Of course, you could make it a "dress up" dinner just for the two of you. But no frills California attire is fine.
17 November 2015|
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Response from Hugh A | Reviewed this property |
Aqua e Farina is an excellent Italian style restaurant. Woud not be out of place in downtown San Francisco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22622 Main St, Hayward, CA 94541-5112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510-888-1568
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