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Sportivo - CLOSED

2132 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
510-705-1801
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Dec 10, 2012
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

8 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Benicia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I have been going to Sportivo for meals now for at least 6 months and have eaten there at least 10 times (probably more). My wife and I have eaten every pasta dish on the menu and have found them all excellent and a couple exceptional values. Pasta's start at $9 and go to $17. The Sugo at $9 includes... More

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We had the pizza with mushrooms and eggplant, it was tasty but not over the top. The pasta with marina sauce was flavorful and a rather large portion, had to take home a doggy bag because it was so much food. The house wine was nice and next time I would like to try the salad and the fungi pasta.

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

It seems like folks in Berkeley have not yet caught onto this really great little restaurant! The food is excellent. Last night three of shared a wonderful salad, a delicious pizza (half eggplant for the vegetarian in our group and half spicy meat - yum), plus a bowl of pasta with Bolognese sauce -- one of the best I have... More

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Germany/US
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

A buddy of mine and I stumbled into Sportivo after watching a movie on Shattuck. It was a little late and we were running out of options. What a find. The waiter/maitre'd, Henry, pushed us strongly towards a Halibut special. A wonderful suggestion. The best halibut either of us had ever had. Presented in pieces in a metal bowl with... More

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011 via mobile

I came in as it was the only place open whilst I was doing a bit of sightseeing in the area and fancied a lunchtime margarita (as in cocktail not the pizza). The bartender made the most awesome margarita, and I love these so know a good from a bad. Just by the ingredients he used I knew they take... More

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Berkeley, Califolrnia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

This is now my favorite Italian, and one of my favorite all around restaurants in Berkeley. It has a full bar, great wine selection and the food is awesome. The first time we went there we had the mussels in a saffron broth, and when we were talking to the chef/owner, he actually brought some freshly ground saffron to our... More

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Atlanta, Ga.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

My wife and I enjoyed a pleasant outdoor lunch. The homemade bread alone would encourage our return. The Italian food was tasty and well prepared. The only drawback was the annoying political hawkers repeatedly calling out to pedestrians. I wouldn't sit outside if the proprietor cannot prevail on the activists to move down the street.

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