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All 605 Berkeley Restaurants

Trattoria La Siciliana

2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
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Ranked #98 of 605 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Northern California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

the power was off at the theater across the street, so we dropped in here. What an unexpected delight! It is a small, crowded, and love very place. We found excellent food, wonderful and friendly service, and very good wine. My "boss sauce" pasta was great, as was her seafood dish. We will return, if only to say to Guiseppe!

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Sonora, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Small, almost a hole in the wall. Not a lot of seating. Recommend a reservation or come at off hours. We liked our pasta (Penne al Arrabiata) but the chicken (Chicken Diavola) was nothing special (and had nothing else n the plate save some greens underneath as garnish. Can't say I'd seek it out again but I would probably stick... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I love this restaurant. and have been going there for years. However, it is VERY popular and if you eat "late-ish" it will be crazy jammed with a long wait. Solution? Go for lunch or eat dinner early... meaning be there when the doors open. Go during the "off" hours... Their pasta with black ink sauce is the best I've... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at La Trattoria Siciliana tonight. The service was very very slow. It took them 1h 10min to bring us our main (and only dishes). The food was very average (we ordered salmon and it was completely burned). The most unacceptable thing though was the overcharge in our check and how poorly they handled it. They didn't even... More 

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ate here after a movie at the venerable Elmwood Theater. Straight across the street. Four of us ordered three starters and tow pastas. Angelo sized the pasta and starters for four which was a nice touch. Kale Saute with pine nuts and citrus was the highlight. Bruschetta was very large and hard to eat but tasty. The Zucca Agrodolce was... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Long wait, long list sitting on table outside, no host/hostess, under staffed! Cash only here Never got glass of wine I ordered while waiting 40 minutes for a table so I left!

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Berkeley, Ca
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fantastic food! We don't have much good Italian - or Sicilian - food in Berkeley. So nice to have this place. Well prepared seafood. Yes, one of the owners (or maybe the only owner? I don't know) is the son of owner or chef of Cafe Sport in San Francisco. Cafe Sport was always a bit "funny" about how they... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food is amazing here, and it all comes out of a tiny kitchen, presided over by second generation restaurant owners whose parents owned one of North Beach's most famous restaurants. The food at this trattoria is over the top delicious. The tables are close together and the noise level is not for the faint of hearing. There is always... More 

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Alameda, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Met a group of friends for dinner recently at this place. We had very good service, great food and good wine. We all had different things and they were all quite tasty. Dessert was excellent. The chef came out to say hello at one point which was quite nice. Good options for meat eater and vegetarians.

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McAllen Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I ordered cracked crab and a butternut squash risotto. Both were very well-prepared. I was dining with company There were over 30 minutes between the service of our plates. The Waite staff did not return. We had to flag them down to get our bill. The food was superb but the service took this restaurant off of my list for... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria La Siciliana

Address: 2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone Number: 510-704-1474
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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