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Trattoria La Siciliana

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2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic family owned Italian restaurant

The line outside the door on a Monday night is the first clue to a wonderful dining experience. Don't be in a hurry though as service can be on the leisurely side. The pasta is piping hot and filled with wonder taxes. We had the spicy Puttanesca. So good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Battle Creek, Michigan
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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I asked around for local preferred restaurants, no less than 5 people recommended this place. Thus I had high expectations. It's pretty much a hole in the wall, and when peering at the menu posted outside, the waiter came out to talk me into sitting down. Table flowers were wilted and decor is on the cheap side compared to... More 

Thank LadyLux86
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a properly room temperature basket of bread we were served a misto fritto, surprisingly light and full of flavor. Next arrived our diverse seafood sampler set on linguine, dressed in a robust red sauce. Our final shared entree was a sumptuous full bodied porcini and cream-filled tortellini. Only my 16 year old dinner companion could have devoured a warm... More 

Thank bjduncan
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We made reservations for a birthday dinner at this popular restaurant, but arrived to find they had given our reservation away because an older woman "begged them for a table". We had arrived a few minutes early and thus were shocked, especially as they seated walk ups before us! The hostess was clueless and clearly unable to manage a busy... More 

Thank Tripsprite
Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This small restaurant in the great neighborhood of Elmwood is almost too popular. We were told it would take about 10 minutes to get a table, but it was rather more than half an hour. During weekends, you might even have to wait, if you make a reservation. Therefore, if you can, come during the week, because the food is... More 

Thank fabian_zurich
Battle Creek, Michigan
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The line outside the door on a Monday night is the first clue to a wonderful dining experience. Don't be in a hurry though as service can be on the leisurely side. The pasta is piping hot and filled with wonder taxes. We had the spicy Puttanesca. So good.

Thank TheIndulgentTraveler
Orcutt, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had the 2 appetizers and 2 family style dinners for four people. The food was absolutely delicious. The sauces were homemade and the pork as tender and flavorful as any I've ever had. Definitely will go back and try other dishes. I'd rate 10 stars if I could.

Thank Tammy P
San Francisco
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our evening was marred due to the long delays in getting meals for our group of 7. We were assured that there was no problem getting our meals so we could make a 7:00 showing across the street at the Elmwood. We told the waiter we'd change our order if any dish would take too long.Arrived at 5:30 but our... More 

Thank Rogelio1
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240 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Seven of us made a reservation for 5:30 on a Tuesday evening. Although coming from three different directions, we were all seated by 5:34. Despite the fact that we repeatedly reminded the server that we had a seven o'clock curtain, by 6:45 three of us had not yet been served our supper. Regardless of how good the food is, if... More 

Thank markmd
Berkeley, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have raved about this place for years. It's quality has maintained its consistency even though it has become more and more popular. Their pasta dishes are better than others and I cannot pinpoint why. They are rich, flavorful and filling. Their salads and fish/seafood offer special respect. Their porcini mushroom ravioli in a cream sauce is one of the... More 

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Tasty Italian food made by Italian cook with fresh ingredients, house made pasta and sauses. However, the restaurant accetta cash only . And this was a total surprise to me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-704-1474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?